When we share success, we surpass what we've done.
When we share problems, there's half the pain;
When we share tears, a rainbow follows rain.
When we share dreams, they become more real;
When we share secrets, it's our hearts we reveal.
If we share a smile, then our love shows;
If we share a hug, then our love grows.
If we share with someone on whom we depend,
That person becomes family or friend.
And what draws us closer and makes us all care,
Is not what we have, but the things that we share.
ABC's For Life.....
Accept others for who they are and for the choices they've made even if you have difficulty understanding their beliefs, motives, or actions.
B - Break Away
Break away from everything that stands in the way of what you hope to accomplish with your life.
C - Create
Create a family of friends whom you can share your hopes, dreams, sorrows,and happiness with.
D - Decide
Decide that you'll be successful and happy come what may, and good things will find you. The roadblocks are only minor obstacles along the way.
E - Explore
Explore and experiment. The world has much to offer, and you have much to give. And every time you try something new, you'll learn more about yourself.
F - Forgive
Forgive and forget. Grudges only weigh you down and inspire unhappiness and grief. Soar above it, and remember that everyone makes mistakes.
G - Grow
Leave the childhood monsters behind. They can no longer hurt you or stand in your way.
H - Hope
Hope for the best and never forget that anything is possible as long as you remain dedicated to the task.
I - Ignore
Ignore the negative voice inside your head. Focus instead on your goals and remember your accomplishments. Your past success is only a small inkling of what the future holds.
J - Journey
Journey to new worlds, new possibilities, by remaining open-minded. Try to learn something new every day, and you'll grow.
K - Know
Know that no matter how bad things seem, they'll always get better. The warmth of spring always follows the harshest winter.
L - Love
Let love fill your heart instead of hate. When hate is in your heart, there's room for nothing else, but when love is in your heart, there's room for endless happiness.
M - Manage
Manage your time and your expenses wisely, and you'll suffer less stress and worry. Then you'll be able to focus on the important things in life.
N - Notice
Never ignore the poor, infirm, helpless, weak, or suffering. Offer your assistance when possible, and always your kindness and understanding.
O - Open
Open your eyes and take in all the beauty around you. Even during the worst of times, there's still much to be thankful for.
P - Play
Never forget to have fun along the way. Success means nothing without happiness.
Q - Question
Ask many questions, because you're here to learn.
R - Relax
Refuse to let worry and stress rule your life, and remember that things always have a way of working out in the end.
S - Share
Share your talent, skills, knowledge, and time with others. Everything that you invest in others will return to you many times over.
T - Try
Even when your dreams seem impossible to reach, try anyway. You'll be amazed by what you can accomplish.
U - Use
Use your gifts to your best ability. Talent that's wasted has no value. Talent that's used will bring unexpected rewards.
V - Value
Value the friends and family members who've supported and encouraged you, and be there for them as well.
W - Work
Work hard every day to be the best person you can be, but never feel guilty if you fall short of your goals. Every sunrise offers a second chance.
X - X-Ray
Look deep inside the hearts of those around you and you'll see the goodness and beauty within.
Y - Yield
Yield to commitment. If you stay on track and remain dedicated, you'll find success at the end of the road.
Z - Zoom
Zoom to a happy place when bad memories or sorrow rears its ugly head. Let nothing interfere with your goals. Instead, focus on your abilities, your dreams, and a brighter tomorrow.
i like your quotes Les and Kay.
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Hi Kay, That is a lovely and truly inspiring story. Sunsets at a beach are wonderful.
has made a difference in your life!
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Kay all of what you have shared hear is simply put--beautiful and inspiring.
This thread is completely inspiring - thought this kiosk would fit well~
This Group has wonderful members contributing - just for the sake,....
As I've aged, I've become kinder to myself, and less critical of myself. I've become my own friend.
I have seen too many dear friends leave this world, too soon; before they understood the great freedom that comes with aging.
Whose business is it, if I choose to read, or play, on the computer, until 4 AM, or sleep until noon? I will dance with myself to those wonderful tunes of the 50, 60 &70's, and if I, at the same time, wish to weep over a lost love, I will.
I will walk the beach, in a swim suit that is stretched over a bulging body, and will dive into the waves, with abandon, if I choose to, despite the pitying glances from the jet set. They, too, will get old.
I know I am sometimes forgetful. But there again, some of life is just as well forgotten. And, I eventually remember the important things.
Sure, over the years, my heart has been broken. How can your heart not break, when you lose a loved one, or when a child suffers, or even when somebody's beloved pet gets hit by a car? But, broken hearts are what give us strength, and understanding, and compassion. A heart never broken, is pristine, and sterile, and will never know the joy of being imperfect.
I am so blessed to have lived long enough to have my hair turning gray, and to have my youthful laughs be forever etched into deep grooves on my face. So many have never laughed, and so many have died before their hair could turn silver.
As you get older, it is easier to be positive. You care less about what other people think. I don't question myself anymore. I've even earned the right to be wrong.
So, to answer your question, I like being old. It has set me free. I like the person I have become. I am not going to live forever, but while I am still here, I will not waste time lamenting what could have been, or worrying about what will be. And I shall eat dessert every single day (if I feel like it).
Our dear friend, Les has graciously given me permission to use a quote of his on a tag that I make. Thank you, Les, and here it is:
Nice Share for us all, Lynn G., You walk the talk!
