"I've learned"
(Author Unknown)

3-30-2000 SOW Seeds Service from Church Within #77
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Welcome
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Greetings my Dearest Sisters and Brothers, and welcome again to Church Within Story of the Week ["SOW Seeds]

Sorry this one's late everyone. I was on the road all day Wednesday getting prepared for the move to our new retreat Property and I totally spaced it out. -sigh-

This week's SOW Seeds - #77, contributed by: Minister Judy Girard

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Story of the Week
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"I've learned"
(Author Unknown)

I've learned....
that the best classroom in the world
is at the feet of an elderly person.

I've learned....
that when you're in love, it shows.

I've learned....
that just one person saying to me,
"You've made my day!" makes my day.

I've learned....
that having a child fall asleep in your
arms is one of the most peaceful
feelings in the world.

I've learned....
that being kind is more important than
being right.

I've learned....
that you should never say no to a
gift from a child.

I've learned....
that I can always pray for someone when
I don't have the strength to help him
in some other way.

I've learned....
that no matter how serious your life
requires you to be, everyone needs a
friend to act goofy with.

I've learned....
that sometimes all a person needs is a
hand to hold and a heart to understand.

I've learned....
that life is like a roll of toilet paper.
The closer it gets to the end, the
faster it goes.

I've learned....
that we should be glad God doesn't
give us everything we ask for.

I've learned....
that money doesn't buy class.

I've learned....
that it's those small daily happenings
that make life so spectacular.

I've learned....
that under everyone's hard shell is
someone who wants to be appreciated
and loved.

I've learned....
that the Lord didn't do it all in one
day. What makes me think I can?

I've learned....
that to ignore the facts does not
change the facts.

I've learned....
that when you plan to get even with
someone, you are only letting that
person continue to hurt you.

I've learned....
that love, not time, heals all wounds.

I've learned....
that the easiest way for me to grow as
a person is to surround myself with
people smarter than I am.

I've learned....
that everyone you meet deserves to
be greeted with a smile.

I've learned....
that no one is perfect until you fall

I've learned....
that life is tough, but I'm tougher.

I've learned....
that opportunities are never lost;
someone will take the ones you miss.

I've learned....
that when you harbor bitterness,
happiness will dock elsewhere.

I've learned....
that we should keep our words both
soft and tender, because tomorrow
we may have to eat them.

I've learned....
that a smile is an inexpensive way to
improve your looks.

I've learned....
that I can't choose how I feel, but I
can choose what I do about it.

I've learned....
that when your newly born grandchild
holds your little finger in his or her little
fist, that you're hooked for life.

I've learned....
that everyone wants to live on top of
the mountain, but all the happiness
and growth occurs while you're climbing it.

I've learned....
that it is best to give advice in only
two circumstances; when it is requested
and when it is a life-threatening
situation.

I've learned....
that the less time I have to work with,
the more things I get done.

I've learned...
that the best things in life are free !!

I've learned...
you can fool some of the people all the time,-
you can fool all of the people some of the time,
but you can't fool all of the people all of the time.

I've learned...
that it is better to have loved and lost,
than to never to loved at all.

I've learned...
not to put all of my eggs in one basket.

I've learned...
that I am still learning.

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The Prayer
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Dear God,        
        Let me Never stop Learnin'!

You ALL are Within the Infinitely Loving Embrace of our Universal
Parent,

The Creator's Eternal Love, through me, to all of You,
Pastor Daniel

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