I have 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-
that you can do something in an instant
that will give you heartache for life.

I’ve learned-
that it’s taking me a long time
to become the person I want to be.

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 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 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.

I’ve Learned-
that everyone you meet
deserves to be greeted with a smile.

I’ve Learned-
that opportunities are never lost.
Someome else will take the ones you miss.

I’ve Learned-
that when you plan to get even with someone,
you are only letting that person
continue to hurt you.

I’ve Learned-
that under everyone’s hard shell
is someone who wants
to be appreciated and loved.

I’ve Learned-
that it’s those small daily happenings
that make life so spectacular.

I’ve Learned-
that money doesn’t buy class.

I’ve Learned-
that sometimes all a person needs
is a hand to hold
and a heart to understand.

I’ve Learned-
that being kind is more important
than being right.

I’ve Learned-
that the less time I have to work with,
the more I get done.

I’ve Learned-
It is best to give advice in only two circumstances;
when it is requested
and when it is a life threatening situation.

I’ve Learned-
that when you harbor bitterness,
happiness will dock elsewhere.

I’ve Learned-
that just one person saying,
“You’ve made my day!”
makes my day.


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