I’ve learned that you cannot make someone love you. All you can do is be someone who can be loved.
I’ve learned that it’s not what you have in your life, but who you have that counts.
I’ve learned that you can get by on charm for about 15 minutes, after that you’d better know something.
I’ve learned that you shouldn’t compare yourself to the best others can do, but to the best you can do.
I’ve learned that no matter how you slice it, there are always two sides.
I’ve learned that you can keep going, long after you think you can’t.
I’ve learned that heroes are people who can do what has to be done, when it needs to be done, regardless of the consequences.
I’ve learned that there are people who love you dearly, but just don’t know how to show it.
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 no matter how badly 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 your life can be changed in a matter of minutes, 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 it’s hard to determine where to draw the line between being nice and not hurting people’s feelings, and yet standing up for what you believe.
I’ve learned to love and to be loved.
With warmth and affection,
Rabbi Sally Olins