31 May 2007

Maybe...

i wasn't sure what i sure what i wanted to post about today and in light of the bad mood i was in yesterday, i knew i wanted it to be something positive. i still didn't know what and then the following showed up in my mailbox. it's not new, but every now and again, we need to be reminded of this and i thought it would make for a good post...enjoy!

Maybe . . .
we were supposed to meet the wrong people before meeting the right one so
that, when we finally meet the right person, we will know how to be
grateful for that gift.

Maybe . . .
when the door of happiness closes, another opens; but, often times, we
look so long at the closed door that we don't even see the new one which
has been opened for us.

Maybe . . .
it is true that we don't know what we have until we lose it, so we should
take more time to appreciate it while it's ours.
Maybe . . .
the happiest of people don't necessarily have the best of everything; they
just make the most of everything that comes along their way.

Maybe . . .
the brightest future will always be based on a forgotten past; after all,
you can't go on successfully in life until you let go of your past
mistakes, failures and heartaches.

Maybe . . .
you should dream what you want to dream; go where you want to go, be what
you want to be, because you have only one life and one chance to do all
the things you dream of, and want to do.

Maybe . . .
there are moments in life when you miss someone -- a parent, a spouse, a
friend, a child -- so much that you just want to pick them from your
dreams and hug them for real, so that once they are around you appreciate
them more.

Maybe . . .
the best kind of friend is the kind you can sit on a porch and swing with,
never say a word, and then walk away feeling like it was the best
conversation you've ever had.

Maybe . .
you should always try to put yourself in others' shoes. If you feel that
something could hurt you, it probably will hurt the other person, too.

Maybe . .
you should do something nice for someone every single day, even if it is
simply to leave them alone.

Maybe . .
giving someone all your love is never an assurance that they will love you
back. Don't expect love in return; just wait for it to grow in their
heart; but, if it doesn't, be content that it grew in yours.

Maybe . . .
happiness waits for all those who cry, all those who hurt, all those who
have searched, and all those who have tried, for only they can appreciate
the importance of all the people who have touched their lives.

Maybe . . .
you shouldn't go for looks; they can deceive; don't go for wealth; even
that fades away. Go for someone who makes you smile, because it takes only
a smile to make a dark day seem bright. Find the one that makes your heart
smile.

Maybe . .
you should hope for enough happiness to make you sweet, enough trials to
make you strong, enough sorrow to keep you human, and enough hope to make
you happy.

Definitely...

17 comments:

eclectik said...

Maybe your blog is dope as hell
Good business!


Maybe you're suppose to meet ME!

Sit on the porch and Swing lol and drink Lemonade???

I DEFINTELY do something nice for people and leave them alone...wish they would return the favor!


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Organized Noise said...

I received this a few weeks ago as well. It's good and sometimes you do need to be reminded of it. Thanks for posting it because I surely did forget to save it.

urban butterfly said...

Jewel, thanks so much for sharing this. It really caused me to reflect and think about alot of things. I feel REFRESHED!!! I really like this particular one because I try my best to live by it each day:

Maybe . .
giving someone all your love is never an assurance that they will love you
back. Don't expect love in return; just wait for it to grow in their
heart; but, if it doesn't, be content that it grew in yours.

Sojourner G said...

Agreeing with Urban Butterfli (so I'll spare you putting the quote here again). That was for me and what I'm trying to impart to a few others.

Read yesterday's post but didn't respond because you seemed to have recovered. For days like that, this is for you:

Rom 8:28, 37-39
Phil 3:13,14
Heb 13:5


Thanks also for the grace you bring to my spot.

A woman on the move said...

Maybe this is the reason why I love reading your blog.

Maybe this is why I value your opinion always.

afro jamaicano said...

i agree with the meeting wrong people b4 u meet the right one haha

hott blog

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The Mistress said...

Maybe you are just too profound for you own good.

And mine.

You always post insightful, enlightening stuff....

YAZMAR said...

Maybe your'e the reason I want to write that "particular post" I talked about....

just maybe

Rosemarie said...

"...enough trials to make you strong, enough sorrow to keep you human..."

Oh yes, but it hurts!

Royce's Daughter said...

OHMYGOD!!! I am crying right now because I needed this more then you know.

Maybe . . .
when the door of happiness closes, another opens; but, often times, we
look so long at the closed door that we don't even see the new one which has been opened for us. (THIS IS MY TRUTH and I know life is passing me by because I cant walk away from the door but I dont know how...that door was my whole world!!)

Thank you for sharing these...you have no idea how much of an impact that made on my worn out heart today!

Peace & Blessings...

Honey-Libra said...

Maybe...just maybe

:)

T.C. said...

maybe i was sent here for a reason

maybe you are a light that shines so brightly

maybe this is one of the reasons i love the blog circle that i am apart of because it is full of postive wonderful women

i know i love this right here...no maybe about it...i kept tryin to pick ONE, but i can't...i just love it!

thanks for sharing

Wendy said...

Wow..I needed to read this today!!!
Thanks for sharing.

Brotha Buck said...

I think you covered it all. Maybe.

Rosemarie said...

YoUr GrEaTeSt MeMoRy of DAD

I hope you can join a few of us as we celebrate Father's Day with a post, poem or by writing a letter.

I know you recently started a relationship with yours and if you're feeling so inclined please participate with your usual words of wisdom and truth.

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Epsilonicus said...

Now you got me really really thinking....

Blu Jewel said...

ALL: I apologize for my delay in responding. Somehow things seemed to have consumed me to a point of unnecessary excess and i feel bad for that. Anyhoo, i thank each of you for taking the time to read and comment; you know it means so much to me. in addition, i guess i wasn't the only one who NEEDED this post. i'm always moved by others when i post something that i'm really doing for myself, but it seems to touch so many.

i pray that each of you is truly blessed in abundance and that each of your lives will be enriched in whatever way you need.