We all need to be appreciated

In Opinion by Reporter News

In the past — I have shared lessons we learn in life. I recently was sent some additional lessons we learn in life by a friend who reads my column on a regular basis. So I thought I would pass them on to you.

  • 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 under everyone’s hard shell is someone who wants to be appreciated and loved.
  • I’ve learned….That to ignore the facts does not change the facts.
  • 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 love, not time, heals all wounds.
  • I’ve learned….That the easiest way for me to grow as a person is to surround myself with people smarter than I am.
  • I’ve learned….That there’s nothing sweeter than sleeping with your babies and feeling their breath on your cheeks.
  • I’ve learned….That no one is perfect until you fall in love with them.
  • I’ve learned….That opportunities are never lost; someone will take the ones you miss.
  • I’ve learned….That when you harbor bitterness, happiness will dock elsewhere.
  • I’ve learned….That I wish I could have told those I cared about that I love them one more time before they passed away.
  • I’ve learned….That a smile is an inexpensive way to improve your looks.
  • I’ve learned….That when your newly born child holds your little finger in his little fist, that you’re hooked for life.
  • I’ve learned….That it is best to give advice in only two circumstances; when it is requested and when it is a life threatening situation.
  • I’ve learned….That the less time I have to work with, the more things I get done.

Having just celebrated another birthday last week, I continue to maintain a posture in life that I don’t know it all. Every day should be a learning experience with the goal to share what you have learned with others or to learn from those who cross your path. I trust that you will continue to maintain a hunger to learn from others.

Old friend Robert said, “It is never too late to be who you might have been.”

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