Thursday, June 25, 2009

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 can get by on charm for about fifteen minutes. After that, you'd better know something.
  • I've learned - that you shouldn't compare yourself to the best others can do.
  • I've learned - it's not what happens to people that's important. It's what they do about it.
  • 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 regardless of how hot and steamy a relationship is at first, the passion fades and there had better be something else to take its place.
  • I've learned - that heroes are the people who do what has to be done when it needs to be done, regardless of the consequences.
  • 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 money is a lousy way of keeping score.
  • 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 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 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 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 learn 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 our background and circumstances may have influenced who we are, but we are responsible for who we become.

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Do More Than

 Do more than exist; live!

 Do more than hear; listen!

 Do more then agree; cooperate!

 Do more than talk; communicate!

 Do more then spend; invest!

 Do more than think; create!

 Do more than work; excel!

 Do more than share; give!

 Do more than consider; commit!

 Do more than forgive; forget!

 Do more than help; serve!

 Do more than see; perceive!

 Do more then read; apply!

 Do more than receive; reciprocate!

 Do more than advise; help!

 Do more than encourage; inspire!

 Do more than change; improve!

 Do more than reach; stretch!

 Do more than grow; bloom!

 Do more than dream; do!


  • Faith is the cornerstone on which all great lives are built.
  • The greatest revenge is to accomplish what others say you cannot do.
  • Don’t regret what might have been. Accept what is and rejoice in what is yet to be.
  • Don’t wait for your world to change. Change it yourself.
  • Live today fully and you create a lifetime of meaningful memories.
  • There are not impossible dreams; just our limited perception of what is possible.
  • It is in the company of a good friend that the heart finds a home.
  • The only true failure is the person who fails to try.
  • We cannot predict the inevitable. We can only accept it as our life unfolds.
  • Potential is not something you have to live up to, but it is something you must use.
  • To have a satisfying relationship with your family, friends, and colleagues, you must first have a satisfying relationship with yourself.
  • You may be disappointed if you fail, but you are certain to be disappointed if you never try.
  • Embrace change, and you’ve made a friend for life.
  • Only understanding can you truly celebrate your life.
  • Do great things in your life, but do small things as well.
  • There’s nothing wrong with being realistic - - as long as you create your own reality.
  • Don’t strive to be better than others; strive to be better than your best self.
  • Taking charge of your life takes time- and a bit of faith and courage.
  • Embrace love. The light it brings can illuminate your feelings.
  • The words you choose to tell the truth are as important as the decision to be truthful.
  • The key to happiness will never become apparent if you have not previously considered that happiness is worth having.
  • Strength is measured by restraint.
  • Making life less difficult for other is to be encouraged. Creating happiness for others is to be rewarded.
  • If you measure your value by who you are, there is no end to your reserves.
  • When you overcome loss you gain new strength.
  • If you can see the beauty of what you aspire to, it doesn’t matter if you achieve it all. Simply to aspire is no mean achievement.
  • Knowledge can be captured by the mind; faith must be apprehended by the soul.
  • The key to life unlocks beauty in all things.