Some Words that Will Inspire and Move

Nov 14 2011

I get hundreds of emails a day.  Some business,  some personal.  Usually the family emails are full of memes or chain emails of things that are from months ago. But this one from my Mother in Law touched me.  It’s a collection of quotes from Andy Rooney.  I wasn’t a big fan of Rooney.  He seemed like a miserable old man but then again I never met him so it was just a perception.  If these were truly his words then he was much wiser than I ever imagined.  No this isn’t domain related but I can guarantee it will make your richer.

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 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.

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  1. Bernard

    If I may be so bold…

    I’ve learned… That the best gift you can give your grandparents is your attention when they want to speak.

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