Off topic: Poem: \'I\'ve learned...\'
Thread poster: ChristinaT

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Jan 22, 2003

Hello there! After spending some time rambling on about what I have learned about the translation biz. in another post, I thought I could continue with general lessons for life here...hehe!

I received this poem from a friend, and I just HAVE to share.


I\'ve Learned

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

I\'ve learned....That when you\'re in love, it shows.

I\'ve learned....That just one person saying to me, \"You\'ve made my day!\" makes my day.

I\'ve learned....That having a child fall asleep in your arms is one of the most peaceful feelings in the world.

I\'ve learned....That being kind is more important than being right.

I\'ve learned....That you should never say no to a gift from a child.

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

I\'ve learned....That no matter how serious your life requires you to be, everyone needs a friend to act goofy with.

I\'ve learned....That sometimes all a person needs is a hand to hold and a heart to understand.

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

I\'ve learned....That life is like a roll of toilet paper. The closer it gets to the end, the faster it goes.

I\'ve learned....That we should be glad God doesn\'t give us everything we ask for.

I\'ve learned....That money doesn\'t buy class.

I\'ve learned....That it\'s those small daily happenings that make life so spectacular.

I\'ve learned...That under everyone\'s hard shell is someone who wants to be appreciated and loved.

I\'ve learned...That the Lord didn\'t do it all in one day. What makes me think I can?

I\'ve learned....That to ignore the facts does not change the facts.

I\'ve learned....That when you plan to get even with someone, you are only letting that person continue to hurt you.

I\'ve learned....That love, not time, heals all wounds.

I\'ve learned....That the easiest way for me to grow as a person is to surround myself with people smarter than I am.

I\'ve learned....That everyone you meet deserves to be greeted with a smile.

I\'ve learned....That there\'s nothing sweeter than sleeping with your babies and feeling their breath on your cheeks.

I\'ve learned....That no one is perfect until you fall in love with them.

I\'ve learned....That life is tough, but I\'m tougher.

I\'ve learned....That opportunities are never lost; someone will take the ones you miss.

I\'ve learned....That when you harbor bitterness, happiness will dock elsewhere.

I\'ve learned....That I wish I could have told my Mom that I love her one more time before she passed away.

I\'ve learned....That one should keep his words both soft and tender, because tomorrow he may have to eat them.

I\'ve learned....That a smile is an inexpensive way to improve your looks.

I\'ve learned....That I can\'t choose how I feel, but I can choose what I do about it.

I\'ve learned....That when your newly born grandchild holds your little finger in his little fist, that you\'re hooked for life.

I\'ve learned....That everyone wants to live on top of the mountain, but all the happiness and growth occurs while you\'re climbing it.

I\'ve learned ...It\'s best to give advice in only two circumstances; when it is requested and when it is a life-threatening situation.

I\'ve learned....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.

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.

Best reagrds - and lots of smiles for everyone!


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xxxTService  Identity Verified
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English to German
Thank you for that. Jan 22, 2003



Robin Salmon  Identity Verified
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Food for thought Jan 22, 2003

Thank you very much for all that. Pretty confronting - amazing how elusive wisdom can be!

Please excuse my title; I know I should avoid clichés like the plague!


María Eugenia Wachtendorff  Identity Verified
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Thank you. It was just what I needed to find while starting to sink into depression! Jan 29, 2003

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