Posted by sailpappy (126.96.36.199) on March 20, 2001 at 22:32:05:
A long time friend sent me this today, I met her through our love for sailing at www.sailnet.com/odayowners I wanted to pass it on to all my newer friends here! Pappy
Maybe God wanted us to meet the wrong people
before meeting the right one
so that when we finally meet the right person,
we will know how to be grateful for that gift.
Maybe when the door of happiness closes, another opens,
but oftentimes we look so long at the closed door
that we don't see the one which has been open for us.
Maybe the best kind of friend is the kind
you can sit on a porch and swing with,
never say a word, and then walk away -
feeling like it was the best conversation you've ever had.
Maybe it is true that we don't know what we've got until we lose it,
but it is also true that we don't know what we have been missing
until it arrives.
Giving someone all your love is never an assurance
that they will love you back.
Don't expect love in return;
just wait for it to grow in their heart.
But if it does not, be content that 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.
There are moments in life when you miss someone so much
that you just want to pick them from your dreams and hug them for real.
Dream what you want to dream.
Go where you want to go.
Be what you want to be,
because you have only one life
and one chance to do all the things you want to do.
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 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.
Love begins with a smile,
grows with a kiss
and ends with a tear.
The brightest future will always be based on a forgotten past.
You can't get on well in life until you let go of your past failures
When you were born, you were crying
and everyone around you was smiling.
Life your life so that when you die,
you are 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 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.
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