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Thursday, November 17, 2011

Cast your burden...


Everyone needs a bit of encouragement from time to time. Thankfully we have the Bible as our ultimate source of encouraging words! Even in the midst of the financial mess that we are in the middle of, we can remain hopeful and encouraged if we keep trusting in God.
I have found that the key is to finding specific bible verses and meditating on them. According to the Word, this is how faith comes. The more we soak up the truth of God’s Word, the more assured we become that He really is going to take care of us!
I know some people whose lives have been dramatically affected by this and I think as it progresses we will all know people who will go through struggles as a result. The important thing to remember in the midst of the chaos is that God is in control. He is not surprised by the events and He is not unsure how He is going to take care of his children. We are just as safe putting our trust in Him when things are going great as when it looks like everything is falling around us.
“And my God will meet all your needs according to his glorious riches in Christ Jesus.” – Phil 4:19
Notice the above verse says “ALL.” It doesn’t say “some” or “most,” but it says that He will meet all of our needs. It doesn’t say how He will meet our needs and I have found from experience the way He does it is often not what I expected. But the bottom line is that God is faithful and He does what He promises.
  • “These things I have spoken to you, so that in Me you may have peace. In the world you have tribulation, but take courage; I have overcome the world.”John 16:33
  • God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble. Therefore we will not fear, though the earth should change and though the mountains slip into the heart of the sea; though its waters roar and foam, though the mountains quake at its swelling pride. Selah. The LORD of hosts is with us; the God of Jacob is our stronghold. Selah. Psalm 46:1-3,7
  • ‘Do not fear, for I am with you; do not anxiously look about you, for I am your God. I will strengthen you, surely I will help you, surely I will uphold you with My righteous right hand.’ Isaiah 41:10
  • For God did not give us a spirit of timidity (of cowardice, of craven and cringing and fawning fear), but [He has given us a spirit] of power and of love and of calm and well-balanced mind and discipline and self-control. 2 Tim 1:7 (AMP)
  • I have set the Lord continually before me; because He is at my right hand, I shall not be moved. Psalm 16:8 (AMP)
  • Cast your burden on the Lord [releasing the weight of it] and He will sustain you; He will never allow the [consistently] righteous to be moved (made to slip, fall, or fail). Psalm 55:22 (AMP)
  • He only is my Rock and my Salvation; He is my Defense and my Fortress, I shall not be moved. Psalm 62:6 (AMP)
  • Casting the whole of your care [all your anxieties, all your worries, all your concerns, once and for all] on Him, for He cares for you affectionately and cares about you watchfully. 1 Peter 5:7 (AMP)
  • The Lord is good, a Strength and Stronghold in the day of trouble; He knows (recognizes, has knowledge of, and understands) those who take refuge and trust in Him. Nahum 1:7 (AMP)
  • “The steadfast of mind You will keep in perfect peace, Because he trusts in You. Isaiah 26:3

Monday, October 24, 2011

Letting Go...


''Letting go doesn't mean we don't care.  Letting go doesn't mean we shut down.  Letting go means we stop trying to force outcomes and make people behave.  It means we give up resistance to the way things are, for the moment.  It means we stop trying to do the impossible--controlling that which we cannot--and instead, focus on what is possible--which usually means taking care of ourselves.  And we do this in gentleness, kindness, and love, as much as possible.     ''    -Melody Beattie
To let go isn't to forget, not to think about, or ignore.  It doesn't leave feelings of anger, jealousy, or regret. 
Letting go isn't about winning or losing.  It's not about pride and it's not about how you appear, and it's not obsessing or dwelling on the past. 
Letting go isn't blocking memories or thinking sad thoughts, and it doesn't leave emptiness, hurt, or sadness.  It's not about giving in or giving up. 
Letting go isn't about loss and it's not about defeat.  To let go is to cherish the memories, but to overcome and move on.  It is having an open mind and confidence in the future. 
Letting go is learning and experiencing and growing.  To let go is to be thankful for the experiences that made you laugh, made you cry, and made you grow.  It's about all that you have, all that you had, and all that you will soon gain.
  Letting go is having the courage to accept change, and the strength to keep moving.  Letting go is growing up.  It is realizing that the heart can sometimes be the most potent remedy. 
To let go is to open a door, and to clear a path and set yourself free.        
Leonard Jacobson. 

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Don't tell me...


Don't tell me that you really need me,
and I am the best you have ever found,
because if you really did need me,
You at least would have come around.

Don't talk to me on the phone,
Saying words I really want to hear,
giving me more lame excuses,
why you can't be with me here.

Do not tell me you love me,
and how much you really care,
and when I really need you,
I can not find you anywhere.

Your actions speak louder than words,
and for all your prissy talk,
It just don't mean a thing to me,
if you can not walk the walk.

Because it's not what you would say,
as much as what you would do
So if you can't understand that,
I'll just find somebody new.


It doesn’t interest me what you do for a living.

I want to know what you ache for, and if you dare to dream of
meeting
your heart’s longing.

It doesn’t interest me how old you are.

I want to know if you will risk looking like a fool for love, for dreams, for the adventure of being alive.

It doesn’t interest me what planets are squaring your moon.

I want to know if you have touched the center of your own sorrow, if you have been opened by life’s betrayals or have become shriveled
and closed
from fear of further pain! I want to know if you can sit with pain,
mine
or your own, without moving to hide it or fade it or fix it. I want to know if you can be with joy, mine or your own;
if you can dance with wildness and
let ecstasy fill you to the tips of your fingers and toes without
cautioning us to be careful, be realistic, or to remember the limitations of being a human.

It doesn’t interest me if the story you’re telling me is true.

I want to know if you can disappoint another to be true to yourself;
if you can bear the accusation of betrayal and not betray your own soul.
I want to know if you can be faithful and therefore trustworthy. I
want to know if you can see beauty even if it’s not pretty every day,
and if you can source your life from God’s presence. I want to know if you can live
with failure, yours and mine, and still stand on the edge of a
lake and shout to the silver moon, ‘Yes!’

It doesn’t interest me where you live or how much money you have.

I want to know if you can get up after the night of grief and despair,
weary, bruised to the bone, and do what needs to be done for the children.

It doesn’t interest me who you are, how you came to be here.

I want to know if you will stand in the center of the fire with me
and not shrink back.

It doesn’t interest me where or what or with whom you have studied.

I want to know what sustains you from the inside, when all else falls
away.
I want to know if you can be alone with yourself and if you truly like the company you keep in the empty moments.

Inspired by Oriah Mountain Dreamer,
Native American Elder, May 1994

Saturday, October 08, 2011

Senior Life....


