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05/10/14 Weekend Grif.Net – Lessons Learned as I’ve Gotten Older

05/10/14 Weekend Grif.Net – Lessons Learned as I’ve Gotten Older

Things I’ve learned as I have aged . .

I’ve learned that I like my teacher because she cries when we sings “Silent
Night”.
Age 5

I’ve learned that our dog doesn’t want to eat my broccoli either.
Age 7

I’ve learned that when I wave to people in the country, they stop what they
are doing and wave back.
Age 9

I’ve learned that just when I get my room the way I like it, Mom makes me
clean it up again.
Age 12

I’ve learned that if you want to cheer yourself up, you should try cheering
someone else up.
Age 14

I’ve learned that although it’s hard to admit it, I’m secretly glad my
parents are strict with me.
Age 16

I’ve learned that if someone says something unkind about me, I must live so
that no one will believe it.
Age 19

I’ve learned that wherever I go, the world’s worst old-lady drivers have
followed me there.
Age 22

I’ve learned that silent company is often more healing than words of advice.
Age 24

I’ve learned that brushing my little child’s hair is one of life’s great
pleasures.
Age 27

I’ve learned that if you want to do something positive for your children,
work to improve your marriage.
Age 29

I’ve learned that there are people who love you dearly but just don’t know
how to show it.
Age 32

I’ve learned that you can make some one’s day by simply sending them a
little note.
Age 34

I’ve learned that the greater a person’s sense of guilt, the greater his or
her need to cast blame on others.
Age 36

I’ve learned that children and grandparents are natural allies.
Age 37

I’ve learned that regardless of your relationship with your parents, you
miss them terribly after they die.
Age 39

I’ve learned that no matter what happens, or how bad it seems today, life
does go on, and it will be better tomorrow.
Age 41

I’ve learned that motel mattresses are better on the side away from the
phone.
Age 43

I’ve learned that you can tell a lot about a man by the way he handles these
three things: a rainy day, lost luggage, and tangled Christmas tree lights.
Age 45

I’ve learned that keeping a vegetable garden is worth a medicine cabinet
full of pills.
Age 47

I’ve learned that making a living is not the same thing as making a life.
Age 49

I’ve learned that life sometimes gives you a second chance.
Age 51

I’ve learned that you shouldn’t go through life with a catchers mitt on both
hands. You need to be able to throw something back.
Age 53

I’ve learned that if you pursue happiness, it will elude you. But if you
focus on your family, the needs of others, your work, meeting new people,
and doing the very best you can, happiness will find you.
Age 55

I’ve learned that whenever I decide something with kindness, I usually make
the right decision.
Age 57

I’ve learned that everyone can use a prayer.
Age 59

I’ve learned that even when I have pains, I don’t have to be one.
Age 60

I’ve learned that humming “Amazing Grace” can lift my spirits for hours.
Age 62

I’ve learned that every day you should reach out and touch someone. People
love that human touch-holding hands, a warm hug, or just a friendly pat on
the back.
Age 64

I’ve learned that I still have a whole lot to learn.
Age 66

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Dr Bob Griffin
bob@grif.net www.grif.net
“Jesus Knows Me, This I Love!”