Coming Across Andy Rooney

July 21, 2008 at 5:59 pm 2 comments

While cleaning out the office today I came across a photocopy of a collection of thoughts written by Andy Rooney (CBS Link). Not wanting to misplace these words of wisdom once again, I thought they would make an inspirational post that I could easily find when needing to be reminded what is important in life.

“These thoughts were written by Andy Rooney, a man who has the gift of saying so much with so few words. Enjoy….

  • That the best classroom in the world is at the feet of an elderly person.
  • That when you’re in love, it shows.
  • That just one person saying to me, “You’ve made my day!” makes my day.
  • That having a child fall asleep in your arms is one of the most peaceful feelings in the world.
  • That being kind is more important than being right.
  • That you should never say no to a gift from a child.
  • That I can always pray for someone when I don’t have the strength to help him in some other way.
  • That no matter how serious your life requires you to be, everyone needs a friend to act goofy with.
  • That sometimes all a person needs is a hand to hold, and a heart to understand.
  • That simple walks with my father, around the block on summer nights when I was a child, did wonders for me as an adult.
  • That life is like a roll of toilet paper – the closer it gets to the end, the faster it goes.
  • That we should be glad God doesn’t give us everything we ask for.
  • That money doesn’t buy class.
  • That it’s those small daily happenings that make life so spectacular.
  • That under everyone’s hard shell, is someone who wants to be appreciated and loved.
  • That the Lord didn’t do it all in one day – what makes me think that I can?
  • That to ignore the facts does not change the facts.
  • That when you plan to get even with someone, you are only letting that person continue to hurt you.
  • That love, not time, heals all wounds.
  • That the easiest way for me to grow as a person is to surround myself with people smarter than I am.
  • That everyone you meet deserves to be greeted with a smile.
  • That there’s nothing sweeter than sleeping with your babies and feeling their breath on your cheek.
  • That no one is perfect until you fall in love with them.
  • That life is tough, but I’m tougher.
  • That opportunities are never lost; someone will take the ones you miss.
  • That when you harbor bitterness, happiness will dock elsewhere.
  • That I wish I could have told my mom that I love her one more time before she passed away.
  • That one should keep his words both soft and tender, because tomorrow, he may have to eat them.
  • That a smile is an inexpensive way to improve your looks.
  • That I can’t choose how I feel, but I can choose what I do about it.
  • That when your newly born grandchild holds your little finger in his little fist, you’re hooked for life.
  • That everyone wants to live on top of the mountain, but that all the happiness and growth occurs while you’re climbing it.
  • That it’s best to give advice in only two circumstances; when it’s requested, and when it’s a life threatening situation.
  • That the less time I have to work with, the more things I get done.”

Just in case you want to read more, go to this LINK for more Andy Rooney quips.


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2 Comments Add your own

  • 1. susan  |  July 22, 2008 at 2:24 am

    Those are awesome!!!! thanks for sharing.

  • 2. Susan  |  August 5, 2008 at 10:12 am

    so ready for you to get here!! you will LOVE KOSTANAI! it’s WONDERFUL! great food, perfct eawther, GROGEOUS CHILDREN
    I KEEP wondering which child is yours!!

    I cannot respond to email for some reason, but i can read them.
    can’t wait for you to get here.
    it’s incredible. πŸ™‚

    I am going to keep scouting out the kids for you and guess who i think is yours…(of course i have no idea who is availble for adoption or not, as more than half the kids, sadly, are not)
    but, your child is here. πŸ™‚
    woo hoo!! it’s so amazing. πŸ™‚
    so excited for you!!


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