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Wednesday, May 21, 2008

today, i needed this.

lately i've been in a bit of a funk. most days i try my darndest... i try to appreciate the good & wonderful things in my life, & really concentrate on all the things i'm grateful for (of which they are so many). & most days this is enough. but then there are the days when i just can't seem to break through the fog. unfortunately, today is one of those days. so when i read the following forwarded email, it hit me like a ton of bricks. i don't know who the original author is, but i'm so grateful to them. today, i really needed to hear this. maybe you do too...

this should probably be taped to your bathroom mirror where one could read it every day. you may not realize it, but it's 100% true.

1. there are at least two people in this world that you would die for.
2. at least 15 people in this world love you in some way.
3. the only reason anyone would ever hate you is because they want to be just like you.
4. a smile from you can bring happiness to anyone, even if they don't like you.
5. every night, SOMEONE thinks about you before they go to sleep.
6. you mean the world to someone.
7. you are special and unique.
8. someone that you don't even know exists loves you.
9. when you make the biggest mistake ever, something good comes from it.
10. when you think the world has turned its back on you take another look.
11. always remember the compliments you received. forget about the rude remarks.

and always remember....

when life hands you lemons, ask for sugar and call me over!

good friends are like stars. you don't always see them, but you know they are always there.

'whenever God closes one door he always opens another. even though sometimes, it's hell in the hallway'

i would rather have one rose and a kind word from a friend while i'm here than a whole truckload when I'm gone.

happiness keeps you sweet, trials keep you strong, sorrows keep you human, life keeps you humble, success keeps you glowing, but only God keeps you going.

23 comments:

Debbie said...

XOXOXOXO

Kimberly said...

I love that! Thanks!

jancd said...

I have a couple of friends who really need this today, so I forwarded it to them. I kinda needed it myself!

Bridget said...

That was so great. I love the quote about rather having a rose and kind word now than a truckload when you're gone. Why is it we wait until someone dies to tell them all the things we love about them. I am trying to do that now- telling people why I love them and often.

Lindsey said...

I totally get the fog. For me, it is pre-move lifechanging fog... Do what I did... Make the Frozen Hot Chocolate. It did me wonders. :)

themommykelly said...

beautiful. I've seen it before, but it never hurts to get a reminder especially when it is right one time.

Hope it helps you out of the funk.

CathyB. said...

i get what the funk is all about, believe you me:) thanks for your blog! today, i needed this too!! hugs!!

Aranne and Dan said...

Very cool... hard to fathom some of it.. but hopefully true! Thanks for the thoughts.

Traci said...

Great comments. I think I needed it too! Thanks for putting a smile on my face!

Shannon said...

I had that sent to me a while back. I do go back and read it often. It helps me get through many days! Your blog is ALWAYS an inspiration to me!!

Darilyn said...

I love this. Thanks for sharing it. I hope your funk is short lived. You are such an amazing woman. I learn things from you all the time and I only know you from blogging. I can't imagine how all those lucky people that get to be around you all the time feel.

mama jo said...

keep on smiling....love you

Wendi said...

Thanks...I am in a funk too today, so I needed to read this post. Thanks for sharing!

Sandra Ree said...

What a great post. :)

Amanda K said...

This is so funny because I am having one of those days too! Thanks for sharing the email that brightened your day. I think it is so true! Hope you are feeling better!

Lindsey said...

No, we aren't going right now, but we have been. The place you stayed just sounded WONDERFUL! So, I wanted to know where it was!!!!

Andrew, Jen, & Taedon said...

I always love to read your posts! I hope you remember that so many of us love & admire you! I don't know you that well (yet) but from what I already do know...you are beautiful inside & out! I'm so glad you are my cousin!! May tomorrow be a new day for you! Love ya! Muah!

jen said...

awwwh, that's amazing. thanks for sharing. i think we all need to hear that. i hope to see you this saturday!!!

Amanda said...

Great post. Thanks for sharing it!

Tina said...

thanks for that, how inspiring and uplifting!

Laurie said...

Oh so beautiful and needed!! That last quote is a new one for me and I love it. With school getting out on Tuesday I absolutely need this posted on my mirror. {{wink}}

Erika said...

Thanks for sharing!! I definitely have fog days. Hope you're feeling better!

Teal Chic said...

wow, i love this!!!!! thank you for posting this. you have such a fabulous blog!