Saturday, March 28, 2009

Enlightened Perspective

If you 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 can say so much with so few words.



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 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.

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 hold 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.


Jamie said...

Those are all great! So many of them make me think & want to improve who I am...... to think of others and stay humble.
By the way your painting was really cute! I really need to get to work on one to show you! Thanks for being YOU!

Cindy said...

I love these. I've seen them before, and each and every one are so true!!!

♥Lisa and The Pug Posse ♥ said...

These are touching...I love this post. this is a good one to print out and hang up to read each day!

Amy said...

I have seen these before too but they never get old!!!

Fabulous post!

Graciy said...

I loved that! thanks for posting it.

Sharlie Kaltenbach said...

I'm watching Andy Rooney right funny! We are always on the same wavelength! I love and miss you...let's talk soon! Love you, shar

Formerly known as Frau said...

Love them, great reminders! Thanks for sharing them! See ya soon!

preppyplayer said...

See you in Az.!

Amanda said...

Thanks for sharing all of these amazing things Somer! We all need to be reminded of these things frequently!