What have you learned???  

angelofmercy5 60F
12148 posts
7/18/2006 5:04 am

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What have you learned???

My Creed

I have learned that for me, life is better with at least one other person to look to and hold. Never hold yourself so far apart from friends and family that you can't ask for help....or help someone else.

I have learned that with great sorrow and pain also comes an enormous amount of joy. Just try to have enough faith to stay on the path of life to see the rainbow after the storm. Easier said than done at times.

I have learned not to give up on each other the way we give up on ourselves.....because at the very moment that self-doubt stabs our hearts, someone else can step in and restore our faith in life.

I have learned that through the give and take of life, mine as well as others, that life isn't always fair. But there is more than enough mercy and grace to go around. All you have to do is ask for it.

I have learned that it is better to believe than to not believe. Because in the blackest moment of the darkest night in your life, you will find your miracle to take you to the next sunrise.

I have learned that none of "it" will matter unless you choose to share the love and knowledge of your journey. Because in doing so, you may be helping someone to heal that had no idea that they needed healing!

So, what have you learned???

VATraveler1948 69M

7/18/2006 5:14 am

I have learned to trust my instincts, they are more reliable than I would have ever believed.

I have learned to share my thoughts and feelings with someone else. I have bottled things up waaay too many times.

I have learned that you are a very wise woman.

angelofmercy5 replies on 7/18/2006 5:31 am:
VAT.....thank you......for everything.

pragmaticCTcpl 62M/51F

7/18/2006 8:07 am

I have learned that you must be true to yourself and that I am much stronger then I ever thought.

angelofmercy5 replies on 7/18/2006 10:29 am:
Prags.....I see your strength! Isn't that cool that you have learned how much stronger you are?

fortunaswm 63M/53F

7/18/2006 9:22 am

I have learned that others see in me what I do not see in myself - the GOOD. EXCELLANT post Angel.

angelofmercy5 replies on 7/18/2006 10:28 am:
Fort.....this is true. If we could see ourselves through others eyes.....we would probably appreciate ourselves more. Thanks my special friend.

Fox4aKnight1 44F

7/18/2006 9:32 am

hugs gal so very true .............you have a good one angel hugsssssssssssssss

angelofmercy5 replies on 7/18/2006 10:27 am:
Kelli.....thanks sweetie! I'm having a good one....and I hope you are too! ~hugs~

luvtolick64154 63M

7/18/2006 10:11 am

Very simple Angel.

Do no harm.

angelofmercy5 replies on 7/18/2006 10:26 am:
luvtolick....and if we thought about that before we did anything....we'd all be better off.

free2chose2 67F

7/18/2006 10:53 am

I have learned the hearts do not break, they sometimes
get a crack, that time and tlc repair

I have learned that when you shelter yourself
the storms rage within

I have learned that it cost more not to smile
one pays for it in self recrimination

Don't worry, be Happy

angelofmercy5 replies on 7/18/2006 11:26 am:
Free....those are great lessons to learn. I love the one that it costs more NOT to smile. Thanks my friend.

horny4770 61M
8158 posts
7/18/2006 11:35 am

What I've learned...

I can never run fast enough to get away from me.

No matter where I go...there I am.

A book is never so thin as to have only one cover.

Those who are quick to give a piece of their minds...may not have that much to give away in the first place.

It costs no more to smile than to scowl.

Great Post!


angelofmercy5 replies on 7/18/2006 12:24 pm:
Ooh! I love these! Thanks Horny!

marywannado 44F

7/18/2006 12:43 pm

I've learned ya need to talk more to your loved one about things more, and I've learned that ya need trust for someone to really luv ya...

angelofmercy5 replies on 7/18/2006 7:45 pm:
Mary.....WOW! You have learned two very valuable lessons there!

toothysmile 51M
16517 posts
7/18/2006 1:54 pm

i have learned two things.

