Things I Know

I know that I cannot make someone love me.
All I can do is be someone who can be loved.
The rest is up to them.

I know that no matter how much I care,
some people just don’t care back.

I know that it takes years to build up trust,
and only seconds to destroy it.

I know that it’s not what I have in my life,
but but who I have in my life that counts.

I know that I shouldn’t compare myself to the best others can do,
but to the best I can do.

I know that it’s taking me a long time
to become the person I want to be.

I know that it’s easier to react than it is to think.

I know that I should always leave loved ones with loving words.
It may be the last time I see them.

I know that I can keep going
long after I think I can’t.

I know that I am responsible for what I do,
no matter how I feel.
I know that either I control my attitude
or it takes over control of me.

I know that learning to forgive takes practice.

I know that money is a lousy way of keeping score.

I know that my best friends and I can do anything or nothing and have the best time.

I know that sometimes the people I expect to kick me when I am down will be the ones to help me get back up.

I know that true friendship continues to grow,
even over the longest distance.
The same goes for true love.

I know that just because someone doesn’t love me
the way I want them to,
doesn’t mean they don’t love me with all they have.

I know that no matter how good a friend someone is,
they’re going to hurt me every once in a while,
and I must forgive them for that.

I know that it isn’t always enough to be forgiven by others.
Sometimes I have to forgive myself.

I know that no matter how bad my heart is broken,
the world doesn’t stop for my grief.

I know that my background and circumstances
may have influenced who I am,
but I am responsible for who I become.
I know that I don’t have to change friends
if I understand that friends change.

I know that I shouldn’t be so eager to find out a secret.
It could change my life forever.

I know that two people can look at the exact same thing
and see something totally different.

I know that no matter how many friends I have,
I will feel lonely and lost at times .

I know that my life can be changed in a matter of hours
by people who don’t even know me.

I know that even when I think I have no more to give,
when a friend cries out to me I will find the strength to help.

I know that credentials on the wall
do not make me a decent human being.

I know that the people I care most about in life
are taken from me too soon.

I know that although the word love can have many different meanings,
it loses value when over used.

I know that I can do something in an instant that will
give me a heartache for life.

I know that love is not for me to keep,
but to pass on to the next person I meet.

I know most of all that I still have a LOT to learn to know everything.