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After a while we learn

very known text by veronica shoffstall.
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After a while we learn

  1. 1. Aftera While You Learn... by Veronica A. Shoffstall, © 1971
  2. 2. After some time you learn the difference The subtle difference between holding a hand and chaining a soul And you learn that love doesn't mean leaning
  3. 3. And company doesn't always mean security
  4. 4. And you begin to learn that kisses aren't contracts
  5. 5. And presents aren't promises
  6. 6. And you begin to accept your defeats
  7. 7. With your head up and your eyes ahead With the grace of a woman Not the grief of a child
  8. 8. And you learn to build all your roads on today
  9. 9. Because tomorrow's ground is too uncertain for plans
  10. 10. That even the sun burns if you get too much After a while you learn
  11. 11. And learn that it doesn't matter how much you do care
  12. 12. She will hurt you once in a while And you need to forgive her for that And you accept that it doesn't matter how good a person is
  13. 13. You learnYou learn that talking canthat talking can relieverelieve emotional painemotional pain
  14. 14. And just a few seconds to destroy it You discoverthat it takes several years to build a relationship based on confidence
  15. 15. And that you can do something just in an instant which you will regret for the rest of yourlife
  16. 16. You learn that the true friendships Continue to grow even from miles away
  17. 17. And that what matters isn't WHAT you have in your life But WHO you have in your life
  18. 18. And that good friends are the family which we are allowed to choose
  19. 19. You learn that we don't have to switch your friends If we understand that friends can also change
  20. 20. You realize that you are your best friend And that you can do anything or nothing And have good moments together
  21. 21. You discover that the people who you most care about in yourlife are taken fromyou so quickly
  22. 22. So we must always leave the people who we care about with lovely words
  23. 23. You learn that the circumstances and the environment have influence upon us But we are responsible for ourselves
  24. 24. You start to learn that you should not compare yourself with others But with the best you can be
  25. 25. You discoverthat it takes a long time to become the person you wish to be And that the time is short
  26. 26. You learn that it doesn't matter where you have reached But where you are going to
  27. 27. But if you don't know where you are going to anywhere will do
  28. 28. You learn that eitheryou control youracts Orthey shall control you
  29. 29. And that to be flexible doesn't mean to be weak or not to have personality
  30. 30. Because it doesn't matter how delicate and fragile the situation is There are always two sides
  31. 31. You learn that heroes are those who did what was necessary to be done Facing the consequences
  32. 32. You learn that patience demands a lot of practice
  33. 33. You discoverthat sometimes The person who you most expect to be kicked by when you fall Is one of the few who will help you to stand up
  34. 34. You learn that maturity has more to do with the kinds of experiences you had and what you have learnedlearned from them than how many birthdays you have celebrated
  35. 35. You learn that there are more from yourparents inside you than you thought
  36. 36. You learn that we shall nevertell a child that dreams are silly Very few things are so humiliating And it would be a tragedy if they believed in it
  37. 37. You learn that when you are angry You have the right to be angry But this doesn't give you the right to be cruel
  38. 38. You discoverthat only because someone doesn't love you the way you would like him to It doesn't mean that this person doesn't love you the most he can Because there are people who love us But just don't know how to show orlive that
  39. 39. You learn that sometimes it isn't enough being forgiven by someone Sometimes you have to learn how to forgive yourself
  40. 40. You learn that with the same harshness you judge Some day you will be condemned
  41. 41. You learn that it doesn't matter in how many pieces yourheart has been broken The world doesn't stop foryou to fix it
  42. 42. You learn that time isn't something you can turn back
  43. 43. Therefore you must plant your own garden and decorate your own soul Instead of waiting for someone to bring you flowers
  44. 44. And you learn that you really can endure You really are strong And you can go so fartherthan you thought you could go
  45. 45. And that life really has a value And you have value within the life
  46. 46. And that ourgifts are betrayers and make us lose the good we could conquer
  47. 47. Aftera While You Learn... by Veronica A. Shoffstall,© 1971

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