What I've Learned (2/20/14)

Over the years some of the things I’ve learned-
 
that you cannot make someone love you. All you can do is be someone who can be loved. The rest is up to them.
 
I’ve learned-
 
that no matter how much I care, some people just don’t care back.
 
I’ve learned-
 
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.
 
I’ve learned-
 
that it’s not what you have in your life but who you have in your life that counts.
 
I’ve learned-
 
that you should never ruin an apology with an excuse.
 
I’ve learned-
 
that you can get by on charm for about fifteen minutes. After that, you’d better know something.
 
I’ve learned-
 
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.
 
I’ve learned-
 
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.
 
I’ve learned-
 
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 you should never tell a child their dreams are unlikely or outlandish. Few things are more humiliating, and what a tragedy it would be if they believed it.
 
I’ve learned-
 
that your family won’t always be there for you. It may seem funny, but people you aren’t related to can take care of you and love you and teach you to trust people again. Families aren’t biological.
 
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.
 
I’ve learned-
 
that no matter how you try to protect your children, they will eventually get hurt and you will hurt in the process.
 
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.
 
I’ve learned-
 
that the people you care about most in life are taken from you too soon.