I’ve learned…

June 2nd, 2013

I came across this powerful piece of writing by Andy Rooney and instantly after reading; it struck a chord with me. In the evolution of our being we live and we learn. Every person’s growth is different from one another. As we strive to attain the best life we can for ourselves we try and learn from our past mistakes. If we succeed, we know and feel it. If we fail, we know and feel it as well. This is all part of the process of life. Rooney has summed up what I strongly feel and try on a daily basis to achieve. Some days I succeed at this and there are days I fail to learn from my mistakes.

I’ve learned…by Andy Rooney:

  • that when you’re in love, it shows.
  • that just one person saying to me, “You’ve made my day!” makes my day.
  • that being kind is more important than being right.
  • that you should never say no to a gift from a child.
  • that I can always pray for someone when I don’t have the strength to help him in some other way.
  • that no matter how serious your life requires you to be, everyone needs a friend to act goofy with.
  • that sometimes all a person needs is a hand to hold and a heart to understand.
  • that it’s those small daily happenings that make life so spectacular.
  • that under everyone’s hard shell is someone who wants to be appreciated and loved.
  • that to ignore the facts does not change the facts.
  • that when you plan to get even with someone, you are only letting that person continue to hurt you.
  • that love, not time, heals all wounds.
  • that everyone you meet deserves to be greeted with a smile.
  • that no one is perfect until you fall in love with them.
  • that opportunities are never lost; someone will take the ones you miss.
  • that when you harbor bitterness, happiness will dock elsewhere.
  • that one should keep his words both soft and tender, because tomorrow he may have to eat them.
  • that a smile is an inexpensive way to improve your looks.
  • that I can’t choose how I feel, but I can choose what I do about it.
  • that everyone wants to live on top of the mountain, but all the happiness and growth occurs while you’re climbing it.

canCertainly live life!

3 Responses to “I’ve learned…”

  1. Harmeen says:

    Will be sharing this one. You made my day! :)

  2. Amrita says:

    Thanks for sharing these beautiful thoughts and making my day :) They are very true and worth living by.

  3. Hema says:

    Beautiful! :) It put a smile to my face!

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