copied from my series of booklets LIVE AND LEARN AND PASS IT ON
I have learned that…
* God didn’t do it all in one day, what makes me think I can?
* No matter how thin you slice it, there will always be two sides.
* Most of the things I worry about never happens.
* You should always leave loved ones with loving words; it could be the last time you’ll see them.
* If you are in a relationship with someone who doesn’t believe in you, you should get out before you stop believing in yourself.
* It’s best to ask for what you need from your loves ones and not assume that somehow they’ll just know.
* Old age is not a defeat but a victory; not a punishment but a privilege.
* All of the bad four letter words, DIET is the worst.
* No matter how old or experienced you are, you can always learn something from a child.
* An act of love, no matter how great or small, is always appreciated.
* No matter how beautiful your makeup is, it can’t hide the expression of a sad heart.
* No situation is so bad that losing your temper won’t make it worse.
* Most people don’t look for the truths in life; they only search for someone to agree with them.
* Although I can skip class without getting in trouble, there’s still the consequence at exam time.
* People can surprise you. Sometimes, the people you expect to kick you when you’re down will be the ones to help you get back up.
* The greatest test of friendship is to take a vacation together and still like each other when you return.
* A minute of extra thinking beforehand can save hours of worry later.
* All the advice and wisdom in the world cannot help you unless you apply it daily in your life.
* You are never too old to try something new.
* Life is both simple and complicated at the same time. The trick is finding simple truths that are contained in the complicated confusion.
* Good habits are just as hard to break as bad habits.
* The easiest way to find happiness is to stop complaining.
* You can sit and worry until you are physically ill, but worrying doesn’t change things –action does.
* You should keep an open mind, but don’t be so open minded that your brains fall out.
* Perspective is everything. To a worm, digging in the hard ground is more relaxing than going fishing.
* You should be thankful for what you have learned, no matter how much it cost you.
* When I’m angry, I have the right to be angry, but it doesn’t give me the right to be cruel.
* Just because someone doesn’t love you the way you want them to means they don’t love you with all they have.
* The best way to learn something is to teach it to someone else.
* It’s worth fighting for causes, but not for people.
* No matter how much I care, some people just don’t care back.
* No matter how old I am, I want my mother when I am hurting.
* Whining doesn’t solve problems.
* You should stop asking people for what they cannot give you and be content with what they can give.
* Smile is an inexpensive way to improve your looks.
* I can’t choose how I feel, but I can choose what to do about it.
* After being on a diet for 2 weeks, all I lost is 14 days.
* In this world, you don’t need a multitude of friends. All you really need is one who will stand by you through thick and thin.
* The greatest physician in the world is OPTIMISM.
* Everyone you meet deserves a smile.
* Love, not time, heals all wounds.
* People always underestimate one’s ability, but what they should never underestimate is the drive behind that ability.
* To ignore the facts does not mean to change the facts.
* I don’t have the right to complain about something if I had the power to change it and did not.
* Money does not buy class.
* If you wouldn’t write it down, you probably shouldn’t say it as well.
* The best way to succeed is to do small things well.
* The janitor is the most important person in the building.
* Just because two people argue means they don’t love each other, and just because they don’t argue means they do.
* Being quiet doesn’t necessarily mean you have nothing to say.
* Deciding whom you marry is the most important decision you’ll ever make.
* Every great achievement was once considered impossible.
* The great challenge of life is to decide what’s important and to disregard everything else.
* You shouldn’t compare yourself to the best others can do, but to the best you can do.
* The more creative you are, the more things you notice.
* You should never be too busy to say “please” and “thank you”.
* You can’t be a hero without taking chances.
* Nothing of value comes without effort.
* Even when I have pains, I don’t have to be a pain.
* You cannot expect others to solve your problems.
* Animals can sometimes warm your heart better than people can.
* You should never go to bed with an argument settled.
* You should always take time to answer children when they ask ‘why?’.
* More comfort doesn’t necessarily mean more happiness.
* The worst pain is to see someone else in pain.
* There’s no substitute for good manners.
* It’s best not to quit at quitting time.
* People are as happy as they decide to be.
* If your life is full of failures, you’re probably not taking enough risks.
