I've Learned

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

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

I've learned-
that you should always leave loved ones with
loving words. It may be the last time you see them.

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

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

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

I've learned-
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

I've learned-
that heroes are the people who do what has to be
done when it needs to be done,regardless of the

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

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

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 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 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

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

I've learned-
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

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

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

I've learned-
that our background and circumstances may have
influenced who we are, but we are responsible for who we

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 two people can look at the exact same thing and see
something totally different.

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

I've learned-
that even when you think you have no more to give, when
a friend cries out to you, you will find the strength to

I've learned-
that credentials on the wall do not make you a decent human

I've learned-
that the people you care about most in life are taken from
you too soon.
Submitted  4/30/2000 12:48:05 AM