Have a good Friday All!!! & enjoy your weekend*
I feel that this needs no words.
Dont look back.....
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 to simply let go and move on,
Gather courage together 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,
If you can be stalwart enough.
There could 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 interests
As you challenge your status quo,
And you learn there are so many options in life
And so many ways you can grow.
Perhaps you'll go places you never expected
And see things you've never seen -
Or travel to fabulous far-away worlds
And wonderful spots in between.
Perhaps you'll find warmth and affection and caring -
A "somebody special" who's there
To help you stay centered 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.
Wonderfully inspirational posts, Kay dear. It's too bad that we don't know who wrote the beautiful ones by "unknown" I stand in awe of people who write from their hearts but don't put their names to their lovely thoughts.
I keep this poem on my desk and whenever I'm disheartened over something, I read it and I feel renewed strength. This also is an unknown author.
You always get more of what you focus upon. So, what are you focused upon
Are you focused on the problems, the distractions, the frustrations, the
excuses, the shortcomings and the annoyances in your world? Or, are you
focused on your dreams, your greatest possibilities, your positive passions,
and on the things that you value most?
You can choose your focus in every moment, and by doing so you can choose
the reality of your life. Though it may seem that circumstances conspire to
steal your focus, they can only do so with your cooperation.
Yes, there are plenty of things that will pull your focus in a negative,
destructive direction. And yet, you have the strength and the ability to
persistently pull your focus back in line with your most positive and
It’s not that difficult to maintain your focus. It’s just a matter of
overriding some negative habits you may have developed.
Focusing on what’s positive and productive and empowering is actually a
lot of fun, and the more you do it, the more you’ll like it. Focus on the
best you can imagine, and watch all those good things grow more abundant in
Your address, your bed, your body, your bookshelf.
Take a walk, take a hike, take a step away from
Stagnating jobs, relationships and life patterns.
Change perspective. Move closer to people who meet
You with authenticity and nourish your wildest dreams.
You don't have to move mountains, shifting a single
Pebble can work wonders.
Touch the part of your own body that you love.
Embrace in the bakery, in the parking lot, in
The doorways all over town. Kiss people on the
Cheek. Stroke your cat more, pet your dog more.
Savor the sensation of a silky scarf, of a well-
Sanded piece of wood, of the triad of textures
In an Almond Joy. Moss, bark, rocks and the water
Work, too. The more you do it, the less you bump
Up against the "ouch" in touch.
Sit in silence and see how much there is to hear.
Listen to people. What are they really saying?
Listen to the very last notes of every song.
Listen to your own inner voice - the one you hear
Only when the din of every day is diminished. Hear
The rustle of a leaf, the call of a bullfrog, the
Pop and crackle of your wood stove. Listen with
Your toes, listen with your heart and always listen
To that which is never spoken.
Feel the pain, feel the joy, until you feel you'll
Surely evaporate. Stop holding back from laughing
With your belly, loving from the deepest places of
Your heart, swooning with the sensuality of life
Itself. When another's disregard or arrogance
Enrages you, feel the anger rise up and roar! If
You're not truly feeling, you're not truly alive -
You're just going through the motions.
Stop second-guessing yourself. You know what you know,
You know? That inner tickling is your highest truth.
It will serve you well; the backfire comes when you deny
Or discount it. Take in information, from all sides,
Yet trust, in the end, that you - and you alone - know
what's best for you. If all day you pine to paint,then
That is what you must do. If you ache to walk beside the
Ocean, find a way to get there. Without complete trust,
You are left only to rust.
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Gather together with women and men you love.
Sip tea together, walk in the woods together,
Talk and talk and talk, read aloud to each other,
Do absolutely nothing together. Revel in how your
Hair and your skin and your bodies and your stories
Are so different - and so utterly alike. Cook and
Eat together, stand beside the washing machine and
Cry and hug and wail together. And most assuredly,
Laugh together until your sides ache.
For once, stop giving, giving, giving to everyone
But yourself. Accept a compliment with grace.
Voice what you need - be it a hug, a moment of talk,
Food for your table, a loan of money - and know that
It will be provided. Loosen your white-knuckled,
Stressed-out grasp on life, and then let the palms of
Your hands fill to overflowing. Know that you deserve
All you receive, and remember to show your gratitude
For the sheer magnificence of a life lived well.
I enjoyed reading the above post Kay; it has so many good ideas and meanings to it that are worthwhile.
"Don't judge each day by the harvest you reap, but by the seeds that you plant."
-Robert Louis Stevenson
deserve its warmth. Imagine the moon, only
coming out on nights you earn its comforting
glow. Imagine love, only given when you are
worthy of its gift.
Despite our flaws and imperfections, we are
blessed with the warmth of the sun, the glow of
the moon and the love of those we love in return.
We won't always be happy with the decisions
and actions of those we love and they won't
always be happy with ours. But we don't with-
hold our love to bring the other person in line
with our way of thinking. It's not a tool of
discipline or control, given and withdrawn at
will. Using it as such is an abuse of a powerful
emotion, a tear in the fabric of trust.
Knowing we are loved on worst days, makes
our best days far more precious and oh so
much sweeter. Returning love at that same level,
institutes a two-way treasure. It generates a flow
of devotion that gives as well as receives.
-- Living in love and loving life,