Skip to main content

Wisdom at Any Age

One of my favorite little places to get motivational pick-me-ups is from a great publication called Bits & Pieces.

Here is something that was published in the September 2011 issues (and yes, I am behind by a month reading them).

No Matter Your Age, There Is Always Something To Learn

(published in the magazine but left anonymous)

  • I've learned that our dog doesn't want to eat my broccoli either. - Age 7
  •  I've learned that if you want to cheer yourself up, you should try cheering someone else up. - Age 14
  •  I've learned that silent company is often more healing than words of advice. - Age 24
  •  I've learned that if someone says something unkind about me, I must live so that no one will believe it. - Age 30
  •  I've learned that the greater a person's sense of guilt, the greater his or her need to cast blame on others. - Age 46
  •  I've learned that motel mattresses are better on the side away from the phone. - Age 50
  •  I've learned that regardless of yur relationship with your parents, you miss them terribly after they die. - Age 53 
  •  I've learned that you shouldn't go through life with a catcher's mitt on both hands. You need to be able to throw something back. - Age 64
  •  I've learned that whenever I decide something with kindness, I usually make the right decision. - Age 66
  • I've learned that even when I have pains, I don't have to be one. - Age 82
  • I've learned that I still have a lot to learn.

    I've always believed that no matter how old we are, we have all learned something, and will continue to until the very last day we are on Earth. And, what to do with that wisdom but share it.


    Popular posts from this blog

    Back to School Anxiety: Bullying

    Download “School Boy Being Stressed” by David Castillo Dominici via I recently wrote about how to help your child if they’re struggling with going back to school because they were bullied. My biggest most important tip was to listen, because I honestly could not write a ‘How-to-make-them-not-afraid’ column. Frankly I thought that was absurd. Fear is sometimes real. Anxiety is sometimes truly there, and for a good reason. Our job as parents isn’t to try to make it go away, it’s to try to find out the true source of those worrisome feelings. If you’d like to read more, click here. And if you’re child is struggling to find excitement about the new school year, don’t deny it, just accept it and move forward gently. Here’s some more on bullying: Family Matters Links: A Touching Story/Song Bullying: A thing of the past A Peace Poem By My Teenage Daughter A Deeper Insight into My Thoughts on People Who Bring Harm to Others Other Links: Stop Bul

    Green Punch Buggy....!!!!

    Green Punch Buggy...No Punch Back! As I was writing this blog post, my son came to me showing off his Lego creation. And don't you know I got hit at least five times since on my computer screen was displaying at least five different punch buggies, of five different colors thanks to Google Images. (Bad timing I'm thinking...) How can we possibly have world peace with these silly cars in the world!? ;) Don't the owners of these cute-but-obnoxious-cars understand that driving these things around town promotes violence!? ;) Anyhow.... The original purpose of this blog was to ask parents everywhere this question: Do you find yourself saying 'PUNCH BUGGY *BLANK-COLOR*! '  to yourself, even when the kids are not in the car??? I do! Isn't it funny how those games we used to play as a child are still around? I bet our parents say the same thing.... HAPPY FRIIIIIIDAAAAYYYY! P.S. I got hit at least ten more times, since as my son stood beside

    Good Customer Service At Home

    Over the years, my careers have mainly been customer service based. I started in a family business and then moved on up through the rungs from waitress, to hostess, to sales associate, manager and eventually the GM of a hotel. In all my years, my training taught me that you should always do your best to take your customer all the way to what they need, make them happy, and never leave them until they are done with you. I pride myself on my customer service abilities. Though the other day, I think I failed at customer service in my own home! I was getting ready to cut my daughter's hair and because of how long it had gotten (she's been growing it out for a year!) I felt this time it would be best  if instead of me spritzing it with water, she could wash and condition it real quick. She was fully clothed so I just suggested she run into the bathroom and wash her hair in the tub. She’s fourteen. I suppose I just assumed that she knew how to kneel over the tub and do it.