Life comes with no guarantees and it may not be what you expected. You may not like where you are at the moment. The road ahead may seem far from satisfactory. As you grow up, you learn that even the one person that wasn’t supposed to ever let you down, probably will. You’ll have your heart broken and you’ll break others’ hearts. You’ll fight with your best friends or you may fall in love with them. You’ll sigh because time is flying by.
When the rain is blowing in your face, embrace each other to show this cold world that there is love to warm those unhappy hearts and heal those hurting wounds. Stick together, hang in there and carry on. When life gives you a hundred reasons to cry, show life that you have a thousand reasons to smile.
– Originally published in August 2012
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.
– Originally published in July 2012
If at times you feel you want to cry
And life seems such a trial
Above the clouds there’s a bright blue sky
So make your tears a smile
– Alexandra Skiathitis
Life is like a mirror, we get the best results when we smile at it. It takes 64 muscles of the face to make a frown, and only 13 to make a smile. Why the extra effort?
– Originally published in July 2012
We’ve all been there. We want a late night snack, but no matter how much stuff we have in the fridge, nothing sounds good. How are we supposed to make a choice when there’s too many options!
That sums it up just about as good as anything. Heaven is beautiful and everyone gets their own harp. Hell is terrible and everyone is playing accordions. Well, message received. I’ll be good, I promise!
Yeah, Sylvia, take a risk for once in your life. He seems nice! Let’s just pick him up and see what happens.
Admit it, you’ve been there too. You see a sign that says you can’t do something and it just makes you want to do it even more!
Hey, when you’re a small business owner you gotta get the word out any way you can. And if that means you have to invest in a few bricks so be it! Well played, Al. I’m sure your business will pick up in no time.
I don’t think that’s a cloud bank. Stupid pilots, you might want to pull up now!
You know what they say, the fastest way to a fish’s heart is through his stomach! His wife has clearly had enough and wants him gone. She sure is a clever one!
I think there’s a reason these guys were in jail in the first place. They’re pretty dumb! And clearly very bad at making a foolproof plan.
It wasn’t an asteroid that took out the dinosaurs. They were just all smokers! If you start smoking, you’ll end up just like the dinosaurs. Extinct!
What’s the worst that could happen? It’s just a short elevator ride. It’s not like there’s anything that could startle him in the next thirty seconds.
Health, happiness and success depend upon the fighting spirit of each person. The big thing is not what happens to us in life – but what we do about it when it happens to us.
– George H. Allen
– Originally published in June 2012
This is what tired looks like.
This is what bad spelling looks like.
This is what intimacy looks like.
This is what “good grief!” looks like.
This is what your tax dollars look like.
This is what “I can wait” looks like.
This is what a careless driver’s car looks like.
This is what a helping hand looks like.
– Originally posted in May 2012
Brush twice a day.
Dress right for the weather.
Visit the dentist regularly.
Get plenty of rest.
Get outside in the sun every once in a while.
Always wear a seatbelt.
Don’t over indulge yourself.
Read to exercise the brain.
Surround yourself with friends.
Use the bathroom regularly.
Get plenty of exercise.
Have your eyes checked regularly.
Eat plenty of vegetables.
Believe that people will like you for who you are.
Forgive and forget.
Pick up a hobby.
– Originally published in April 2012