SUPERSEX  
A little old lady who had lost her marbles was running up and down the halls in a nursing home.
As she walked, she would flip up the hem of her nightgown and say “Supersex.”
She walked up to an elderly man in a wheelchair, flipping her gown at him, she said, “Supersex.”
He sat silently for a moment or two and finally answered, “I’ll take the soup.”

ROMANCE  
An older couple were lying in bed one night. The husband was falling asleep but the wife was in a romantic mood and wanted to talk.
She said: “You used to hold my hand when we were courting..”
Wearily he reached across, held her hand for a second and tried to get back to sleep.
A few moments later she said: “Then you used to kiss me…”
Mildly irritated, he reached across, gave her a peck on the cheek and settled down to sleep.
Thirty seconds later she said: “Then you used to bite my Neck…”
Angrily, he threw back the bed clothes and got out of bed.
“Where are you going?” she asked..
“To get my teeth!”

DOWN AT THE RETIREMENT CENTER
80-year old Bessie bursts into the rec room at the retirement home. She holds her clenched fist in the air and announces,”Anyone who can guess what’s in my hand can have sex with me tonight!”
An elderly gentleman in the rear shouts out, “An elephant?”
Bessie thinks a minute and says, “Close enough.”

OLD FRIENDS
Two elderly ladies had been friends for many decades. Over the years, they had shared all kinds of activities and adventures. Lately, their activities had been limited to meeting a few times a week to play cards.
One day, they were playing cards when one looked at the other and said, “Now don’t get mad at me… I know we’ve been friends for a long time but I just can’t think of your name.. I’ve thought and thought, but I can’t remember it. Please tell me what your name is.”
Her friend glared at her.
For at least three minutes she just stared at her. Finally she said, “How soon do you need to know?”

SENIOR DRIVING
As a senior citizen was driving down the road, his car phone rang. Answering, he heard his wife’s voice urgently warning him, ” Vernon , I just heard on the news that there’s a car going the wrong way on F3. Please be careful!”
“Hell,” said Vernon , “It’s not just one car… it’s hundreds of them!”

DRIVING
Two elderly women were out driving in a large car – both could barely see over the dashboard. As they were cruising along, they came to major crossroad. The stop light was red, but they just went on through.
The woman in the passenger seat thought to herself “I must be losing it. I could have sworn we just went through a red light.” After a few more minutes, they came to another major junction and the light was red again. Again, they went right through. The woman in the passenger seat was almost sure that the light had been red but was really concerned that she was losing it. She was getting nervous.
At the next junction, sure enough, the light was red and they went on through. So, she turned to the other woman and said, “Mildred, did you know that we just ran through three red lights in a row? You could have killed us both!”
Mildred turned to her and said, “Oh! Am I driving?”

Saturday, October 01, 2011

THE WINDOW


Two men, both seriously ill, occupied the same hospital room. One man was allowed to sit up in his bed for an hour a day to drain the fluids from his lungs. His bed was next to the room's only window. The other man had to spend all his time flat on his back. The men talked for hours on end. They spoke of their wives and families, their homes, their jobs, their involvement in the military service, where they had been on vacation. And every afternoon when the man in the bed next to the window could sit up, he would pass the time by describing to his roommate all the things he could see outside the window.

The man in the other bed would live for those one-hour periods where his world would be broadened and enlivened by all the activity and color of the outside world. The window overlooked a park with a lovely lake, the man had said. Ducks and swans played on the water while children sailed their model boats. Lovers walked arm in arm amid flowers of every color of the rainbow. Grand old trees graced the landscape, and a fine view of the city skyline could be seen in the distance. As the man by the window described all this in exquisite detail, the man on the other side of the room would close his eyes and imagine the picturesque scene.

One warm afternoon the man by the window described a parade passing by. Although the other man could not hear the band, he could see it in his mind's eye as the gentleman by the window portrayed it with descriptive words. Unexpectedly, an alien thought entered his head: Why should he have all the pleasure of seeing everything while I never get to see anything? It didn't seem fair. As the thought fermented, the man felt ashamed at first. But as the days passed and he missed seeing more sights, his envy eroded into resentment and soon turned him sour. He began to brood and found himself unable to sleep. He should be by that window and that thought now controlled his life.

Late one night, as he lay staring at the ceiling, the man by the window began to cough. He was choking on the fluid in his lungs. The other man watched in the dimly lit room as the struggling man by the window groped for the button to call for help. Listening from across the room, he never moved, never pushed his own button which would have brought the nurse running.

In less than five minutes, the coughing and choking stopped, along with the sound of breathing. Now, there was only silence-deathly silence.

The following morning the day nurse arrived to bring water for their baths. When she found the lifeless body of the man by the window, she was saddened and called the hospital attendant to take it away-no words, no fuss.

As soon as it seemed appropriate, the man asked if he could be moved next to the window. The nurse was happy to make the switch and after making sure he was comfortable, she left him alone. Slowly, painfully, he propped himself up on one elbow to take his first look. Finally, he would have the joy of seeing it all himself. He strained to slowly turn to look out the window beside the bed ... ..........It faced a blank wall.

The man asked the nurse what could have compelled his deceased roommate who had described such wonderful things outside this window. The nurse responded that the man was blind and could not even see the wall. She said, "Perhaps he just wanted to encourage you."

Epilogue . . .
There is tremendous happiness in making others happy, despite our own situations. shared grief is half the sorrow, but happiness when shared, is doubled. If you want to feel rich, just count all of the things you have that money can't buy.

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

“Picasso said, ‘There are only two types of women – goddesses and doormats.’ You, my dear, are a goddess.”

1. She is confident and self-assured. What is confidence? As far as I see it, confidence is derived from knowing who you are and being comfortable in your own skin. It comes from believing in yourself and in your capabilities. It is NOT arrogance. No way. In fact, truly confident people are humble and gracious. They don’t need to flaunt themselves for other’s approval and attention. They listen more than they talk and they enjoy giving compliments more than receiving them. How you dress, carry yourself, and converse all demonstrate your level of confidence. It’s no surprise guys are very quick to pick up on this. When a man meets a confident woman, her value in his eyes instantly rises.

