Monday, December 5, 2011

wisdom.

My dad sent me an email that had some great words of wisdom from Andy Rooney. I didn't know who Andy Rooney was before I got this email but these words just inspired me and I had to share. 
This is what he had so say about what he's learned through his long life...

I've learned.. that the best classroom is at the feet of an elderly person.

I've learned.. that when you're in love, it shows.

I've learned.. that one person saying to be "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.
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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 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.
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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 around the block with my father as a child, did wonders for me as an adult.


I've learned.. that life is like a roll of toilet paper. The closer is gets to the end the faster it goes.


I've learned.. that we should be glad that 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 wanted to be appreciated and loved.


I've learned.. that no 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.
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I've learned.. that the easiest way for me to grow as a person is to surround myself with people who are 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 am 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 will dock elsewhere.


I've learned.. that one should keep is words both tender and soft, because tomorrow he might have to eat them.


I've learned.. that a smile is an inexpensive way to improve your looks.


I've learned.. that everyone wants to live on top of the mountains, but all the happiness and growth occurs while you're climbing it.


I've learned.. the less time I have to work with, the more things I get done.

5 comments:

Mommyblogger said...

Oh so true, LOVE THIS!!!

claire said...

I LOVE this! Thanks for sharing. :)

Angela [Simply Simple Me] said...

Wow, I really needed this today. Thank you SO much for sharing this. It brought tears to my eyes. I may repost this on my blog some time this week.

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kristenplumb said...

I need to hang these all around my house!

Jordan Marie @ hottlt.com said...

I loved this post! <3xojo