Re: [MOL] WHAT I'VE LEARNED [01938] Medicine On Line


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Re: [MOL] WHAT I'VE LEARNED



There are those tears coming to my eyes again. I, too, try to live by many
of these, but life is a learning process. Sometimes it takes many years
before we fully realize their importance. Thank you.
Christine

At 08:38 AM 23/08/98 -0700, you wrote:
>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
>_________________________________________________________________________
>> 
>> > 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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