Tuesday, August 4, 2009

What I've Learned



1. Forgiveness is a two way street. You have to forgive others and be able to forgive yourself as well. It took me a while to learn that!

2. I was never wild and loose with other people's money but, at times, I was sure crazy with my own!

3. My Grandfather told me stories as a child and I think I inherited his storytelling ability.

4. As a child I loved to sit at the end of a movie or a television show and read all of the credits. I had to know who was in it, who directed it, and who produced it. I was (and still am) the same way about music. I got to know all of the musicians, who wrote what song, who produced it, etc. One of my uncles asked me once if I was looking for a relative in the credits.-lol :)

5. I was so broke one time, I couldn't afford a Coke. I don't even drink soda anymore but, right now, I could buy a case of Coke if I wanted to. (How ya like me now?)

6. Tuesday is probably my least favorite day of the week. I don't know whether to mourn the weekend that just passed or to look forward to the one that is coming.

7. Women want to vent. They don't really want or need your advice. They usually know what they are going to do already but, they need to know a sympathetic ear is there to listen and bounce ideas off of, as well as be supportive.

8. Good guys don't always win but, determined and patient guys seldom lose!

9. Live long enough and you become what you despise.

10. Sometimes you have to lose a little battle before you win a big war!

11. I don't like riding on a bus for a long time. Pretty soon, I'm having conversations with long dead relatives, re-living arguments with old girlfriends, and then, I'm falling asleep!

12. We are all here by grace and mercy... not because of anything great we think we've done!

22 comments:

CareyCarey said...

# 4 Ditto,

I am always the last one out of a movie theater. I will not even rent a movie or go see a movie until I know who directed it. I even check to see who produced the movie. Yes, I even check to see who did the wardrobes.

Just the other day I told another friend that Warren Beatty produced Heaven Can't Wait (great movie), they Shrugged their shoulders and looked at me like I was nuts.

CurvyGurl ♥ said...

Great lessons, Keith. I don't like long bus/car/plan rides either.

Arlene said...

Keith,

I can agree with all except #9. Our grandmother's line was "Live long enough...you'll learn." She said this to us our mothers when they complained about aches or pains they experienced meaning that old age increases our understanding and patience levels. I say it to my sons to encourage them to grow daily in wisdom and sincerity, and in favor with God and man.
Write on, my brother.

A Free Spirit Butterfly said...

Love #1. I experienced that 1st hand. Feel you on #5. When I got my 1st apt. I lived on Kraft Mac & Cheese. Now I hate it!

#7 & 8, So true!
#11, So trut too! At least w/driving you're forced to pay attention and your thoughts "shouldn't" wander!

And the grand finally, AWESOME!

Love and hugs
China

Sean said...

There you go droppin science up in here boy!!!

Toni said...

Keith- "talking to long dead relatives, having old arguments with long gone girlfriends????"
You are hysterical!

Angie B. said...

I feel you on 7 & 8 Keith!

Sunflower said...

I always love the recurring "What I've learned " posts.

Cheryl said...

'What I've Learned" is always the straight business Keith.

Brenda said...

9 is so true...Live Long enough and you absolutely do become what you dispise. Great post as usual.

Lisa said...

I'm like you Keith, I like credits..I like knowing who did what.

Halo said...

#7- 12 are the absolute truth!

Vanessa said...

Number 7 shows me that you really understand women Keith..That's a good trait for a man to have.

Captain Jack said...

I can believe that you inherited your grandfather's knack for telling a good story.

James Perkins said...

I liked every single one of these
man!

Simon Bastion said...

You've really been very introspective these last few days.

Grover the Playboy said...

I liked numbers #7, 8 and 11 the best.

Jazzy said...

I feel you on all of these fam!

Swaggie said...

Number #4 and Number #11 were the best!

Tate2 said...

You just doin the damn thing over here these last few days patna!

clnmike said...

All true.

Angel said...

I loved 3 its so true, you are fantastic at storytelling...




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