SOME THINGS I’VE LEARNED

SOME THINGS I’VE LEARNED
I’ve 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.

I’ve learned…
that no matter how much I care,
some people just don’t care back.

I’ve learned…
that it takes years to build up trust,
and only seconds to destroy it.

I’ve learned…
that it’s not what you have in your life,
but Who you have in your life, that counts.

I’ve learned…
that you can get by on charm for
about fifteen minutes.
After that, you’d better know something.

I’ve learned…
that you shouldn’t compare yourself
to the best others can do.

I’ve learned…
that you can do something in an instant
that will give you heartache for life.

I’ve learned…
that it’s taking me a long time to
become the person I want to be.

I’ve learned…
that you should always leave loved
ones with loving words.
It may be the last time you see them.

I’ve learned…
that you can keep going long after you can’t.

I’ve learned…
that we are responsible for what we do,
no matter how we feel.

I’ve learned…
that either you control your attitude
or it controls you.

I’ve 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.

I’ve learned…
that heroes are the people who do what
has to be done when it needs to be done,
regardless of the consequences.

I’ve learned…
that money is a lousy way of keeping score.

I’ve learned…
that my best friend and I can do anything
or nothing and have the best time.

I’ve learned…
that sometimes the people you expect to
kick you when you’re down will be the
ones to help you get back up.

I’ve 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.

I’ve learned…
that true friendship continues to grow,
even over the longest distance.
Same goes for true love.

I’ve 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.

I’ve 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.

I’ve learned…
that you should never tell a child their
dreams are unlikely or outlandish.
Few things are more humiliating, and what
a tragedy it would be if they believed it.

I’ve learned…
that your family won’t always be there
for you. It may seem funny, but people
you aren’t related to can take care of you
and love you and teach you to trust
people again.
Families aren’t biological.

I’ve 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.

I’ve learned…
that it isn’t always enough to be
forgiven by others.
Sometimes you have to learn to forgive yourself.

I’ve learned…
that no matter how bad your heart
is broken the world doesn’t stop
for your grief.

I’ve learned…
that our background and circumstances
may have influenced who we are, but we
are responsible for who we become.

I’ve 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.

I’ve learned…
that we don’t have to change friends
if we understand that friends change.

I’ve learned…
that you shouldn’t be so eager to
find out a secret.
It could change your life forever.

I’ve learned…
that two people can look at the exact same
thing and see something totally different.

I’ve learned…
that no matter how you try to protect
your children, they will eventually get hurt
and you will hurt in the process.

I’ve learned…
that your life can be changed in a matter
of hours by people who don’t even know you.

I’ve 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.

I’ve learned…
that credentials on the wall do not make
you a decent human being.
Nor is the lack of credentials indicative
of one’s ability to help.

I’ve learned…
that the people you care about most in
life are taken from you too soon.

I’ve learned…
that it’s hard to determine where to draw
the line between being nice and not
hurting people’s feelings.

I’ve learned…
that it is not always easy to stand up for
what you believe. Some may persecute you.
Don’t be surprised if you hear the most
clamor from those who love you the most.

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Posted on September 26, 2013, in THOUGHTS. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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