Saturday, September 6, 2008


Please Read all the way to the bottom:

If you will take the time to read these. I promise you'll come away with an 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 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 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 wit h 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 will 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 l ooks.

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.

9 thoughts:

kwr221 said...

I haven't watched 60 Minutes in FOREVER (probably because I'm on the computer too much) but I used to LOVE Andy Rooney.

Thanks for the reminders.

Dawn said...

Those are some great things to think about! Thanks for sharing!

Veggie Mom said...

These are wonderful! I've got one more to add:

I've learned...That Marla is a Winner of The Great New Pop'rs Giveaway! You need to check your e-mail, gal! Please send me your info (name, address, phone), so we can pop those Pop'rs on over to you RIGHT AWAY! Congrats!

Krystyn said...

That last one is so true. When I have a lot of time, I dilly-dally...when I have no time, I try to cram it all in. I'm not sure which is best.

Kristen said...

Love that list!

That is a read everyday kinda list!

Thanks for sharing that with us Marla. Happy Weekend!

Amy Amy Bo Bamey said...

GREAT List!!

Okay, Marky Mark was in Marky Mark & the Funky Bunch. Just his brother Donnie is in NKOTB!! Marky Mark is the hotter one of the brothers.

Dawn said...

I have an award for you on my blog :-)

HappyHourSue said...

Great post - I'm printing that out. Did I miss the part about Marky Mark?

Wendi said...

I just learned a lot.
Thanks for sharing.