When I was in my younger days,
I weighed a few pounds less,
I needn't hold my tummy in
To wear a belted dress.
But now that I am older,
I've set my body free;
There's comfort of elastic
Where once my waist would be.
Inventor of those high-heeled shoes
My feet have not forgiven;
I have to wear a nine now,
But used to wear a seven.
And how about those pantyhose--
They're sized by weight, you see,
So how come when I put them on,
The crotch is at my knees?
I need to wear these glasses
As the prints were getting smaller;
I know that I was taller.
Though my hair has turned to silver
and my skin no longer fits,
On the inside, I'm the same old me,
Just the outside's changed a bit.
On a positive note I've learned that
no matter what happens,
or how bad it seems today,
life does go on,
and it will be better tomorrow.
I've learned that you can tell a lot
about a person by the way he/she handles
these three things:
- a rainy day
- lost luggage
- tangled Christmas tree lights.
I've learned that regardless of your
relationship with your parents
you'll miss them when they're gone
from your life.
I learned that making a "living"
is not the same thing as making a "life."
I've learned that life sometimes
gives you a second chance.
I've learned that you shouldn't
go through life with a catcher's mitt
on both hands. You need to be able
to throw something back.
I've learned that if you pursue happiness,
it will elude you.
But if you focus on your family,
your friends, the needs of others, your work,
and doing the very best you can,
happiness will find you.
I've learned that even when I have pains,
I don't have to be one.
I've 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.
I've learned that people will forget
what you said,
people will forget
what you did,
but people will never forget
how you made them feel.
I've learned that I still have a lot to learn.
I've learned that you should pass this on
to someone you care about.
I just did.
Sometimes they just need
a little something
to make them smile.