The grass isn't always greener.

There will always be some people who think the grass is always greener on the other side. The reality is, the grass is rarely greener on the other side, but it is always greener where you choose to water it!

We learn from our mistakes.

It doesn't matter how many mistakes you have made or how slow your progress is. We learn from our mistakes and all good things take time. So keep going because you're still way ahead of those who don't even bother trying.

When life challenges you.

Life is filled with so many emotions. Happiness, sadness, love, hate, tears, laughter and many others. When life challenges you, hold your head up high and have faith that life will work out and God will always be by your side. ~ by Dave Hedges

Living with an invisible illness.

It's hard to explain to someone who has no idea of the daily struggles you face. Feeling pain, feeling unwell, feeling awful
on the inside whilst looking perfectly fine on the outside.
Putting on a brave face for everyone.

Please share this on your status if you, or someone close to you, has an invisible illness. There are many forms -
Chron's, PTSD, Anxiety, Depression,  Diabetes, Lupus, Fybromyalgia, MS, ME, Arthritis, Cancer, Heart Disease, Epilepsy, Autism, Alzheimers and the many other types of invisible illness coped with daily.

Never Judge What You Don't Understand

Giving up doesn't mean you're weak.

Giving up doesn't mean you're a weak person - far from it! There are times when you must be strong enough to give up and let things go because you need to start putting your own needs and happiness first. 
~ by Dave Hedges

From this day forward..

From this day forward, I will forget what has now gone, I will appreciate what still remains and look forward to what's next.
~ by Dave Hedges

The last Monday of 2014

Happy Monday - The last one of 2014.

Wishing you all a great week ahead filled with smiles, happiness and may it lead you into a very happy and prosperous New Year.

Making the next chapter one to remember.

I've closed the door on my past and opened up a new one to step through. I want to move forward with my life. I have renewed hope in my heart, a spring in my step and I will make the next chapter of my life one to remember!
 ~ by Dave Hedges

A rose to share for Sisters.

A rose to share if you have a sister or sisters that mean the world to you. If they are your best friend and you would do anything for them. This includes friends you class as your sister.

The last week of 2014

It's the last week of 2014.

Wishing you all a great week ahead, filled with smiles, 

happiness and all the good things in life. May 2015 be a prosperous year for you. Pass it on...

Who's laughing now?

You said I couldn't do it, but I did. 

You said I wasn't good enough, well I am good enough.
You said I wouldn't last, but i'm still going.


Sometimes, sorry Isn't enough.

Sometimes, being sorry is just not enough.
Sometimes, there also needs to be a change.
~ by Dave Hedges

I'm ready for 2015

2014 - Thanks for the lessons and everything you have taught me.

2015 - I have learned and I'm ready.

Wishing all of you a very happy and prosperous new year.

Sometimes we need time alone.

Sometimes we just need a break, away from everything. Some time on our own, in a place we love, so we can figure things out.
~ by Dave Hedges

You must make up your own mind.

Never judge another by the opinion of someone else.
Make up your own mind!
 ~ by Dave Hedges

People who make you feel better.

It’s funny, but sometimes the people in your life who are miles away can make you feel better than the people in your life
who are right beside you. Because they understand. 
~ by Dave Hedges

What love is...

Love is not something you can just say.
Love is not something you can just give as a gift.
Love is something you do, with all your heart. 

~ by Dave Hedges

Dance to your own tune.

You don't have to change for anybody.
Dance to your own tune - not theirs!
~ by Dave Hedges

Life goes by in the blink of an eye.

Life goes by in the blink of an eye.

So be sure to appreciate the many moments with family and friends that make your life complete. 
~ by Dave Hedges

There will be times in your life.

There will be times in your life when you need to stand alone and be courageous enough not to follow the crowd. There will also be times in your life when you need to be wise enough to stand with others and allow the crowd to give you strength. 
~ by Dave Hedges

Sometimes, you can't speak to others.

Sometimes, you just can't speak to others about how you're really feeling. It's not because you don't want to or because you don't trust them. It's because you simply can't find the right words to make them understand. 
~ by Dave Hedges

Never let others control you.

Giving someone a smile when they expect you to lose your temper... Priceless. Never allow others to control you. 
~ by Dave Hedges

Have no regrets in this life.

Never regret anything that has happened in your life. It cannot be changed, undone or forgotten. So take it as a lesson learned and move on.

The greatest Gift This Christmas.

Remember, the greatest gift is not found in a store or under a tree, but in the hearts of true friends.

Merry Christmas.

Life is about the choices you make.

