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This is my page for pondering.
Where writings will be added over and over again,
sent to me by my many friends
or found in some little corner of someone's world.
In some way I hope that it will help those who pause here to read,
to think,    
and to feel..   

Courage is the ability to overcome fear.
You have courage.
When you've said what you felt,
when you've ignored the butterflies in your tummy
and did something you were scared to,
when you've made decisions
that you knew in your heart were right
even though others said they were wrong,
you were being courageous.
You have the courage to take control of your li

Look back at the last twelve months.
Look at how you have changed.
Look at the changes you have made.
Look at what you had to do to make things happen.
You took control
and you found success in one form or another.
The more control you choose to take over your life,
the better you will feel about who you are.
Never be ashamed of who you are.
You are just as deserving of all the
happiness, joy, love, compassion, and success
the Universe has to offer as anyone else is.
You will receive it all in ways created especially for you.
And with that same distinctive style,
you will give of yourself to the world
in ways no one else is capable of doing.
Be proud of who you are and what you have to offer.

Let them go.

The above was taken from Issue 14 of Mind Magic

.. "When Loneliness Is New"

Loneliness is so new to me,
Lord, I need your help in handling it

Help me to be a little more proud, Not aloof, but a little less eager for human contact.  Let me remember that other people are busy with their friends and families.  Dont let me overwhelm them with invitations

I don't want folks to feel obliged to include me, out of concern, nor do I want them to "do something" for me in return

This is a delicate area, Lord
Help me to handle it sensibly and cheerfully

Please guide me, too, when it comes to accepting invitations...My loneliness is sometimes so painful, I'd go almost anywhere, at anytime, with anybody.
This is an affront to my self-respect

On the other hand, I don't want to be too proud or too choosy, but please protect me against letting my desperation show, and get me into situations I might regret

Lord, help me not to talk too much when I do get out Especially, about myself, my problems or my grief

Let me remember how I have dreaded seeing other lonely people, who pinion friends to hear their tales of woe
Don't let me cheapen my sorrow by wearing it on my sleeve

Lord, make me such good company,
that friends will seek me out

Help me to remember
that I am not the first person to face loneliness
Nor will I be the last!!!

<<< Author Unknown>>>

You Learn

After awhile you learn the subtle difference
Between holding a hand and chaining a soul
And you learn that love doesn't mean possession
And company doesn't mean security.
And you begin to learn that kisses aren't contracts
And presents aren't promises
And you begin to accept your defeats with your head up
And your eyes ahead with the grace of an adult
Not the grief of a child.
And you learn to build your roads today
Because tomorrow's ground is too uncertain for plans
And futures have ways of falling down in mid-flight.
After awhile you learn
That even sunshine burns if you get too much
So you plant your own garden
And decorate your own soul
Instead of waiting for someone to bring you flowers.
And you learn that you really can endure
That you really are strong
And you really do have worth
And you learn and you learn...
With every goodbye you learn

Author Unknown

Attitude By Charles Swindoll

"The longer I live the
more I realize the impact of attitude on life.
Attitude, to me, is more important than facts.
It is more important than the past,
than education, than money,
than circumstances,
than failures,
than successes,
than what other people think or say or do.

It is more important than appearence,
giftedness or skill.
It will make or break
a company...
a church...
a home.

The remarkable thing is
we have a choice every day
regarding the attitude we embrace for that day.

We cannot change our past...
we cannot change the fact
that certain people will act in a certain way.
We cannot change the inevitible.
The only thing we can do
is play on the one string we have,
and that is our attitude...
I am convinced that life is 10%
what happenes to me
and 90% how I react to it.
And so it is with you...
we are in charge of our attitudes."

Right now..

-somebody- is thinking of you.
-somebody -is caring about you.
-somebody -wants to be with you
-somebody- hopes you aren't in trouble
-somebody- wants to hold your hand
-somebody- is praying for you.
-somebody- hopes everything turns out alright
-somebody -wants you to be happy
-somebody- wants you to find him/her
-somebody- IS him/her
-somebody -wants to give you a gift
-somebody- hopes you're not too cold, and not too hot
-somebody- wants to hug you.
-somebody- loves you.
-somebody -needs your shoulder to cry on.
-somebody- wants to be your shoulder to cry on.
-somebody -wants you to believe in yourself
and know that they believe in- you
-somebody -wants you to know
you are always in his/her heart
-somebody -wants you to know
that you are a part of him-her ... 
no matter how near or far you may be...
-somebody- misses your laugh!
-somebody -wants you to know
that she/he cares
and will always be there for you all, through everything
-somebody -had faith in all you are doing
-somebody -knows your inner strength,
even if you can't always realize it yourself
-somebody -is singing along to "I Will Survive"
and thinking of you, and that we all WILL survive.
-somebody -likes it when you stop just to say Hi!
-somebody- needs you just to be a friend.
-somebody -misses you, even if it's hard just to say hello
-somebody- sees the unique beauty in you,
even when others don't seem to notice.
-somebody- needs your smile
and your ear more than anything.
-somebody -knows you better
than you think you know yourself.
-somebody -loves you anyway.
-somebody -wants to be better friends with you
-somebody- needs your love
-somebody- you take for granted
cares about you That little somebody
is me!

<<< Author Unknown >>>