Friendships

Sometimes people come into your life and you know
right away that they were meant to be there... to
serve some sort of purpose, teach you a lesson or help
figure out who you are or who you want to become. You
never know who these people may be but when you lock
eyes with them, you know at that very moment that they
will affect your life in some profound way. And
sometimes things happen to you that may seem horrible,
painful and unfair, but in reflection you realize that
without overcoming those obstacles you would have
never realized your potential, strength, willpower or
heart.

Everything happens for a reason.

Nothing happens by chance or by means of good luck.
Illness, injury, love, lost moments of true greatness
and sheer stupidity.....all occurs to test the limits
of your soul. Without these small tests, life would be
like a smoothly paved, straight, flat road to nowhere,
safe and comfortable but dull and utterly pointless.
The people you meet affect your life.
The successes and downfalls that you experience
can create who you are,
and the bad experiences can be learned from.
In fact, they are probably the most poignant and
important ones. If someone hurts you, betrays you or
breaks your heart, forgive them because they have
helped you learn about trust and the importance of
being cautious to whom you open your heart to. If
someone loves you, love them back unconditionally, not
only because they love you,
but because they are teaching you to love and open
your heart and eyes to little things. Make every day
count. Appreciate every moment and take from it
everything that you! possibly can, for you may never
be able to experience it again. Talk to people you
have never talked to before, and actually listen. Let
yourself fall in love, break free and set your sights
high. Hold your head up because you have every right
to. Tell yourself you are a great individual and
believe in yourself, for if you don't believe in
yourself, no one else will believe in you.

Create your own life and then go out and live it.
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A Call to Patient Information

"Saint Joseph's information? Hello, Darling.
I'd like to talk with the person who gives the
information about the patients.
But I don't want to know if the patient is better or
doing like expected, or worse.
I want all the information from top to bottom,
from A to Z."

The voice on the other line said
"Would you hold the line please,
that's a very unusual request."

Then a very authoritative voice came on and said,
"Are you the lady who is calling about one
of the patients?"

She said: "Yes, darling!
I'd like to know the information about
Sadie Goldbaum in room 432"

He said "Goldbaum... Goldbaum... Let me see. Gammon,
Gentry, Gold. Oh yes, Mrs. Goldbaum is doing very well.
In fact, she's had two full meals, her doctor says if she
continues improving as she is, he is going to send her home
Tuesday at twelve o'clock."

The woman said "Thank God! That's wonderful!
She's going home at twelve o'clock!
I'm so happy to hear that!
That's wonderful news!"

The man on the other end says:
"From your enthusiasm, I take it you must be one of
the close family."
She said "What close family? I'm Sadie Goldbaum!!
My doctor don't tell me nothing."

Happiness......Deep down within
Serenity..... With each sunrise
Success..... In each facet of your life
Close and caring friends
Love.....That never ends
Knowledge of the grace and love of God.
Special memories...... Of all the yesterdays
A bright today..... With much to be thankful for
A path..... That leads to beautiful tomorrows
Dreams..... That do their best to come true
And appreciation..Of all the wonderful things about you!


Something to Ponder

A voyaging ship was wrecked during a storm at
sea and only two of the men on it were able to
swim to a small, desert like island.

The two survivors, not knowing what else to do,
agreed that they had no other power to rely on,
They agreed to divide the territory between
them and stay on opposite sides of the island.

The first thing they prayed for was food.
The next morning, the first man
saw a fruit-bearing tree on his side of the land,
and he was able to eat its fruit.
The other man's parcel of land remained barren.

After a week, the first man was lonely
and he decided to pray for a wife.

The next day, another ship was wrecked,
and the only survivor was a woman who swam
to his side of the land.
On the other side of the island, there was nothing.

Soon the first man prayed for a house,
clothes, more food.
The next day, like magic,
all of these were given to him.
However, the second man still had nothing.

Finally, the first man prayed for a ship,
so that he and his wife could leave the island.
In the morning, he found a ship docked at his side
of the island.

The first man boarded the ship with his wife
and decided to leave the second man on the island.
He considered the other man unworthy to
receive God's blessings,
since none of his prayers had been answered.

As the ship was about to leave,
the first man heard a voice from heaven booming,
"Why are you leaving your companion on the island?"

"My blessings are mine alone, since
I was the one who prayed for them,"
the first man answered.
"His prayers were all unanswered and so he
does not deserve anything."

"You are mistaken!" the voice rebuked him.
"He had only one prayer, which I answered.
If not for that,
you would not have received any of my blessings."

"Tell me," the first man asked the voice,
"what did he pray for that I should owe him anything?"

"He prayed that all your prayers be answered."

For all we know, our blessings are not the fruits
of our prayers alone, but those of
another praying for us.





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