I’ve learned that most of the things I worry about never happen—age 64

I’ve learned that every great achievement was once considered impossible—age 47

I’ve learned that you can’t hide a piece of broccoli in a glass of milk—age 7

I’ve learned if there were no problems there would be no opportunities—age 19

I’ve learned that it doesn’t cost anything to be nice—age 66

I’ve learned that the most important thing is not what others think of me but what I think of me—38

I’ve learned that even the simplest task can be meaningful if I do it in the right spirit—age 72

I’ve learned that in every face to face encounter, regardless of how brief, we leave something behind--age 45

I’ve learned that whenever I decide something with kindness, I usually make the right decision—age 66

I’ve learned that if you spread the peas out on your plate, it looks like you ate more—age 6

I’ve learned regardless of color or age, we all need about the same amount of love—age 37

I’ve learned that education, experience, and memories are three things that no one can take away from you—age 67

I’ve learned that motel mattresses are better on the side away from the phone—age 50

I’ve learned that the simple things are often the most satisfying—age 63

I’ve learned that if you want to cheer yourself up, you should try cheering up someone else—age 13

I’ve learned that successful living is like playing a violin, it must be practiced daily—age 70

I’ve learned that if you laugh and drink soda pop at the same time, it will come out of your nose—age 7

I’ve learned that a sunroof is worth the extra cost—age 29

I’ve learned that optimists live longer than pessimists. That’s why I am an optimist—age 83

I’ve learned that happiness is like perfume, you can’t give it away without getting a little on yourself—age 59

I’ve learned that when someone hurts your feelings, it’s unimportant unless you persist in remembering it—age 68

I’ve leaned that there’s no elevator to success. You have to take the stairs—age 48

I’ve learned that if you smile at people, they will almost always smile back—age 81

I’ve learned that homemade cookies should be eaten while still warm—age 29

I’ve learned that we grow only when we push ourselves beyond what we already know—age 53

I’ve learned that you never underestimate the potential and power of the human spirit—age 82

I’ve learned that everyone has something to teach—age 51

I’ve learned that if you never set a goal, you will never reach it—age 42

I’ve learned that Anger is one letter away from Danger—age 39

I’ve learned that live and let live is good but live and help live is better—age 76

I’ve learned when you hear “Nearer my God to Thee”, on the radio, it’s time to start worrying—age 96

I’ve learned that when you are at peace with God you are at peace with the world—age 78

Don’t despair, When you reach my age, you will have learned a lot. Happy Easter

That’s my story and I am sticking to it.

(Milo A. Nickel is the former President and COO of Louisiana State Newspapers.)

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