Tuesday, January 12, 2010

On my birthday...

I’ve Learned…
That simple walks with my dad around the block on summer nights when I was a child did wonders for me as an adult.

I’ve Learned…
That there’s nothing sweeter than sleeping with your babies and feeling their breath on your cheeks.

I’ve Learned…
That love, not time, heals all wounds.

I've learned...
that my grandpa makes the best pastry!

I’ve Learned…
That one should keep his words both soft and tender, because tomorrow he may have to eat them.

I’ve Learned…
That being kind is more important than being right.

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 it's a rare and special thing to have a brother like mine.

I’ve Learned...
That when you’re in love, it shows.

I've Learned...
that my grandma really does have the softest hands.

I've Learned...
that we are responsible for what we do,
no matter how we feel.

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 God has overwhelmed me with mercy and has given me
more "do-overs" than I can count, and by far, more than I deserve.

I've Learned...
that it's those small daily happenings
that make life so spectacular.

I have Learned...
no one's love compares to a mom's love...it is endless.

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

I've Learned...
that either you control your
attitude or it controls you.

I have learned silence from the talkative, toleration from the intolerant, and kindness from the unkind.

I've Learned...
that you can keep going
long after you think you can't.

I've Learned...
that true friendship continues to grow,
even over the longest distance.

I've Learned...
that its good to have a big love for many kinds of music, it enhances one's life.

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 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 our background and circumstances may
have influenced who we are, but we are
responsible for who we become.

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 two people can look at the exact same
thing and see something totally different.

I've Learned...
that marriage counseling shouldn't be a last resort,
but rather a first option.

I've Learned...
that family and friends are what make
us who we are today, and without them
we would never be complete.

I've Learned...
good character is the best tombstone. Those who loved you and were helped by you will remember you when forget-me-nots have withered. Carve your name on hearts, not on marble

I've Learned...
if home is where your heart is then, I am living exactly where I should be.





How far you go in life depends on your being tender with the young, compassionate with the aged, sympathetic with the striving and tolerant of the weak and strong. Because someday in your life you will have been all of these. ~George Washington Carver

6 comments:

Jacqueline Bay said...

You are one smart and amazing person...loved these thoughts! God's grace and love compel us to love others in all things..and what an example you are in your devotion to your family and your friends.

Saralee said...

Such good words! you definately are an amazing lady!

Dave/Deb Mom/Dad Nana/Papa said...

I've learned that being your mom and dad is a priceless gift that keeps getting more precious with every moment, every hour, every day and every year! You, Cher are an incredible and beautiful lady. We are beyond proud to be your mom and daddy. Thank you for the insightful thoughts...with grateful hearts, Mom and Dad

3 little and 2 big liks said...

i've learned that reading your blog makes ME wiser! thank you for sharing! i love this post!

Holly said...

What profound wisdom you impart on us!
Happy Birthday, dear Cher!
I love you!!!!
Holly

Ross and Taya said...

Wow Cher, that was awesome. The one about Love, not Time healing all wounds was so true. I hadn't thought about it that way before.