Words of wisdom

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By Tom Holmes

Contributing Reporter / Religion Blogger


Read it through to the end, it gets better
as you go!
I've learned that I like
my teacher because she cries when we sing "Silent Night".
Age 5
I've learned that
our dog doesn't want to eat my broccoli either.
Age 7
I've learned that when I wave to people
in the country, they stop what  they are doing and
wave back.
Age 9
learned that just when I get my room the way I like it, Mom makes me
clean it up again.
Age 12
I've learned that if you want to cheer yourself up, you
should try cheering someone else up.
Age 14
I've learned that although it's hard to
admit it, I'm secretly glad my parents are strict with me.
Age 15
I've learned that
silent company is often more healing than words of advice.
Age 24
I've learned that
brushing my child's hair is one of life's great pleasures.
Age 26

I've learned that wherever I go, the world's worst drivers
have followed me there.
Age 29
I've learned that if someone says something unkind about me,
I must live so that no one will believe it.
Age 30
I've learned that there are people who
love you dearly but just don't know how to show it.
I've learned that you can make
someone's day by simply sending them a little note.
I've learned that the greater a
person's sense of guilt, the greater his or her need to
cast blame on others.
Age 46

I've learned that children and grandparents are natural
Age 47
learned that no matter what happens, or how bad it seems today, life
does go on and it will be better
Age 48
I've learned that singing "Amazing
Grace" can lift my spirits for hours.
Age 49
I've learned that motel mattresses are
better on the side away from the phone.
Age 50
I've learned that you can tell a lot
about a man by the way he handles these three things: a rainy day, lost
luggage and tangled Christmas tree lights.
Age 51
I've learned that keeping a vegetable
garden is worth a medicine cabinet full of pills.
Age 52

I've learned that regardless of your
relationship with your parents, you miss them terribly after they die.

Age 53
I've learned
that making a living is not the same thing as making a life.
Age 58
I've learned that
if you want to do something positive for your children, work to improve
your marriage.
Age 61
I've learned that life sometimes gives you a second chance.

Age 62
I've learned
that you shouldn't go through life with a catcher's mitt on both hands.
You need to be able to throw something back.
Age 64
I've learned that if you pursue happiness, it will elude you. But if you focus on your family, the needs
of others, your work, meeting new people, and doing the very best you
can, happiness will find you.
Age 65
I've learned that whenever I decide
something with kindness, I usually make the right decision.
Age 66
I've learned that
everyone can use a prayer.
Age 72
I've learned that even when I have
pains, I don't have to be one.
Age 82
I've learned that 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.
Age 90
I've learned that
I still have a lot to learn.
Age 92


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