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 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 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 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 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.

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  • 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 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 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 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 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 sometimes when my friends fight, I’m forced to choose sides even when I don’t want to.
  • 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 you shouldn’t be so eager to find out a secret. It could change your life forever.
  • 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 and you will hurt in the process.
  • 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 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 writing, as well as talking, can ease emotional pains.
  • I’ve learned that the paradigm we live in is not all that is offered to us.
  • 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 although the word “love” can have many different meaning, it loses value when overly used.
  • 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 Love is not for me to keep, but to pass on to the next person I see.
  • I’ve learned there are people who love you dearly but just don’t know how to show it.
  • I’ve learned even when I have pains, I don’t have to be one.
  • I’ve learned every day you should reach out and touch someone. People love that human touch-holding hands, a warm hug, or just a friendly pat on the back.
  • I’ve learned that I still have a lot to learn…… (Author unknown)

Be Inspired!

Being strong doesn’t mean you’ll never get hurt. It means that even when you do get hurt, you’ll never let it defeat you.

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88 Important Truths I’ve learned About Life


Everyone gets drilled with certain lessons in life. Sometimes it takes repeated demonstrations of a given law of life to really get it into your skull, and other times one powerful experience drives the point home once forever. Here are 88 things I’ve discovered about life, the world, and its inhabitants by this point in my short time on earth.

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1. You can’t change other people, and it’s rude to try.

2. It is a hundred times more difficult to burn calories than to refrain from consuming them in the first place.

3. If you’re talking to someone you don’t know well, you may be talking to someone who knows way more about whatever you’re talking about than you do.

4. The cheapest and most expensive models are usually both bad deals.

5. Everyone likes somebody who gets to the point quickly.

6. Bad moods will come and go your whole life, and trying to force them away makes them run deeper and last longer.

7. Children are remarkably honest creatures until we teach them not to be.

8. If everyone in the TV show you’re watching is good-looking, it’s not worth watching.

9. Yelling always makes things worse.

10. Whenever you’re worried about what others will think of you, you’re really just worried about what you’ll think of you.

11. Every problem you have is your responsibility, regardless of who caused it.

12. You never have to deal with more than one moment at a time.

13. If you never doubt your beliefs, then you’re wrong a lot.

14. Managing one’s wants is the most powerful skill a person can learn.

15. Nobody has it all figured out.

16. Cynicism is far too easy to be useful.

17. Every passing face on the street represents a story every bit as compelling and complicated as yours.

18. Whenever you hate something, it hates you back: people, situations and inanimate objects alike.

19. Ralph Waldo Emerson’s works alone can teach you everything you need to know about living with grace and happiness.

20. People embellish everything, as a rule.

21. Anger reveals weakness of character, violence even moreso.

22. Humans cannot destroy the planet, but we can destroy its capacity to keep us alive.  And we are.

23. When people are uncomfortable with the present moment, they fidget with their hands or their minds.  Watch and see.

24. Those who complain the most, accomplish the least.

25. Putting something off makes it instantly harder and scarier.

26. Credit card debt devours souls.

27. Nobody knows more than a minuscule fraction of what’s going on in the world. It’s just way too big for any one person to know it well.

28. Most of what we see is only what we think about what we see.

29. A person who is unafraid to present a candid version of herself to the world is as rare as diamonds.

30. The most common addiction in the world is the draw of comfort. It wrecks dreams and breaks people.

31. If what you’re doing feels perfectly safe, there is probably a better course of action.

32. The greatest innovation in the history of humankind is language.

33. Blame is the favorite pastime of those who dislike responsibility.

34. Everyone you meet is better than you at something.

35. Proof is nothing but a collection of opinions that match your own.

36. Knowledge is belief, nothing more.

37. Indulging your desires is not self-love.

38. What makes human beings different from animals is that animals can be themselves with ease.

39. Self-examination is the only path out of misery.

40. Whoever you are, you will die. To know and understand that means you are alive.

41. Revenge is for the petty and irresponsible.

42. Getting truly organized can vastly improve anyone’s life.

43. Almost every cliché contains a truth so profound that people have been compelled to repeat it until it makes you roll your eyes. But the wisdom is still in there.

44. People cause suffering when they are suffering themselves. Alleviating their suffering will help them not hurt others.

