Never tell your friends, "I told you so" -
even when you did. Wendy Jean Smith
True friendship comes when silence between two people is comfortable.
Life without friendship is like the sky without the sun.
Friendship can weather most things and thrive in thin soil - but it needs a little mulch of letters and phone calls and small silly presents every so often - just to save it from drying out completely. - Pam Brown
Friends can make you laugh like no one else can.
Gems may be precious, but friendship is priceless.
Friends are angels sent down to Earth to make good days and to help us find our way.
I cannot even imagine where I would be today were it not for that handful of friends who have given me a heart full of joy.
Let's face it, friends make life a lot more fun.
- Charles R. Swindoll
If you can give your son or daughter only one gift, let it be enthusiasm.
Every great dream begins with a dreamer. Always remember, you have within you the strength, the patience, and the passion to reach for the stars to change the world.
To find what you seek in the road of life,
the best proverb of all is that which says:
"Leave no stone unturned."
Edward Bulwer Lytton
The only reason people get lost in thought is because it's unfamiliar territory.
The 50-50-90 rule: Anytime you have a 50-50 chance of getting something right, there's a 90% probability you'll get it wrong.
-- Andy Rooney
Example isn't another way to teach, it is the only way to teach.
Anyone who has never made a mistake has never tried anything new.
"Never stand between a dog and the hydrant."
Wishes are meant for you to ponder, they pass along to someone in need, or can be kept all to ourselves. Wishes are sincere in belief that all our hopes and dreams are within reach.
My wishes for you are my own'..They are an everlasting trust that miracles happen and dreams really do come true. Understood is the value of a nurturing heart, the innocence of a child's eyes and the wisdom of an aging hand.
I wish that the morning sky will forever intrigue you and the stardust of the night will captivate you. I wish that you will always see the man in the moon and entrust him with your deepest secrets.
I wish for you a creative spirit that dusts your imagination with youthful dreams and opens you to wonderful surprises just waiting to happen.
I wish for you to yearn for nothing and find contentment from within. That you will always know what to say to a friend, that your compassion will heal, and many more names will be etched in your heart.
You Must Not Quit
When things go wrong; as they sometimes will,
When the road you’re trudging seems all uphill,
When the 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 everyone of us sometimes learns,
And many a fellow turns about,
When he might have won had he stuck it out.
Don’t give up though the pace seems slow,
You might succeed with another blow,
Often the goal is nearer than,
It seems to a faint and faltering man;
Often the struggler has given up,
When he might have captured the victor’s cup;
And he learned too late when the night came down,
How close he was to the golden crown.
Success is failure turned inside out,
The silver tint of the clouds of doubt,
And you never can tell how close you are,
It may be near when it seems afar;
So stick to the fight when you’re hardest hit,
It’s when things seem the worst that you must not quit.
When tomorrow starts without me,
And I'm not there to see,
If the sun should rise and find your eyes
All filled with tears for me;
I wish so much you wouldn't cry
The way you did today,
While thinking of the many things,
We didn't get to say.
I know how much you love me,
As much as I love you,
And each time that you think of me,
I know you'll miss me too;
But when tomorrow starts without me,
Please try to understand,
That an angel came and called my name,
And took me by the hand,
And said my place was ready,
In heaven far above,
And that I'd have to leave behind
All those I dearly love.
But as I turned to walk away,
A tear fell from my eye,
For all my life, I'd always thought,
I didn't want to die.
I had so much to live for,
So much left yet to do,
It seemed almost impossible,
That I was leaving you.
I thought of all the yesterdays,
The good ones and the bad,
I thought of all that we shared,
And all the fun we had.
If I could relive yesterday,
Just even for a while,
I'd say good-bye and kiss you
And maybe see you smile.
But then I fully realized,
That this could never be,
For emptiness and memories,
Would take the place of me.
And when I thought of worldly things,
I might miss some tomorrow,
I thought of you, and when I did,
My heart was filled with sorrow.
But when I walked through heaven's gates,
I felt so much at home.
When God looked down and smiled at me,
From His great golden throne,
He said, "This is eternity,
And all I've promised you."
Today your life on earth is past,
But here life starts anew.
I promise no tomorrow,
But today will always last,
And since each day is the same way,
There's no longing for the past.
So when tomorrow starts without me,
Don't think we're far apart,
For every time you think of me,
I'm right here, in your heart. "
Chose to Be Happy
Choose to be happy,
Choose to feel great,
Choose not to let things make you irate,
I know that some people are not feeling great,
And I know that some people just know how to hate.
And I wish that all people could be healthy abd strong,
And I wish that all people would just get along.
If wands could be waved, and the world would be cured,
I'd wave that big wand, you can be assured.
But I'll do what I can every day I am here,
And try to remember "the good," year to year.
And I choose to be happy,
And I choose to feel great,
And I choose not to let things make me irate!
Good friends are like stars. You don't always see them, but you know they are always there.
No matter what barriers stand in your way, never lose sight of your goal.
And in the end, it's not the years in your life that counts. It's the life in your years.
When life hands you lemons, make grapejuice.
Then sit back and watch as the world wonders how you did it.
To accomplish great things, we must not only act, but also dream; not only plan, but also believe.
Never regret. If it’s good, it’s wonderful. If it’s bad, it’s experience.
- Victoria Holt
Don’t waste a minute not being happy. If one window closes, run to the next window — or break down a door.
If you spend your whole life waiting for the storm, you’ll never enjoy the sunshine.
- Morris West
People can live one hundred years without really living a minute.