"Zen teaches nothing; it merely enables us to wake up and become aware. It does not teach, it points." ~D.T. Suzuki

Sunday, September 1, 2013

I've Learned

or Every day is back to school!
I've Learned

Life offers its wisdom generously. Everything teaches. Not everyone learns.
I've learned

that no matter what happens,

or how bad it seems today,

life does go on,

and it will be better tomorrow.

I've learned

that you can tell a lot about a person
by the way he/she handles
these three things:

a rainy day,

lost luggage,

and tangled Christmas tree lights.
I've learned

that regardless of your relationship

with your parents,

you'll miss them

when they're gone from your life.
I've learned

that making a living

is not the same thing as making a life.

I've learned

that life sometimes gives you a second chance.
I've learned

that you shouldn't go through life

with a catcher's mitt on both hands;


need to be able to throw some things back.

I've learned

that whenever I decide something

with an open heart,

I usually make the right decision. 
I've learned

that even when I have pains,

I don't have to be one.

I've learned

that every day you should reach out

and touch someone.

People love a warm hug,

or just a friendly pat on the back. 
I've learned

that I still have a lot to learn.

I've learned

that people will forget what you said,

people will forget what you did,

but people will never forget

how you made them feel.


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