IJMC I Have Learned

                          IJMC - I Have Learned

Ever had one of those times when you wanted to say an awful lot of things
to someone? Important things. Things you had thought about saying. But
then you got there, you started to speak, and you realized, you just want
to cuddle up and relax. All those things, well, if they are so important,
then they can wait until tomorrow. Of course, I cannot cuddle up with a
mailing list, but things, well, they can wait until tomorrow.       -dave

As I've Walked Thru Life

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 you.
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 place.
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 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 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 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 good a friend is, they're going
	to hurt you every once in a while and you must forgive
	them for that.
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 our background and circumstances may have
	influenced who we are, but we are responsible for
	who we become.
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 minutes,
	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 help.
I've learned-
	that credentials on the wall do not
	make you a decent human being.
I've learned-
	that the people you care about most
	in life are taken from you too soon.

- Author Unknown

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