Friday, 18 July 2008

After a while ...

After a while, you learn ... 
... the subtle difference between holding a hand and chaining a soul.
... to begin to accept your defeats with your head up and your eyes open, with the grace of an adult, not the grief of a child.

After a while, you learn that ...
... even sunshine burns if you get too much. 
... you really can endure….that you really are strong, and you really do have worth. 
... love doesn't mean leaning and company doesn't mean security. 
... you can do something in an instant that will give you a heartache for life.
... it's not what happens to people that's important. It's what they do about it.
... no matter how thin you slice it, there are always two sides. 
... it's taking you a long time to become the person you want to be. 
... even when you think you have no more to give, when a friend cries out to you, you will find the strength to help. 
... no matter what happens, how bad it seems today, life does go on, and it will be better tomorrow. 
... regardless of your relationship with your parents, you'll miss them when they're gone from your life. 
... making a "living" is not the same thing as making a "life". 
... life sometimes gives you a second chance. 
... if you pursue happiness, it will elude you. But, if you focus on your family, your friends, the needs of others, your work and doing the very best you can, happiness will find you. 
... whenever you decide something with an open heart, you usually make the right decision. 
... even when you have pains, you don't have to be one. 
... you still have a lot to learn 
... it is not good to compare ourselves to others. There will be others better or worse than we are. 
... a rich person is not one who has the most, but is one who needs the least. 
... there are persons that love us dearly, but simply do not know how to show their feelings. 
... money can buy everything but happiness. 
... true friends are scarce, he/she who has found one has found a true treasure. 
... we shall reap what we plant.
... happiness is a decision. We decide to be happy with what we are and have, or die from envy and jealousy of what we lack. 
... those who are honest with themselves without considering the consequences, go far in life. 
... by trying to hold on to loved ones, we very quickly push them away; and by letting go of those whom we love, we will be side by side forever. 
... even though the word "love" has many different meanings, it loses value when it is overstated. 
... never look down on anybody unless you're helping them up. 

- Source Unknown 

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