Thursday, July 24, 2008

I've Learned A Lot...

Things I've Learned
I received an email that said these things were written by Andy Rooney, a man who has the gift of saying so much with so few words. But according to, that is not true. Anyway, it's a good list to review. Read on...
  • 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 every one'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, 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.
I could say, "Me too" to each of the above. And, I'm sure you could too. I hope I can use what I have learned to be a kinder and better person.

Tennessee Granddaddy Says:

Everyone has a photographic memory. Some don't have film.

Quote of the Day

A mother is a person who seeing there are only four pieces of pie for five people, promptly announces she never did care for pie.
~Tenneva Jordan

Joke of the Day
A man who just died is delivered to a local mortuary wearing an expensive, expertly tailored black suit.

The female blonde mortician asks the deceased's wife how She would like the body dressed. She points out that the man does look good in the black suit he is already wearing.

The widow, however, says that she always thought her husband looked his best in blue, and that she wants him in a blue suit. She gives the blonde mortician a blank check and says, 'I don't care what it costs, but please have my husband in a blue suit for the viewing.'

The woman returns the next day for the wake. To her delight, she finds her husband dressed in a gorgeous blue suit with a subtle chalk stripe; the suit fits him perfectly.

She says to the mortician, 'Whatever this cost, I'm very satisfied. You did an excellent job and I' m very grateful. How much did you spend?' To her astonishment, the blonde mortician presents her with the blank check.

'There's no charge,' she says.

'No, really, I must compensate you for the cost of that exquisite blue suit!' she says.

'Honestly, ma'am,' the blonde says, 'it cost nothing. You see, a deceased gentleman of about your husband's size was brought in shortly after you left yesterday, and he was wearing an attractive blue suit. I asked his wife if she minded him going to his grave wearing a black suit instead, and she said it made no difference as long as he looked nice.'

'So I just switched the heads!

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