It takes hands to build a house, but only hearts can build a home.

Author Unknown

Sunday, February 17, 2013

Chapter 2, Page 17, Book 13

I Have Learned... 

Author Unknown

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 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 no matter how thin you slice it, there are always two sides.
I've learned that it's taking me a long time to become the person I want to be.
I've learned that it's a lot easier to react than it is to think.
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 think 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 learning to forgive takes practice.
I've learned that there are people who love you dearly, but just don't know how to show it.
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 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 it isn't always enough to be forgiven by others. Sometimes you have to learn to forgive yourself.
I've learned that two people can look at the exact same thing and see something totally different.
I've learned that writing, as well as talking, can ease emotional pains.
I've learned that the people you care most about in life are taken from you too soon.
I've learned that although the word love can have many different meanings, it loses value when overly used.
I've learned that it's hard to determine where to draw the line between being nice and not hurting people's feelings and standing up for what you believe.



To expose to a chance of loss or damage; hazard. 

If you don't try, you'll never know. Sometimes we need to take a risk... making a leap of faith and giving it another go

We cannot expect to reach our goals without taking a risk every now and then, putting out into the unknown and seeing what comes our way. And if things don't go your way the first time? Try again! 


Buttercup said...

So, so true. I'm spending the day with friends at a condolence call. Definitely will go over happy memories. Wishing you a sweet Sunday!

betty said...

I like that essay of things that the author had learned. I think I've learned a few of those things over the years myself.

I'm not much of a risk taker, but I do agree sometimes we need to take risks in our lives :)


Unknown said...

Another wonderful post. I've always enjoyed talking with others, finding out what they think life has taught them. Writing it out is a good thing. sometimes we don't realize what we have learned till we see it written down on paper. Have an awesome Sunday. It will be a better day for me because it is sunny. finally!

Rose said...

So very true. Every word.

Enjoy your Sunday.

jack69 said...

Yes, I love the list becasue it fits the general public. Most of us have learned what was listed and it is good to be reminded.
It reminds me of your word of course, RISK, putting ourselves out front on a decision is a big mental RISK!

Great read, enjoy the evening!

Chatty Crone said...

I am going to make a copy of that poem - it is a good one! And so true. Thanks for sharing the poem.


"I've learned that you can do something in an instant that will give you heartache for life." Everything you said is true. But this line hits home.