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The best kind of friend is the kind you can sit on a porch and swing with you, never say a word, and then walk away feeling like it was the best conversation you’ve ever had.

It’s true that we don’t know what we’ve got until we lose it, but it’s also true that we don’t know what we’ve been missing until it arrives.

Giving someone all your love is never an assurance that they’ll love you back! Don’t expect love in return; just wait for it to grow in their heart but if it doesn’t, be content it grew in yours. It takes only a minute to get a crush on someone, an hour to like someone, and a day to love someone, but it takes a lifetime to forget someone.

Don’t go for looks; they can deceive. Don’t go for wealth; even that fades away. Go for someone who makes you smile because it takes only a smile to make a dark day seem bright. Find the one that makes your heart smile.

May you have enough happiness to make you sweet, enough trials to make you strong, enough sorrow to keep you human, enough hope to make you happy.

Always put yourself in others’ shoes. If you feel that it hurts you, it probably hurts the other person, too.

The happiest of people don’t necessarily have the best of everything; they just make the most of everything that comes along their way.

Happiness lies for those who cry, those who hurt, those who have searched, and those who have tried, for only they can appreciate the importance of people who have touched their lives.

When you were born, you were crying and everyone around you was smiling. Live your life so that when you die, you’re the one who is smiling and everyone around you is crying!

Please send this message to those people who mean something to you, to those who have touched your life in one way or another, to those who make you smile when you really need it, to those that make you see the brighter side of things when you are really down, to those who you want to let them know that you appreciate their friendship.  

And if you don’t, don’t worry, nothing bad will happen to you, you will just miss out on the opportunity to brighten someone’s day with this message.

Reprint from April 3, 2006

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9 responses »

  1. Awesome!!!!!!!!!!!

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  2. I\’m smiling too. Thanks.
    As for the sharks and the unfortunate swimmer, they won\’t sue the shark because it has nothing to pay. What did Shakespear say? ttyl

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  3. BeeeeeeeYOOOOteeful!!! Advice well taken!

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  4. Very nice.  I\’ll have to drop by more often.  Keep up the good work.

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  5. Words of wisdom!!
     
    Have a great weekend!

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  6. Beautiful words and so true!!  Awesome pics too. You certainly have a "feel good" site!!   🙂

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  7. Nice words and photos to contemplate for the week ahead.  Thanks  
     
    Enjoy
    Ed

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  8. Hey Babe!!  Just wanted to stop by and say hello.  What a nice post to find.  Sure do miss you.

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  9. YAB - YA Blog at the Independence Public Library

    Love the animal photos!  And the days encouragement!  Good words to share!

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