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11 things I learned on 11/11/11


I do not regret growing older because it’s a privilege denied to many. I pick lessons from whatever life throws at me. I believe everyone does the same. We gather a lot of valuable lessons from what happens each day of our lives. The positive things come with their lessons… so do the negative. Today is 11th November, 2011 or 11/11/11 and below are a few of the things I have learned……

#1 I have learned that I should tell my mom, dad and loved ones that I appreciate them more often than I do.

#2 I have learned that it’s those small daily happenings that make life so spectacular because they make a difference.

#3 I have learned that everyone you meet deserves to be greeted with a smile. It makes their day and brightens mine as well.

#4 I have learned that the easiest way for me to grow as a person is to make sure I surround myself with people smarter than I am.

#5 I have learned one very interesting thing about money…..  It doesn’t buy class.

#6 I have learned that no matter how serious life requires you to be, everyone needs a friend to joke around with. It makes you feel normal and takes off the pressure.

#7 I have learned that life is tough but I am tougher!

#8 I have learned that a smile is an inexpensive way to improve my looks.

#9 I have learned that when I harbor bitterness, happiness will dock elsewhere.

#10 I have learned that you CAN NOT please everyone.

#11 I have learned that people still believe in false prophets and thought the world would end today: 11/11/11

Share with us what you have also learned about life. Thank you.


What are you seriously waiting for?

We convince ourselves that life will be better after we get married, have a baby, and then another. Then we are frustrated that the kids aren’t old enough and we believe that we’ll be more content when they are.

After that, we’re frustrated that we have teenagers to deal with. We will certainly be happy when they are out of that stage.  We tell ourselves that our life will be complete when our spouse gets his or her act together, when we get a nicer car, when we’re able to go on a nice vacation, or when we retire.

The truth is there’s no better time to be happy than…


If not now, when? Your life will always be filled with challenges. It’s best to admit this to yourself and decide to be happy anyway. Happiness is the way.

So, treasure every moment that you have, and treasure it more because you shared it with someone special, (special enough to spend your time with), and remember that time waits for no one.

So, stop waiting…

** until your car or home is paid off.

** until you get a new car or home.

** until your kids leave the house.

** until you go back to school.

** until you finish school.

** until you lose 10 lbs.

** until you gain 10 lbs.

** until you get married.

** until you get a divorce.

** until you have kids.

** until you retire.

** until summer.

** until spring.

** until winter.

** until fall.

** until you die.

There is no better time than RIGHT NOW to be happy.

Happiness is a journey, not a destination.


Work like you don’t need money.

Love like you’ve never been hurt,

And dance like no one’s watching.

Money can buy pleasure… but not love;

Money can buy a show… but not joy;

Money can buy a slave… but not a friend;

Money can buy a woman… but not a wife;

Money can buy a house… but not a home;

Money can buy food… but not an appetite;

Money can buy medicines… but not health;

Money can buy diplomas… but not culture;

Money can buy books… but not intelligence;

Money can buy tranquillizers. but not peace;

Money can buy indulgences… but not forgiveness;

Money can buy the earth… but not the sky.

“It is not necessary to regret what you cannot repair”. -Samuel Johnson

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