Sunday, 21 October 2018

The lessons learned as we grow older

I LEARNED that I liked my teacher because she cried when we sang Away In A Manger.

I LEARNED that I liked my teacher because she cried when we sang Away In A Manger.

Age 6

I learned that when I waved to people in the country, they stopped what they were doing and waved back.

Age 7

I learned our dog didn’t want to eat my broccoli either.

Age 9

I learned that just when I got my room the way I liked it, Mom made me clean it up again.

Age 12

I learned that if you want to cheer yourself up, you should try cheering someone else up.

Age 14

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

Age 15

I learned that silent company is often more helpful than words of advice.

Age 24

I learned that making a living is not the same thing as making a life.

Age 25

I learned that if someone says something unkind about me, I must live so that no one will believe it.

Age 27

I learned that you can tell a lot about a person by the way they handle these three things: a rainy holiday, a burnt meal and tangled Christmas tree lights.

Age 32

I learned that reading a story to my child is one of life’s great pleasures.

Age 36

I learned that you can make someone’s day by a simple phone call.

Age 44

I learned that the greater a person’s sense of guilt, the greater his or her need to cast blame on others.

Age 47

I learned that there are people who love you dearly but just don’t know how to show it.

Age 48

I learned that no matter what happens, or how bad it seems today, life does go on — and it can be better tomorrow.

Age 49

I learned that singing Amazing Grace can lift my spirits for hours.

Age 50

I learned that a walk in the countryside is worth a medicine cabinet full of pills.

Age 52

I learned that God will always give you a second chance.

Age 61

I learned that regardless of your relationship with your parents, you miss them terribly after they die.

Age 63

I learned that whenever I decide something with kindness, I usually make the right decision.

Age 66

I learned that it pays to believe in miracles. I’ve seen several.

Age 75

I learned that even when I have pains, I don’t have to be one.

Age 82

I learned that I still have a lot to learn.

Age 85

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