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More Things I've Learned

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

I've learned.... that a kindness done is never lost. It may take a while, but like a suitcase on a luggage carousel, it will return again.

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

I've learned.... that if you hang something in the closet for a while, it shrinks two sizes.

I've learned.... that just one person saying to me, "You've made my day!" makes my day.

I've learned.... that I feel better about myself when I make others feel better about themselves.

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 what we have done for ourselves alone dies with us. What we have done for others and the world remains and is immortal.

I've learned.... that people will remember you as being a great conversationalist if you mostly listen.

I've learned.... that one sincere apology is worth more than all the roses money can buy.

I've learned.... that words harshly spoken are as difficult to retrieve as feathers in a gale.

I've learned.... that being kind is more important than being right.

I've learned.... that I need to let my friends comfort me and hold me up, to let them know I need support, that I'm not always as strong as I look or act.

I've learned.... that when I'm waiting to see my doctor I always wish I had stuck to my diet.

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 the more mistakes I make, the smarter I get.

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 when my spouse has failed to fulfill my needs, it's highly likely I've also neglected his.

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 once a relationship is over, if you experienced more smiles than tears, then it wasn't a waste of time.

I've learned.... that under everyone's hard shell is someone who wants to be appreciated and loved.

I've learned.... never to humiliate another person. Always give him an honorable way to back down or out of something and still save face.

I've learned.... that the Lord didn't do it all in one day. What makes me think I can?

I've learned.... that if you are still talking about what you did yesterday, you haven't done much today.

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 you view other people's children in a whole different light when you have some of your own.

I've learned.... that the older I get, the smarter my parents become.

I've learned.... that when your wife simply answers "nothing" when you ask her what's wrong, you're in deep trouble.

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 I always think of the right thing to say when it's too late.

I've learned.... that the fire of a past love will always burn with a small flame.

I've learned.... that even at the age of forty-nine, you can still feel like a twelve year old child when your mother is talking to you.

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