VISTAS: An awareness of a range of time, events, or subjects. A broad Mental View.
August 21

~I Have Learned ~

-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 it takes years to build up trust, and only seconds to destroy it.

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 can get by on charm for about fifteen minutes. After that, you'd better know something.

I've learned -
that you shouldn't compare yourself to the best others can do but to the best you can do.

I've learned -
that it's not what happens to people that's important. It's what they do about it.

I've learned -
that you can do something in an instant that will give you heartache for life.

I've learned -
that no matter how thin you slice it, there are always two sides.

I've learned -
that it's taking me a long time to become the person I want to be.

I've learned -
that it's a lot easier to react than it is to think.

I've learned -
that you should always leave loved ones with loving words. It may be the last time you see them.

I've learned -
that you can keep going long after you think you can't.

I've learned -
that we are responsible for what we do, no matter how we feel.

I've learned -
Never argue with an idiot. They drag you down to their level then beat you with experience

I've learned -
We're never too old to learn...


"It is a mistake to try to look too far ahead. The chain of destiny can only be grasped one link at a time."
– Winston Churchill -

2006

It's a song in the wind
causing me to sway and bend
It's a word softly spoken
that holds the thought unbroken

2005

"Hope is like a road in the country; there was never a road, but when many people walk on it, the road comes into existence."
– Lin Yutang -

2004

The most beautiful view was the ones I shared with you.
- Author Unknown -

2003

somewhere there is someone that is as lonely as I am
somewhere there is someone searching as I am
somewhere someday I shall meet that someone

2002

I just want to be normal

2001

When blue eyes disappear
a silent plea to ease the fear
of the one that is so dear
and love so clear

2000

dare to dream is what I speak in my thoughts
the voice comes back asking for what?
dare to dream is what I speak to my thoughts
the voice comes back asking why?

1999

Trembling thoughts of future expectations, defeated purposes, wasted efforts and fruitless rewards, time spent on expired goals, dreams lost and faded

1998

Singing the songs of childhood
swing low sweet chariot and put your hand in the hand
recalling the mornings of innocence
praying for it's return
dreaming of a time of ignorance
with the past forgotten and the knowledge of life gone

1997

He is great who confers the most benefits.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson -