Friday, January 6, 2012

Things that I have learned....

I always think seeing a grandfather and granddaughter together, or grandson for that matter,  is a lovely sight and I barely got them in my viewfinder before they disappeared around the corner to join the rest of their family.   

I found the following online but the author is unknown.

"Things I've Learned By The Age Of........!"

I've learned that you can't hide a piece of broccoli in a glass of milk - age 6

I've learned that I like my teacher because she cries when we sing "Silent Night" - age 7

I've learned that when I wave to people in the country, they stop what they are doing and wave back - age 9

I've learned that just when I get my room the way I like it, Mom makes me clean it up - age 12

I've learned that if you want to cheer yourself up, you should try cheering someone else up - age 13

I've learned that silent company is often more healing than words of advice - age 24

I've learned that brushing my child's hair is one of life's great pleasures - age 25

I've learned that wherever I go, the worlds worst drivers have followed me there - age 29

I've learned that if someone says something unkind about me, I must live so that no one will believe it - age 39

I've learned that there are people who love you dearly but just don't know how to show it - age 41

I've learned that you can make someone's day by simply sending them a little card - age 44

I've learned that the greater a person's sense of guilt, the greater his need to cast blame on others - age 45

I've learned that children and grandparents are natural allies - age 46

I've learned that motel mattresses are better on the side away from the phone - age 50

I've learned that you can tell a lot about a man by the way he handles these three things: a rainy day, lost luggage and tangled Christmas tree lights - age 52

I've learned that regardless of your relationship with your parents, you miss them terribly after they die - age 53

I've learned that making a living is not the same thing as making a life - age 58

I've learned that life sometimes gives you a second chance - age 62

I've learned that you shouldn't go through life with a catcher's mitt on both hands.  You need to be able to throw something back - age 64

I've learned that if you pursue happiness it will elude you.  But if you focus on your family, the needs of others, your work, meeting new people and doing the very best you can, happiness will find you - age 65

I've learned that whenever I decide something with kindness, I usually make the right decision - age 66

I've learned that even when I have pains, I don't have to be one - age 82

I've learned that every day you should reach out and touch someone.  People love that human touch-holding of hands, a warm hug, or just a friendly pat on the back - age 85

I've learned that I still have a lot to learn - age 92


A late thought but if you have any of your own little gems here, feel free to add them.


  1. That is truly lovely. Thank you. And yes, many of the things on that list were true, true, true. True I tell you.

  2. I'm ahead of the game. I already KNOW I have a LOT to learn. :-)

  3. Love the pic,

    Love your learning examples. Tuition in the school of hard knocks is expensive.

  4. the last one is especially true,

    Gill in Canada

  5. Not yet 82 but the pains have arrived. I must beware! Loved all these gems, Denise.

  6. Love, love, love this post. I hope you had a great holiday season and your new year is fill with happiness.

  7. wonderful- I have (reluctantly) learned there is more to life than having children

  8. What a great list of things people have learned! I just loved them! I especially liked the one about not just making a living, but making a life.

  9. Lovely comments, thank you friends.