[MOL] WHAT I'VE LEARNED [01902] Medicine On Line


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[MOL] WHAT I'VE LEARNED



A dear friend sent this to me...
 ...there's much I agree with (and try to live by).

God Bless You All This Beautiful Morning
marty auslander
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> 
> > 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 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.
> >
> > 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 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 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.
> ________________________________________________________
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