Thursday, June 12, 2008

ENLIGHTENED PERSPECTIVE

The subjects covered affect us all on a daily basis. They're written by Andy Rooney, a man who has the gift of saying so much with so few words. Enjoy.......

I've learned.... That the best classroom in the world is at the feet of an elderly person.
I've learned.... That when you're in love, it shows.
I've learned.... That just one person saying to me, 'You've made my day!' makes my day.
I've learned.... That having a child fall asleep in your arms is one of the most peaceful feelings in the world.
I've learned.... That being kind is more important than being right.
I've learned.... That you should never say no to a gift from a child.
I've learned.... That I can always pray for someone when I don't have the strength to help him in some other way.
I've learned.... That no matter how serious your life requires you to be, everyone needs a friend to act goofy with.
I've learned.... That sometimes all a person needs is a hand to hold and a heart to understand.
I've learned.... That simple walks with my father around the block on summer nights when I was a child did wonders for me as an adult.
I've learned.... That life is like a roll of toilet paper. The closer it gets to the end, the faster it goes.
I've learned.... That we should be glad God doesn't give us everything we ask for.
I've learned.... That money doesn't buy class.
I've learned.... That it's those small daily happenings that make life so spectacular.
I've learned... That under everyone's hard shell is someone who wants to be appreciated and loved.
I've learned.... That to ignore the facts does not change the facts.
I 've learned.... That when you plan to get even with someone, you are only letting that person continue to hurt you.
I've learned.... That love, not time, heals all wounds.
I've learned.... That the easiest way for me to grow as a person is to surround myself with people smarter than I am.
I've learned.... That everyone you meet deserves to be greeted with a smile.
I've learned.... That no one is perfect until you fall in love with them.
I've learned... That life is tough, but I'm tougher.
I've learned.... That opportunities are never lost; someone will take the ones you miss.
I've learned.... That when you harbor bitterness, happiness w ill dock elsewhere.
I've learned.... That I wish I could have told my Mom that I love her one more time before she passed away.
I've learned.... That one should keep his words both soft and tender, because tomorrow he may have to eat them.
I've learned.... That a smile is an inexpensive way to improve your looks.
I've learned.... That when your newly born grandchild holds your little finger in his little fist, that you're hooked for life.
I've learned.... That everyone wants to live on top of the mountain, but all the happiness and growth occurs while you're climbing it.
I've learned.... That the less time I have to work with, the more things I get done.

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23 comments:

Mountain Mama said...

Oh boy, are these ever true!!! I especially relate ro the one about the toilet paper toll. Time is flying by so fast it seems like it's always the first of next month and time to pay my bills!
Thanks for sharing these words of wisdom Susan.
Blessings

inspired said...

i like it :o]

nickernoodle said...

AMEN AMEN AMEN!!!!

diana said...

oh, i love these. each one is like a treasured jewel. so much truth in a simple sentence. thanks for sharing them with us.

hope you have a great weekend.

Charlotte said...

This is good. I've read other Andy Rooney stuff that I thought was very good.
You have a Brighton purse? I always look at them and think I'd like to have one but I've never wanted to pay that much money for one, but from what you said, perhaps they're worth it. I'll have to reconsider.

retha said...

Such a pleasant way to hear these important things.

Sharon said...

That's great, thank you for sharing!

God answered prayer! Check out Deena's blog! It's amazing! She had the cancer all in her lymph system and in her spine and now it is gone!!!! I have chills!

GOD ANSWERS PRAYER!

Hugs, Sharon

Sharon said...

That's great, thank you for sharing!

God answered prayer! Check out Deena's blog! It's amazing! She had the cancer all in her lymph system and in her spine and now it is gone!!!! I have chills!

GOD ANSWERS PRAYER!

Hugs, Sharon

Sharon said...

Susan,

I would like to introduce you to one of my blogging friends whom I think you could be great friends with, her name is Mary and her blog is called Mary's Writing Nook, here is the link:

http://maryswritingnook.blogspot.com/

if this does not work, please come to my blog and click on Mary's Writing Nook along my side bar. She has a prayer request for her grandson, Brandon, whom is being bullied. I will put it on the Hearts of One Accord blog.

Hugs, Sharon

annie said...

Those were great Susan. I need to read them daily!

It's All Good! said...

Those are great Susan. Especially enjoyed the toilet paper analogy! And the 'need to goof off' one!
Have a blessed weekend.
Brenda :)

~Just A Thought Ginger said...

Just love this.

Nadine said...

Beautifully said Susan.

Frazzled Farm Wife said...

Ahhh....so very true!

Lori said...

Love those Susan. Thanks for sharing those with us.
That is something I should print off.

Scooterblu's Whimsy said...

Love your words of wisdom, you have shared...and you make my day! ;) ~hugs, Rhonda

Susie said...

I can't pick a favorite, but each one is so good! Thanks for always sharing things that matter.

Kansas Bob said...

Lerning seems to be a lifelong endeavots Susan. I'll add this one to yours (it is not original):

I have learned.... to be content :)

Kansas Bob said...

Looking at that last comment, I guess I can't say that I have learned to spell :)

Coach J said...

great lessons!

Barbara said...

So right all of them and a good reminder to remember again.

Come over and see a mystery solved on my blog.

Alisun said...

Very good! I love the child sleeping my arms one.

Anonymous said...

oh such great wisdom I'll be reading these often

erica