2. She is strong and independent. A goddess doesn’t let life live her, but instead she lives her own life. She has goals, dreams, and aspirations separate from her love life. In fact, she would never entertain the thought of giving herself up just to be with a man. Catching and keeping him isn’t the end all be all of her existence and she won’t “melt” into a guy, trying to be who and what she thinks he wants. It is perfectly wonderful to want, and even need, a man. But to compliment you, not to complete you.
3. She is emotionally stable. I recently read a fascinating article. It stated that most men have a deep need to be loved by a woman who is emotionally tough and dependable. When I think of a goddess, I think of a woman who is in control of her emotions. She doesn’t fall apart, break down, or throw fits if things don’t go her way. She doesn’t become a wreck over the little things and her world doesn’t revolve around never-ending drama. A goddess would never expect a man to act as her therapist. (Ever!) After all, that’s what girlfriends are for, right?
4. She is optimistic. A goddess has a sense of humor. She can joke around, see the “good” in nearly every circumstance, and enjoys life. She is not bitter and does not allow resentment to take a hold of her. She is fun and has the ability to laugh with others and at herself. A goddess is happy with her life and with her place in the world. As a result, others are drawn to her and her energy is contagious.
5. She takes care of her appearance. A goddess knows that when she looks good, she feels good. Her health and well-being are important to her. She is well groomed and dresses appropriately for the situation, without trying too hard to be noticed. As Coco Chanel said, “Dress shabbily and they remember the dress. Dress impeccably and they remember the woman.” It’s important not to go to extremes, however. A woman’s attractiveness is not determined by her daily caloric intake or by sporting a four figure handbag. Although high heels and mascara are not foreign concepts to her, a real goddess knows that true beauty starts within.
6. She won’t chase a man. Can you imagine a goddess throwing herself at a man or working overtime to impress him? I sure can’t. But how often do we women act like this? We’ll initiate all contact. We’ll “accidentally” run into him. Heck, we’ll bake him cupcakes and deliver them to his office after the first date. We might as well jump up and down while holding a sign that says “Pick Me!!” A goddess wouldn’t do this. Instead, she lets men come to her and show her their level of interest. She allows a man to pursue, to court, to woo; thereby encouraging him to step up and be a man.
7. She does not accept disrespect. Boundaries are a good thing. There is nothing wrong with knowing how you want and deserve to be treated. A goddess doesn’t allow a man to throw her scraps and then try to convince her it’s an entrée. When she is treated in an unacceptable manner, she has the strength to stand up for herself; even if it means walking away.
8. She is not easily attained. A goddess knows her worth. She doesn’t give off the “I’m desperate for a man! Any man will do!” vibe. Instead, she occupies herself with the business of her. She walks with pride through her own life and carefully analyzes those men who catch up to her. She is the picker. She is the chooser. And she strives to choose wisely. As a result, the man who wins her heart also believes he has won an incredible woman. To paraphrase the famous dating quote: PLAYING hard to get is ridiculous. BEING hard to get is marvelous.
9. She is feminine. It is entirely possible to be a CEO, a professional athlete, or have an A-cup and still be undeniably feminine. Femininity doesn’t mean acting like a little girl, a weakling, or an airhead. Not even close. Nor do you have to forgo jeans and baseball caps or the ability to hang with the guys. Being feminine is about embracing yourself as a woman. It’s about being charming and gracious. It’s about radiating warmth and openness. The vast majority of men are instinctively drawn to “femininity.” At the end of the day, they want a woman who is a lady.
10. She prizes her sexuality. A goddess is neither prudish nor promiscuous. Although she enjoys sex and physical intimacy, she realizes that it is a valuable gift and doesn’t allow herself to be used or treated carelessly. She won’t dress overly provocatively or flaunt her “sex-ploits” on a date. She waits before consummating relationships and is trustworthy in matters of fidelity. The goddess views sex as “special” and she encourages her man to treat her like a “special” woman.

Friday, September 23, 2011

I Feel Your Pain...


A married couple went to the hospital to have their baby delivered. Upon their arrival, the doctor said he had invented a new machine that would transfer a portion of the mother's labor pain to the baby's father. He asked if they were willing to try it out. They were both very much in ... favor of it. The doctor set the pain transfer to 10% for starters, explaining that even 10% was probably more pain than the father had ever experienced before. However, as the labor progressed, the husband felt fine and asked the doctor to go ahead and kick it up a notch. The doctor then adjusted the machine to 20% pain transfer. The husband was still feeling fine. The doctor checked the husband's blood pressure and was amazed at how well he was doing. At this point, they decided to try for 50%. The husband continued to feel quite well. Since the pain transfer was obviously helping out the wife considerably, the husband encouraged the doctor to transfer ALL the pain to him. The wife delivered a healthy baby with virtually no pain. She and her husband were ecstatic. When they got home, the mailman was dead on the porch.

Monday, September 12, 2011

Dreams are Whispers From the Soul Movie

Dreams are Whispers From the Soul Movie: There are many different aspects that live inside of us and two of them have respectfully been dubbed the Dreamer and Doubter. When it comes to pursuing your dreams, The Dreamer is often gung ho while the Doubter can provide a laundry list of concerns and issues. Your movie today will inspire you to find your purpose and passion in life while you strive to live your dreams.








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Bits of Truth... all quotes: .01707

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Remembrance of September 11th


 
"Those who believe in God know that evil and death do not have the final say." -Pope John Paul II "The city is going to survive, we are going to get through it, It's going to be very, very difficult time. I don't think we yet know the pain that we're going to feel when we find out who we lost, but the thing we have to focus on now is getting this city through this, and surviving and being stronger for it." - Rudolph Giuliani, Mayor of New York City
"World trade means world peace and consequently the World Trade Center buildings in New York ... had a bigger purpose than just to provide room for tenants. The World Trade Center is a living symbol of man's dedication to world peace ... beyond the compelling need to make this a monument to world peace, the World Trade Center should, because of its importance, become a representation of man's belief in humanity, his need for individual dignity, his beliefs in the cooperation of men, and through cooperation, his ability to find greatness."  - Minoru Yamasakichief architect of the World Trade Center
"America has its faults as a society, as we have ours. But I think of the Union of America born out of the defeat of slavery.  I think of its Constitution, with its inalienable rights granted to every citizen still a model for the world. I think of a black man, born in poverty, who became chief of their armed forces and is now secretary of state Colin Powell and I wonder frankly whether such a thing could have happened here.  I think of the Statue of Liberty and how many refugees, migrants and the impoverished passed its light and felt that if not for them, for their children, a new world could indeed be theirs.  I think of a country where people who do well, don't have questions asked about their accent, their class, their beginnings but have admiration for what they have done and the success they've achieved.  I think of those New Yorkers I met, still in shock, but resolute; the fire fighters and police, mourning their comrades but still head held high." -Prime Minister Tony Blair 
"Yeah though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for Thou are't with me." -Psalm 23
"Out of the depths of sorrow and sacrifice will be born again the glory of mankind." - Prime Minister Winston Churchill
"Atrocity and terror are not political weapons, and to those who would use them -their day is over. We will never negotiate, we will not tolerate it, and we will not be afraid....its your turn to be afraid."  - Actor Harrison Ford as President James Marshall in movie "Air Force One"
"Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.  Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted.  Blessed are the meek for they will inherit the earth.  Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they will be filled.  Blessed are the merciful, for they will be shown mercy. Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called sons of God." -Matthew 5:3 
"The future does not belong to the faint-hearted, it belongs to the brave." -President Ronald Reagan
"Grave men, near death, who see with blinding sight, Blind eyes could blaze like meteors and
 be gay,  Rage, rage against the dying of the light. " -Dylan Thomas

"And surely I am with you always even unto the very end of the age." Matthew 28:20 

Saturday, September 10, 2011

"paraprosdokian"


I had to look up "paraprosdokian". Here is the definition: "Figure of speech in which the latter part of a sentence or phrase is surprising or unexpected; frequently used in a humorous situation."
"Where there's a will, I want to be in it," is a paraprosdokian.

