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RE: [MOL] WHAT I'VE LEARNED



Marty, thank you for these wonderful words of wisdom.  I'll be saving
these....Hope all is well with you and Barb! Cathy

> -----Original Message-----
> From:	Martin Auslander [SMTP:fitecancer@earthlink.net]
> Sent:	Sunday, August 23, 1998 11:39 AM
> To:	Medical On Line Forum
> Subject:	[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
> _________________________________________________________________________
> > 
> > > 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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