Tuesday, August 10, 2010

I Have Learned

"I have learned that the smile on a child is
contagious and can brighten up any ones day.)
~Mama Hen

I while back I did a post based on the poem in my Mama Hen's Inspirations called I Have Learned. I love that poem because it really causes me to reflect on many things. Our lives are a journey filled with struggles, giggles, pain, love, and sadly, loss. This poem always leaves me writing my own "I have learned" scenarios in my head. Here are a few:

I have learned that as much as we try to hold on to time it is cruising by. So make it exciting and try not to sweat the small stuff.

I have learned that as much as I flip out at bad drivers, they don't know I am flipping out and continue on, yet I am left stressed. So try your best (and I try) to "let it go".

I have learned that my yearning for a child for so many years did not make it happen. God did. It is all in His time.

I have learned that true love is a gift. So if you are blessed to have it then cherish it, nurture it, and tend to it to make it flourish. And never take it for granted.

I have learned that the death of a very special person can come at any time with no fore warning. So always let the people you know that you love them as often as you can!

I have learned that no matter how many times I watch a sunset, I want to see it over and over again.

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27 comments:

  1. This was a good and powerful post, thank you for sharing

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  2. I learned both the first and the last one, but I'm still working on not flipping out on bad drivers. One day at a time...

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  3. very powerful! I truly think you should write a life lessons book...I'd totally buy it :) Love your blog!
    You are so right that true love is such a gift, I feel as though people take love for granted these days in so many families and this makes me sad. And yes, a child's smile is SO contagious! LOVE THIS POST!!!!!!!

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  4. I love this! I am going to have to write my own list too! I agree with Marissa you should write a life lesson book or an inspirational feel good book. Your writing is so possitive, it always makes me smile and reflect on my own joys! I love reading your blog!

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  5. Following back! What a cute little chick! I love the whole set up to your blog!!

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  6. Great post and beautiful poem! Thanks for sharing. And as always little chick is absolutely a little cutie pie :)

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  7. Oh that smile is so super contagious! Thanks for brightening up my day Little Chick!

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  8. I have learned that blowing a kiss at irrate drivers is the best possbile way to piss them off.

    I have learned that reflecting on what I've learned is the most powerful tool for gratitude that I know of.

    I have also learned that I wish I could love a lollipop as much as Little Chick does. I miss that!

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  9. I too have learned to not take things for granted. We don't know how long our time will be so let's enjoy our blessings. You of course have to stop and remember, but that's a good practice as well!

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  10. Who could not smile when looking at that cutie pie! Love the pic. I'm starting to learn to not sweat the small stuff - and to take a little time to stop and smell the roses!

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  11. I agree with previous posters that you should write a book. I really love how when I come to your blog, I leave with a smile on my face and having been inspired to try harder and be better. Have a wonderful day!

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  12. I agree so with your quote about how a child's smile is contagious and can brighten anyone's day .... So true : ) And the pic of Little Chick did that for me!

    Have a great day!!

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  13. Excellent! As always - the picute is too adorable!

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  14. I have learned to take nothing for granted...you never know what a new day brings. Newest follower in the house. Hope you'll come back and visit me again. I'll be back here soon for sure! Little Chick is soooo cute!

    Lots of yummy love,
    Alex aka Ma What's For Dinner
    www.mawhats4dinner.com

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  15. Enjoyed reading this post. I have learned that a camera, no matter how good a shot we get, just doesn't capture the true beauty God gave a child's smile, a sunset,or any of His other creation.

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  16. I love each and every one of your "I have learned"'s :))
    You made me cry!

    xxx
    P.

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  18. Such great lessons. It's amazing the amount of wisdom we gain as we get older. Not sweating the small stuff is something that I work on daily!

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  19. Your little one has such a bright smile! =) Probably gets it from mom, right?!?

    Thanks for the encouragement too!

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  20. So true! And I'm with you on the sunset one... I love taking picture of and watching the sunset --so beautiful! Thank you for sharing this!

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  21. Such beautiful lessons you have shared! Just love your blog! :-)

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  23. Yes, very good reminders. I could relate to all of them.

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  24. You're so right about driving...I don't know why we get so wigged out like we do!

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  26. No matter how much we think we know, we are always learning something every single day IF we open our eyes, minds and hearts to receive the lessons. I think almost anyone could relate to the things life has taught you. -EW

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