-do unto others as you wish them to do unto you.
-when in rome, do as the romans.

it is a fine art to adapt to situations while remaining true to yourself. and this goes for relationships too.

great post, thanks.

angelofmercy5 replies on 7/18/2006 7:47 pm:
Toothy.....ah yes! The golden rule always serves us well! And you are right....it IS a fine art to adapt while not compromising your own values. Thanks! ~hugs and kisses~

rm_Ptalk1155 35M
3450 posts
7/18/2006 2:20 pm

I've learned the worst always happens, if you want something done do it yourself, work is for people that don't know how to plunder, and to honk if I'm horny.

angelofmercy5 replies on 7/18/2006 7:48 pm:
Ptalk.....I'll never hear horns honking and think of it in the same way again. Kind of like every time a bell rings an angel gets their wings! lol

rm_myklj3 46M
3 posts
7/18/2006 2:35 pm

I have learned to trust nothing that is presented before you. The only thing I trust is my own instincts and my initial feelings!

angelofmercy5 replies on 7/18/2006 7:50 pm:
myklj3.....I'm so glad you stopped by my blog today. You are so right! Trust your own instincts!

rm_goddess1946 107F
13518 posts
7/18/2006 2:40 pm

Life is too short not to live it...

Just a little food for thought.............
If you really want to be happy, nobody can stop you...

angelofmercy5 replies on 7/18/2006 7:52 pm:
Goddess....isn't that the truth! And no one lives it to the fullest better than you! Too busy for lunch one of these days?

000TBoy 43M
194 posts
7/18/2006 2:46 pm

Really cool positive posts tonight on here Angel and yours is great.

I've learned recently that I don't know myself as well as I thought, I've been reminded that I'm a better person when I'm involved closely with a special woman, caring for and putting their needs before my own and that I'm shit scared of getting involved with my ex again, that it feels really good, that maybe I'm more commitment phobic with her than I ever thought, that I still need to let go of and genuinely forgive a previous, extremely damaging relationship, that had put a massive burden on this one! I've learnt that I need to ask "what more do I want" sometimes when I've got a stunningly beautiful woman who loves me in my life who tests me and doesn't let me get away with my old bollocks(which I like and dislike!) and that I've got some serious thinking to do!
Thanks Angel xxxx

angelofmercy5 replies on 7/18/2006 7:53 pm:
000T.....I really love it that you are at your best with a woman who loves you. I hope you have a woman in your life that deserves to be honored by your love for her!

ZZ_Todd 60M

7/18/2006 3:27 pm

I've just now learned, again, that I'm not too old to learn a new way of looking at my own creed. And... reluctantly over the past week or so, I've learned that being humble sometimes hurts, but it does help us be human.

angelofmercy5 replies on 7/18/2006 7:55 pm:
Todd....it not only keeps you human....it makes you much more loveable! Thanks my friend!

sexyariesgirl 58F

7/18/2006 3:53 pm

I was raised to never put myself first....that it was selfish to do so. But I have learned over time that sometimes you MUST put yourself first....you have to take care of YOU in order to be able to take care of others!

Power To FOK

angelofmercy5 replies on 7/18/2006 7:56 pm:
Sexy....I'm learning this lesson right now too! But it is very hard for me....I feel selfish! But I know that I'll find a balance in this theory eventually.

(What the fuck is this shit..?? *rolls eyes*)

7/18/2006 4:11 pm

That I can remain true to my basic nature yet come out of the back 40 long enough to share with people if only from a far...To think before I speak, that there is ALWAYS a better tomorrow a head and to live each day as though it was my last....Readyand still learning


angelofmercy5 replies on 7/18/2006 7:57 pm:
Ready....Those are wonderful lessons! Especially to always live each day as though it may be our last! I'm still learning too Ready! love ya girl!


7/18/2006 5:36 pm

Angel. Wonderful lessons from a very personal journey. We humans are a very strange group, needing contact with others, but often drawing away from that connection, just at the time we need it most. Trauma and stress often make us want to curl up and hide from the source rather than seek solace from those that care for us. For many it is incredibly hard to reach out in times of need, but at the same time easy to rail against abandonment when no one steps forward to provide the help we really crave.
Sharing love, sharing hope, sharing life, give us the energy we need to carry on in this strange world.

angelofmercy5 replies on 7/18/2006 7:59 pm:
NoGlory.....what a wonderful comment! I can't wait to read your blog after this. It is almost as if you got into my head and said the very things I needed to hear. Thank you for stopping by here tonight. I hope you won't be a stranger!

tenorsaxxman 67M

7/18/2006 5:44 pm

I have learned:
There is great wisdom in the shared experiences of others.
A complete stranger is a friend waiting to happen.
That my own insignificant self may be an inspiration to someone.
That the universe is smaller than we thought.
That I matter.
That you matter.
That matter is a weird verb.


