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

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 there's nothing sweeter than sleeping with your
babies and feeling
their breath on your cheeks.

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 I can't choose how I feel, but I can choose what
I do about it.

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 it is best to give advice in only two
circumstances: when it is
requested and when it is a
life threatening situation.

I've learned....
That the less time I have to work with, the more
things I get done.

To all of you.... Make sure you read all the way down
to the last
sentence.

You can put a knife in a man and draw it out. It won't
matter how many
times you say I'm sorry, the wound is still there. A
verbal wound is as
bad as a physical one.

Friends are very rare jewels, indeed. They make you
smile and encourage
you to succeed. They lend an ear, they share words of
praise and they
always want to open their hearts to us.