Andy Rooney's List of Life Lessons
I love making lists. Do you? Lists can help us remember or be reminders to us. They can keep us organized and on task. But my favorite lists are the ones that bring me surprises. They might begin with “I’m grateful for. . .” or “People who made a difference in my life. . .”
In 2009, on his 90th birthday, American journalist, Andy Rooney, wrote a list that began with the phrase “I’ve learned. . .” Here is some of what Rooney wrote:
That the best classroom in the world is at the feet of an elderly person
That when you’re in love, it shows.
That just one person saying to me, “You’ve made my day!” makes my day.
I wonder if Rooney was surprised by anything he wrote on his list. Why don’t you see if you can surprise yourself today. Write your own list, choose your own topic—gratitude, favorite books, embarrassing moments. The list is endless.