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“If one dream should fall and break into a thousand pieces, never be afraid to pick up one of those pieces and begin again.”   {Flavia Weedn

 

“What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.” {Ralph Emerson

 

“Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don’t matter and those who matter don’t mind.”

{Dr. Seuss

 

“To forgive is to set a prisoner free and discover that the prisoner was you.”  {Lewis B Smedes

 

“Holding Resentment is like eating poison and waiting for the other person to keel over.” {Unknown

 

Too True, Too Often

 
Too often we don’t realize
What we have until it is gone
Too often we wait too late to say
“I’m sorry – I was wrong.”
Sometimes it seems we hurt the ones
We hold dearest to our hearts
And we allow foolish things
To tear our lives apart.
Far too many times we let
Unimportant things into our minds
And then it’s usually too late
To see what made us blind.
So be sure that you let people know
How much they mean to you
Take that time to say the words
Before your time is through.
Be sure that you appreciate
Everything you’ve got
And be thankful for the little things
in life that mean a lot.

– Author Unknown

 

 

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Words of Wisdom and Inspirational Quotes

Words of Wisdom and Inspirational Quotes

The happiest of people don’t necessarily have the best of everything; they just make the most of everything that comes along their way. -[ Karen S Magee

Remember that the best relationship is one in which your love for each other exceeds your need for each other.”- Dali Lama

 

Anger or hatred is like a fisherman’s hook. It is very important for us to ensure we are not caught by it.” – Dali Lama

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Allowing the truth of who you are–your spiritual self–to rule your life means you stop the struggle and learn to move with the flow of your life.” – Oprah Winfrey

When one door closes another door opens; but we often look so long and so regretfully upon the closed door, that we do not see the ones which open for us -[Alexander Graham Bell

 

 

 

 

When things go wrong as they sometime will,

 When the road you’re trudging

 Seems all up hill,

 When funds are low,

 And the debts are high,

 And you want to smile,

 But you have to sigh,

 When care is pressing you down a bit,

 Rest if you must, but don’t you quit.

 Life is queer with its twists and turns,

 As every one of us sometimes learns,

 And many a failure turns about,

 When he might have won had he stuck it out;

 Don’t give up though the pace seems slow—

 You may succeed with another blow,

 Success is failure turned inside out—

 The silver tint of the cloud of doubt,

 And you never can tell how close you are,

 It may be near when it seems so far;

 So stick to the fight when you are hardest hit;

 It’s when things seems worst that you must

 Not quit”-[Unknown

 

 

 

Life Still Has A Meaning

 

If there is a future there is time for mending-
Time to see your troubles coming to an ending.
Life is never hopeless however great your sorrow-
If you’re looking forward to a new tomorrow.
If there is time for wishing then there is time for hoping-
When through doubt and darkness you are blindly groping.
Though the heart be heavy and hurt you may be feeling-
If there is time for praying there is time for healing.
So if through your window there is a new day breaking-
Thank God for the promise, though mind and soul be aching,
If with harvest over there is grain enough for gleaning-
There is a new tomorrow and life still has meaning.

          ~ Author unknown

 

I have heard there are troubles of more than one kind.
Some come from ahead and some come from behind.
But I’ve bought a big bat. I’m all ready you see.
Now my troubles are going to have troubles with me!”~ Dr. Seuss

 

Solitude

Solitude

As oft we moan and groan about our broken hearts,
Of the love we had and lost, of the one who was insincere,
And whose promises and words of love were false.

Yet there are those who have never loved,
Who have never known what it is like to have
a broken heart,
Some whose lips have never been kissed,
Who have never had arms to hold them tight,
Who have never felt the touch of a gentle caress,
Or experience the ecstasy of another body next to theirs,
The womb that never bore a child,
The breast that never suckled,
What is it like to go through life without once being touched?

Some wait and wait to find the perfect someone,
That never ever comes along,
Wasted years, waiting for something that doesn’t exist,
Some wait for that perfect husband,
To give them that perfect child,
A glimpse of him eventually appears,
But alas! It is too late because the childbearing days are gone,
So there still remains that uneven equation,
And the feeling that something is missing.

We live in an imperfect world and there is no such thing,
As a perfect someone,
For those who have never loved,
There is no missing something you have never experienced,
And though it may seem safer,
Is it really happier not to love,
Than to love and have your heart broken?
Not necessarily, because there will be no good times
to remember,
No memories to cherish, no one to reminisce about,
No experience to guide you,
What is it like to have lived and never loved?

