I Have Learned....

When I first stumbled on the original piece inspired by the late MAYA ANGELOU, I found it so interesting and profound. I have edited it based on my own experiences and understanding of life. It helps me from to time to re-aquaint myself with life's lessons. Hope it does the same for you too....This is what  I'VE LEARNED:-

#1) 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.

#2) I’ve Learned-
That it takes years to build up TRUST, and only seconds to destroy it.

#3) 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.

#4) I’ve Learned-
That it’s not what you have in your life but WHO you have in your life that counts.

#5) I’ve Learned-
That you should never ruin an APOLOGY with an excuse.

#6) I’ve Learned-
That you can get by on CHARM for about fifteen minutes. After that, you’d better know something.

#7) I’ve Learned-
That you shouldn’t COMPARE yourself to the best others can do.

#8) I’ve Learned-
That you can do something IMPULSIVE in an instant, that will give you heartache for life.

#9) I’ve Learned-
That it’s taking me a long time to become the person I want to be. But eventually I will get there. 

#10) I’ve Learned-
That you should always LEAVE loved ones WITH loving words. It may be the last time you SEE them.

#12) I’ve Learned-
That you can keep going long even after you think you can't. You are that STRONG.

#13) I’ve Learned-
That we are RESPONSIBLE for our actions, no matter how we feel.

#14) I’ve Learned-
That either you CONTROL your attitude or your attitude will control you.

#15) 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.

#16) 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.

#18) I’ve Learned-
That MONEY is a lousy way of keeping score. Truly!

#19) 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.

#20) 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.

#21) I’ve Learned-
That true friendship continues to GROW, even over the longest distance. Same goes for true love.

#22) 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.

#23) 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.

#24) 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 it.

#25) 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, love you and teach you values. Families aren’t always BIOLOGICAL.

#26) I’ve Learned-
That it isn’t always enough to be FORGIVEN by others. Sometimes you have to learn to forgive YOURSELF.

#27) I’ve Learned-
That no matter how bad your heart is BROKEN the world won't  stop for your grief. Get up and MOVE on.

#28) I’ve Learned-
That our background and circumstances may have INFLUENCED who we are, but we are responsible for who we BECOME.

#29) I’ve Learned-
That a rich person is not the one who has the MOST, but is one who NEEDS the least.

#30) 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 that they do.

#31) I’ve Learned-
That we don’t have to CHANGE friends if we understand that friends change.

#32) I’ve Learned-
That two people can look at the EXACT same thing and see something totally different.

#33) 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.

#34) I’ve Learned-
That even when you think you have no more to GiVE, when a good friend cries out to you, you will find the STRENGTH to help.

#35) I’ve Learned-
That credentials on the wall do not make you a decent human being, even though people are more interested in your REPUTATION than they are in your CHARACTER .

What have you learned? Do share with me....Let's rub off positively on one another and trade thoughts. And oh! Don't Forget to share with others. 

Enjoy The Rest Of Your Wednesday Lovelies! Muaaah! 

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