Ok, so now enjoy!

1. Do not argue with an idiot. He will drag you down to his level and beat you with experience.
2. The last thing I want to do is hurt you. But it's still on my list.
3. Light travels faster than sound. This is why some people appear bright until you hear them speak.
4. If I agreed with you, we'd both be wrong.
5. We never really grow up, we only learn how to act in public.
6. War does not determine who is right - only who is left.
7. Knowledge is knowing a tomato is a fruit. Wisdom is not putting it in a fruit salad.
8. Evening news is where they begin with 'Good Evening,' and then proceed to tell you why it isn't.
9. To steal ideas from one person is plagiarism. To steal from many is research.
10. A bus station is where a bus stops. A train station is where a train stops. On my desk, I have a work station.
11. I thought I wanted a career. Turns out I just wanted paychecks.
12. Whenever I fill out an application, in the part that says, 'In case of emergency, notify:' I put 'DOCTOR.'
13. I didn't say it was your fault, I said I was blaming you.
14. Women will never be equal to men until they can walk down the street with a bald head and a beer gut, and still think they are sexy.
15. Behind every successful man is his woman. Behind the fall of a successful man is usually another woman.
16. A clear conscience is the sign of a fuzzy memory.
17. I asked God for a bike, but I know God doesn't work that way. So I stole a bike and asked for forgiveness.
18. You do not need a parachute to skydive. You only need a parachute to skydive twice.
19. Money can't buy happiness, but it sure makes misery easier to live with.
20. There's a fine line between cuddling and holding someone down so they can't get away.
21. I used to be indecisive. Now I'm not so sure.
22. You're never too old to learn something stupid.
23. To be sure of hitting the target, shoot first and call whatever you hit the target.
24. Nostalgia isn't what it used to be.
25. Change is inevitable, except from a vending machine.
26. Going to church doesn't make you a Christian any more than standing in a garage makes you a car.
27. A diplomat is someone who tells you to go to hell in such a way that you look forward to the trip.
28. Hospitality is making your guests feel at home even when you wish they were.
29. I always take life with a grain of salt. Plus a slice of lemon, and a shot of tequila.
30. When tempted to fight fire with fire, remember that the Fire Department usually uses water.

Sunday, September 04, 2011

Rosebuds and Hanging Baskets

A teenage granddaughter comes downstairs for her date with a very shear blouse on and no bra. Her grandmother just pitched a fit, telling her not to go out like that!

The teenager tells her "Loosen up Grams. These are modern times. You gotta let your rose buds show!" and out she goes.

The next day the teenager comes downstairs and the grandmother is sitting there with no top on. The teenager wants to die. She explains to her grandmother that she has friends coming over and that it is just not appropriate....

The grandmother says. "Loosen up, Sweetie. If you can show off your rosebuds, then I can display my hanging baskets."

Happy Gardening !!!

Saturday, September 03, 2011

Fable of the Porcupine

It was the coldest winter ever. Many animals died because of the cold.

The porcupines, realizing the situation, decided to group together to keep warm. This way they covered and Protected themselves; but the quills of each one wounded their closest companions.

After awhile, they decided to distance themselves one from the other and they began to die, alone and frozen. So they had to make a choice: either accept the quills of their Companions or disappear from the Earth.

Wisely, they decided to go back to being together. They learned to live with the little wounds caused by the close Relationship with their companions in order to receive the heat that came from the others. This way they were able to survive.
The best relationship is not the one that brings together perfect people, but when each individual learns to live with the imperfections of others and can admire the other person's good qualities.

Attitude

There once was a woman who woke up one morning,looked in the mirror, and noticed she had only three hairs on her head.

Well," she said, "I think I'll braid my hair today?"
So she did and she had a
wonderful day.

The next day she woke up,
looked in the mirror and saw that she had only two hairs on her head."H-M-M," she said, "I think I'll part my hair down the middle today?" So she did
and she had a grand day.

The next day she woke up,
looked in the mirror and noticed that she had only one hair on her head.
"Well," she said,"today I'm going to wear my hair in a pony tail."So she did
and she had a fun,fun day.

The next day she woke up,
looked in the mirror and noticed that there wasn't a single hair on her head.
"YEA!" she exclaimed,
"I don't have to fix my hair today!"

Attitude is everything.
Be kinder than necessary,
for everyone you meet is fighting some kind of battle.

Live simply,
Love generously,
Care deeply,
Speak kindly.......

Leave the rest to God.
Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass.
It's about learning to dance in the rain.
 

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

My "best friend"

10th grade

As I sat there in English class, I stared at the girl next to me. She was my so called "best friend". I stared at her long, silky hair, and wished she was mine. But she didn't notice me like that, and I knew it. After class, she walked up to me and asked me for the notes she had missed the day before and handed them to her. She said "thanks" and gave me a kiss on the cheek. I wanted to tell her, I want her to know that I don't want to be just friends, I love her but I'm just too shy, and I don't know why.

11th grade
The phone rang. On the other end, it was her. She was in tears, mumbling on and on about how her love had broke her heart. She asked me to come over because she didn't want to be alone, so I did. As I sat next to her on the sofa, I stared at her soft eyes, wishing she was mine. After 2 hours, one Drew Barrymore movie, and three bags of chips, she decided to go to sleep. She looked at me, said "thanks" and gave me a kiss on the cheek. I want to tell her, I want her to know that I don't want to be just friends, I love her but I'm just too shy, and I don't know why.

