Wednesday, January 28, 2009

@ 48 I've learned......

I am 48 today...and I was really looking for wonderful words of wisdom to share...but instead I came across this...I added a few extra...and it sums up perfectly what I want to say today.

  • I've learned that you cannot make someone love you. All you can do is be someone who can be loved. The rest is up to them.

  • I've learned that no matter how much I care, some people just don't care back.

  • I've learned that it takes years to build up trust, and only seconds to destroy it.

  • I've learned that it's not what you have in your life, but who you have in your life that counts.

  • I've learned that you can do something in an instant that will give you a heartache for life.

  • I've learned that no matter how thin you slice it, there are always two sides.

  • I've learned that you should always leave loved ones with loving words.

  • I've learned that we are responsible for what we do, no matter how we feel.

  • I've learned that there are people who love you dearly, but just don't know how to show it.

  • 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 maturity has more 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've learned that no matter how good a friend someone is, they're going to hurt you every once in a while and you must forgive them for that.

  • I've learned that no matter how bad your heart is broken the world doesn't stop for your grief.

  • I've learned 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've learned that we don't have to change friends if we understand that friends change.

  • I've learned that you shouldn't be so eager to find out a secret. It could change your life forever.

  • I've learned that there are many ways of falling and staying in love.

  • I've learned that no matter how many friends you have, if you are their pillar, you will feel lonely and lost at the times you need them most.

  • I've learned that the people you care most about in life are taken from you too soon.

  • I've learned that although the word "love" can have many different meanings, it loses value when overly used.

  • I've learned that love is not for me to keep, but to pass on to the next person I see.

  • I've learned that even when I have pain, I don't have to be one.

  • 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.

  • I've learned that either you control your attitude or it controls you.

  • I've learned that it's not what happens to people that's important. It's what they do about it.

  • I've learned that it's a lot easier to react than it is to think.

  • 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 our background and circumstances may have influenced who we are, but we are responsible for ourselves.

  • I've learned that you shouldn't compare yourself to the best others can do, but to the best you can do.

  • I've learned that you can keep going long after you think you can't.

  • I've learned that sometimes the people you expect to kick you when you're down will be the ones to help you get back up.

  • 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 learning to forgive takes practice.

  • I've learned that it isn't always enough to be forgiven by someone else. Sometimes you have to learn to forgive yourself.

  • I've learned that money is a lousy way of keeping score.

  • I've learned that making a living is not the same as making a life.

  • I've learned that my best friend and I can do anything or nothing and have the best time.

  • I've learned that if you want to cheer yourself up, you should try cheering someone else up.

  • I've learned that you can make someone's day by simply sending them a little card.

  • I've learned that your life can be changed in a matter of minutes by people who don't even know you.

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

  • I've learned that mental stimulation is the way to a person's heart.

  • I've learned that you should never tell a child their dreams are unlikely or outlandish. Few things are more humiliating, and what a tragedy it would be if they believed it.

  • I've learned that your family won't always be there for you. It may seem funny, but people you aren't related to can take care of you and love you and teach you to trust people again. Families aren't biological.

  • I've learned that no matter how you try to protect your children, they will eventually get hurt and you will hurt in the process.

  • I've learned that it's hard to determine where to draw the line between being nice and not hurting people's feelings and standing up for what you believe.

  • I've learned that I have to keep my words soft and tender in case I have to eat them tomorrow.

  • I've learned that no matter the consequences, those who are honest with themselves get farther in life.

  • I've learned that even when you thinkyou have no more to give,when a friend cries out to you, you will find the strength to help.

  • I've learned that with God in the right place in my life fixes every other relationship of life.

  • I've learned that I still have a lot to learn.

Now I am off to have breakfast with the three most important men in my husband and two sons.



  1. Baie baie geluk met jou spesiale viering vandag. En dankie dat jy hierdie wonderlike inspirerende woorde met ons deel op jou groot dag. Jy is spesiaal en verdien alles wat goed en mooi is. Mag hierdie jaar dan ook gevul wees met tonne liefde, geluk en goeie gesondheid. Ek's so bly, nou weet ek ook wanneer jy verjaar ... dadelik op my kalender. Jy moet die ontbyt geniet saam met die spesiale manne in jou lewe.
    NS: het jy gesien jy is die 'top commenter'op Doing Life tans. Sien nuwe interessante widget in my sidebar!

  2. Such true words. I've read this somewhere before and love it.

    I hope you had an absolutely wonderful day and a yummy breakies!

  3. Sjoe! So much wisdom here and sadly I fall short in many of the most basic truths. Thanks for sharing this...much to reflect upon.

    I do hope your day is super special and that you boytjies spoil you rotten!

  4. So much wisdom you have learned!
    Good for you!

    I think the 40's are a fantastic decade - enjoy!

    And a very very happy birthday to you. . .

  5. Lynette, It's your birthday and here you are giving me a gift! Thanks for giving me such a great gift of these little tidbits of wisdom, I have copied them and will use them to refer to frequently. I think they are so true and so eloquently expressed. Have a WONDERFUL birthday!

  6. Thanks for sharing! I guess it's your birthday, happy birthday!

  7. Wonderful! thanks for sharing. You inspired me.. Happy Birthday and God bless you..

  8. Happy Birthday ~ be blessed as you celebrate your special day.

    Love your list and would love to see that on a LO soon too.

  9. I tried to phone you, but you must be out doing something exciting for you birthday. Happy birthday dear sister, I hope you had a wonderful day and that the year ahead will be full of blessings!
    With lots of love from your sister.


    These were great!

  11. You are so right!!!!! Happy 48th Birthday!

  12. Oops, I was logged in as my was me that posted last!

  13. Happy belated Birthday lovely Lynette.
    Sorry I'm late but was away for a few days...hope you had a smashing time :)

  14. A ton of wisdom in your list! I will be 50 this year..maybe I'll have to come up with a list!


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