* There are 4 ages of men: 1) when he believes in Santa Claus 2) when he stops believing in Santa Claus 3) when He is Santa Claus and 4) when he looks like Santa Claus.
* “Today’s Featured Items” is a euphemism for “things we need to get rid of.”
* Being a success in the office is not worth it if it means being a failure at home.
* The simple things are often the most satisfying.
* If I don’t try new things, I won’t learn new things.
* Good health is true wealth.
* You can keep going long after you think you can’t.
* Success stops when I do.
* People treat me the way I allow them to treat me.
* When someone hurts your feelings, it’s unimportant unless you persist on remembering it.
* My greatest fear is that in the later years, I’ll look back at a long list of things “I never got to do”.
* If I don’t know the answer, it’s best to say “I don’t know.”
* You can’t expect your children to listen to your advice and ignore your example.
* Honesty in little things is not a little thing.
* There is something more painful than hate: indifference.
* Indifference, and not hate, is the opposite of love.
* We are responsible for whatever we do, no matter how we feel.
* You must fight for the things you believe in.
* Age is only important if you are cheese.
* When bad things happen to me, I must keep the lesson but throw away the experience.
* If there were no problems, there would be no opportunities.
* Everything sounds romantic in a foreign language, no matter what is said.
* Making a living is not the same as making a life.
* You can’t please some people — no matter what you do.
* The two happiest days of my life were the day I bought my boat, and the day I sold my boat.
* If you wait until all conditions are perfect before you act, you’ll never act.
* You can either control your attitude, or it controls you.
* Success is more often the result of hard work than of talent.
* The greatest risk is in thinking too small.
* You should fill your life with experiences, not excuses.
* You can have a fancy education and still not be wise.
* When you’ve been angry at someone a long time, it’s easier to stay mad than to make up.
* If you allow someone to make you mad, you have let him/her conquer you.
* You shouldn’t go through life with a catcher’s mitt on both hands. you need to be able to throw something back.
* There are people who will lie for you and will lie to you.
* The best tranquilizer is a good conscience.
* We should be generous with praise, but cautious with promises.
* The faults I have now are exactly the ones my parents tried to correct when I was a child.
* To get the right answer, you have to ask the right question.
* It’s never too late to improve yourself.
* It takes much energy and time to wish as it does to plan.
* We grow only when we push ourselves beyond what we already know.
* When things get easy, it’s easy to stop growing.
* People can change, so give them the benefit of the doubt.
* You can inherit wealth but never wisdom.
* It’s never too late to heal an injured relationship.
* 90% of the things that happen to me are good and only 10% are bad, i just have to focus on the 90%.
* It’s not what happens to people that are important, but what they do about it.
* The best way to appreciate something is to be without it for a while.
* You shouldn’t do anything that wouldn’t make your mother proud.
* If you won’t let your daughter date him, you shouldn’t.
* The only time you’re guaranteed not to get something you want is when you don’t try for it.
* It takes years to build up trust and only seconds to destroy it.
* When a father takes a son fishing, the least important thing to either one is whether they catch any fish.
* The biggest regrets in life are the risks you didn’t take.
* Some folks are like the bottom of a fraction, the bigger they try to be, the smaller they really are.
* You have to reach for the stars; they’re not just going to land on your front porch.
* No matter how many tears and sleepless nights you’ve experienced, if you can walk away from a relationship cherishing more than you regret, it is not a waste of time.
* Change is a challenge for the courageous, an opportunity for the alert, and a threat to the insecure.
* If you don’t expect a thank you, giving is easy.
* You can miss a lot of good things in life by having the wrong attitude.
* Two people can look at the same exact thing and see something totally different.
* There are only two classes: first class and no class.
* There should be an 11th commandment: thou shall not whine.
* To save yourself from the price of a face-lift, smile a lot.
* By the time I can afford it, I don’t want it anymore.
* Children stop being their children, but you never stop being their mother.
* Wisdom is not how much you know but how you use what you know.
* Maturity does not come with age.
* A best friend is someone who loves you when you forget to love yourself.
* Sometimes, the things that scare you the most turns out to be the best times of your life.
* It’s just important to be friendly to the janitor as it is to be friendly to the company president.
* It’s the teacher, not the subject that makes class interesting.
* It’s easy to be critical about something you’ve never experienced.