Senior year
The day before prom she walked to my locker. My date is sick" she said; he's not going to go well, I didn't have a date, and in 7th grade, we made a promise that if neither of us had dates, we would go together just as "best friends". So we did. Prom night, after everything was over, I was standing at her front door step. I stared at her as she smiled at me and stared at me with her crystal eyes. I want her to be mine, but she isn't think of me like that, and I know it. Then she said "I had the best time, thanks!" and gave me a kiss on the cheek. I want to tell her, I want her to know that I don't want to be just friends, I love her but I'm just too shy, and I don't know why.

Graduation Day
A day passed, then a week, then a month. Before I could blink, it was graduation day. I watched as her perfect body floated like an angel up on stage to get her diploma. I wanted her to be mine, but she didn't notice me like that, and I knew it. Before everyone went home, she came to me in her smock and hat, and cried as I hugged her. Then she lifted her head from my shoulder and said, "you're my best friend, thanks" and gave me a kiss on the cheek. I want to tell her, I want her to know that I don't want to be just friends, I love her but I'm just too shy, and I don't know why.

A Few Years Later
Now I sit in the pews of the church. That girl is getting married now. I watched her say "I do" and drive off to her new life, married to another man. I wanted her to be mine, but she didn't see me like that, and I knew it. But before she drove away, she came to me and said "you came!". She said "thanks" and kissed me on the cheek. I want to tell her, I want her to know that I don't want to be just friends, I love her but I'm just too shy, and I don't know why.

Funeral
Years passed, I looked down at the coffin of a girl who used to be my "best friend". At the service, they read a diary entry she had wrote in her high school years. This is what it read: I stare at him wishing he was mine, but he doesn't notice me like that, and I know it. I want to tell him, I want him to know that I don't want to be just friends, I love him but I'm just too shy, and I don't know why. I wish he would tell me he loved me! `I wish I did too...` I thought to my self, and I cried.

Friends....

A real friend is one who walks in when the rest of the world walk out.
- Walter Winchell

A friend is someone who knows the song in your heart and can sing it back to you when you have forgotten the words.
- Bernard Meltzer

Best friend is someone who knows all about you and loves you anyway.
- Elbert Hubbard

Only your real friends will tell you when your face is dirty.

Never explain yourself. Your friends don’t need it and your enemies won’t believe it.

If all my friends were to jump off a bridge, I wouldn’t jump with them, I’d be at the bottom to catch them.
It takes a long time to grow an old friend.
- John Leonard

There is nothing worth the wear of winning, but laughter and the love of friends.

One who finds a faithful friend, finds a treasure.

A friend is a gift one give oneself.
- Robert Louis Stevenson

Good friends are like stars…. You don’t always see them, but you know they are always there.

My best friend is the one who brings out the best of me.
- Henry Ford

The medicine of life is to have true faithful friends.

True friends are like diamonds, precious and rare. False friends are like leaves, found everywhere.

A best friend can tell you things you don’t want to tell yourself.

Lots of your friends want to ride with you in the limo, but what you want is someone who will take the bus with you when the limo breaks down.
- Oprah Winfrey

The best mirror in the world is an old friend.

A true friend is someone you can disagree with and still remain friends.If not, they weren’t true friends in the first place.

A best friend is like a four leaf clover, hard to find and lucky to have.

A friend accepts us as we are yet helps us to be what we should.

True friends are very difficult to find, hard to leave, and impossible to forget.

A true friend reaches for your hand and touches your heart.

Hold a true friend with both your hands.

A friend is someone who lets you have total freedom to be yourself.
- Jim Morrison

When you look around and your world is crumbling or when you think no one loves you, your best friend is the one to run to you.

Everyone hears what you say. Friends listen to what you say. Best friends listen to what you don’t say.

A true friend is one who thinks you are a good egg even if you are half cracked.

Thick and thin, tall and small, fast and slow. Tell me who is always there for you. I am sure you know. Your best friend, of course, don’t let him or her go

Wednesday, July 06, 2011

Mother's Quotes



A daughter is a mother's gender partner, her closest ally in the family confederacy, an extension of her self. And mothers are their daughters' role model, their biological and emotional road map, the arbiter of all their relationships. - Victoria Secunda

A father may turn his back on his child, brothers and sisters may become inveterate enemies, husbands may desert their wives, wives their husbands. But a mother's love endures through all. -Washington Irving

A Freudian slip is when you say one thing but mean your mother.

A little girl, asked where her home was, replied, "where mother is." - Keith L. Brooks

A man loves his sweetheart the most, his wife the best, but his mother the longest. - Irish Proverb

A man never sees all that his mother has been to him until it's too late to let her know that he sees it. -- W. D. Howells

A man's work is from sun to sun, but a mother's work is never done.

A mother always has to think twice, once for herself and once for her child. - Sophia Loren

A mother holds her children's hands for a while, their hearts forever.

A mother is a blend of strength and survivorship, experience and insight, fancy and reflection.

A mother is a mother still, The holiest thing alive. -- Samuel Taylor Coleridge
A mother is a person who if she is not there when you get home from school you wouldn't know how to get your dinner, and you wouldn't feel like eating it anyway.

A mother is a person who seeing there are only four pieces of pie for five people, promptly announces she never did care for pie. - Tenneva Jordan

A mother is like an island in life's ocean vast and wide, a peaceful quiet shelter from the restless tide.

A mother is neither cocky nor proud because she knows the school principle may call at any minute to report that her child has just driven a motorcycle through the gymnasium. - Mary Kay Blakely

A mother is not a person to lean on but a person to make leaning unnecessary. -- Dorothy Canfield Fisher

A mother is one to whom you hurry when you are troubled. - Emily Dickinson

A mother is she who can take the place of all others but whose place no one else can take. -- Cardinal Mermillod

A mother is someone who dreams great dreams for you, but then she lets you chase the dreams you have for yourself and loves you just the same.

A mother is the one through whom God whispers love to His little children.

A mother is the truest friend we have, when trials heavy and sudden, fall upon us; when adversity takes the place of prosperity; when friends who rejoice with us in our sunshine desert us; when trouble thickens around us, still will she cling to us, and endeavor by her kind precepts and counsels to dissipate the clouds of darkness, and cause peace to return to our hearts. - Washington Irving

A mother laughs our laughs, sheds our tears, returns our love, fears our fears. She lives our joys, cares our cares and all our hopes and dreams she shares.

A mother loves her children even when they least deserve to be loved. - Kate Samperi

A mother should be like a quilt--keep the children warm but don't smother them.

A mother understands what a child does not say. - Jewish Proverb

A mother who is really a mother is never free. - Honore De Balzac

A mother's arms are made of tenderness and children sleep soundly in them. -Victor Hugo

A mother's happiness is like a beacon, lighting up the future but reflected also on he past in the guise of fond memories. - Honoré de Balzact

A mother's hardest to forgive. Life is the fruit she longs to hand you, Ripe on a plate. And while you live, Relentlessly she understands you. - Phyllis McGinley

A mother's love for her child is like nothing else in the world. It knows no law, no pity, it dares all things and crushes down remorselessly all that stands in its path. - Agatha Christie

A mother’s love is forever; time, distance, hardship... all fall before the strength of her love.

