09 July 2008

Wordful Wednesday

Bonus Day--there's two!
These are 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 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 with dock elsewhere.
I've learned...That I wish I could have told my Dad that I love him one more time before he 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.
25 Secrets of Endless Love
1. We remember the moments in life, not the days.
2. Face-to-face conversations don't work by phone.
3. Gifts are not a substitute for caring.
4. People are not yo-yos. Drop them and they may not return.
5. When kids are ready to talk, be ready to listen.
6. An ounce of love outweighs a pound of promises.
7. You can prepare your children for life, but you can't live it for them.
8. Uncles and aunts are the parents who didn't give birth to you.
9. A strong marriage is the union of two staunch individualists.
10.Turning your back and walking away ends more than just a conversation.
11.Marrying for money is a high price to pay.
12.Yell at your children and get the same in return.
13.If you take things for granted, you won't have them for very long.
14.Caring should be demonstrated 365 days a year, not just on holidays.
15.A well-fed child can still be starved for affection.
16.The most important things a child can inherit are fond memories.
17.Sharing an hour of memories with an elder is often better than a week's worth of medicine.
18.The two greatest time savers are saying, "I don't know" and "I was wrong."
19.Watch your children grow and they will teach you what you've taught them.
20.Never go to bed before settling an argument.
21.There's a difference between nurturing your children and smothering them.
22.Relationships are built on the little things.
23.If we give our children everything, we deprive them of aspirations.
24.Celebrate holidays as a family.
25.Never stop courting your spouse.


Alice said...

Love, love, love Wordful Wednesdays, Ness!! It's like my little spiritual vitamin for the week.

jojo said...

I always make it a point to stop by here on Wednesdays. It's so uplifting and thought provoking. Thanks Ness ;)