Sunday, May 09, 2004

Food for Thought

Never welcome something you cannot entertain. Never open your doors if you mean to close your heart. Never accept love if you can't give yourself in return. Never start a relationship you know you want to end. Two of the shortest words in the English language are "YES" and "NO" and yet they are often the ones that require the most thought before they are said. Some thoughts are better left unsaid, some feelings are better left kept to yourself, but love has its way of expressing itself despite the silence.

Always say you are sorry to people you have wronged. Remember, it is not always what you say that hurts, but the words that you don't. Never abandon an old friend. You will never find one who can take his place.

Friendship is like wine, it gets better as it grows older. God didn't promise days without pain, laughter without sorrow, sun without rain, but He did promise strength for the day, comfort for the tears, and light for the way. Disappointments are like road humps, they slow you down a bit but you enjoy the smooth road afterwards. Don't stay on the humps too long. Move on! When you feel down >because you didn't get what you want, just sit tight and be happy, because God is thinking of something better to give you. When something happens to you, good or bad, consider what it means. There's a purpose to life's events, to teach you how to laugh more or not to cry too hard.

You can't make someone love you, all you can do is be someone who can be loved, and the rest is up to the person to realize your worth. Life is a coin. You can spend it any way you wish, but you can spend it only once.

Five rules to be happy.
1. Free your heart from hatred.
2. Free your mind from worries.
3. Live simply.
4. Give more.
5. Expect less.

What the heart gives away is never gone... It is kept in the hearts of others. Remember that great love and great achievements involve great risks.

Secure a special place in your heart. A certain place only you can enter. For there will come a time when you need to find yourself and only your heart will show you the way.

The measure of love is when you love without measure. In life there are very rare chances that you'll meet the person you love and loves you in return. So once you have it don't ever let go, the chance might never come your way again. People are made to be loved and things are made to be used. That's why there's so much chaos in the world... people are being used and things are being loved. You cannot finish a book without closing its chapters. If you want to go on, then you have to leave the past as you turn the pages of life.

Every commitment is a choice. Non-choosers and half-choosers are a puzzle to themselves and to others. They live in the immature condition of wanting to "play everything by ear." Every once in a while ask yourself the question: If money weren't a consideration, what would I like to be doing? It's better to lose your pride to the one you love, than to lose the one you love because of pride. We spend so much time looking for the right person to love or finding fault with those we already love, when instead we should be perfecting the love we give.

When you truly care for someone, you don't look for faults, you don't look for answers, and you don't look for mistakes. Instead, you fight the mistakes, you accept the faults, and you overlook excuses.

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