A mother's love is like a circle. It has no beginning and no ending. It keeps going around and around ever expanding, touching everyone who comes in contact with it. Engulfing them like the morning's mist, warming them like the noontime sun and covering them like a blanket of evening stars. A mother's love is like a circle. It has no beginning and no ending.

A mother's love is not blind; it's just very nearsighted.

A mother's love perceives no impossibilities.

A suburban mother's role is to deliver children obstetrically once, and by car forever after. -Peter De Vries
A woman's love is mighty, but a mother's heart is weak, and by its weakness overcomes.- Lowell
All mothers are working mothers.
All that I am or ever hope to be, I owe to my angel Mother. - Abraham Lincoln

All women become like their mothers. That is their tragedy. No man does. That's his. -Oscar Wilde

A woman has two smiles that an angel might envy, the smile that accepts a lover before words are uttered, and the smile that lights on the first born babe, and assures it of a mother's love. -- Thomas C. Haliburton
An author who speaks about his own books is almost as bad as a mother who talks about her own children. - Benjamin Disraeli
An ounce of mother is worth a pound of clergy. - Spanish Proverb

An ounce of mother is worth a ton of priest. -- Spanish proverb

Any mother could perform the jobs of several air traffic controllers with ease. - Lisa Alther

Because I feel that in the heavens above
The angels, whispering one to another,
Can find among their burning tears of love,
None so devotional as that of "Mother,
"Therefore, by that dear name I have long called you,
You who are more than mother unto me.-Edgar Allan Poe

Becoming a mother makes you the mother of all children. From now on each wounded, abandoned, frightened child is yours. You live in the suffering mothers of every race and creed and weep with them. You long to comfort all who are desolate. - Charlotte Gray

Being a full-time mother is one of the highest salaried jobs in my field, since the payment is pure love. - Mildred B. Vermont

Biology is the least of what makes someone a mother. - Oprah Winfrey

Blessed are the mothers of the earth. They combine the practical and the spiritual into the workable ways of human life. - William L. Stinger

By and large, mothers and housewives are the only workers who do not have regular time off. They are the great vacationless class. -- Anne Morrow Lindbergh

Children and mothers never truly part -Bound in the beating of each other's heart.- Charlotte Gray

Children are the sum of what mothers contribute to their lives.

Education commences at the mother's knee, and every word spoken within hearsay of little children tends toward the formation of character. -- Hosea Ballou

Every beetle is a gazelle in the eyes of its mother. - Moorish Proverb

Everybody knows that a good mother gives her children a feeling of trust and stability. She is their earth. She is the one they can count on for the things that matter most of all. She is their food and their bed and the extra blanket when it grows cold in the night; she is their warmth and their health and their shelter; she is the one they want to be near when they cry. She is the only person in the whole world in a whole lifetime who can be these things to her children. There is no substitute for her. Somehow even her clothes feel different to her children's hands from anybody else's clothes. Only to touch her skirt or her sleeve makes a troubled child feel better. - Katharine Butler Hathaway

Generally the man with a good wife, or the woman with a good husband, or the children with good parents discover too late the goodness they overlooked while it was in full bloom. - James Douglas

God could not be everywhere, so he created mothers. - Jewish Proverb

Grown don't mean nothing to a mother. A child is a child. They get bigger, older, but grown? What's that suppose to mean? In my heart it don't mean a thing. - Toni Morrison

He is a poor son whose sonship does not make him desire to serve all men's mothers. - Harry Emerson Fosdick

Her children arise up, and call her blessed. - Proverbs 31:28

Hundreds of dewdrops to greet the dawn,
Hundreds of bees in the purple clover,
Hundreds of butterflies on the lawn,
But only one mother the wide world over.~George Cooper

I am not a perfect mother and I will never be. You are not a perfect daughter and you will never be. But put us together and we will be the best mother and daughter we would ever be. Zoraida Pesante


I cannot forget my mother. She is my bridge. When I needed to get across, she steadied herself long enough for me to run across safely. - Renita Weems

I demand for the unmarried mother, as a sacred channel of life, the same reverence and respect as for the married mother; for Maternity is a cosmic thing and once it has come to pass, our conversation must not be permitted to blaspheme it. - Ben Lindsey

I look back on my childhood and thank the stars above. For everything you gave me, but mostly for your love. - Wayne F. Winters

I love my mother as the trees love water and sunshine - she helps me grow, prosper, and reach great heights. - Adabella Radici

I miss thee, my Mother! Thy image is stillThe deepest impressed on my heart. - Eliza Cook

I really learned it all from mothers. -- Dr. Benjamin Spock

I remember my mother's prayers and they have always followed me. They have clung to me all my life. - Abraham Lincoln

If evolution really works, how come mothers only have two hands? Milton Berle

If I was damned of body and soul,
I know whose prayers would make me whole,
Mother o' mine, O mother o'mine.- Rudyard Kipling

If the whole world were put into one scale, and my mother in the other, the whole world would kick the beam. - Lord Langdale (Henry Bickersteth)

If there were no schools to take the children away from home part of the time, the insane asylum would be filled with mothers. -- Edgar Watson Howe

In all my efforts to learn to read, my mother shared fully my ambition and sympathized with me and aided me in every way she could. If I have done anything in life worth attention, I feel sure that I inherited the disposition from my mother. - Booker T. Washington

Is my mother my friend? I would have to say, first of all she is my Mother, with a capital 'M'; she's something sacred to me. I love her dearly...yes, she is also a good friend, someone I can talk openly with if I want to. - Sophia Loren

It was when I had my first child that I understood how much my mother loved me.

It will be gone before you know it. The fingerprints on the wall appear higher and higher. Then suddenly they disappear. - Dorothy Evslin

It's not easy being a mother. If it were easy, fathers would do it.


Life is the fruit she longs to hand you,Ripe on a plate.And while you live,Relentlessly she understands you.-Phyllis McGinley

Like kites without strings, and butterflies without wings, my mother taught me to soar with my dreams. - William H. McMurry III

Making the decision to have a child - it's momentous. It is to decide forever to have your heart go walking around outside your body. - Elizabeth Stone

Men are what their mothers made them. -- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Mom, I love you more than you love me because you have only loved me for a part of your life and I have loved you for all of mine.

