What I’ve Learned

What 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 Dad
that I love him one more time before
he 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 child 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….
That it is 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.

From my heart to yours,
Kara Oh

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