More Of My Favorite Things


Woman Pointing
What women should know and have

A woman should have...
one old love she can imagine going back to...
and one who reminds her how far she has come...

A woman should have...
enough money within her control to move out and
rent a place of her own even if she never wants to
or needs to...

A woman should have...
something perfect to wear if the employer or date
of her dreams wants to see her in an hour...

A woman should have...
a youth she's content to leave behind...

A woman should have...
a past juicy enough thats she's looking forward to
retelling it in her old age...

A woman should have...
a set of screwdrivers, a cordless drill, and a black lace

A woman should have...
one friend who always makes her laugh...and one who
lets her cry...

A woman should have...
a good piece of furniture not previously owned by
anyone else in her family...

A woman should have...
eight matching plates, wine glasses with stems, and
a recipe for a meal that will make her guests feel

A woman should have...
a feeling of control over her destiny...

Every woman should know...
how to fall in love without losing her self...

Every woman should know...
how to quit a job, break up with a lover, and confront
a friend without ruining the friendship...

Every woman should know...
when to try harder...and when to walk away...

Every woman should know...
that she can't change the length of her calves, the
width of her hips, or the nature of her parents...

Every woman should know...
that her childhood may not have been perfect...
but its over...

Every woman should know...
what she would and wouldn't do for love or more...

Every woman should know...
whom she can trust, whom she can't, and why she
shouldn't take it personally...

Every woman should know...
where to it to her best friend's kitchen table...
or a charming inn in the woods...when her soul needs

Every woman should know...
what she can and can't accomplish in a day...a month...
and a year...

Quotes To Live By:

Anger is a condition in which the tongue works faster than the mind.

You can't change the past, but you can ruin the present by worrying over the future.

Love...and you shall be loved.
God always gives His best to those who leave the choice with Him.

All people smile in the same language.

A hug is a great gift... one size fits all.
It can be given for any occasion and it's easy to exchange.

Everyone needs to be loved...especially when they do not deserve it.

The real measure of a man's wealth is what he has invested in eternity.

Laughter is God's sunshine.

Everyone has beauty but not everyone sees it.

It's important for parents to live the same things they teach.

Thank God for what you have,Trust God for what you need.

If you fill your heart with regrets of yesterday and the worries of tomorrow, you have no today to be thankful for.

Man looks at outward appearance but the Lord looks within.

The choice you make today will usually affect tomorrow.

Love...and you shall be loved.

God always gives His best to those who leave the choice with Him.

Take time to laugh, for it is the music of the soul.

If anyone speaks badly of you, live so none will believe it.

Patience is the ability to idle your motor when you feel like stripping your gears.

Love is strengthened by working through conflicts together.

The best thing parents can do for their children is to love each other.

Harsh words break no bones but they do break hearts.

To get out of a difficulty, one usually must go through it.

We take for granted the things that we should be giving thanks for.

Love is the only thing that can be divided without being diminished.

Happiness is enhanced by others but does not depend upon others.

For every minute you are angry with someone, you lose 60 seconds of happiness that you can never get back.

Do what you can, for who you can, with what you have, and where you are.

Climbing Ladder

You Musn't 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 never quit.

Life is queer, with its twists and turns,
As every one of us sometimes learns,
And many a failure turns about
When he might have won if he'd stuck it out;
Stick to your task, though the pace seems slow-
You may succeed with one more blow.

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 worst that
You Musn't Quit!

Flying Love Heart

"May You Always Feel Loved"

May you find serenity and tranquility
in a world you may not always understand.

May the pain you have known and
the conflict you have experienced give
you the strength to walk through life,
facing each new situation with courage
and optimism.
Always know that there are those whose
love and understanding will always be there,
even when you feel most alone.

May you discover enough goodness in
others to believe in a world of peace.

May a kind word, a reassuring touch,
a warm smile be yours every day of your life,
and may you give these gifts as well as
receive them.
Remember the sunshine when the storm
seems unending.
Teach love to those who know hate,
and let that love embrace you as you
go into the world.

May the teaching of those you admire
become part of you, so that you may call
upon them.
Remember, those whose lives you have
touched and who have touched yours are
always a part of you, even if the encounters
were less than you would have wished.
It is the content of the encounter that is
more important than it's form.

May you not become too concerned with
material matters, but instead place
immeasurable value on the goodness in your
Find time in each day to see the beauty and
love in the world around you. Realize that
each person has limitless abilities, but each
of us is different in our own way. What
you may feel you lack in one regard may
be more than compensated for in another.
What you feel you lack in the present may
become one of your strengths in the future.

May you see your future as one filled
with promise and possibility. Learn to view
everything as a worthwhile experience.

May you find enough inner strength to
determine your own worth by yourself,
and not be dependent on another's
judgements of your accomplishments.

May you always feel loved.

Author Unknown

Angel Horn

God Sent You An Angel

God sent you an Angel
For in his wisdom, yes God knew
That you would go through many battles
Some uphill and downhills, too

God sent you an Angel
To turn all your gray skies blue
To help you in your every moment
In this worlds every changing hue

God Sent you an Angel
Just so you would know
That he loves and cares for you
And you have a place to go

God sent you an Angel
Chosen especially for you
To guide you in this world he made
And help to see you through

God sent you an Angel
So that you will never be alone
And when you're life is through
Your Angel will take you home

C. T. Morgan

Turning Pages
As I Walk Through Life

I've learned-
that you can do something in an instant that will give you heartache for life.

I've learned-
that it's taking me a long time to become the person I want to be.