Most of all the other beautiful things in life come by twos and threes, by dozens and hundreds. Plenty of roses, stars, sunsets, rainbows, brothers and sisters, aunts and cousins, comrades and friends - but only one mother in the whole world. - Kate Douglas Wiggin

Mother always said that honesty was the best policy, and money isn't everything. She was wrong about other things too. - Gerald Barzan

Mother is far too clever to understand anything she does not like. -- Arnold Bennett

Mother is the heartbeat of the home and without her, there seems to be no heart throb.- Leroy Brownlow

Mother is the name for God in the lips and hearts of little children. - William Makepeace Thackeray

Mother love is the fuel that enables a normal human being to do the impossible. -Marion C. Garretty

Mother - that was the bank where we deposited all our hurts and worries. - T. DeWitt Talmage

Mother- the essence of loveliness,
The Beauty of a rose,
The sprakle of a dewdrop
And sunset's sweet repose.- Lydia M. Johnson

Motherhood has a very humanizing effect. Everything gets reduced to essentials. - Meryl Streep


Motherhood is like Albania-- you can't trust the descriptions in the books, you have to go there. -- Marni Jackson

Motherhood is pricedOf God, at price no man may dareTo lessen or misunderstand.- Helen Hunt Jackson

Motherhood is the one thing in all the world which most truly exemplifies the God-given virtues of creating and sacrificing. Though it carries the woman close to the brink of death, motherhood also leads her into the very realm of the fountains of life and makes her co-partner with the Creator in bestowing upon eternal spirits mortal life. - David O. McKay

Mothers all want their sons to grow up to be president, but they don't want them to become politicians in the process. -- John Fitzgerald Kennedy

Mothers are fonder than fathers of their children because they are more certain they are their own. - Aristotle

Mothers are like fine collectibles - as the years go by, they increase in value.

Mothers are the only goddesses in whom the whole world believes.

Mother's arms are made up of tenderness and sweet sleep blesses the child who lies therein.

Mother's Day is in honor of the best Mother who ever lived - the Mother of your heart. - Anna Jarvis

Mothers have as powerful an influence over the welfare of future generations as all other earthly causes combined. - John S C Abbott

Mother's love grows by giving. - Charles Lamb

Mother's love is peace. It need not be acquired, it need not be deserved. - Erich Fromm

Mother's of little boys work from son up to son down.

My mom is a never ending song in my heart of comfort, happiness, and being. I may sometimes forget the words but I always remember the tune. - Graycie Harmon

My mom is literally a part of me. You can't say that about many people except relatives, and organ donors. - Carrie Latet

My mom is the one I love best.
My mom isn't like the rest.
She's funny and she's pretty.
She's kind and she's witty. I
love you! You are the sweetest!

My mother had a great deal of trouble with me, but I think she enjoyed it. -- Mark Twain

My mother had a slender, small body, but a large heart - a heart so large that everybody's joys found welcome in it, and hospitable accommodation. - Mark Twain

My mother is a poemI'll never be able to write,though everything I writeis a poem to my mother.- Sharon Doubiago

My mother is a woman who speaks with her life as much as her tongue. - Kesaya E. Noder

My mother was the most beautiful woman I ever saw. All I am I owe to my mother. I attribute all my success in life to the moral, intellectual and physical education I received from her. -- George Washington

Never marry a man who hates his mother, because he'll end up hating you. - Jill Bennett

Never say anything on the phone that you wouldn't want your mother to hear at your trial.-- Sydney Biddle Barrows

Nobody knows how to pamper like a mom. - Calvin, "Calvin and Hobbes"

Nobody knows of the work it makesTo keep the home together.Nobody knows of the steps it takes,Nobody knows-but Mother.

No language could express the power and beauty and heroism of a mother's love.

No matter how old a mother is, she watches her middle-aged children for signs of improvement.- Florida Scott-Maxwell

No one in the world can take the place of your mother. Right or wrong, from her viewpoint you are always right. She may scold you for little things, but never for the big ones. - Harry Truman

No painter's brush, nor poet's pen
In justice to her fame
Has ever reached half high enough
To write a mother's name.

Now, as always, the most automated appliance in a household is the mother. - Beverly Jones

Of all the rights of women, the greatest is to be a mother. -- Lin Yutang

Of all the things that come in numbers; plenty of rainbows, stars in the sky, brothers, sisters, aunts, uncles cousins, you have but one mother.

Once in Royal David's city a lowly cattle shed,
Where a mother laid her baby,
In a manger for its bed:
Mary was that mother mid,
Jesus Christ her little child.- Cecil Frances Alexander

One of the very few reasons I had any respect for my mother when I was thirteen was because she would reach into the sink with her bare hands - bare hands - and pick up that lethal gunk and drop it into the garbage. To top that, I saw her reach into the wet garbage bag and fish around in there looking for a lost teaspoon. Bare hands - a kind of mad courage. - Robert Fulghum

One good mother is worth a hundred schoolmasters. - George Herbert

One lamp - thy mother's love - amid the stars
Shall lift its pure flame changeless, and before
The throne of God, burn through eternity -
Holy - as it was lit and lent thee here.- Nathaniel Parker Willis

Over my slumbers your loving watch keep;Rock me to sleep, mother; rock me to sleep.- Elizabeth Chase

Over the years I have learned that motherhood is much like an austere religious order, the joining of which obligates one to relinquish all claims to personal possessions.-- Nancy Stahl

People who exercise their embryonic freedom day after day, little by little, expand that freedom. People who do not will find that it withers until they are literally 'being lived.' They are acting out scripts written by parents, associates, and society. -- Stephen R. Covey

Real mothers know that a child’s growth is not measured by height or years or grades... It is marked by the progression of Mama to Mommy to Mother.

She is strength, She is beauty, She is love... She is my Mom and I love her more than words can say.

She never quite leaves her children at home, even when she doesn't take them along. - Margaret Culkin Banning

Some mothers are kissing mothers and some are scolding mothers, but it is love just the same, and most mothers kiss and scold together. -Pearl S. Buck

Sweater, n.: garment worn by child when its mother is feeling chilly. - Ambrose Bierce

Take the word "family." Strike out the "m" for mother and the "y" for youth - and all you have left is "fail.” - Omar Burleson

That best academy, a mother's knee. - James Russell Lowell

The angels, whispering to one another can find, among their burning terms of love, none so devotional as that of "Mother. - Edgar Allen Poe

The bearing and the training of a child is woman's wisdom.- Tennyson

The best conversations with mothers always take place in silence, when only the heart speaks. - Carrie Latet

The commonest fallacy among women is that simply having children makes one a mother—which is as absurd as believing that having a piano makes one a musician.-- Sydney J. Harris

The desolation and terror of, for the first time, realizing that the mother can lose you, or you her, and your own abysmal loneliness and helplessness without her. - Francis Thompson

The first home was made when a woman, cradling in her loving arms a baby, crooned a lullaby.