Life is not about expecting, hoping and wishing, it's about doing, being and becoming. It's about the choices you have just made, the ones you're going to make, it’s about the very things you choose to say today. It's about what you are going to do after you have finished reading this. So choose wisely. ~ by Dave Hedges

When I look back on my life.

When I look back on my life, I can see the pain I have endured, the mistakes I have made and the hard times I have suffered. When I look in the mirror I see how strong I've become, the lessons I've learned and I'm proud of who I am.
~ by Dave Hedges

The best gift we can give our children.

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

Tomorrow is never promised.

We are only given today and never promised tomorrow.
So make sure you tell the people who are 
special in your life that you love them

Those who are close to you.

When it comes to the people who are close to you, it's not about who's real to your face. What really matters is who stays real behind your back and proves that they have your back.
~ by Dave Hedges

Grandchildren at Christmas.


The greatest gift you will ever know.

There is no more precious gift than our Grandchildren.

What I want for Christmas can't be bought.

I believe as we get older our Christmas list gets smaller and the things we really want for the holidays can't be bought.

Don't Annoy me Christmas week.

Don't annoy me this week, because if you do...

I will give your number to all the kids and tell them
it's Santa's hotline.

Merry Christmas Everyone.

Doing nothing won't change a thing.

If you love someone, tell them. If someone hurts you, let them know. If someone is taking advantage of you, stop them.
Don't let your fear, uncertainty or lack of confidence stop you, because doing nothing will not change a thing and will only leave you wondering "what if?"

Written by Dave Hedges

You will know who really loves you.

In the end, you'll know who really loves you. They're the ones who see you for who you are and always find a way to be at your side. 
~ by Dave Hedges

Words to live your life by.

This life is short, so live it. True love is rare, so grab it. Anger is hurtful, so let it go. Fear stops you doing, so face it. Friends support you, so cherish them. 
~ by Dave Hedges

You're a survivor, not a victim.

Despite all the things you've been through in your life, you must always hold your head up high and move forward with your life. You're a survivor, not a victim. 

~ by Dave Hedges

This very special hug is meant just for you.

Whether you're feeling happy, or feeling sad and blue. This very special HUG is meant just for you. I hope this hug makes you feel better and that good things will start to come your way. 

~ by Dave Hedges

Life is just too hard to get through alone.

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

When I post things on my wall...

Just because I post it on my wall, doesn't mean I'm going through it and it doesn't mean it's being directed at anyone. Maybe it's just that I like what I read or what I see so I share it on my wall.
~ by Dave Hedges

Our pain is not always obvious to others.

Our scars are not always visible. Our wounds are not always healed. Our illnesses are not always understood. Our pain is not always obvious to others. Some things to consider before you decide to judge someone! 
~ by Dave Hedges

Never explain yourself to anyone.

Never explain yourself to anyone.
Because the person who likes you doesn't need it and the person who dislikes you won't believe it. 
~ by Dave Hedges

No more looking back.

Sometimes, you just have to take those small steps and move forward with your life No more questions, no more doubts, no more looking back. Just look to the future. 
~ by Dave Hedges

Put your happiness first.

If someone in your life makes you unhappy more than they make you happy, it doesn't matter how much you love them or care about them, you have let them go. Not because you no longer care about them, but because you're finally putting your own needs and happiness first. 
~ by Dave Hedges

Keep your chin up.

Amazing things seem to happen when you least expect them to. So keep your chin up, stay positive and keep faith. 
~ by Dave Hedges

I really miss you.

I really miss you. Whilst you were alive you taught me many things. You taught me how to love unconditionally, you taught me how to live life to the fullest, you taught me how to have fun and laugh, you taught me how to express emotions and cry, but the one thing you never taught me was how to cope without you in my life. And I’m really missing you. ~ by Dave Hedges

Let go of people that don't serve you.

Let go of people that don't serve you. Negative people, dishonest people and people who don't respect you. You will never grow as a person, if you have people in your life who only hold you back.
~ by Dave Hedges

Life will be happier when you have balance.

Life will always be happier when you have balance. Be kind to other people but never let those people take advantage. Allow yourself to trust others but refuse to let others lie to you. Be thankful for what you have but always strive to better yourself.
~ by Dave Hedges

Never lose hope.

Never lose hope. Because you never know what wonderful things tomorrow could bring your way. ~ by Dave Hedges

Bad things will happen in life.

Bad things will happen in life. People will use you. People will hurt you. But no matter what happens, you must never use that pain as an excuse to hurt others. 
~ created by Dave Hedges

That Fateful Day

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.