"Kindness in words creates confidence;
Kindness in thinking creates profoundness;
Kindness in feeling creates love."
"We are each of us angels with only one wing,
and we can fly only by embracing each other."
~Luciano De Crescenzo
"Too often we underestimate the power of
a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear,
an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring,
all of which have the potential to turn a life around."
"If you find it in your heart to
care for somebody else, you will have succeeded."
"You will find as you look back upon your life, that the moments when you
have really lived are the moments when you have done things in the spirit of love."
"Those who bring sunshine into the lives of others
cannot keep it from themselves."
~Sir James Matthew Barrie
"Every act of love is a work of peace no matter how small."
"Learning to listen to ourselves is
a way of learning to love ourselves."
"Every day is a new life. Sieze it. Live it."
~David Guy Powers
1. People are illogical, unreasonable and self-centered.
LOVE THEM ANYWAY.
2. If you do good, people will accuse
you of selfish ulterior motives.
DO GOOD ANYWAY.
3. If you are successful, you will
win false friends and true enemies.
4. The good you do today will be forgotten tomorrow.
DO GOOD ANYWAY.
5. Honesty and frankness make you vulnerable.
BE HONEST AND FRANK ANYWAY.
6. The biggest men and women with the biggest ideas can be shot down
by the smallest men and women with the smallest minds.
THINK BIG ANYWAY.
7. People favor underdogs but follow only top dogs.
FIGHT FOR THE UNDERDOGS ANYWAY.
8. What you spend years building
may be detroyed overnight.
9. People really need help but may
attack you if you help them.
HELP PEOPLE ANYWAY.
10. Give the world the best you have
and you'll get kicked in the teeth.
GIVE THE WORLD THE BEST YOU HAVE ANYWAY.
Living on earth is expensive,
but it does include a free trip around the sun every year.
Birthdays are good for you.
The more you have, the longer you live.
You may be only one person in the world,
but you may also be the world to one person.
Don't cry for a good thing because it's over.
Smile because it happened.
A truly happy person is one who
can enjoy the scenery on a detour.
Happiness comes through
doors you didn't even know you left open.
We could learn a lot from crayons.
Some are sharp, some are pretty, some are dull,
some have weird names, and some are different colors.
But they all learn to live in the same box.
God is sitting in heaven when a scientist prays to him.
"God, we don't need you anymore. Science has finally figured out a way to create life out of nothing. In other words, we can now do what you did in the beginning."
"Oh, is that so? Tell me..." replies God.
"Well," says the scientist, "we can take dirt and form it into the likeness of you and breath life into it, thus creating human beings."
"Well, that's very interesting...show me."
So the scientist bends down to the earth and starts to mold the soil into the shape of a human being.
"No, no, no...." interrupts God, "Get your own dirt."
Today, I wish you a day of ordinary miracles...
A fresh pot of coffee you didn't make yourself,
An unexpected phone call from an old friend,
Green stop lights on your way to work or shopping.
I wish you a day of little things to rejoice in...
The fastest line at the grocery store,
A good sing along song on the radio,
Your keys right where you look.
I wish you a day of happiness and perfection...
Little bite-size pieces of perfection that give you the funny
feeling that the Lord is smiling on you,
holding you so gently because you are someone special and rare.
I wish you a day of peace, happiness and joy...
They say it takes a minute to find a special person,
an hour to appreciate them, a day to love them,
but then an entire lifetime to forget them.
If you attend a church with a church family that offers you one word of encouragement, you are blessed with some form of fellowship.
If you have money in the bank, in your wallet, or some spare change in a dish someplace, you are among the world's wealthy.
If you can go to bed each night, knowing that God loves you, you are blessed beyond measure.
If you try each day to imitate our Lord Jesus Christ for even a minute, you are blessed because you show a willingness to grow up in God.
If you can read this message, you are more blessed than about two-thirds of the world.
If you have never had to endure the hardship and agony of battle, imprisonmnet, or torture, you are blessed in indescribable measure.
If you have a voice to sing God's praises, a voice to witness God's love, and a voice to share the gospel, you are blessed. About one-third of the world does not even know who the one true God is.
If you can hold someone's hand, hug another person, or touch someone on the shoulder, you are blessed because you can offer God's healing touch.
If you can share a word of encouragement with someone else, and do it with God's love in your heart, you are blessed because you have learned how to give.
If you have the conviction to stand fast upon God's Word and God's promises, no matter what, you are blessed because you are learning patience, endurance, and tenacity.
If you hold up your head with a smile on your face and are truly thankful, you are blessed because most people can, but find it difficult to.
Throw out nonessential numbers. This includes age, weight and height. Let the doctors worry about them. That is why you pay them.
Keep only cheerful friends. The grouches pull you down.
Keep learning. Learn more about the computer, crafts, gardening, whatever. Never let the brain idle.
Enjoy the simple things.
Laugh often, long and loud. Laugh until you gasp for breath.
The tears happen. Endure, grieve, and move on. The only person who is with you your entire life is yourself. Be ALVE while you are alive.
Surround yourself with what you love; whether it's family, pets, keepsakes, music, plants, or hobbies. Your home is your refuge.
Cherish your health. If it is good, preserve it. If it is unstable, improve it. If it is beyond what you can improve, get help.
Don't take guilt trips. Take a trip to the mall, to the next county, to a foreign country, but NOT to where the guilt is.
Tell the people you love that you love them, at every opportunity.
AND ALWAYS REMEMBER...
Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away.