The home is a tryst-the place where we retire and shut the world out. - Elbert Hubbard

The formative period for building character for eternity is in the nursery.

The mother is queen of that realm and sways a scepter more potent than that of kings or priests.
The greatest battle that ever was fought -
Shall I tell you where and when?
On the maps of the world you will find it not:I
t was fought by the mothers of men.- Joakuin Miller

The hand that rocks the cradle is the hand that rules the world. -- William Ross Wallace

The heart of a mother is a deep abyss at the bottom of which you will always find forgiveness. - Honoré de Balzac

The joys of motherhood are never fully experienced until the children are in bed.

The love of husbands and wives may waver;
brothers and sisters may become deep-rooted enemies;
but a mother's love is so strong and unyielding that it usually endures all circumstances:
good fortune and misfortune, prosperity and privation, honor and disgrace.
A mother's love perceives no impossibilities. - Paddock


The moment a child is born, the mother is also born.
She never existed before.
The woman existed, but the mother, never.
A mother is something absolutely new. - Rajneesh

The most important thing a father can do for his children is to love their mother.- Theodore Hesburgh

The mother-child relationship is very paradoxical. It requires the most intense love on the mother's side, yet this very love must help the child grow away from the mother and become fully independent. - Erich Fromm

The mother is the most precious possessions of the nation, so precious that society advances its highest well-being when it protects the functions of the mother. - Ellen Key

The mother's heart is the child's school-room. - Henry Ward Beecher

The only mothers it is safe to forget on Mother's Day are the good ones. - Mignon McLaughlin

The only thing a lawyer won't question is the legitimacy of his mother. -- W. C. Fields

The phrase "working mother" is redundant. - Jane Sellman

The precursor of the mirror is the mother's face. - D.W. Winnicott

The real religion of the world comes from women much more than from men - from mothers most of all, who carry the key of our souls in their bosoms. - Oliver Wendell Holmes

The story of a mother's life: Trapped between a scream and a hug. - Cathy Guisewite

The sweetest sounds to mortals givenAre heard in Mother, Home, and Heaven.- William Goldsmith Brown

The tie which links mother and child is of such pure and immaculate strength as to be never violated. - Washington Irving

The two most important things a mother can give a child are first roots and then wings.

There are only two lasting bequests we can hope to give our children. One is roots; the other, wings. - Hodding Carter, Jr

There is no friendship, no love like that of the mother for her child.

There is no influence so powerful as that of a mother, but next in rank in efficacy is that of a schoolmaster. - Sarah Josepha Hale

There never was a child so lovely but his mother was glad to get him asleep. - Ralph Waldo Emerson

There never was a woman like her. She was gentle as a dove and brave as a lioness...

The memory of my mother and her teachings were, after all, the only capital I had to start life with, and on that capital I have made my way.- Andrew Jackson

There is so much to teach, and the time goes so fast.- Erma Bombeck

There was never a great man who had not a great mother.- Olive Schreiner

There's nothing like a mama-hug. ~Adabella Radici

Thou art thy mother's glass, and she in theeCalls back the lovely April of her prime.~William Shakespeare

Tired mothers find that spanking takes less time than reasoning and penetrates sooner to the seat of the memory.- Will Durant

To describe my mother would be to write about a hurricane in its perfect power. - Maya Angelou

To my Mother ~ Elizabeth Mary, who is not with me anymore, On Mother's Day and always... ...my heart remembers you. Much love always, love from your ever loving daughter Elaine Mary Berger.

We are not born all at once, but by bits. The body first, and the spirit later; and the birth and growth of the spirit, in those who are attentive to their own inner life, are slow and exceedingly painful. Our mothers are racked with the pains of our physical birth; we ourselves suffer the longer pains of our spiritual growth.-- Mary Antin

We have a beautiful mother
Her green lap immense
Her brown embrace eternal
Her blue body everything we know.- Alice Walker

We only have One Mom, One Mommy, One Mother in this World, One life. Don't wait for the Tomorrow's to tell Mom, you love her.

What are Raphael's Madonnas but the shadow of a mother's love, fixed in permanent outline forever? - Thomas Wentworth Higginson

What the mother sings to the cradle goes all the way down to the coffin.-- Henry Ward Beecher

Whatever else is unsure in this stinking dunghill of a world a mother's love is not. - James Joyce

When God thought of Mother, he must have laughed satisfaction and framed it quickly--so rich, so deep, so divine, so full of soul, power, and beauty was the conception.

When I stopped seeing my mother with the eyes of a child, I saw a woman who helps me give birth to myself.

When I was a child, my mother said to me, 'If you become a soldier, you'll be a general. If you become a monk you'll end up as the pope.' Instead I became a painter and wound up as Picasso. -- Pablo Picasso

When you are a mother, you are never really alone in your thoughts. A mother always has to think twice, once for herself and once for her child. - Sophia Loren

Who fed me from her gentle breast
And hushed me in her arms to rest,
And on my cheek sweet kisses pressed?
My Mother. - Anne Taylor

Who ran to help me when I fell,
And would some pretty story tell,
Or kiss the place to make it well?
My mother. - Ann Taylor

With what price we pay for the glory of motherhood. - Isadora Duncan

Women are aristocrats, and it is always the mother who makes us feel that we belong to the better sort. - John Lancaster Spalding

Women as the guardians of children possess a great power. They are the moulders of their children's personalities and the arbiters of their development. - Ann Oakley

Women know
The way to rear up children (to be just)
They know a simple, merry, tender knack
Of tying sashes, fitting baby shoes,
And stringing pretty words that make no sense,
And kissing full sense into empty words.~Elizabeth Barrett Browning

Woman knows what man has long forgotten, that the ultimate economic and spiritual unit of any civilization is still the family.- Clare Boothe Luce

Women who miscalculate are called mothers. - Abigail Van Buren

Women's Liberation is just a lot of foolishness. It's the men who are discriminated against. They can't bear children. And no one's likely to do anything about that. - Golda Meir

You don't have to deserve your mother's love. You have to deserve your father's. He's more particular. - Robert Frost

You never realize how much your mother loves you till you explore the attic - and find every letter you ever sent her, every finger painting, clay pot, bead necklace, Easter chicken, cardboard Santa Claus, paperlace Mother's Day card and school report since day one. - Pam Brown

Youth fades; love droops; the leaves of friendship fall; A mother's secret hope outlives them all. - Oliver Wendell Holmes