I've learned-
that you should always leave loved ones with loving words. It may be the last time you see them.

I've learned-
that you can keep going long after you can't.

I've learned-
that we are responsible for what we do, no matter how we feel.

I've learned-
that either you control your attitude or it controls you.

I've learned-
that regardless of how hot and steamy a relationship is at first, the passion fades and there had better be something else to take its place.

I've learned-
that heroes are the people who do what has to be done when it needs to be done, regardless of the consequences.

I've learned-
that money is a lousy way of keeping score.

I've learned-
that my best friend and I can do anything or nothing and have the best time.

I've learned-
that sometimes the people you expect to kick you when you're down will be the ones to help you get back up.

I've learned-
that sometimes when I'm angry I have the right to be angry, but that doesn't give me the right to be cruel.

I've learned-
that true friendship continues to grow, even over the longest distance. Same goes for true love.

I've learned-
that just because someone doesn't love you the way you want them to doesn't mean they don't love you with all they have.

I've learned-
that maturity has more to do with what types of experiences you've had and what you've learned from them and less to do with how many birthdays you've celebrated.

I've learned-
that your family won't always be there for you. It may seem funny, but people you aren't related to can take care of you and love you and teach you to trust people again. Families aren't biological.

I've learned-
that no matter how good a friend is, they're going to hurt you every once in a while and you must forgive them for that.

I've learned-
that it isn't always enough to be forgiven by others, Sometimes you have to learn to forgive yourself.

I've learned-
that our background and circumstances may have influenced who we are, but we are responsible for who we become.

I've learned-
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.

I've learned-
that we don't have to change friends if we understand that friends change.

I've learned-
that you shouldn't be so eager to find out a secret, It could change your life forever.

I've learned-
that two people can look at the exact same thing and see something totally different.

I've learned-
that your life can be changed in a matter of minutes, by people who don't even know you.

I've learned-
that even when you think you have no more to give, when a friend cries out to you, you will find the strength to help.

I've learned-
that credentials on the wall do not make you a decent human being.

I've learned-
that the people you care about most in life are taken from you too soon.

Rainbow Bridge RainbowAngel Dog

Just this side of heaven is a place called Rainbow Bridge. When an animal dies that has been especially close to someone here, that pet goes to Rainbow Bridge. There are meadows and hills for all our special friends so they can run and play together. There is plenty of food, water, and sunshine and our friends are warm and comfortable.

All the animals who have been ill and old are restored to health and vigor; those who were hurt or maimed are made whole and strong again, just as we remember them in our dreams of days and times gone by. The animals are happy and content, except for one small thing; they each miss someone very special to them, who had to be left behind. They all run and play together, but the day comes when one suddenly stops and looks into the distance. His bright eyes are intent; his eager body begins to quiver. Suddenly, he begins to run from the group, flying over the green grass, his legs carrying him faster and faster.

You have been spotted, and when you and your special friend finally meet, you cling together in joyous reunion, never to be parted again. The happy kisses rain upon your face; your hands again caress the beloved head, and you look once more into the trusting eyes of your pet, so long gone from your life but never absent from your heart.

Then you cross Rainbow Bridge together...

Author Unknown

Dead at Seventeen

Agony claws my mind. I am a statistic. When I first got here I felt very much alone. I was overwhelmed by grief, and I expected to find sympathy.

I found no sympathy. I saw only thousands of others whose bodies were as badly mangled as mine. I was given a number and placed in a category. The category was called "Traffic Fatalities."

The day I died was an ordinary school day. How I wish I had taken the bus! But I was too cool for the bus. I remember how I wheedled the car out of Mom. "Special favor," I pleaded. "All the kids drive." When the 2:50 p.m. bell rang, I threw my books in the locker . . . free until tomorrow morning! I ran to the parking lot, excited at the thought of driving a car and being my own boss.

It doesn't matter how the accident happened. I was goofing off -- going too fast, taking crazy chances. But I was enjoying my freedom and having fun. The last thing I remember was passing an old lady who seemed to be going awfully slow. I heard a crash and felt a terrific jolt. Glass and steel flew everywhere. My whole body seemed to be turning inside out. I heard myself scream.

Suddenly, I awakened. It was very quiet. A police officer was standing over me. I saw a doctor. My body was mangled. I was saturated with blood. Pieces of jagged glass were sticking out all over. Strange that I couldn't feel anything. Hey, don't pull that sheet over my head. I can't be dead. I'm only 17. I've got a date tonight. I'm supposed to have a wonderful life ahead of me. I haven't lived yet. I can't be dead.

Later I was placed in a drawer. My folks came to identify me. Why did they have to see me like this? Why did I have to look at Mom's eyes when she faced the most terrible ordeal of her life? Dad suddenly looked very old. He told the man in charge, "Yes, he's our son."

The funeral was weird. I saw all my relatives and friends walk toward the casket. They looked at me with the saddest eyes I've ever seen. Some of my buddies were crying. A few of the girls touched my hand and sobbed as they walked by.

Please somebody -- wake me up! Get me out of here. I can't bear to see Mom and Dad in such pain. My grandparents are so weak from grief they can barely walk. My brother and sister are like zombies. They move like robots. In a daze. Everybody. No one can believe this. I can't believe it, either.

Please, don't bury me! I'm not dead! I have a lot of living to do! I want to laugh and run again. I want to sing and dance. Please don't put me in the ground! I promise if you give me just one more chance, God, I'll be the most careful driver in the whole world. All I want is one more chance. Please, God, I'm only 17.

By John Berrio



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