Archive | January 2011

What have you learned?


I was lucky to spend a whole day with my 13 and 14 year old cousins and when I left them I started thinking how much I have changed during the last 10 years of my life. I remember when I was 14, I had the same worries as they had: mistakes seemed to be horrible failures to me and my view on life was completely different. As the years passed, I have learned so much about life, and I know that I have a lot more to discover. I am thrilled that I will be learning so much more during the non ending process of “growing up.”

I have learned to learn from my mistakes rather than to deny them.
I have learned that home becomes the place where our loved ones are.
I have learned that children are perfect. I have learned that nothing ends where it ends and every ending is a new beggining.
I have learned that you have to love with all your heart as it is the only way to love.
I have learned that there is no guarantee for tomorrow so you need to start living today.
I have learned that memories are one of our most precious gifts.
I have learned that life is the greatest teacher.

It was interesting for me to find out what others have learned, so I started looking for articles online and found a story called “Words of Wisdom.” Here is what the author wrote:

I’ve learned that no matter the consequences, those who are honest with themselves, get farther in life.
I’ve learned that two people can look at the exact same thing and see something totally different.
I’ve learned that although the word “love” can have many different meanings, it loses value when overly used.
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 it isn’t always enough to be forgiven by others. Sometimes you have to learn to forgive yourself.

You may read the whole list at Share with me what you have learned.

Chef Feeds Hungry Kids


The owner of upscale Anaheim restaurant Bruno Serato spends 5 nights a week, feeding hungry children. He has made 250,000 meals for children in need. Bruno grew up in a poor family and knows very well how it feels being hungry. It all started in 2005 when Bruno visited Boys & Girls Clubs in Anaheim with his mother. They noticed a little boy eating potato chips for dinner, as his parents couldn’t afford to provide a meal. When Bruno told his mother that some of the children were homeless and unable to buy food, she insisted he feed them that night, so that’s what he did and he has been doing it every weeknight since.

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