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Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Evening, Wisdom and Beauty

I've learned that
  • we don't have to change friends if we understand that friends change.
  • 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.
  • that true friendship continues to grow, even over the longest distance. The same goes for true love.
  • that you can do something in an instant that will give you heartache for life.
  • that it's taken me a long time to become the person I want to be.
  • that you should always leave loved ones with loving words, for it may be the last time you see them.
I've learned that
  • you can keep going long after you can't.
  • that we are responsible for what we do, no matter how we feel.
  • that either you control your attitude or it controls you.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • that my best friend and I can do anything or nothing and have the best time.
  • that sometimes the people you expect to kick you when you're down, will be the ones to help you get back up.
  • that sometimes when I'm angry I have the right to be angry, but that doesn't give me the right to be cruel.
  • 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 years you have lived.
  • that it isn't always enough to be forgiven by others. Sometimes you have to learn to forgive yourself.
  • that no matter how badly your heart is broken the world doesn't stop for your grief.
  • 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 love each other.
  • that you shouldn't be so eager to find out a secret. It could change your life forever.
  • that two people can look at the same thing and see something totally different.
  • 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.
  • that credentials on the wall do not make you a decent human being.
  • that the people you care about most in life are sometimes taken from you too soon.

16 comments:

This Is My Blog - fishing guy said...

Sylvia: Beautiful capture to go with all the insights into friendships. What is that yellow glow, (lol) I want to see sunshine.

magiceye said...

lovely image and wonderful thoughts

christopher said...

Those are exceptional and absolutely special words of wisdom.

Serline said...

How very true... now if only I could get my hubby to see things the same way too ;-)

Cezar and Léia said...

Ah Sylvia, you write with your soul, and it's wonderful!
This post is so special, thanks so much!
The picture is breathtaking!
Léia

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

Wonderful. Many lessons here, especially for relationships among friends and how your entire life can change in an instant.

Have a great day Sylvia.

lotusleaf said...

How insightful! I have learnt the one about the world not stopping for your grief.

Team G Square said...

Little too much for me to learn , just loved the Photo .

Kay L. Davies said...

Beautiful, Sylvia. Thanks!
-- K

Kay, Alberta, Canada
An Unfittie's Guide to Adventurous Travel

George said...

Wow! You've learned some very valuable lessons. You must be wise beyond your years.

Sridharan said...

Beautiful Sylvia.. Thanks for sharing such wonderful lessons, worth learning by almost every one.
You've got a nice blog that I am following..!

swapnap said...

Amazing words....soothing and so meaningful. Thanks Sylvia, so glad to catch up.

snowwhite said...

I especially love the last one in the first "I've learned that".

I have the similar idea. My interpretation of "One Time One Meeting(my blog title)" is - Every meeting is different even though we meet every day. And I want to cherish each meeting as if it were the last one.

Thank you for your insightful lessons!!

Splendid Little Stars said...

beautiful. insightful. important.

Kay said...

you always have the best quotes, thoughts, ideas....

thank you for sharing these !! I always love them

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Beautiful reflective picture and reflective thoughts!

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