The happiest of people don't have everything they ever wanted in this life, they just make the most of everything that this life has given them. The happiest of people have known hurt, they have felt pain, they have cried so many tears, they never gave up, despite the knocks and they are always trying to make things that little bit better. The happiest of people truly understand that the sad times never last and that the good times will always last longer and will always be the ones worth remembering. ~ by Dave Hedges
As we get older we tend to take people for granted. We all do it and it's easy to do. Maybe it's a partner, a parent or even a close friend? Just make sure that every now and again you tell those people just how much you appreciate them and how much they mean to you. A little appreciation goes a long way. ~ by Dave Hedges
Sometimes you will meet someone and just click. They are just what you need in your life and they have an amazing ability to change your mood when you see them. They make you laugh, feel good about yourself and treat you with respect.
Everything about them brings out all the good feelings inside you and you're thankful every single day that they decided to be a part of your life. If you're lucky enough to have one of these people in your life, never let them go. ~ by Dave Hedges
There are some people in our lives who, regardless of all the good, kind and meaningful things we do, will always focus on the faults we have and seek to use them to beat us down, rather than build us up when we could really use a lift. Sadly, it's these people we need to remove from our lives to ensure that it's our positivity & kindness, not their negativity, that shines through. ~ by Dave Hedges
Working towards your dreams is one of the most difficult things to do. There will be times when you just want to quit, you'll wish you hadn't started and you will feel like the weight of the world is on your shoulders.
Remain focused and strong because once you achieve your goal and look back on what you have been through, you will realise that it was worth all the sacrifices you made. ~ by Dave Hedges
I don't consider myself hot or gorgeous. I don't have an amazing figure. I'm far from being considered a model but, I'm me. I eat food, I have curves, I carry a little more weight than I should, I have scars, I have a history, some people love me, some people like me, some can't stand me. I have done good, I have done bad. I love my PJ's and go without make up. I'm random and crazy. I don't pretend to be someone I'm not. I am who I am, you can take me or leave me. I won't change for nobody. When I love you, I do it with all my heart. I make no apologies for the way I am. I am a woman ~ Strong and Proud.
I was raised to show respect. I wasn't dragged up, I was taught to knock before I open a door. Say hello when I enter a room. Say please, Say thank you and show respect to my elders. I let another person have my seat if they need it, say polite things and help others when they need me to, not stand on the side lines and watch while someone struggles. I will hold the door for others walking behind me and say "excuse me" should I need to pass. I love people for who they are, not what I can get from them and most importantly, I was raised to treat people exactly how I would like to be treated by others. It's called respect.
Life is an echo, I thought you should know,
You will always reap, those things you sow,
What you dish out, you know you will get,
If you give out bad, you will surely regret.
You can call it karma, you can call it fate,
But if you give out good, you will receive great.
So try not to judge, even those who judge you.
Give out love and let your love shine through.
~ Written by Dave Hedges
When you fall in love, fall for someone who wants you and adores you. Someone who will understand you, even when you lose it. Someone who will help you, guide you and support you when you need them to. Fall for someone who will forgive you when you're wrong and also admit when they are. Fall for someone who will miss you and never wants to be away from you. Don't fall for looks, they will always fade. Fall for someone with a beautiful heart and soul. ~ by Dave Hedges
A message to my Children. If you should ever need me, all you need to do is call me. It won't matter I'm sleeping, If we've had a falling out or if I'm going through my own issues, because there's nothing more important to me than my children. No matter what the circumstances, I will always be there for you to help, support and comfort you during your time of need. So please remember that I will always be there and I will always love you. ~ by Dave Hedges
A Mother is an amazing person. She gives life, she nurtures, she teaches, she cares. She is strong, she is vibrant, she is versatile. She is loyal, she is dedicated, she is diverse. A mother is by no means perfect and every mother makes mistakes. However, she learns as she goes and becomes stronger by the day. There is nobody more determined, there is nobody more committed and there is nobody more dependable than a mother. ~ by Dave Hedges
Scars, We all have them. Whether physical or emotional, visible
or not, they are there. Scars in life are good. They show you have been through life, overcome tough times and healed.
They show that you are now a stronger and wiser person and you never gave up. Be proud of the scars you have, because they are symbols of your true strength. ~ by Dave Hedges
I can't forget that fateful day, you had to leave, you went away,
A sadness filled me up inside, Emotions that I could not hide.
Tears, they came, sadness too, All my emotions, just for you,
Time will heal, so I was told, but time could never fill this hole.
Here in my heart, there is a place, You're always there, keeping me safe, It's filled with love and happy times, It's never dark, your light it shines.
In heaven now, you do reside, To watch over me, with love and pride, I know one day, we'll meet again, Until we do just know how much I miss you and you are always with me, always!
Written By Dave Hedges.
Before you make assumptions about someone, make sure you learn the facts. Before you judge someone, understand why they are the way they are. Before you hurt someone else, think how you would feel if you were in their shoes. Before you speak your words, think how they are going to affect others. ~ by Dave Hedges
The best gift we can give our children, to teach them the valuable lessons they need in this life, is to be there for them. To guide them through the pitfalls they will face and show them how to become the best they can possibly be.
Our children need our presence in their lives rather than the presents we bring into their lives. ~ by Dave Hedges