Yesterday I went through a lot of old papers I’d squirreled away — and did a lot of shredding in the evening. 🙂 Also keyed in a number of items, including the following. I’ve no idea who wrote it, but it sounds like simple, yet profound, wisdom for life.
I’ve learned that…
— you can do something in an instant that will give you heartache for life.
— it’s taking me a long time to become the person I want to be.
— you should always leave loved ones with loving words. It may be the last time you see them.
— you can keep going long after you can’t.
— we are responsible for what we do, no matter how we feel.
— either you control your attitude or it controls you.
— heroes are the ones who do what has to be done when it needs to be done, regardless of the consequences.
— money is a lousy way of keeping score.
—my best friend and I can do anything, or nothing, and have the best time.
— sometimes the people you expect to kick you when you’re down will be the ones to help you get back up.
— sometimes when I’m angry I have the right to be angry, but that doesn’t give me the right to be cruel.
— true friendship continues to grow even over the longest distance. Some goes for true love.
— 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.
— maturity has more to do with what sort of life’s experiences you’ve had and what you’ve learned from them, and less to do with how many birthdays you’ve celebrated.
— your family won’t always be there for you. It may seem funny, but people you aren’t related to can take care of you and love you and teach you to trust people again. Families aren’t always biological.
— no matter how good a friends is, they’re going to hurt you every once in awhile and you must forgive them for that.
— it isn’t always enough to be forgiven by others. Sometimes you have to learn to forgive yourself.
— no matter how bad your heart is broken, the world doesn’t stop for your grief.
— our background and experiences may have influenced who we are, but we are responsible for who we become.
— just because two people argue, it doesn’t mean they don’t love each other. And just because they don’t argue, it doesn’t mean that they do.
— we don’t have to change friends if we understand that friends change.
— you shouldn’t be so eager to find out a secret. It could change your life forever.
— two people can look at the exact same thing and see something totally different.
— your life can be changed in a matter of hours by people who don’t even know you.
— even when you think you have no more to give when a friend cries out to you, you will find the strength to help.
— credentials on the wall do not make you a decent human being.
— the people you care about most in life are taken from you too soon.
Mr Google has helped me out yet again, directing me to a slightly longer version at this site: Roger Knapp.com