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Got This In An E-mail Very Intresting And True.  
User currently offlineKLM672 From United States of America, joined Oct 1999, 2577 posts, RR: 3
Posted (14 years 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 1883 times:

The following was written by Andy Rooney a man who has the gift of saying so much with so few words. Enjoy........

I've learned...that the best classroom in the world is at the feet of an
elderly person.

...that when you're in love, it shows.

...that just one person saying to me, "You've made my day!"
makes my day.

...that having a child fall asleep in your arms is one of the
most peaceful feelings in the world.

...that being kind is more important than being right.

...that you should never say no to a gift from a child.

...that I can always pray for someone when I don't have the
strength to help him in some other way.

...that no matter how serious your life requires you to be,
everyone needs a friend to act goofy with.

...that sometimes all a person needs is a hand to hold and a
heart to understand.

...that simple walks with my father around the block on summer
nights when I was a child did wonders for me as an adult.

...that life is like a roll of toilet paper. The closer it gets
to the end, the faster it goes.

...that we should be glad God doesn't give us everything we
ask for.

...that money doesn't buy class.

...that it's those small daily happenings that make life so

...that under everyone's hard shell is someone who wants to be
appreciated and loved.

...that the Lord didn't do it all in one day. What makes me
think I can?

...that to ignore the facts does not change the facts.

...that when you plan to get even with someone, you are only
letting that person continue to hurt you.

...that love, not time, heals all wounds.

...that the easiest way for me to grow as a person is to
surround myself with people smarter than I am.

...that everyone you meet deserves to be greeted with a smile.

...that there's nothing sweeter than sleeping with your babies
and feeling their breath on your cheeks.

...that no one is perfect until you fall in love with them.

...that life is tough, but I'm tougher.

...that opportunities are never lost; someone will take the
ones you miss.

...that when you harbor bitterness, happiness will dock

...that I wish I could have told my Mom that I love her one
more time before she passed away.

...that one should keep his words both soft and tender,
because tomorrow he may have to eat them.

...that a smile is an inexpensive way to improve your looks.

...that I can't choose how I feel, but I can choose what I do
about it.

...that when your newly born grandchild holds your little
finger in his little fist, that you're hooked for life.
(This applies to nieces and nephews too!)

...that everyone wants to live on top of the mountain, but all
the happiness and growth occurs while you're climbing it.

...that it is best to give advice in only two circumstances;
when it is requested and when it is a life threatening

...that the less time I have to work with, the more things I
get done.

To all of you. Make sure you read all the way down to the last sentence.

There once was a little boy who had a bad temper. His Father gave him a bag
of nails and told him that every time he lost his temper, he must hammer a nail into the back of the fence. The first day the boy had driven 37 nails into the fence. Over the next few weeks, as he learned to control his anger, the number
of nails hammered daily gradually dwindled down. He discovered it was easier
to hold his temper than to drive those nails into the fence. Finally, the day came when the boy didn't lose his temper at all. He told his father about it and the father suggested that the boy now pull out one nail for each day that
he was able to hold his temper. The days passed and the young boy was finally able to tell his father that all the nails were gone. The father took his son by the hand and led him to the fence. He said, "You have done well, my son, but look at the holes in the fence. The fence will never be the same. When you say things in anger, they leave a scar just like this one. You can put a knife in a man and draw it out. It won't matter how many times you say I'm sorry, the wound is still there.

A verbal wound is as bad as a physical one. Friends are very rare jewels,
indeed. They make you smile and encourage you to succeed. They lend an ear, they share words of praise and they always want to open their hearts to us.

Please forgive me if I have ever left a hole in your fence.

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User currently offlineIvailo From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (14 years 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 1852 times:

These are nice words, and most of it is very true and right !

Ivailo Sokolov,
Sofia - Bulgaria

User currently offlineAn-225 From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 3952 posts, RR: 37
Reply 2, posted (14 years 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 1820 times:

A lot of it I can agree with. But some stuff is religion and children-oriented. And I do not like it.

Money does not bring you happiness. But it's better to cry in your own private limo than on a cold bus stop.
User currently offlineTransactoid From Canada, joined Mar 2001, 788 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (14 years 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 1811 times:

...that no matter where in the World you are, there's always a McDonalds around to remind you of home.

...that no matter how much effort we put into stopping all war, one will continue forever: the Pepsi vs. Coke war.

...that an "apple a day keeps the doctor away" does nothing for the poor orange farmers.

User currently offlineTbar220 From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 7013 posts, RR: 24
Reply 4, posted (14 years 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 1793 times:

This is great. I really liked it.

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User currently offlineAerorobnz From Rwanda, joined Feb 2001, 7743 posts, RR: 16
Reply 5, posted (14 years 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 1770 times:

I've learned that Andy Rooney states the obvious.

User currently offlineClimbout From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (14 years 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 1767 times:

Sounds good!  Big thumbs up

User currently offlineTwotterwrench From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (14 years 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 1764 times:

I have learned that alex is a cynic.

User currently offlineTbar220 From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 7013 posts, RR: 24
Reply 8, posted (14 years 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 1758 times:

Sometimes people don't understand the obvious, and try to make life more complicated than it is. Once you know that basics, your life is happy, and you can work out a relationship.

Its just like a sport, why do coaches stress the basics? Because that is the foundation. But people tend to forget that, and that's when life isn't being fulfilled to its utmost potential.

He is stating the basics and obvious, and that is good.

 Smile Tzvika  Smile

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User currently offlineChris28_17 From United States of America, joined Jul 2000, 1439 posts, RR: 9
Reply 9, posted (14 years 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 1757 times:

A lot of it I can agree with. But some stuff is religion and children-oriented. And I do not like it.

some people dont even have a clue why they hate religion and God, they just do... talk about close-mindedness...

just something i've "learned"


User currently offlineTwotterwrench From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (14 years 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 1751 times:

Chris - alex just likes to act pseudo-intellectual. He is like the insomniac, dyslexic agnostic who stayed up all night wondering if there really was a dog.

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