Things I've Learned

by Bob Rose


I thought I'd share some of the things I've learned about life.  Maybe you have learned them too.
 

I've learned....
   that being kind is more important than being right.

I've learned....
   that you should never say no to a gift from a child.

I've learned....
   that one sincere apology is worth more than all the roses money can buy.

I've learned....
   that I can always pray for someone when I don't have the strength to help him in some other way.

I've learned....
   that no matter how serious your life requires you to be, everyone needs a friend to act goofy with.

I've learned....
   that sometimes all a person needs is a hand to hold and a heart to understand.

I've learned....
   that simple walks with my father around the block on summer nights when I was a child did wonders for me as an adult.

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 once a relationship is over, if you experienced more smiles than tears, then it wasn't a waste of time.

I've learned....
   that under everyone's hard shell is someone who wants to be appreciated and loved.

I've learned....
   never to humiliate another person.  Always give him an honorable way to back down or out of something and still save face.

I've learned....
   that the Lord didn't do it all in one day.  What makes me think I can?

I've learned....
   that if you are still talking about what you did yesterday, you haven't done much today.

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 the older I get, the smarter my parents become.

I've learned....
   that love, not time, heals all wounds.

I've learned....
   that what we have done for ourselves dies with us.  What we have done for others and the world remains immortal.
 

-- Bob, the "Rose of San Ramon," thorns & all.