In Hopes ~

That But A Flicker Of Light
Touches Your Soul!



 


There are only two ways to live your life;
One is as though nothing is a miracle.
The other is as though everything is.

 ~Albert Einstein~


The marvelous richness of human experience
would lose something of rewarding joy,
If there were no limitations to overcome.
The hilltop hour would not be half so wonderful
if there were no dark valleys to traverse.

 ~Helen Keller~

Happy is the man who can laugh at himself,
 for he will never cease to be amused."

 ~ Unknown ~

A Time To Believe~

To believe is to know that every day is a new beginning.
It is to trust that miracles happen,
and dreams really do come true.
To believe is to see angels dancing among the clouds,
To know the wonder of a stardust sky
and the wisdom of the man in the moon.
To believe is to know the value of a nurturing heart,
The innocence of a child's eyes
and the beauty of an aging hand,
for it is through their teachings we learn to love.
To believe is to find the strength
and courage that lies within us.
When it is time to pick up the pieces and begin again.
To believe is to know we are not alone,
That life is a gift and this is our time to cherish it.
To believe is to know that wonderful surprises
are just waiting to happen,
And all our hopes and dreams are within reach.
 If only we believe.

 ~Author unknown~



You Are Worthy

 Do not undermine your worth
by comparing yourself with others.
It is because we are different that each of us is special.
Do not set your goals by what other people deem important.
Only you know what is best for you.
Do not take for granted the things closest to your heart.
Cling to them as you would your life,
for without them, life is meaningless.
Do not let your life slip through your fingers
by living in the past nor for the future.
By living your life one day at a time,
you live all the days of your life.
Do not give up when you still have something to give.
Nothing is really over until the moment you stop trying.
It is a fragile thread that binds us to each other.
Do not be afraid to encounter risks.
It is by taking chances that we learn how to be brave.
Do not shut love out of your life
by saying it is impossible to find.
The quickest way to receive love is to give love;
The fastest way to lose love is too hold it too tightly;
In addition, the best way to keep love is to give it wings.
Do not dismiss your dreams.
To be without dreams is to be without hope;
To be without hope is to be without purpose.
Do not run through life so fast that you forget
not only where you have been,
but also where you are going.
Life is not a race, but a journey
to be savored each step of the way.



After a while you learn the subtle difference
between holding a hand and chaining a soul!!
And you learn that love doesn't mean leaning
and company doesn't mean security!!
And you begin to learn that kisses aren't contracts
and presents aren't promises!!
And you begin to accept your defeats
with your head up and your eyes open
with the grace of an adult not the grief of a child!!
And you learn to build all your roads on today
because tomorrow's ground is too uncertain for plans!!
After a while you learn that even sunshine burns
if you get too much!!
So plant your own garden and decorate your own soul
instead of waiting for someone to bring you flowers!!
And you learn that you really can endure
that you really are strong
 and you really do have worth!!


Footprints

One night, a man had a dream, and in his dream
he reviewed the footsteps he had taken in his life.
He looked and noticed that all over the mountains
and difficult places that he had traveled
 there was one set of footprints;
but over the plains and down the hills,
there were two sets of footprints,
as if someone had walked by his side.
He turned to Christ and said,
"There is something I don't understand.
Why is it that down the hills and over the smooth
and easy places you have walked by my side;
but, here over the tough and difficult places
I have walked alone,
for I see in those areas there is just one set of footprints.
" Christ turned to the man and said,
"It is that while your life was easy I walked along your side;
but here, where the walking was hard
and the paths were difficult,
was the time you needed Me most,
 and that is why I carried you.


May We All Find That Which We Seek

 May you have
Enough happiness to keep you sweet
Enough trials to keep you strong,
Enough sorrow to keep you human,
Enough hope to keep you happy,
Enough failure to keep you humble,
Enough success to keep you eager,
Enough friends to give you comfort,
Enough wealth to meet your needs,
Enough enthusiasm to look forward,
Enough faith to banish depression,
Enough determination to make each day
better than yesterday.


Attitude

The longer I live,
the more I realize the impact of attitude on life.
Attitude, to me, is more important than the past,
than education, than money, than circumstances,
than failures, than successes,
than what other people think ~ or say ~ or do.
It is more important than appearance, giftedness or skill.
It will make or break a company ~ a church ~ a home.
The remarkable thing is we have a choice every day
regarding the attitude we will embrace for that day.
We cannot change our past...
we cannot change the fact that people
will act in a certain way.
We cannot change the inevitable.
The only thing we can do
is play on the one string we have,
and that is our attitude.
I am convinced that life
is 10 percent what happens to me
and 90 percent how I react to it.
And so it is with you
 ... we are in charge of our Attitudes!"


Those who live by precious crystal balls.... look....
look closely and find that which I cannot....
for in my heart lies only love,
and in my mind lies only fear,
as my soul can only yearn for a freedom
that cannot be bought, sold, or put aside....
but that can only be found
when the heart and mind are free to do
as they were intended and as created
by God's own Hand ....To Live.
 So, look with blinded eyes
into your fragile glass hope,
but know this: 
 The future cannot be spoken by mere lips,
 nor uttered by simple tongue.
 It cannot be sought with eyes nor heard by ears.
Nay, it must be made.


The Serenity Prayer

GOD, grant me the Serenity 
to accept the things I cannot change
 Courage to change the things I can
 and the Wisdom to know the difference.
 Living ONE DAY AT A TIME; 
Enjoying one moment at a time;
 Accepting hardship as the pathway to peace.
 Taking, as He did, this sinful world as it is,
not as I would have it.
Trusting that He will make all things right
if I surrender to His Will;
That I may be reasonably happy in this life,
and supremely happy with Him
 forever in the next.
Amen