FW: Things I've learned (fwd)

P. Myers (mpwr@u.washington.edu)
Thu, 4 Dec 1997 17:20:26 -0800 (PST)

just keep reading through the ages and stages...Pat Myers

This was forwarded to me and I enjoyed it.  Hope you find some things in
it to enjoy too.
I'VE  LEARNED.......
I've learned that I like my teacher because she cries when we sing "Silent
Night."  Age 6
I've learned that you can't hide a piece of broccoli in a glass of
milk.  Age 7
I've learned that when I wave to people in the country, they stop what 
they are doing and wave back.  Age 9
I've learned that just when I get my room the way I like it, Mom makes
me clean it up.  Age 13
I've learned that if you want to cheer yourself up, you should try
cheering someone else up.  Age 14
I've learned that although it's hard to admit it, I'm secretly glad my
parents are strict with me.  Age 15
I've learned that silent company is often more healing than words of
advice. Age 24
I've learned that brushing my child's hair is one of life's great
pleasures. Age 26
I've learned that wherever I go, the worlds worst drivers have
followed me there.  Age 29
I've learned...that if someone says something unkind about me, I must
live so that no one will believe it.  Age 39
I've learned that there are people who love you dearly but just don't
know how to show it.  Age 41
I've learned that you can make someone's day by simply sending them a
little card.  Age 44
I've learned that the greater a person's sense of guilt, the greater
his need to cast blame on others.  Age 46
I've learned that children and grandparents are natural allies.  Age 47
I've learned that motel mattresses are better on the side away from
the phone.  Age 50
I've learned that you can tell a lot about a man by the way he handles
these three things: a rainy day, lost luggage, and tangled Christmas
tree lights.  Age 52
I've learned that keeping a vegetable garden is worth a medicine
cabinet full of pills.  Age 52
I've learned that regardless of your relationship with your parents,
you miss them terribly after they die.  Age 53
I've learned that making a living is not the same thing as making a
life.  Age 58
I've learned that if you want to do something positive for your
children, try to improve your marriage.  Age 61
I've learned that life sometimes gives you a second chance.  Age 62
I've learned that you shouldn't go through life with a catchers mitt
on both hands.  You need to be able to throw something back.  Age 64
I've learned that if you pursue happiness, it will elude you.  But if you
focus on your family, the needs of others, your work, meeting new people,
and doing the very best you can, happiness will find you.  Age 65

I've learned that whenever I decide something with kindness, I usually
make the right decision.  Age 66
I've learned that everyone can use a prayer.  Age 72
I've learned that it pays to believe in miracles.  And to tell the
truth, I've seen several.  Age 73
I've learned that even when I have pains, I don't have to be one.  Age 82
I've learned that every day you should reach out and touch someone.
People love that human touch-holding hands, a warm hug, or just a
friendly pat on the back.  Age 85
I've learned that I still have a lot to learn.  Age 92
Please pass this on to someone you care about.  Sometimes they just
need a little something to make them smile....