What I have learned...

Ok, ok... so I haven't exactly gotten to any posts about cooking or baking or politics... but there is a lot of life stuff going on lately. Life, well sometimes it sucks. Things have been really rough for me lately but I do see a bit of sunshine through those cloudy skies. No one can keep me down for long!! I wanted to share a blog that my aunt posted a few days back. It really puts into perspective that we should all be thankful for everything in our lives... simply because we learn from every event, the good and the bad. Keeping this short and sweet tonight.
Hope you all are having a great week!

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 15 minutes.
After that, you'd better know something.
I've learned that you shouldn't compare yourself to the best others can do, but to the best you can do.
I've learned that it's not what happens to people that's important.
It's what they do about it.
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 heroes are the people who do what has 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 I'm getting more and more like my grandma, and I'm kinda happy about it.
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 you should never tell a child her dreams are unlikely or outlandish.
Few things are more humiliating, and what a tragedy it would be if she believed it.
I've learned that 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 biological.
I've learned that no matter how good a friend someone 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.
I've learned that 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 they do.
I've learned that sometimes you have to put the individual ahead of their actions.
I've learned that we don't have to change friends if we understand that friends change.
I've learned that if you don't want to forget something, stick it in your underwear drawer.
I've learned that you shouldn't be so eager to find out a secret. It could change your life forever.
I've learned that the clothes I like best are the ones with the most holes in them.
I've learned that two people can look at the exact same thing and see something totally different.
I've learned that no matter how you try to protect your children, they will eventually get hurt.
I've learned that there are many ways of falling and staying in love.
I've learned that no matter the consequences, those who are honest with themselves, get farther in life.
I've learned that many things can be powered by the mind, the trick is self-control.
I've learned that no matter how many friends you have, if you are their pillar,
you will feel lonely and lost at the times you need them most.
I've learned that your life can be changed in a matter of hours by people who don't even know you.
I've learned that even when you think you have no more to give, when a friend cries out to you,
you will find the strength to help.
I've learned that credentials on the wall do not make you a decent human being.
I've learned that the people you care most about in life are taken from you too soon.
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.

Now here are my additions:

I've learned that no matter how much you love someone, you can't make them love you in return.
I've learned that the people who are the closest to you are usually the ones who can hurt you the most.
I've learned that friendship will not always last a lifetime.
I've learned that my dog is truly my best friend.
I've learned that credit cards are truly the root of all financial evil.
It is true that you are your own worst critic. Your opinion about your own self matters the most.
Sometimes people will refuse to forgive and forget. It is their loss, not yours.
I've learned that the world and people in it can be cruel.

What have life lessons taught you recently?


Kim A said...

I've learned that sometimes Happiness is simply finding just one person that understands you.

Amber said...

So true Kim!