William Allen White
Positive Inspirational Personal Growth Stories
What I have learnt . . .
I've learned that you can't hide a piece of broccoli in a glass of milk.
I've learned that I like my teacher because she cries when we sing 'Silent Night'.
I've learned that when I wave to people in the country, they stop what they are doing and wave back.
I've learned that just when I get my room the way I like it, Mom makes me clean it up.
I've learned that if you want to cheer yourself up, you should try cheering someone else up.
I've learned that although it's hard to admit it, I'm secretly glad that my parents are strict with me.
I've learned that silent company is often more healing than words of advice.
I've learned that brushing my child's hair is one of life's great pleasures.
I've learned that wherever I go, the world's worst drivers have followed me there.
I've learned that if someone says something unkind about me, I must live so that no one will believe it.
I've learned that there are people who love you dearly, but just don't know how to show it.
I've learned that you can make someone's day by simply sending them a little card.
I've learned that the greater a person's sense of guilt, the greater his need to cast blame on others.
I've learned that children and grandparents are natural allies.
I've learned that singing 'Amazing Grace' can lift my spirit for hours.
I've learned that motel mattresses are better on the side away from the phone.
I've learned that you can tell a lot about a man by the way he handles these three things: a rainy day, lost luggage, and tangled Christmas tree lights.
I've learned that regardless of your relationship with your parents, you miss them terribly when they die.
I've learned that making a living is not the same thing as making a life.
I've learned that if you want to do something positive for your children, try to improve your marriage.
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. However, if you focus on your family, the needs of others, your work, meeting new people, and doing the best you can, happiness will find you.
I've learned that whenever I decide something with kindness, I usually make the right decision.
I've learned that everyone can use a prayer.
I've learned that it pays to believe in miracles. And to tell the truth, I've seen several.
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 I still have a lot to learn.
- Strength and Courage
- A picture of peace
- Greet people like a puppy
- Promise yourself
- The Magic Bracelet
- There's no indispensable person
- Big mud puddles and sunny yellow dandelions
- Who's driving your bus
- Which one will win?
- Gandhi's Shoes
- The beautiful scar
- The greatest treasure
- Picture the memories
- Who really cares
- Yesterday's Door
- What I have learnt
- A life that makes a difference
- Kisses in a box
- Who will you be tomorrow
- A new learning device
- Instructions for a wonderful and fulfilling life
- A glorious recipe for the soul
- Life is for living
- Installing love
- The last thing I did
- It feels right
- A boomerang world
- An enriching action
- I wanted to change the world
- 12 things your dog can teach you
- But we never stop growing
- An hour of time
- Reflecting on the Good Times
- Lessons from the Court
- You are an Inspiration
- A recipe for joyful living
- A Different Perspective
- The whole world came together
- The birthday quilt
- Another chance
- Ten steps to true happiness
- Life is a bag of frozen peas
- No strings attached
- A slice of heaven
- The value of moral courage
- Daddy's poem
- Three little words
- May you always feel loved
- Growing good corn
- Gifts from the heart
- Bouncing back
- Plants and people
- The Power of One Gesture
- The Perfect Partnership
- Unexpected Lessons