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Things in life I've
learned....

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 I feel better about myself when
I make others feel better
about themselves.

I've learned....
that what we have done for ourselves
alone dies with us.
What we have done for others and the world
remains and is immortal.

I've learned....
that one sincere apology is worth more
than all the roses money can buy.

I've learned....
that words harshly spoken are
as difficult
to retrieve as feathers in a gale.

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 the things I judge,
are done
by people just like me.

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 once a relationship is over,
if you experienced more smiles than tears,
then it wasn't a waste of time.

I've learned....
that under everyone's hard shell
is someone who wants to be appreciated
and loved.

I've learned....
that if you are still talking about
what you did yesterday,
you haven't done much today.

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 a good friend is the one
who tells you how you really look in
your jeans.

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

and...mostly,

I've learned that I have good
friends Today...


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~~~~~~~~~~~~DS 4/12/2000