I learned that I like my teacher because she cries when we sing 'Silent Night.' -Age 5
I learned that our dog doesn't want to eat my broccoli either. -Age 7
I learned that just when I get my room the way I like it. Mom makes me clean it. -Age 12
I learned that although it's hard to admit it, I'm secretly glad my parents are strict with me. -Age 15
I learned silent company is often more healing than words of advice. - Age 24
I learned that brushing my child's hair is one of life's great pleasures. -Age 26
I learned that if someone says something unkind about me, I must live so that no one will believe it. -Age 30
I learned that there are people who love you dearly, but just don't know how to show it. -Age 42
I learned that you can make someone's day by simply sending them a little note. -Age 44
I learned that children and grandparents are natural allies. -Age 47
I learned that singing 'Amazing Grace' can lift my spirits for hours. -Age 48
I 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 learned that regardless of your relationship with your parents, you miss them terrible after they die. -Age 53.
I learned that if you want to do something positive for your children, work to improve your marriage. -Age 61
I learned that life sometimes gives you a second chance. -Age 62
I 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 learned that everyone can use a prayer. -Age 72
I learned that even when I have pains, I don't have to be one. -Age 82
I 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 learned that I still have a lot to learn. -Age 92
As I noted in the title, this was written by that infamous 'Unknown'.
I thought it was fun to read and might cause some refection for my readers. (It is also a piece of paper I can dispose of in my sorting process)
The lesson learned that struck me most was about missing one's parents after they have died. If 'Unknown' was writing from experience, I feel lucky to have reached age 68 instead of 53 when I faced this first loss.
"...brushing my child's hair is one of life's great pleasures" spoke to me also. I miss that. Once the tangles were out, it was certainly one of life's pleasures.
I also learned long, long ago that I have a lot to learn. It is a good thing I enjoy it because there is so much out there to discover.
What speaks to you? I would love to hear.