 

Sometimes we spend so much time moaning over the things that are wrong in our lives that we do not take the time to notice all the wonderful things we have that are often  times more important than the things we complain about.  Every morning we wake we need to give thanks to God for allowing us to live to see another day.   Give thanks for the things we have that we take so much for granted; like being able to see, or talk, or walk, always be mindful that there are some out there who can’t.   Give thanks for good health, for family and friends.  Give thanks for the problems and obstacles you were able to overcome.  These life lessons help to make us stronger.  These experiences can make us wiser.  At all times as long as there is life, give thanks!

Motivational and Inspirational Quotes

Motivational and Inspirational Quotes

The following is a number of motivational and inspirational quotes that I would like to share with you.  I hope you will find something that will lift your spirits if you are feeling down or find something which will inspire you as you go about your day.  At all times begin each day by giving thanks for life the most valuable possession we will ever own!.   Blessings!!


Nothing can stop the man with the right mental attitude from achieving his goal; nothing on earth can help the man with the wrong mental attitude. 
Thomas Jefferson

 

Be Thankful

Be thankful you don’t  already have everything you desire.  If  you did, what would there to look forward to?

Be thankful you don’t know something, for it gives you the opportunity to learn

Be thankful for difficult times.  During those times you grow.

Be thankful for your limitations, because they give you the opportunity for improvement.

Be thankful for your mistakes.  They teach you valuable lessons.

Be thankful when you are tired and weary, because it means you’ve made a difference.

It’s easy to be thankful for the good things.

A life of rich fulfillment comes to those who are thankful for the setbacks.

Find a way to be thankful for your troubles, and they can become your blessings.

 

If I Had My Life to Live Over   By Erma Bombeck

I would have gone to bed when I was sick instead of pretending the earth would go into a holding pattern if I weren’t there for the day.

I would have burnt the pink candle sculpted like a rose before it melted in the storage.

I would have talked less and listened more.

I would have invited friends over for dinner even if  the carpet was stained or the sofa faded.

I would have eaten the popcorn in the ‘good’ living room and worried much less about the dirt when someone wanted to light a fire in the fireplace.

I would have taken the time to listen to my grandfather ramble about his youth.

I would never have insisted the car windows be rolled upon a summer day because my hair had just been teased and sprayed.

I would have sat on the lawn with my children and not worry about grass stains.

I would have cried and laughed less while watching television and more while watching life.

I would never have bought anything just because it was practical, wouldn’t show soil, or guaranteed to last a lifetime.

Instead of wishing away nine months of pregnancy, I’d have cherished ever moment and realize that the wonderment growing inside of me was the only chance in life to assist God in a miracle.

When my kids kissed me impetuously, I would never have said, ”Later.  Now go and get washed up for dinner.”

There would have been more ”I love you’s.”  More ”I’m sorry’s.”

But mostly, given another shot at life, I would seize every minute, look at it and really see it, live it and never give it back.

 

The man who makes a success of an important venture never wails for the crowd. He strikes out for himself. It takes nerve, it takes a great lot of grit; but the man that succeeds has both. Anyone can fail. The public admires the man who has enough confidence in himself to take a chance. These chances are the main things after all. The man who tries to succeed must expect to be criticized. Nothing important was ever done but the greater number consulted previously doubted the possibility. Success is the accomplishment of that which most people think can’t be done.
C. V. White

 

Look not mournfully into the past, it comes not back again. Wisely improve the present, it is thine. Go forth to meet the shadowy future without fear and with a manly heart.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow


 

Don’t walk in front of me, I may not follow.
Don’t walk behind me, I may not lead.
Just walk beside me and be my friend.– Albert Camus

 


“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.
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…
You see, in the final analysis, it is between you and God; it was never between you and them anyway.”
― Kent M. Keith

 

“Your friend is the man who knows all about you, and still likes you.”
Elbert Hubbard

From the chin up whatever you’ve got two of keep open, whatever you’ve got one of keep shut!

Edward Dickerson

 

Have Faith

Have Faith

Having faith is being able to believe in something when everything seems hopeless.  The possibilities of you fulfilling a goal or achieving your dreams might seem dim.  Everything may appear to be going wrong.  Friends abandon you and you are left feeling lost, in deep despair and ready to quit.  You feel you just can’t make it, all hope is gone and you have come to the end of the road.  Slow down, stop and listen to that little voice inside; the one that tells you that you can do it, that you can go on.  Have a little faith and believe that it will happen.  Believe that your dreams will come true.  In your deepest, darkest moments, faith will see you through.  So have faith and believe even when it seems there is nothing left to believe in!