I HAVE LEARNED – Part 2

I HAVE LEARNED that our dog doesn’t want to eat my broccoli either. Age 7.

I HAVE LEARNED that when I wave to people in the country, they stop what they are doing and wave back. Age 9.

I HAVE LEARNED that just when I get my room the way I like it, Mom makes me clean it up again. Age 12.

I HAVE LEARNED that if you want to cheer yourself up, you should try cheering someone else up. Age 14.

I HAVE LEARNED that although it’s hard to admit it, I’m secretly glad my parents are strict with me. Age 15.

I HAVE LEARNED that silent company is often more healing than words of advice. Age 24.

I HAVE LEARNED that brushing my child’s hair is one of life’s great pleasures. Age 26.

I HAVE LEARNED that wherever I go, the world’s worst drivers have followed me there. Age 29.

I HAVE LEARNED that you cannot make someone love you. All you can do is be someone who can be loved…The rest is up to them. Steve, Age 32.

I HAVE LEARNED that no matter how much I care, some people just don’t care back. Sally, Age 34.

I HAVE LEARNED that no matter how good a friend is, they’re going to hurt you every once in a while and you must forgive them for that. Jamie, Age 29.

I HAVE LEARNED that just because someone doesn’t love you the way you want them to doesn’t mean they don’t love you with all they have. David, Age 37.

I HAVE LEARNED that regardless of how hot and steamy a relationship is at first, the passion fades and there had better be something else to take its place. Timothy, Age 43.

I HAVE LEARNED that there are people who love you dearly, but just don’t know how to show it. Suzzanna, Age 38.

I HAVE LEARNED that true friendship continues to grow, even over the longest distance. Same goes for true love. Irene, Age 45.

I HAVE LEARNED that although the word “love” can have many different meanings, it loses value when overly used. Laverne, Age 43.

I HAVE LEARNED that maturity has more to do with what types of experiences you’ve had and what you’ve learned from them and less to do with how many birthdays you’ve celebrated. Winifred, Age 56.

I HAVE LEARNED that it isn’t always enough to be forgiven by others. Sometimes you have to learn to forgive yourself. Adam, Age 55.

I HAVE LEARNED that no matter how bad your heart is broken the world doesn’t stop for your grief. Darren, Age 50.

I HAVE LEARNED that our background and circumstances may have influenced who we are, but we are responsible for who we become. Chris, Age 51.

I HAVE LEARNED that sometimes when my friends fight, I’m forced to choose sides even when I don’t want to. Nick, Age 13.

I HAVE LEARNED that just because two people argue, it doesn’t mean they don’t love each other. And just because they don’t argue, it doesn’t mean they do. Yvonne, Age 18.

I HAVE LEARNED that sometimes you have to put the individual ahead of their actions. Charlotte, Age 22.

I HAVE LEARNED that we don’t have to change friends if we understand that friends change. Iris, Age 27.

I HAVE LEARNED that you shouldn’t be so eager to find out a secret. It could change your life forever. Owen, Age 28.

I HAVE LEARNED that two people can look at the exact same thing and see something totally differently. Barb, Age 26.

I HAVE LEARNED that no matter the consequences, those who are honest with themselves get farther in life. Perry, Age 35.

I HAVE LEARNED that no matter how many friends you have, if you are their pillar you will feel lonely and lost at the times you sometimes need them the most. Susan, Age 43.

I HAVE LEARNED that even when you think you have no more to give, when a friend cries out to you, you will find the strength to help. Jenny, Age 47.

I HAVE LEARNED that credentials on the wall DO NOT make you a decent human being. Terry, Age 40.

I HAVE LEARNED that it’s hard to determine where to draw the line between being nice and not hurting people’s feelings and standing up for what you believe. George, Age 41.

I HAVE LEARNED that it takes years to build up trust, and only seconds to destroy it. Adam, Age 22.

I HAVE LEARNED that sometimes when I’m angry I have the right to be angry, but that doesn’t give me the right to be cruel. Cheryl, Age 35.

I HAVE LEARNED that money is a lousy way of keeping score. Steve, Age 39.

I HAVE LEARNED that my best friend and I can do anything or nothing and still have the best time. Kathy, Age 22.

I HAVE LEARNED that either you control your attitude or it controls you. Ian, Age 26.

I HAVE LEARNED that it’s not what you have in your life but whom you have in your life that counts. Greg, Age 25.

I HAVE LEARNED that you can get by on charm for about fifteen minutes. After that, you had better know something. Derrick Age 30.

I HAVE LEARNED that it’s taking me a long time to become the person I want to be. Ralph, Age 37.

I HAVE LEARNED that you can keep going long after you think you can’t. Terrance, Age 34.

I HAVE LEARNED that learning to forgive takes practice. Robin, Age 41.

I HAVE LEARNED that writing, as well as talking, can ease emotional pains. Stephanie, Age 38.

I HAVE LEARNED that love does make our individual world go around. And when love turns on us, we can feel our individual world “quake” right in front of us. Eileen, Age 28.

I HAVE LEARNED that life is what you make of it. Dale, Age 27.

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