Life quotes

I found these quotes in a file Nathan put together.  I really liked them and thought I would pass them on as he would have done…

It hurts to love someone and not be loved in return. But what is more painful is to love someone and never find the courage to let that person know how you feel.

A sad thing in life is when you meet someone who means a lot to you, only to find out in the end that it was never meant to be and you just have to let go.

 The best kind of friend is the kind you can sit on a porch swing with, 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.

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.

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

 A careless word may kindle strife. A cruel word may wreck a life. A timely word may level stress. But a loving word may heal and bless.

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

Work like you don’t need the money, love like you’ve never been hurt and dance like no one is watching. – Randall G Leighton

 “Advice is what we ask for when we already know the answer but wish we didn’t.”  – Erica Jong

When one door closes, another opens; but we often look so long and so regretfully upon the closed door that we do not see the one that has opened for us. – Alexander Graham Bell

 

Live with no excuses and love with no regrets – Montel

“You can close your eyes to things you don’t want to see, but you can’t close your heart to the things you don’t want to feel.” – Unknown

You’ve got to take the good with the bad, smile with the sad, love what you’ve got, and remember what you had. Always forgive, but never forget. Learn from mistakes, but never regret. – Unknown

Feelings change – memories don’t. – Joel Alexander

Imagine there is a bank account that credits your account each morning with $86,400. It carries over no balance from day to day. Every evening the bank deletes whatever part of the balance you failed to use during the day. What would you do? Draw out every cent, of course? Each of us has such a bank. It’s name is TIME. Every morning, it credits you with 86,400 seconds. Every night it writes off as lost, whatever of this you have failed to invest to a good purpose. It carries over no balance. It allows no over draft. Each day it opens a new account for you. Each night it burns the remains of the day. If you fail to use the day’s deposits, the loss is yours. There is no drawing against “tomorrow.” You must live in the present on today’s deposits. Invest it so as to get from it the utmost in health, happiness and success! The clock is running!! Make the most of today.
To realise the value of ONE YEAR, ask a student who failed a grade.
To realise the value of ONE MONTH, ask a mother who has given birth to a premature baby.
To realise the value of ONE WEEK, ask the editor of a weekly newspaper.
To realise the value of ONE HOUR, ask the lovers who are waiting to meet.
To realise the value of ONE MINUTE, ask a person who just missed a train.
To realise the value of ONE SECOND, ask someone who just avoided an accident.
To realise the value of ONE MILLISECOND, ask the person who won a silver medal at the Olympics.
Treasure every moment that you have! And treasure it more because you shared it with someone special, special enough to spend your time with. And remember time waits for no one.
Yesterday is history. Tomorrow is a mystery. Today is a gift. That’s why its called the present.

Life isn’t about waiting for the storm to pass…it’s learning to dance in the rain.

I’ve learned that things change, people change, and it doesn’t mean you forget the past or try to cover it up. It simply means that you move on and treasure the memories. Letting go doesn’t mean giving up… it means accepting that some things weren’t meant to be.” – Lisa Brooks

Never allow someone to be your priority while you’re just their option.

At age 4 success is not peeing in your pants.  At age 12 success is having friends.  At age 16 success is having a drivers license.  At age 20 success is having career destination.  At age 35 success is having money.  At age 50 success is having money.  At age 60 success is having a great companion.  At age 70 success is having a drivers license.  At age 75 success is having friends.  At age 80 success is not peeing in your pants.

Yesterday is history. Tomorrow is a mystery. Today is a gift. That’s why it’s called the present.

What seems like the right thing to do could also be the hardest thing you have ever done in your life.

Remember the past, plan for the future, but live for today, because yesterday is gone and tomorrow may never come. – Luke

Never regret something that made you smile.

Life is too short to wake up in the morning with regrets. So love the people who treat you right, forget about the ones who don’t and believe that everything happens for a reason. If you get a chance, take it. If it changes your life, let it. Nobody said that it’d be easy, they just promised it would be worth it.

