Sunday, March 20, 2011
A friend is like a flower ... A rose to be exact,
Or maybe like a brand new gate that never comes unlatched.
A friend is like an owl, both beautiful and wise.
Or perhaps a friend is like a ghost, whose spirit never dies.
A friend is like those blades of grass you can never mow,
Standing straight, tall, and proud in a perfect little row.
A friend is like a heart that goes strong until the end.
Where would we be in this world if we didn't have a friend?
© 1990-2010 Adrianne Goff (All rights reserved)
~~~ AND REMEMBER ~~~
It's not wise to count your friends... on a bright sunny day,
when the sky is blue and smiles come so easily.
Instead wait for a storm, when the clouds are dark and the
day grows cold, and laughter is not heard in your heavy heart.
Then when a friend comes and stands beside you and lifts
your spirits to the sky and laughter is in your heart,
he or she deserves the name ... FRIEND.
Thank you, my Friend, for braving the storms with me
and for making the sunny days so much brighter.
Sunday, March 13, 2011
There are treasures in life, but owners are few
Of money and power to buy things brand new.
Yet you can be wealthy and feel regal too,
If you will just look for the treasures in you.
These treasures in life are not hard to find
When you look in your heart, your soul, and your mind.
For when you are willing to share what's within,
Your fervent search for riches will magically end.
The joy and the laughter, the smile that you bring;
The heart unafraid to love and to sing;
The hand always willing to help those in need;
Ones quick to reach out, to labor and fee.
So thank you for sharing these great gifts inside;
The caring, the cheering, the hug when one cried.
Thanks for the energy, encouragement too,
And thank you for sharing the treasures in you.
Sunday, March 06, 2011
Life's Lessons 101
There once was a bunch of tiny frogs ...
who arranged a running competition.
The goal was to reach the top of a VERY high tower.
A big crowd had gathered around the tower to see the race
and to cheer on the contestants ...
The race began ... Honestly ...
no one in the crowd really believed that the tiny frogs
would reach the top of the tower.
You heard statements such as:
"Oh, WAY too difficult!!"
"They will NEVER make it to the top."
"Not a chance that they will succeed. The tower is too high!"
The tiny frogs began collapsing. One by one ...
except for those who, in a fresh tempo,
were climbing higher and higher.
The crowd, however, continued to yell,
"It is too difficult!!! No one will make it!"
More tiny frogs got tired and gave up ...
But ONE of them continued higher and higher and higher ...
This one wouldn't give up!
At the end, everyone else had given up climbing the tower,
except for the one tiny frog who, after a big effort,
was the only one who reached the top!
THEN all of the other tiny frogs, naturally,
wanted to know how this ONE frog managed to do it??
A contestant asked another tiny frog
how the one who succeeded had found
the strength to reach the goal?
It turned out
that the winner was DEAF!!!!
...The Wisdom of This Story Is...
Never listen to other people's tendencies
to be negative or pessimistic
because they can take your most wonderful dreams and wishes
away from you ... the ones you have in your heart!
Always think of the power that words have,
because everything you hear and read will affect your actions!
Be DEAF when people tell YOU that
YOU can not fulfill YOUR dreams!
And always keep thinking: I CAN DO THIS!
Friday, February 25, 2011
THE HEART OF FRIENDSHIP
True friendship isn't seen with the eyes,
it is felt with the heart,
when there is trust, understanding,
loyalty, and sharing...
True friendship is a rare feeling,
but when it is found,
it has profound impact on
our well-being, strength, and character.
True friendship does not need
elaborate gifts or spectacular events
in order to be valuable or valued.
To ensure long-lasting
quality and satisfaction,
true friendship only needs
a few key ingredients:
Undying loyalty, unmatched understanding,
unsurpassed trust, deep and soulful secrets,
and endless sharing.
mixed with personality and a sense of humor,
can make a friendship last a lifetime!
This is just a thank you, my friend,
for all the wonderful and colorful
you've brought to my life!
just saw the new orth dr yesterday and am now told i am what in what is called "orthopedic limbo" and must wait for things to allign themselves before i will get a replacememt of my knee/knees................he goes on to state there are many like me suffering in pain etc but there is really nothing that can be done that hasn't already been done........i feel very discouraged and totally frustrated with these dr's etc............will just have to continue plodding along and hope for the best i can with these knees.............the last 5 pounds gone nhave made a significant impact on my ability to walk faster further depending on the day of course but there has been a marked improvement and for that am grateful............i am counting my blessings such as they are and am truly grateful for all the help and support given me here at Sparkpeople without it i would not still be here.............
THANK YOU AGAIN AND AGAIN FOR HELPING ME THROUGH SOME DIFFICULT TIMES
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