ZIPPER JUNCTION

At this point in our friendship, I want to take a few minutes to go over some of the things that I have learned along my journey.
 
Why am I sharing this list now you may ask?

 
Well, I simply want to reaffirm my sincerity, my unwavering commitment, and my passion for The ZIPPER JUNCTION Project™. We will in short order, and finally, begin to ask for direct involvement and support from everyone The Project has touched. What better time to remind everyone of some of the important facts about life and why we are doing all this.
 
A note about this list: It is often attributed, mistakenly, to the late Andy Rooney, a man who had the gift of saying so much with so few words. Rooney used to be on the television show 60 Minutes and shared a final thought on some aspect of life as the show closed. In fact, the entries in this list are not the work of any one person – they’re statements gathered from dozens of different people (aged 5 to 95), many of which were collected in the 1995 book, Live and Learn and Pass It On, Volume II. I have even added one or two at the end……
 
Enjoy it! And feel free to add you own “I’ve learned” in the comments!
 
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 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 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 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 in love with them.
 
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 I wish I could have told my Mom that I love her one more time before she passed away.
 
I’ve learned….
That one should keep his words both soft and tender, because tomorrow he may have to eat them.
 
I’ve learned….
That a smile is an inexpensive way to improve your looks.
 
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 the less time I have to work with, the more things I get done.
 
I’ve learned….
That following and leveraging your passion can indeed lead you to a fulfilled life.
 
I’ve learned….
That although The ZIPPER JUNCTION Project™ is nowhere near being built, it has already had positive impact on countless people – and that is why it has to happen!
 

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