Tuesday, June 10, 2008

What I Learned

Exactly 3 years ago, I made a decision which I later regretted. It took a while to rectify things and as expected, nothing was the same anymore. But little did I know that it was actually a blessing in disguise.

I guess if I did not make that decision, life would not be as it is now. Even though I do have my 'down' moments, but on the whole, life is a lot more tolerable. I began to look at things at different perspectives and in a way it makes me become more adaptable. I thank God for that.

Anyway, here is something that I happen to find on the internet which I would like to share.

What I Learned
by: Author Unknown, Source Unknown

I've learned
- that you cannot make someone love you. All you can do is be someone who can be loved. The rest is up to them.

I've learned
- that no matter how much I care, some people just don't care back.

I've learned
- that it takes years to build up trust, and only seconds to destroy it.

I've learned
- that it's not what you have in your life but who you have in your life that counts.

I've learned
- that you can get by on charm for about fifteen minutes. After that, you'd better know something.

I've learned
- that it's not what happens to people that's important. It's what they do about it. I've learned - that you can do something in an instant that will give you heartache for life.

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 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 learning to forgive takes practice.

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

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 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 years you've lived.

I've learned - that you should never tell a child their dreams are unlikely or outlandish. Few things are more humiliating, and what a tragedy it would be if they believed you.

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 no matter how bad your heart is broken the world doesn't stop for your grief.

l'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 sometimes you have to put the individual ahead of their actions.

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 no matter how you try to protect your children, they will eventually get hurt and you will hurt in the process.

I've learned
- that there are many ways of falling and staying in love.

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 help.

I've learned
- that writing, as well as talking, can ease emotional pains.

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

I've learned
- that the people you care most about in life are taken from you too soon.

11 comments:

Zawi said...

nana,
After reading about what you have learnt, I too learned something from it. Thank your for sharing.

U.Lee said...

Hi Nana, beautiful sayings you have put up.
Our life here on this planet is not a dress rehearsal, and we only live once.
For me at my age, everyday see the sun rise is a bonus.
And believe to live and let live, eat to live, not live to eat.
We may not be rich or have a bank manager that recognises us, but in friends we are rich.
I have experienced many of the good, the bad and the ugly in past years...and thus just to appreciate things around us and appreciate life.
You keep well, Nana and have a nice day, Lee.

Letting the time pass me by said...

Well, life is still a lot of mystery to me.

Anne said...

kak ma,
i was reading each line dengan terangguk-angguknya and can't help shedding some tears for the last line .... how so very true ....

J.T. said...

Hi Nana

Such profound lessons in life. Thanks for sharing.

It reminded me of some things that I have to take note of.

NaNa said...

Pak Zawi,
I'm most happy to share it with friends. Glad to know that you learned something. :)

NaNa said...

U. Lee,

Thanks very much for the visit and the wise words. I'm still learning to apreciate life as it is.. :)

NaNa said...

Letting the time pass by me:

Life is a mystery to everybody... full of trial and error. Sometimes we get it right on our first try and sometimes we need to repeat it again and again. Along the way, we learn our lessons.

Thanks very much for visiting.

NaNa said...

Anne,

I know what u mean. Sometimes rasa macam nak turn back the clock kan?

NaNa said...

Hi JT,

I happen to stumble upon it when I browsed the internet and it touched my heart. I agree with most of the things mentioned and I thought it would be nice to share it here. Glad to know that you like it.

LindaLow said...

Hi Nana, I hopped over from U. Lee's blog. Tks for sharing. I've learned alot. Is true no matter how much u care, sometimes people just don't care. I've learned to love w/o expecting a return. That help alot and u won't feel hurt if the person don't respond:)
Good day to you:)

Linda