Captain Grose's Motivation pages

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  I have learned that I like my teacher because she cries when we sing "Silent Night."
         Age 6
 
I have learned that you cannot hide a piece of broccoli in a  glass of milk.
         Age 7
 
I have learned that when I wave to people in the country, they stop what they are doing and wave back.
         Age 9
 
I have learned that just when I get my room the way I like it, Mom makes me clean it up.
         Age 13
 
I have learned that if you want to cheer yourself up, you should try cheering someone else up.
         Age 14
 
I have learned that although it is hard to admit it, I am secretly glad my parents are strict with me.
         Age 15
 
I have learned that silent company is often more healing than words of advice.
         Age 24
 
I have learned that brushing my child's hair is one of life's great pleasures.
         Age 26
 
I have learned that wherever I go, the world's worst drivers have followed me there.
         Age 29
 
I have learned. . . that if someone says something unkind about me, I must live so that no one will believe it.
         Age 39
 
I have learned that there are people who love you dearly but just do not know how to show it.
        Age 41
 
I have learned that you can make someone's day by simply sending a little card.
         Age 44
 
I have learned that the greater a person's sense of guilt, the greater his need to cast blame on others.
         Age 46
 
I have learned that children and grandparents are natural allies.
         Age 47
 
I have learned that singing "Amazing Grace" can lift my spirits for hours.
         Age 49
 
I have learned that motel mattresses are better on the side away from the phone.
         Age 50
 
I have 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 52
 
I have learned that keeping a vegetable garden is worth a medicine cabinet full of pills.
         Age 52
 
I have learned that regardless of your relationship with your parents, you miss them terribly after they die.
         Age 53
 
I have learned that making a living is not the same thing as making a life.
         Age 58
 
I have learned that if you want to do something positive for your children, try to improve your marriage.
         Age 61
 
I have learned that life sometimes gives you a second chance.
         Age 62
 
I have learned that you should not go through life with a catcher's mitts on both hands. You need to be able to throw something back.
         Age 64
 
I have 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 have learned that whenever I decide something with kindness, I usually make the right decision.
        Age 66
 
I have learned that everyone can use a prayer.
         Age 72
 
I have learned that it pays to believe in miracles. And to tell the truth, I have seen several.
         Age 73
 
I have learned that even when I have pains, I do not have to be one.
         Age 82
 
I have 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 85
 
I have learned that I still have a lot to learn.
         Age 92



 

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