Sunday, October 30, 2011

This much I know is true…

Becoming a widow has changed my perspective in life, but my core values and beliefs have changed very little.  Below are some truths that are steadfast with me.  These are just "stream of consciousness" and are not in any organized order.  Some are serious...others are whimsical...but each expresses my heart.  Enjoy!

  • Choosing to smile will make you feel better.
  • Words hurt worse than sticks and stones.
  • Cherry Limeade from Sonic cures depression.
  • Ninety-eight percent of the things you worry about never happen.  The things that devastate you are ones you never imagined happening.
  • Failure only happens when you quit.
  • Forgiveness doesn't let someone off the gets their hooks out of you.
  • Being authentic is liberating...and takes a lot less effort and money than trying to be someone you're not.
  • Socks do disappear in the dryer.
  • People are lonely because they build walls instead of bridges.
  • Friends are the family you get to choose.
  • Being a whiner doesn't solve your troubles, but it does make people want to avoid you.
  • You can judge a person's character by how they treat someone who can't do anything for them.
  • You never know how strong you are until being strong is the only choice you have.
  • A person who has nothing to hide, hides nothing.
  • Mistakes are proof that you are trying.
  • Be kinder than necessary.  You never know what private battles a person is fighting.
  • Any statement followed by the word "but" is a lie.
  • It's okay to say NO.
  • When life knocks you to your knees, it's probably a good time to pray.
  • You can't do everything, but you can do something.  Choose to do something everyday that helps someone.
  • We are all guilty of underestimating the worth of people we love.
  • People who take joy in hurting others have massive self-worth issues.
  • Close only counts in horseshoes and hand grenades.
  • Coffee is liquid sunrise.
  • Never settle.  Never.
  • Talking about isn't as important as praying about it.
  • It's important to listen to the whispers of your heart.
  • Your life is about a good as you decide it's going to be.
  • Never quit learning.  A mind is a terrible thing to waste.
  • Love IS the answer.

1 comment:

Brenda said...

Mistakes are proof that you are trying - I needed this today. I make a lot of mistakes and today someone is reminding me I make a lot of them, thus making me feel inadequate. Again. Thanks for helping me today.