Things I've Learned...

In an uncharacteristic moment of paper purging, I ran across a mish-mash of notes that I’ve collected over the years in an over-loaded file cabinet and started to go through them. Just random musings I found meaningful enough to not run the risk of forgetting them, so I thought I’d share some of the things I’ve found to be oh, so true.

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 credentials on the wall do not make you a decent human being.

I’ve learned that the worse you look, the more people you will run into when you step out your front door.  Every. Single. Time.

I’ve learned that you can get by on charm for about fifteen minutes, but after that – you’d better know something.

I’ve learned that it is a lot easier to react than to think.

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

I’ve learned that whenever I decide to do something out of kindness, it’s always the right decision. 

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 you should always leave loved ones with loving words. Always.

I’ve learned that you can keep going long after you think you can’t.

I’ve learned we are responsible for what we do, no matter how we feel.

I’ve learned that sometimes the people you expect to kick you when you’re down may be the ones to help you get back up.

I’ve learned that heroes are people who do what has to be done when it needs to be done, regardless of the consequences.

I’ve learned that either you control your attitude, or it controls you.

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 once you have a child, your heart will forever be walking outside your chest.

I’ve learned that I still have a lot to learn.

We are each other’s best source for learning so if you have any pearls of wisdom you’d like to share, please add them. Don’t be shy! I’d love to hear from you!