Saturday, December 03, 2011
As You Travel Through Life
As you travel through life there are always those times
When decisions just have to be made,
When the choices are hard, and solutions seem scarce,
And the rain seems to soak your parade.
There are some situations where all you can do
Is simply let go and move on,
Gather your courage and choose a direction
That carries you toward a new dawn.
So pack up your troubles and take a step forward -
The process of change can be tough,
But think about all the excitement ahead
There might be adventures you never imagined
Just waiting around the next bend,
And wishes and dreams just about to come true
In ways you can't yet comprehend!
Perhaps you'll find friendships that spring from new things
As you challenge your status quo,
And learn there are so many options in life,
Perhaps you'll go places you never expected
And see things that you've never seen,
Or travel to fabulous, faraway worlds
And wonderful spots in between!
Perhaps you'll find warmth and affection and caring
And somebody special who's there
To help you stay cantered and listen with interest
To stories and feelings you share.
Perhaps you'll find comfort in knowing your friends
Are supportive of all that you do,
And believe that whatever decisions you make,
They'll be the right choices for you.
So keep putting one foot in front of the other,
And taking your life day by day...
There's a brighter tomorrow that's just down the road -
Don't look back! You're not going that way!
Tuesday, November 22, 2011
Be thankful that you don't already have
everything you desire if you did,
what would there be to look forward to?
Be thankful when you don't know something...
For it gives you the opportunity to learn.
Be thankful for the difficult times...
During those times you grow.
Be thankful for your limitations...
They give you opportunities for improvement.
Be thankful for each new challenge...
Which will build your strength and character.
Be thankful for your mistakes...
They will teach you valuable lessons.
Be thankful when you're tired and weary...
Because it means you've given your all.
It's easy to be thankful for the 'good' things...
Yet, a life of rich fulfillment comes to those
Who are thankful for the setbacks.
Gratitude can turn a negative into a positive...
Find a way to be thankful for your troubles
And they can become your blessings.
~ Author Unknown
Thursday, November 10, 2011
The soldier stood and faced God,
Which must always come to pass.
He hoped his shoes were shining,
Just as brightly as his brass.
'Step forward now, you soldier,
How shall I deal with you ?
Have you always turned the other cheek ?
To My Church have you been true?'
The soldier squared his shoulders and said,
'No, Lord, I guess I ain't.
Because those of us who carry guns,
Can't always be a saint.
I've had to work most Sundays,
And at times my talk was tough.
And sometimes I've been violent,
Because the world is awfully rough.
But, I never took a penny,
That wasn't mine to keep...
Though I worked a lot of overtime,
When the bills got just too steep.
And I never passed a cry for help,
Though at times I shook with fear.
And sometimes, God, forgive me,
I've wept unmanly tears.
I know I don't deserve a place,
Among the people here.
They never wanted me around,
Except to calm their fears.
If you've a place for me here, Lord,
It needn't be so grand.
I never expected or had too much,
But if you don't, I'll understand.
There was a silence all around the throne,
Where the saints had often trod.
As the soldier waited quietly,
For the judgment of his God.
'Step forward now, you soldier,
You've borne your burdens well.
Walk peacefully on Heaven's streets,
You've done your time in Hell.'
Friday, October 28, 2011
that we don't have to change friends if we understand that friends change.
that no matter how good a friend is,
they're going to hurt you every once in a while and we must forgive them for that.
that it's not WHAT you have, but WHO you have in your life that counts the most..
that our background and circumstances may have influenced who we are,
but we are responsible for who we become.
that your life can be changed in a matter of seconds by people who you don't even know.
that no matter the consequences,
those who are honest with themselves, get farther in life.
that two people can look at the same thing and see something totally different.
that heroes are the people who do what has to be done
when it needs to be done, regardless of the consequences.
that you cannot make someone love you; all you can do is be someone who can be loved.
that sometimes the people you think might kick you when you're down,
will be the very ones to help you get back up.
that you CAN keep going long after you think you can't.
that sometimes when I'm angry I have the right to be angry,
but that doesn't give me the right to be cruel.
that we are responsible for what we do, no matter how we feel.
that it isn't always enough to be forgiven by others ...
sometimes you have to learn to forgive yourself.
that there are people who love you dearly, but just don't know how to show it.
that just because two people argue, it doesn't mean they don't love each other
and just because they don't argue, it doesn't mean they do.
that it's a process, not an event, for me to become the person I want to be.
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