21 Lessons Learned From a Life Lived

that when you’re in love, it shows.
that just one person saying to me, “You’ve made my day!” makes my day.
that being kind is more important than being right.
that you should never say no to a gift from a child.
that I can always pray for someone when I don’t have the strength to help him in some other way.
that no matter how serious your life requires you to be, everyone needs a friend to act goofy with.
that sometimes all a person needs is a hand to hold and a heart to understand.
that it’s those small daily happenings that make life so spectacular.
that under everyone’s hard shell is someone who wants to be appreciated and loved.
that to ignore the facts does not change the facts.
that when you plan to get even with someone, you are only letting that person continue to hurt you.
that love, not time, heals all wounds.
that everyone you meet deserves to be greeted with a smile.
that no one is perfect until you fall in love with them.
that opportunities are never lost; someone will take the ones you miss.
that when you harbor bitterness, happiness will dock elsewhere.
that I wish I could have told my Dad that I love him one more time before he passed away.
that one should keep his words both soft and tender, because tomorrow he may have to eat them.
that a smile is an inexpensive way to improve your looks.
that I can’t choose how I feel, but I can choose what I do about it.
that everyone wants to live on top of the mountain, but all the happiness and growth occurs while you’re climbing it.
that it is best to give advice in only two circumstances; when it is requested and when it is a life threatening situation.
– Andy Rooney


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