A break from the nonsense...

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In light of all the nonsense lately, I thought this was rather timely. It was sent to me by a dear friend. Hope you all enjoy.


Life Lessons at All Ages

I've learned that I like my teacher because she cries when we sing "Silent Night".-- Age 6

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 andwave back.-- Age 9

I've 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 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.-- Age 42

I've learned that you can make someone's day by simply sending them a little note.-- Age 44

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 allies.-- Age 47

I've learned that no matter what happens, or how bad it seems today, life does go on, and it will be better tomorrow.-- 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 52

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 catchers 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 it pays to believe in miracles. And to tell the truth, I've seen several.-- Age 75

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 85

I've learned that I still have a lot to learn.-- Age 92

-- Patricia (PatriciaS@lasvegas.com), July 13, 2000


Very refreshing. Thanks for posting.

-- WD-40 (wd40@squeak.not), July 13, 2000.

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 52

I would add, four-putting from three feet.

-- David L (bumpkin@dnet.net), July 13, 2000.


I am only in town for a short while and this hasn't been a valid email address since I closed the account in late June. I use it only to continue to identify myself.

You have to quit being so reasonable. It makes the previous attacks [which I just read] seem foolish. You need to develop a better target. When I come back again in a few weeks, I need to see an improvement. Nice, intelligent, folks like you are a problem.

Best wishes,,,

-- Z1X4Y7 (Z1X4Y7@aol.com), July 13, 2000.

Thanks, WD. It seemed to me to be one of those "reads" that just makes you stop in your tracks and think about things; especially some of the "kids' comments".

David L: I've only been to a driving range once (took three months to lose the scar on my hand [g]), but THAT was frustrating enough, thanks.

Z: I'm workin' on it, but it sure ain't easy. I promise you will see an improvement upon your return. Take care in your travels and glad you "stopped by".

-- Patricia (PatriciaS@lasvegas.com), July 13, 2000.

VERY-COOL-POST, thumbs-up for patricia,!!!!!!!

-- al-d. (dogs@zianet.com), July 13, 2000.

Patricia I loved that. Thank you for sharing it =o)

-- cin (cin@cin.cin), July 13, 2000.

cin, I remember you have two boys.....doesn't the pure pearls of wisdom and honesty that come out of their mouths mean so much more? Not having any children of my own, I have always been "friends" with kids; I treat them like adults and friends and I find I get so much more respect from them. I ask them all sorts of questions and I just love to hear their opinions on things; anything, especially if it's something we, as adults, think is "over their heads".

Yeah, I think *we're* the ones who are in over our heads sometimes.

al, thanks for the "thumbs-up". Means alot.

-- Patricia (PatriciaS@lasvegas.com), July 13, 2000.

Yes Patricia, two boys. And they do say things that just astound me. Like yesterday, my youngest said I had legs like Miss Nikki (the fattest teacher at school). whaaaaaaaaa =o(, im like, "are you sure honey?" And then the time when my eldest blurted out in front of my co-workers..."mom, remember that time when you got arrested?" (Absolutely totally untrue! Where the heck did he get that from?!) I've gotten like one traffic ticket period, EVER. Well there are so many more stories but I'll bet you get the idea.

::BIG smile::: =o)

-- cin (cin@cin.cin), July 13, 2000.

I've learned that it takes more than mere strength to handle a squirming baby.

-- Uncle Fed (youhavetherighttoremain@silent.vog), July 14, 2000.

Thanks Patricia, I have a few others.

I've learned that not getting what I want is sometimes a wonderful stroke of luck.

I've learned that silence is sometimes the best answer (especially on some of these posts ;).

-- Maria (anon@ymous.com), July 14, 2000.

Maria, those are perfect...must add them to the original list. I, too, have found that not getting "what I want" was the best thing for me.

Now if there were a way to know this in advance.....:-)

-- Patricia (PatriciaS@lasvegas.com), July 14, 2000.

I think this thread is working on a platform for the Common Sense party.

-- Anita (Anita_S3@hotmail.com), July 14, 2000.


Thoughtful thread, help me, i'm stuck on 30 :0

Anita: right on.


-- consumer (shh@aol.com), July 14, 2000.

'sumer, I actually kind of have a problem with that one because the only people I worry about are those close to me, and if they have an "unkind thing" to say about me, there's a REASON they're saying it. I need to be paying attention to them because they wouldn't say it indiscriminately, and I wouldn't really consider it to be "unkind" (although it may seem that way at first).

BTW, sorry to hear about your recent troubles. You've been in my thoughts :-)

Complete agreement, Anita. (Should we start asking for names to start a petition?!?! [g])

-- Patricia (PatriciaS@lasvegas.com), July 14, 2000.

Excellent thread, Pattie. :-)

-- Chicken Little (panic@isover.now), July 15, 2000.

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-- x (x@x.x), July 17, 2000.

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