Tuesday, December 28, 2004

Ending Notes

As the year comes to an end, I find myself reflecting back on the year and looking forward to the future. 2004 was a challenging year for us but the challenges were easier to handle this year than in the previous years because Aylin and I stuck together through thick and thin. So much happened in 2004 that it seems like a blur. Work related issues were particularly intense this year, especially beginning the third quarter. Aylin and I went through some trying times but we made it through. What’s in store for 2005? So much can happen in one year that it is hard to predict. Will there be a little Grigorian in our family? Will the Chemical Kids play a few gigs? Will the stock market be good to us? Will the situation in Iraq and with terrorism end or improve? Which one of my staff will leave next year? Will the issues at work be resolved? Will we be happy and healthy? Will our families and friends be happy and healthy?

Every year is a new experience. Every year we live and learn. I’m posting something on this blogger that I received three years ago. I refer back to it every now and again. I hope you get something out of it. I do every year.

Happy New Year!
I've learned- that either you control your attitude or it controls you.

I've learned-that regardless of how hot and steamy a relationship is at first, the passion fades and there had better be something else to
take its place.

I've learned- that heroes are the people who do what has to be done when it needs to be done, regardless of the consequences.

I've learned- that money is a lousy way of keeping score.

I've learned- that my best friend and I can do anything or nothing and have the best time.

I've learned- that sometimes the people you expect to kick you when you're down will be the ones to help you get back up.

I've learned- that sometimes when I'm angry I have the right to be angry, but that doesn't give me the right to be cruel.

I've learned- that true friendship continues to grow, even over the longest distance. Same goes for true love.

I've learned- that just because someone doesn't love you the way you want them to doesn't mean they don't love you with all they have.

I've learned- that maturity has more to do with what types of experiences you've had and what you've learned from them and less to do with how many birthdays you've celebrated.

I've learned- that no matter how good a friend is, they're going to hurt you every once in a while and you must forgive them for that.

I've learned- that it isn't always enough to be forgiven by others. Sometimes you are to learn to forgive yourself.

I've learned- that no matter how bad your heart is broken the world doesn't stop for your grief.

I've learned- that our background and circumstances may have influenced who we are, but we are responsible for who we become.

I've learned- that just because two people argue, it doesn't mean they don't love each other. And just because they don't argue, it doesn't mean they do.

I've learned- that we don't have to change friends if we understand that friends change.

I've learned- that you shouldn't be so eager to find out a secret. It could change your life forever.

I've learned- that two people can look at the exact same thing and see something totally different.

I've learned- that no matter how you try to protect your children, they will eventually get hurt and you will hurt in the process.

I've learned- that your life can be changed in a matter of hours by people who don't even know you.

I've learned- that even when you think you have no more to give, when a friend cries out to you, you will find the strength to help.

I've learned- that credentials on the wall do not make you a decent human being.

I've learned- that the people you care about most in life are taken from you too soon.

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