angelofmercy5 replies on 7/18/2006 8:00 pm:
Tenor....you are awesome! These are wonderful words of wisdom! I'm going to copy these and read them often! Thank you!

mysticdreamangel 62F
2759 posts
7/18/2006 6:18 pm

I've learned that you are a remarkable woman! Your blog is inspiring and for that I thank you...

angelofmercy5 replies on 7/18/2006 8:01 pm:
Mystic.....that is just a wonderful compliment. And thank you for coming here tonight! I kind of needed to hear that if you know what I mean! ~hugs~

complexlysimple 35M

7/18/2006 6:28 pm

Oddly enough the things you say you've learned are part of the reason I came here..

I guess the most important thing I've learned/believe is there is always an exception, except that there is no exception to there being an exception.

A rather paradoxical statement, but then again it can be a rather paradoxical world.

angelofmercy5 replies on 7/18/2006 8:03 pm:
Complex.....it IS a rather paradoxical world. But it is our connections with others that make the world go around. Thanks for stopping by tonight.

rm_SusieQ27 47F
2093 posts
7/18/2006 6:34 pm

What, you want to know everything I've learnt, since being born?..Flippin heck, that's a long list, hun.

Here goes though..

The first thing I learnt was never to open own's eyes, for the very first time, in a room which is brilliantly lit : too rude of an awakening that was, I can tell you.

That's enough to be going on with. Apart from... I just learnt not to try and type an extra long list when one is only capable of one-finger typing. For that way lies R.S.I

Luv n stuff {=} Susie {=}

angelofmercy5 replies on 7/18/2006 8:05 pm:
SusieQ....you are too funny! But I guess that opening our eyes in a brightly lit room was our first lesson! Loved this comment....really made me smile. Thanks my friend!

aascrompn 43M
6444 posts
7/18/2006 6:44 pm

I have learned that even on a swingers site, there are some really great people!

angelofmercy5 replies on 7/18/2006 8:06 pm:
Asscrompn....true....and YOU are one of them!

loveyourightnow 41M
3 posts
7/18/2006 6:48 pm

I have learned that beyond everything we are all essentially the same at our core. If you love yourself you will be able to love anyone with this in mind.

angelofmercy5 replies on 7/18/2006 8:07 pm:
Loveyou....this is probably one of the most important lessons in life. Too many of us don't love ourselves though..... Thanks for stopping by tonight....and blog on my friend.

florallei 100F

7/18/2006 6:50 pm

I have learned that life is hard and unfair at times beyond our control.
I have learned that you can't depend on anyone but God himself for everyone else have their own burdens to bear.
I have learned what real forgiveness means.
I have learned what real love means.
I have learned we all stand equal before God and no one is worse or better or richer or poorer...
I have learned what humility means....still learning so much more.

angelofmercy5 replies on 7/18/2006 8:09 pm:
Flor.....you have listed some wonderful lessons here. If we all remember these...the world will be a better place! Thanks!

Hydragenias 57F

7/18/2006 7:40 pm

I have learned that there is nothing better than being a grandma!
I have also learned that no matter how bad things may seem, they usually always work out for the best.

angelofmercy5 replies on 7/18/2006 8:10 pm:
Hydrangenias.....oh my! That is a lesson with a huge blessing! Those grandkids are gifts directly from God straight to the heart, aren't they?

rm_Ali6729 50M

7/18/2006 7:46 pm

Hi Angel,
I just want to thank you for visiting my blog and giving me some advice. I really needed it. I have signed up for the camp and I think it will be a great experiance for me. Thanks again.

angelofmercy5 replies on 7/18/2006 8:12 pm:
Ali...you'll do well here in the blogs! I just know that you are going to meet some wonderful people! Thanks for stopping by here tonight! Looking forward to getting to know you better here in blogland.

MarcoPolo197676 41M
541 posts
7/18/2006 10:43 pm

Thats beautiful, really. I wish more people thought as you do.

angelofmercy5 replies on 7/19/2006 4:58 am:
Marco.....thank you sweet one!

rm_unlistedone 66M
2718 posts
7/19/2006 12:27 am

I have had the privilege of watching the student become the teacher. A teacher who first thinks with the brain, and channels the thought through her heart. And she does this magnificently.