45. High quality is worth any quantity, in possessions, friends and experiences.

46. The world would be a better place if everyone read National Geographic.

47. If you aren’t happy single, you won’t be happy in a relationship.

48. Even if it costs no money, nothing is free if it takes time.

49. Emotions exist to make us strongly biased towards or against something. This hinders as often as it helps.

50. Addiction is a much greater problem in society than it’s made out to be. It’s present in every person in various forms, but usually we call it something else.

51. “Gut feeling” is not just a euphemism. Tension in the abdomen speaks volumes about how you truly feel about something, beyond all arguments and rationales.

52. Posture and dress change profoundly how you feel about yourself and how others feel about you, like it or not.

53. Everyone thinks they’re an above average driver.

54. The urge to punish others has much more to do with venting frustration than correcting behavior.

55. By default, people think far too much.

56. If anything is worth splurging on, it’s a high-quality mattress. You’ll spend a third of your life using it.

57. There is nothing worse than having no friends.

58. To write a person off as worthless is an act of great violence.

59. Try as we might to be otherwise, we are all hypocrites.

60. Justice is a human invention which is in reality rarely achievable, but many will not hesitate to destroy lives demanding it.

61. Kids will usually understand exactly what you mean if you keep it to one or two short sentences.

62. Stuff that’s on sale usually has an annoying downside.

63. Casual swearing makes people sound dumb.

64. Words are immensely powerful. One cruel remark can wound someone for life.

65. It’s easy to make someone’s day just by being uncommonly pleasant to them.

66. Most of what children learn from their parents isn’t taught on purpose.

67. The secret ingredient is usually butter, in obscene amounts.

68. It is worth re-trying foods that you didn’t like at first.

69. Problems, when they arise, are rarely as painful as the experience of fearing them.

70. Nothing — ever — happens exactly like you pictured it.

71. North Americans are generally terrible at accepting compliments and offers of help.

72. There are not enough women in positions of power. The world has suffered from this deficit for a long time.

73. When you break promises to yourself, you feel terrible. When you make a habit of it, you begin to hate yourself.

74. A good nine out of ten bad things I’ve worried about never happened. A good nine out of ten bad things that did happen never occurred to me to worry about.

75. You can’t hide a bad mood from people who know you well, but you can always be polite.

76. Sometimes you have to remove certain people from your life, even if they’re family.

77. Anyone can be calmed in an instant by looking at the ocean or the stars.

78. There is no point finishing a book you aren’t enjoying. Life is too short for that. Swallow your pride and put it down for good, unfinished.

79. There is no correlation between the price of a brand of batteries and how long they last.

80. Breaking new ground only takes a small amount more effort than you’re used to giving.

81. Life is a solo trip, but you’ll have lots of visitors. Some of them are long-term, most aren’t.

82. One of the best things you can do for your kids is take them on road trips. I’m not a parent, but I was a kid once.

83. The fewer possessions you have, the more they do for you.

84. Einstein was wiser than he was intelligent, and he was a genius.

85. When you’re sick of your own life, that’s a good time to pick up a book.

86. Wishing things were different is a great way to torture yourself.

87. The ability to be happy is nothing other than the ability to come to terms with how things change.

88. Killing time is an atrocity. It’s priceless, and it never grows back.

Culled from: http://www.raptitude.com/2009/07/88-important-truths-ive-learned-about-life/

Invictus…


While incarcerated on Robben Island prison, Nelson Mandela recited the poem “Invictus” to other prisoners and was empowered by its message of self-mastery. The Poem inspired Nelson Mandela and shaped his life while he was in prison.

Secret : Read, read, read! And you’ll eventually discover the secret (nectar) of life.

Out of the night that covers me,
Black as the Pit from pole to pole,
I thank whatever gods may be
For my unconquerable soul.

In the fell clutch of circumstance
I have not winced nor cried aloud.
Under the bludgeonings of chance
My head is bloody, but unbowed.

Beyond this place of wrath and tears
Looms but the Horror of the shade,
And yet the menace of the years
Finds, and shall find, me unafraid.

It matters not how strait the gate,
How charged with punishments the scroll.
I am the master of my fate:
I am the captain of my soul.

-by WILLIAM ERNEST HENLEY (1849–1903)

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