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

Author Unknown

Wednesday, October 04, 2017

Chapter 10, Page 4, Book 17

You will never be told
when the next bit of education is coming
or where it’s coming from or who the teacher will be.
That information will only reveal itself after the fact.
All that you can do is leave a little room there
for the next lesson to come through.
Someone will be carrying it.
You just leave the door open a crack.

Tom Petty

Life has many lessons to learn.  

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 shouldn't compare
yourself to the best others can do.

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 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 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 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 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 two people can look at the exact same
thing and see something totally different.

Author Unknown

No matter how old you get or how much education you’ve had there is always something new to learn every day.  The lesson I’ve learned is that there is always more to learn.

Life is about learning, growing, and changing. 

Every experience, however bitter, has its lesson, and to focus one’s attention on the lesson helps one overcome the bitterness. 

Edward Howard Griggs

Life teaches us many lessons.

Everything that happens is either a blessing, which is also a lesson, or a lesson which is also a blessing.

Polly Berrien Bern’s


betty said...

I seem to learn a new word daily at work. We need to always be aware of learning opportunities every day.


jack69 said...

I can sure agree with old 'unknown' He or She has learned a lot. I am getting there and can agree with a whole bunch of them, and I am still learning!

Susan Flett Swiderski said...

Yes, we're never too old to learn something new. In fact, I think a curious mind is what keeps me young. ( My mind, anyway... the body's on its own. HA!)

That list of life lessons is spot on.

Mevely317 said...

Both of these are great, but Tom Petty's resonates.

Ironic. Earlier today a co-worker was reading me a sampling of business leaders' favorite interview questions. One, in particular struck my 'nuh-uh" bone:
"Are you the smartest person you know?" If the interviewee answered, "No" -- he wasn't hired. Self-assuredness is a good thing, but I think every body can learn new tricks.

Rick Watson said...

The more I learn, the more I realize I don't know squat.
Great post tonight.


THere is a lesson to be learned from everything we do. "leave a little room there
for the next lesson to come through.Someone will be carrying it.You just leave the door open a crack."