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Life's too Short
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The 4th of July
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1. Life is not about waiting for the storms to pass; it's about learning how to dance in the rain.

2. Until one has loved an animal, part of their soul remains unawakened.

3. Never ruin an apology with an excuse.

4. The nicest thing about the future is that it always starts tomorrow.

5. Money will buy a fine dog, but only kindness will make him wag his tail.

6. If you don't have a sense of humor, you probably don't have any sense at all.

7. Seat belts are not as confining as wheelchairs.

8. A good time to keep your mouth shut is when you're in deep water.

9. How come it takes so little time for a child who is afraid of the dark to become a teenager who wants to stay out all night?

10. Business conventions are important because they demonstrate how many people a company can operate without.

11. Why is it that at class reunions you feel younger than everyone else looks?

12. Scratch a cat and you will have a permanent job.

13. No one has more driving ambition than the boy who wants to buy a car.

14. There are no new sins; the old ones just get more publicity.

15. There are worse things than getting a call for a wrong number at 4 AM. It could be a right number.

16. No one ever says 'It's only a game.' when their team is winning.

17. I've reached the age where the happy hour is a nap.

18. Be careful reading the fine print. There's no way you're going to like it.

19. The trouble with bucket seats is that not everybody has the same size bucket.

20. Do you realize that in about 40 years, we'll have thousands of old ladies running around with tattoos? (And rap music will be the Golden Oldies!)

21. Money can't buy happiness -- but somehow it's more comfortable to cry in a Corvette than in a Yugo.

22. After 60, if you don't wake up aching in every joint, you are probably dead!

23. Always be yourself because the people that matter don't mind, and the ones who mind, don't matter.

24. Happiness is a voyage, not a destination, there is no better time to be happy than... NOW

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I've learned that I like my teacher because she cries when we sings "Silent Night".
Age 5

I've learned that our dog doesn't want to eat my broccoli either.
Age 7

I've learned that when I wave to people in the country, they stop what they are doing and wave back.
Age 9

I've learned that just when I get my room the way I like it, Mom makes me clean it up again.
Age 12

I've learned that if you want to cheer yourself up, you should try cheering someone else up.
Age 14

I've learned that although it's hard to admit it, I'm secretly glad my parents are strict with me.
Age 15

I've learned that silent company is often more healing than words of advice.
Age 24

I've learned that brushing my child's hair is one of life's great pleasures.
Age 26

I've learned that wherever I go, the world's worst drivers have followed me there.
Age 29

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 there are people who love you dearly but just don't know how to show it.
Age 42

I've learned that you can make someone's day by simply sending them a little note.
Age 44

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 children and grandparents are natural allies.
Age 47

I've learned that no matter what happens, or how bad it seems today, life does go on, and it will be better tomorrow.
Age 48

I've learned that singing "Amazing Grace" can lift my spirits for hours.
Age 49

I've learned that motel mattresses are better on the side away from the phone.
Age 50

I've learned that you can tell a lot about a man by the way he handles these three things: a rainy day, lost luggage, and tangled Christmas tree lights.
Age 51

I've learned that keeping a vegetable garden is worth a medicine cabinet full of pills.
Age 52

I've learned that regardless of your relationship with your parents, you miss them terribly after they die.
Age 53

I've learned that making a living is not the same thing as making a life.
Age 58

I've learned that if you want to do something positive for your children, work to improve your marriage.
Age 61

I've learned that life sometimes gives you a second chance.
Age 62

I've learned that you shouldn't go through life with a catchers mitt on both hands. You need to be able to throw something back.
Age 64

I've learned that if you pursue happiness, it will elude you. But if you focus on your family, the needs of others, your work, meeting new people, and doing the very best you can, happiness will find you.
Age 65

I've learned that whenever I decide something with kindness, I usually make the right decision.
Age 66

I've learned that everyone can use a prayer.
Age 72

I've learned that even when I have pains, I don't have to be one.
Age 82

I've learned that every day you should reach out and touch someone. People love that human touch-holding hands, a warm hug, or just a friendly pat on the back.
Age 90

I've learned that I still have a lot to learn.
Age 92


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