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I've Learned...


Written by Andy Rooney, a man who had the gift of saying so much with so few words. Rooney used to be on 60 Minutes TV show.

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 any 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 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
looks.

I've learned....
That when your newly born grandchild holds
your little finger in his little fist, 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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