I have learned that for myself, the friends that I have here, are friends that I will always cherish and will always hold close. I may not be as visible as I have been in the past... but I still hold them just as close as I always have.

Personally, I have learned that I can live inside my own life. It may lack some things... but most lives do. What I don't have in some areas, I have much more than enough in other areas to keep me going.

I used to worry everyday about some of my friends here. Wondering if they were going to be okay. I don't worry like that anymore. I know they are going to be fine. And I'm happy and proud of who they are... and what they're doing, and what they have accomplished. For them, I'm sitting in their private stands, and cheering them on with a big smile.

I'm never too far away that I cannot be reached though... never. And I will always try and find time for them, if I'm needed. 143, me

angelofmercy5 replies on 7/19/2006 4:59 am:
Unlistedone....teacher.....you will always be needed! Always! 143


7/19/2006 2:59 am

Wonderful post.. as wonderful as you. I have learned to accept myself and stop trying to be perfect .. I never will be and this is a good thing.I have learned sooooooo much and still have a long journy ahead.

Thank my friend

under the stars
We choose to write
you choose what you comprehend.
read twice and be nice
every key stroke... has a heart beat

angelofmercy5 replies on 7/19/2006 5:00 am:
Mrsmuff......that is a really good thing! We should all remember this....because we will never be perfect! Thanks my special dancing under the stars friend.

curious082385 32F
4925 posts
7/19/2006 4:31 am

I have learned that from the greatest heartache can come the greatest lessons and strength

angelofmercy5 replies on 7/19/2006 5:01 am:
Curious.....boy, is that ever a grat lesson to learn! A hard one at times....but wonderful when you are through it and looking back! Thanks.

rm_shannee2006 53F
3355 posts
7/19/2006 5:23 am

Thanks for that positive post. Feels good to read it.

I was reminded recently about the need for self care and for taking time to breath before reacting.

Yup...this juiciness is from me....


angelofmercy5 replies on 7/19/2006 7:15 am:
Shannee.....thanks my friend. Taking time for self care.....and breathing.....we all need to be reminded I think.

amoldenough 71F
16436 posts
7/19/2006 7:15 am

I have learned that friends here in blogville are just as real and just as important and friends on the outside. Sometimes better here. Here I don't feel judged, where outside, I sometimes do. If I ever need a shoulder, I know I can find one here.

"Don't cry because it's over; smile because it happened."

angelofmercy5 replies on 7/19/2006 8:29 am:
Isn't that the truth? And thanks my friend for lending me your shoulder when I needed it!

perveyinutah 52M

7/19/2006 2:39 pm

i need to learn more..lol..
when your down in the dumps , dont be surprised when someone comes along and says just the right thing to ya..

angelofmercy5 replies on 7/19/2006 7:23 pm:
Pervey.....we all need to learn more! Thanks for stopping by here tonight! Come back again soon.

somethingelse40 76M
14676 posts
7/19/2006 4:56 pm

That’s quite a creed my liege … stuff learned and remembered … six measly planks. Yet the road to Peace invariably goes through a difficult territory called Trust and Forgiveness … sometimes called War.

angelofmercy5 replies on 7/19/2006 7:24 pm:
Something.....that's quite a sobering creed there! And unfortunately it is also true! Thanks my friend.

electriccompany 54M

7/19/2006 6:49 pm

1) Read enough blogs and you'll see that everyone is subject to the same ups and downs all us humans go through.

2) You shouldn't turn your back (nor your privates) on those li'l tarts in Cabin 8! Sorry to harp on them.

Me and my dick'll be outta pocket for a few days. Gotta go over to the Johnsons-Cockins Medical Center and see what the Center for Cock Rot Control can do about the superglue on my wang.

Rock On, Angel!

angelofmercy5 replies on 7/19/2006 7:28 pm:
Electric....I must say that you completely intrigue me now! You stay in character so well! I've chastised those girls in Cabin 8...but they hid the super glue well...so, I have no evidence! And you were too drunk to be a viable witness for your own defense! And I'd say we'd dust you for fingerprints.....but there were so many hands on you that we'd never find a match! Sorry about that my friend.

impish_pixie 55F
6867 posts
7/19/2006 8:51 pm

I have learned that though my heart may get broken, over and over again, I much perfer the ache of love or the chance of love lost, than the cold bitter feeling that comes from closing it to keep it safe.

