Important lessons

've learned…
that you can do something in an instant that will give you heartache for the rest of your life.

I've learned…
that it's taking me a long time to become the person I want to be.

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 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 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 money is a lousy way of keeping score.

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 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 just because two people argue doesn't mean they don't love each other. And just because they don't argue doesn't mean they do.

I've learned…
that two people can look at the exact same thing and see something totally different. Same goes for hearing.

I've learned…
that I can be bitter or better.

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2 comments on “Important lessons
  1. Kim says:

    This especially hit home with me today – Thank You for the reminders.

  2. Janae says:

    Yup sis time flies so fast, I would always tell her not to grow so fa;t3#82&0sbut I am very happy that she is growing up to be a fine ladyBrown Pinay recently posted..

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