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I am STILL learning ... :))

Postby autumnbronze » Sun Apr 18, 2010 4:13 pm

I found this copy of an email sent to me by someone close 10 years ago while doing some spring cleaning. Really found this so meaningful and enjoyed re-reading it again. For the benefit of those who have not come across this, I'd like to share this with you. I'd like to add that I don't know who the original author of this poem is.

And they say life education never stops ....

I am Learning.

I am learning –
that either you control your attitude
or it controls you.

I am learning –
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 am learning –
that heroes are the people who do what has to be done, when it needs to be done, regardless of the consequences.

I am learning –
that money is a lousy way of keeping score.

I am learning –
that my best friend and I can do anything
or nothing and have the best time.

I am learning –
that sometimes the people you expect
to kick you when you are down
will be the ones to help you get back up.

I am learning –
that sometimes when I am angry
I have the right to be angry,
but that doesn’t give me
the right to be cruel.

I am learning –
that true friendships continue to grow,
even over the longest distance.
Same goes for true love.

I am learning –
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 am learning –
that maturity has 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 am learning –
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 am learning –
that it isn’t always enough to be forgiven by
others. Sometimes you are to learn to forgive
yourself.

I am learning –
that no matter how bad your heart is broken
the world doesn’t stop for your grief.

I am learning –
That our background and circumstances
may have influenced who we are,
but we are responsible for who we become.

I am learning –
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 am learning –
that we don’t have to change friends
if we understand that friends change.

I am learning –
that you shouldn’t be so eager to find out a secret.
It could change your life forever.

I am learning –
that two people can look at the exact same thing
and see something totally different.

I am learning –
that no matter how you try to protect your
children, they will eventually get hurt and
you will hurt in the process.

I am learning –
that your life can be changed in a matter of
hours by people who don’t even know you.

I am learning –
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 am learning –
that credentials on the wall
do not make you a decent human being.

I am learning –
that the people you care about most in life
are taken from you too soon.

And I am still learning …
Last edited by autumnbronze on Fri Apr 23, 2010 6:56 pm, edited 3 times in total.

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Postby Guan Hui » Sun Apr 18, 2010 4:26 pm

:salute: :salute:
nice message :D

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Postby autumnbronze » Sun Apr 18, 2010 4:33 pm

Thanks Guan Hui :D

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Postby girlmum » Sun Apr 18, 2010 6:12 pm

Hi autumnbronze

Very true....whatever age u r ..... we're still learning everyday. Let's learn together & make this journey a memorable one. :celebrate:

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Postby LKVM » Sun Apr 18, 2010 6:28 pm

Very nice post autumnbronze the day person stops learning it means its end of the life... so one should learn everyday even if its small thing and shouldnt feel small when learning...

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Postby tankee » Sun Apr 18, 2010 10:11 pm

:goodpost: Thanks ! :celebrate:

able to learn something everyday is a blessing!

most of us would be caught in the routine and forget to learn.

:D

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Postby tree nymph » Sun Apr 18, 2010 10:14 pm

Thanks for sharing!

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Postby Cheval » Fri Apr 23, 2010 6:54 pm

So well said and versed. I am still learning, the poem over again. Thanks for sharing.

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Postby BlurBee » Fri Apr 23, 2010 11:38 pm

:goodpost:
Thanks for sharing.

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