I have learned that life is tenuous at best...say I love you to everyone you love everytime you think of them.

I love you Ms. Angel...

I make mistakes, I am out of control & at times hard to handle. But if you can't handle me at my worst, then you sure as hell don't deserve me at my best. ~Marilyn

angelofmercy5 replies on 7/19/2006 9:23 pm:
Impish....those are wonderful and true lessons! It is bette to love and risk that hurt than to shut yourself off from love! I love you too my friend! ~hugs~

redrobin012057 61F

7/20/2006 12:18 am

A truely wonderful post Angel thank you.

I have learn't to trust my instincts/gut feelings,never take myself or others too seriously.Be thankful what I do have, and not for what I don't have.To never take things for granted , and don't plan to far ahead in the future... take each day as it comes.And that I am loved for you I am.

angelofmercy5 replies on 7/20/2006 3:05 am:
Red.....beautiful thoughts....and lessons we should all learn better. Thank you Red! And you are loved!

rm_passion7523 52M
2931 posts
7/20/2006 1:03 am

i have learned that for all our faults the world is still a beautiful place full of beautiful people, and that we owe it not only to ourselves to be at peace and love ourselves but if we are to have a more beautiful and peaceful world this is necessary so that we may be at peace and love others ,wouldnt it wonderful if everone could be at peace with each other.with the love and respect for each other as human beings,..we would be able to solve so manny of the worlds problems and injustices ,the world would certainly be a better place and even the bedroom would be better lol , angel you really are beautiful, a quote i hope will bring a smile on you is one by my hero Mother Teresa

People are often unreasonable, illogical, and self-centered; Forgive them anyway. If you are kind, people may accuse you of selfish, ulterior motives; Be kind anyway. If you are successful you will win some false friends and true enemies; Succeed anyway. If you are honest and frank, people may cheat you; Be honest and frank anyway. What you spend years building, someone could destroy overnight; Build anyway. If you find serenity and happiness, they may be jealous; Be happy anyway. The good you do today, people will often forget tomorrow; Do good anyway. Give the world the best you have, and it may never be enough; Give the world the best you've got anyway. You see, in the final analysis, it is between you and God; It was never between you and them anyway.

Mother Teresa

big hugs passion

angelofmercy5 replies on 7/20/2006 3:07 am:
Passion......that was just beautiful! And the quote from Mother Theresa......it REALLY made me smile!

somethingelse40 76M
14676 posts
7/20/2006 3:22 pm

There probably is an easy road to peace: the trouble is it's very hard to find. Whether the future looks dark or bright may in either case prove to be an optical illusion. Please forgive me for all the nice things I've never said to you.

angelofmercy5 replies on 7/21/2006 8:18 pm:
Something.....I think you're right...the road to peace is hard to find. You don't fool me.....you are a real sweetheart!!!!

somethingelse40 76M
14676 posts
7/22/2006 6:57 am

Nobody must ever know my terrible secret which wouldn't seem so terrible if I could tell somebody.

HBowt2 60F

7/22/2006 11:41 am

i've learnt that i still have a lot to learn....

that friends are important

that being me is ok

redswallow777 49M
6811 posts
7/22/2006 9:25 pm

Mmmmm....like the ones you chose....

libgemOH 57M/53F

7/23/2006 6:34 pm

~smiles through my tears~

Just what I needed to hear today!! -B

rm_SusieQ27 47F
2093 posts
7/24/2006 8:57 pm

    Quoting rm_SusieQ27:
    What, you want to know everything I've learnt, since being born?..Flippin heck, that's a long list, hun.

    Here goes though..

    The first thing I learnt was never to open own's eyes, for the very first time, in a room which is brilliantly lit : too rude of an awakening that was, I can tell you.

    That's enough to be going on with. Apart from... I just learnt not to try and type an extra long list when one is only capable of one-finger typing. For that way lies R.S.I

    Luv n stuff {=} Susie {=}
Thanks, Angel, glad I could make you chuckle, hun..isn't it FUN?

Luv n stuff {=} Susie {=}

Whispersoftly5 53F
15176 posts
8/10/2006 10:46 pm

This is really nice. I've learned life can be a very sweet journey and I agree it is better shared with someone special.

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