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.

. . . that no matter how much I care, some people just don’t care back.

. . . that it takes years to build up trust, and only seconds to destroy it.

. . . that it’s not what you have in your life but who you have in your life that counts.

. . . that you can get by on charm for about 15 minutes; after that, you’d better know something.

There are MANY more to follow. (I’ve been saving the document, from which the above were taken, since April 1999, compliments of the Home Network.)

 

 

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[Seven] Rules of Life

(1) Make peace with your past so it won’t screw up the present. (2) What others think of you is none of your business. (3) Time heals almost everything, [so] give it time. (4) Don’t compare your life to others, and don’t judge them. You have no idea what their journey is all about. (5) Stop thinking too much; it’s alright not to know the answers. They will come to you when you least expect it. (6) No one is in charge of your happiness, except you. (7) Smile! You don’t own all the problems in the world. 

( ~ Whisper of the Heart )

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Annetta Powell

“Forgive those who insult you, attack you, belittle you, or take you for granted. But more than this, forgive yourself for allowing them to hurt you.”

(For me, it took a long time, but I finally managed to do so!)

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Mother Teresa

God has not called me to be successful. He has called me to be faithful.

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F. Scott Fitzgerald

That is part of the beauty of ALL literature. You discover that your longings are universal . . . [and] that you’re not lonely and isolated from anyone. YOU BELONG!

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Words of Wisdom…

Eat the damn chocolate cake. Walk in the rain and splash in the puddles. Ride with the windows down. Dance. Sing. Talk [with] strangers. Smile at everyone. Hug someone. Go barefoot. Take naps. Make lots of love. Try new things. Spend time with kids. Laugh every chance you get. Help others. LIVE LIFE TO THE FULLEST, NO REGRETS. LIFE IS WAY TOO SHORT.

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Determination…

“If you’re not willing to learn, no one can help you. If you’re determined to learn, no one can stop you.” ( ~ Annetta Powell )

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Before you…

Before you assume, learn the facts. Before you judge, understand why. Before you hurt someone, feel. Before you speak, think. ( ~ Unknown )

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Helen Keller

Believe, when you are most unhappy, that there is something for you to do in the world. [As] long as you can sweeten another’s pain, life is not in vain.

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Robin Williams (1951-2014)

I think the saddest people always try their hardest to make [other] people happy, because they know what it’s like to feel absolutely worthless…and they don’t want anybody else to feel like that.

R.I.P., Robin, knowing that you are greatly missed by so many people, and you always will be.

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