Throughout life people will make you mad, disrespect you and treat you bad. Let God deal with the things they do, ’cause hate in your heart will consume you too. – Will Smith

You have enemies? Good. That means you’ve stood up for something, sometime in your life. – Winston Churchill

The real art of conversation is not only to say the right thing at the right time, but also to leave unsaid the wrong thing at the tempting moment.

When you’re a kid, you see the life you want and it never crosses your mind that it’s not gonna turn out that way. – Monica, from Love and Basketball

Her hair was up in a ponytail

Her favorite dress tied with a bow

Today was Daddy’s Day at school

And she couldn’t wait to go.

But her mommy tried to tell her,

That she probably should stay home.

Why the kids might not understand,

If she went to school alone.

But she was not afraid;

She knew just what to say.

What to tell her classmates

Of why he wasn’t there today.

But still her mother worried,

For her to face this day alone.

And that was why once again,

She tried to keep her daughter home.

But the little girl went to school,

Eager to tell them all. About a dad she never sees,

A dad who never calls.

There were daddies along the wall in back,

For everyone to meet Children squirming impatently,

Anxious in their seats.

One by one the teacher called,

Each student from the class.

To introduce their daddy,

As seconds slowly passed.

At last the teacher called her name,

Every child turned to stare.

Each of them was searching,

For a man who wasn’t there.

“Where’s her daddy at?”

She heard a boy call out.

“She probably doesn’t have one”

Another student dared to shout.

And from somewhere near the back,

She heard a daddy say,

“Looks like another deadbeat dad,

Too busy to waste his day.”

The words did not offened her,

As she smiled up at her mom.

And looked back at her teacher,

Who told her to go on.

And with hands behind her back,

Slowly she began to speak.

And out from the mouth of a child,

Came words incredibly unique.

“My daddy couldn’t be here,

Because he lives so far away.

But I know he wishes he could be,

Since this is such a special day.

And though you cannot meet him,

I wanted you to know.

All about my daddy, A

nd how much he loves me so.

He loved to tell me stories

He taught me to ride my bike.

He surprised me with pink roses,

And taught me to fly a kite.

We used to share fudge sundaes,

and ice cream in a cone.

And though you cannot see him,

I’m not standing here alone.

Cause my daddy’s always with me

Even though we are apart.

I know because he told me,

He’ll forever be in my heart.

” With that, her little hand reached up,

and lay across her chest.

Feeling her own heartbeat,

Beneath her favorite dress.

And from somewhere in the crowd of dads,

Her mother stood in tears.

Proudly watching her daughter,

Who was wise beyond her years.

For she stood up for the love

Of a man not in her life.

Doing what was best for her,

Doing what was right.

And when she dropped her hand back down,

Staring straight into the crowd.

She finished with a voice so soft,

But its message clear and loud.

“I love my daddy very much,

He’s my shining star.

And if he could he’d be here,

But heaven’s just too far.

You see he was a fireman

And died just this past year.

When airplanes hit the towers

And taught Americans to fear.

But sometimes when I close my eyes,

It’s like he never went away.”

And then she closes her eyes,

And saw him there that day.

And to her mother’s amazement,

She witnessed with surprise.

A room full of daddies and children,

All starting to close their eyes.

Who knows what they say before them,

Who knows what they felt inside.

Perhaps for merely a second,

They saw him at her side.

“I know you’re with me Daddy.”

To the silence she called out.

And what happened next made believers,

Of those once filled with doubt.

Not one in that room could explain it,

For each of their eyes had been closed.

But there on the desk beside her,

Was a fragrant long-stemmed pink rose. A

nd a child was blessed, if only for a moment,

By the love of her shining bright star.

And given the gift of believing,

That heaven is never too far

– From the poem Daddy’s Day, by Cheryl Costello-Forshey