Just because someone seems ok, doesn't mean that everything in their life is. Even the strongest
of people need to know that someone has their back and will always be there for them. Everyone,
at some point, will need friends or family they can rely on and if needed, a shoulder to cry on.
Life is just too hard to get through alone.
Written by Dave Hedges
I am a parent who is not just proud of one of my kids but all of them.
Every one of our children will make us proud in different ways. Some will do it more often than
others but that doesn't meant we love them any more or less. Our kids are special, unique and
no matter what, we will always love them with all our heart.
The real measure of your wealth is how much you'd be worth if you lost all your money.
We often place a lot of value on the material things we have and they make us feel good. They make us feel successful and that we have achieved something, however true wealth comes from your own worth, the type of person you are, what those who love you really think of you. Knowing that if you had nothing to give but yourself, that would be enough.
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.
Throughout your life you will come to understand that there is a role for everyone you meet. Some will test you, some will love you, some will use you and some will teach you. The ones you remember the most are the ones who brought out the very best in you because those people are amazing and it's being with those people that will remind you every day why it's worth it.
There are no accidents in life. All things in our lives happen for a reason and all of the people we meet long the way will play a part in our lives. some big, Some small. Some will make us cry, some will hurt us, some will betray us but all these people we meet along the way make us stronger. They will all teach us valuable life lessons that will transform us into a better, stronger and wiser person.
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.
We build others up because we know what it's like to be torn down.
Often, the kindest people are those who have been through a period in their lives where they were put down, abused, taken advantage of and made to feel worthless. It is that understanding and experience that makes a person truly appreciate what kindness is and that to bestow it on others is by far the best way to help those who are in need.