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  1. short shucker

    short shucker TS Member

    Jan 29, 1998

    If you take the time to read these I promise you'll come away with anenlightened perspective. The subjects covered affect us all on a dailybasis:

    They're written by Andy Rooney, a man who has the gift of saying so muchwith so few words. Enjoy.......

    I've learned.... That the best classroom in the world is at the feet ofan 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 myday!" makes my day.

    I've learned.... That having a child fall asleep in your arms is one ofthe 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 havethe strength to help him in some other way.

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

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

    I've learned.... That simple walks with my father around the block onsummer 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 itgets to the end, the faster it goes.

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

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

    I've learned.... That it's those small daily happenings that make lifeso spectacular.

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

    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 areonly 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 tosurround myself with people smarter than I am.

    I've learned.... That everyone you meet deserves to be greeted with asmile.

    I've learned.... That no one is perfect until you fall in love withthem.

    I've learned... That life is tough, but I'm tougher. I've learned.... That opportunities are never lost; someone will takethe ones you miss.

    I've learned.... That when you harbor bitterness, happiness will dockelsewhere.

    I've learned.... That I wish I could have told my Mom that I love herone 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 yourlooks.

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

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

    I've learned.... That the less time I have to work with, the more things I get done.

  2. Neil Winston

    Neil Winston Well-Known Member

    Jan 29, 1998
    They are nice, SS, but snopes - well, I suppose you can guess what snopes says.

  3. Ross

    Ross Well-Known Member

    Jan 29, 1998
    SS--THANKS, I have heard a lot of those spoken by MR. Rooney maybe not verbatim but with the same message. The world lost a good person when he died. Ross Puls

    PS Don't take snopes as gospel.
  4. grntitan

    grntitan Well-Known Member

    Mar 25, 2009
    IL(The gun friendly Southern Part)
    I agree Ross. I always looked forward to what Andy had to say. I just wish he would have trimmed his damn eyebrows. LOL
  5. 391 shooter

    391 shooter Well-Known Member

    Jun 3, 2008
    I don't care if Rooney did or did not say these things.

    These are all true and good things, pleasant read.

    Thanks for posting SS
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