Stuff to Think About…

13906870_10201959289180205_8467175992813957855_nEach of us has our torments…

Memories… born of past wrongs and hurts…

That hound and harass us…

We hear the echoes of their voices…

As they whisper during the night…

And we know all their names…

For we were there when they were born…

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The most worrisome thing about political candidates… is not what they say they know… but what they refuse to admit… they don’t know…

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Sharing happiness with a loved one… doubles the happiness… sharing sorrow with a loved one… cuts the sorrow in half…

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“Always pray to have eyes that see the best in people…

a heart that forgives the worst…

a mind that forgets the bad…

and a soul that never loses faith in God…”

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Wisdom teaches us… to be “grateful”… when life is good… and to be “graceful”… in times of trouble…

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The only way… to find meaning in life…. is to create it yourself… It’s not hiding somewhere in a dark place… no mystery needs to be unlocked to find it… searching the world will not unveil it… It is a poem you must compose… it is a song you must sing…, it is a dance you must dance… it is an empty vessel you must fill… Life will have… whatever meaning you give it… and it is never too late to start…

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Why… after ten people have said I look good… do I get bummed out… by the one person who says I look tired…???

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I am trying to learn… to appreciate the value of a passerby’s smile… or friendly hello… since I rarely know anything about what is going on in their lives… what sorrows… losses… or worries they are carrying… I want to appreciate how hard it may have been for them… to create that smile… or in spite of their troubles… how deep they had to dig… to come up with that friendly “hello”…

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When will we realize what we all want most… is acceptance of who we are… and that does not require that you deny our defects and weaknesses… true acceptance… asks only… that we not be valued less because we are imperfect… In a rose… We see God’s perfect work… In us… We see His “work in progress”…The most secure feeling you can have… is to be in a relationship with someone… who knows who you are… and will love you for being you… in that kind of acceptance… lives real love…

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I believe… that those of us… who have lived through difficult and painful times… is stronger than we may think… no matter how bad things might have been back then… we survived… and with God’s help… we can do it again…

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Too many people I know… would not keep food long past it’s expiration date… but they don’t apply that same rule… to their relationships…

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If you have lost someone…you never thought you would lose… perhaps you can still find someone… you never thought you would find…

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John

I think you have found your soulmate….

When you discover that you often don’t need words to speak to each other…

When you can be silent together and still be comfortable…

When he/she knows how you are feeling without asking…

When everything old seems new again…

When all you need is her/his smile to make your day…

when you find yourself enjoying things you never would as long as you do them together..

when you find yourselves calling each other at the same time…

When you rarely have to plan things, they just happen and you both enjoy whatever it is…

When being honest with each other is always safe…

When disagreements, no matter how serious, always end in expressions of love…

When he/she is the first thing you think about in the morning and the last thing you think about at night.

 

2 thoughts on “Stuff to Think About…”

  1. It was great hearing you on Elvis this morning. Definitely brought me back. I love the show to this day, but you’re still missed. Best wishes and hope you call in again soon! 🙂

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