I've Learned


Written by Andy Rooney, a man who had the gift of saying so much with so few words.

One of the advantages of growing old . . .
I've Learned:

. . . .     That the best classroom in the world is at the feet of an elderly person.

. . . .     That when you're in love, it shows.

. . . .     That just one person saying to me, 'You've made my day!' makes my day.

. . . .     That having a child fall asleep in your arms is one of the most peaceful feelings in the world.

. . . .     That being kind is more important than being right.

. . . .     That you should never say no to a gift from a child.

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

. . . .     That no matter how serious your life requires you to be, everyone needs a friend to act goofy with.

. . . .     That sometimes all a person needs is a hand to hold and a heart to understand.

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

. . . .     That life is like a roll of toilet paper. The closer it gets to the end, the faster it goes.

. . . .     That we should be glad God doesn't give us everything we ask for.

. . . .     That money doesn't buy class.

. . . .     That it's those small daily happenings that make life so spectacular.

. . . .     That under everyone's hard shell is someone who wants to be appreciated and loved.

. . . .     That to ignore the facts does not change the facts.

. . . .     That when you plan to get even with someone, you are only letting that person continue to hurt you.

. . . .     That love, not time, heals all wounds.

. . . .     That the easiest way for me to grow as a person is to surround myself with people smarter than I am.

. . . .     That everyone you meet deserves to be greeted with a smile.

. . . .     That no one is perfect until you fall in love with them.

. . . .     That life is tough, but I'm tougher.

. . . .     That opportunities are never lost; someone will take the ones you miss.

. . . .     That when you harbor bitterness, happiness will dock elsewhere.

. . . .     That I wish I could have told my Mom that I love her one more time before she passed away.

. . . .     That one should keep his words both soft and tender, because tomorrow he may have to eat them.

. . . .     That a smile is an inexpensive way to improve your looks.

. . . .     That when your newly born grandchild holds your little finger in his little fist, that you're hooked for life.

. . . .     That everyone wants to live on top of the mountain, but all the happiness and growth occurs while you're climbing it.

. . . .     That the less time I have to work with, the more things I get done.


Andy Roony
posted: 09-27-2016

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