Discovering who matters.

As we take the "walk of life" we will discover along the way just who mattered to us, who no longer does and who always will. One thing is for sure, everyone along the way will make a lasting impression on us! 
~ by Dave Hedges

Good times will follow.

Life can be a vicious circle of good times and bad times. So when you're going through the bad times, remember that the good times will follow and nothing ever lasts forever.

The journey of life.

It's not all about the destinations we aim for in our lives. Sometimes, it's the journey that got us there that we will remember and cherish the most. 
~ by Dave Hedges

A rose for my friend.

My friend.
Without you in my life it would not be the same.
You have supported me when I was down, encouraged me to do more and given me a self belief that I can be an amazing person just by being me. I share this friendship rose for you. 

You deserve more.

Sometimes you have to forget how other people will feel
and remember that you really do deserve more.

Don't let others take advantage.

Never let the loyalty you show others become slavery. If they can't appreciate all the good things you bring to the table, then let them eat alone.

Look forward with hope.

Don't look back with regret, you can't change the past.
Look forward with hope, It's another chance to start again.

Happy People.

The happiest people don't have the best of everything.

They just make the best of everything.

Some people need to learn.

People need to learn that their actions do affect other people. 

So be careful what you say and do, it's not all about you.

May happiness be at your door.

To my wonderful family and close friends, I pray that much happiness will be at your door. May it knock early, stay late and leave the gift of God's peace, love, joy and good health behind.

All that I am is yours.

I will hold you tight, support you, guide you, teach you, hug you, protect you and love you with all my heart and soul. I am your parent. Since the day you were born and until I draw my last breath, all that I am is yours. I love you. 
~ by Dave Hedges

A new beginning.

Every day is a new beginning,
so just smile, take a deep breath and start again.

Time for those who love you.

Spend your time on those who love you unconditionally. 

Don't waste it on those who only love you when the conditions 
are right for them.

Live life the way you want.

Never allow others to make you feel guilty, awkward or bad for living the life you want to live. It's your life so live it the way you want. 
~ by Dave Hedges

Things will always get better.

I have felt pain. I have endured hardship, I have suffered loss of loved ones and I have memories I want to forget. However, these things have made me stronger and today, I face the world with a smile on my face because I know things will always get better and those who love me will always be there for me. 
~ by Dave Hedges

Common sense - Not so common.

Common Sense is a flower that doesn't grow in everyone's garden.

A rose for my mother.

I'm sharing a rose on my wall for my mother. She is the most loving, caring and amazing woman I have ever known.

The greatest feeling of loneliness.

There is no greater feeling of loneliness than being with someone who makes you feel all alone.

Life is far too short.

Life is too short to argue and fight with people. So just count the many blessings you have and move on with a smile on your face and your head held high. 

Painful experiences help us grow.

In life you are going to feel pain, there is not getting away from it. So allow those painful experiences to grow you, not control the rest of your life.

Hard times are like busses.

Hard times are just like busses. You go for so long without one and then all of a sudden, several show up at once!

Genuine and Fake People.

Fake people always have an image to maintain to fit in. Genuine people just couldn't care less what others think.

Miracles happen every day.

Everything happens for a reason. Sometimes, the bad things that happen to us will lead us down the road to some of the best things we could have ever imagined. Never lose hope because miracles happen every day.

Be careful in front of children.

We need to be careful of the things we say in front of our children. Because what should not be heard by their little ears should not be spoken by our big mouths.

Be your own hero.

Sometimes, you hope someone will come along to fix what’s wrong and be your hero. Sometimes, you have to dig deep, find the strength and be your own HERO. 
~ by Dave Hedges

Understand what Love is.

To love another person unconditionally without fear of judgement, without doubt or jealousy, is to truly understand what love is.
~ by Dave Hedges

Respect those who stay positive.

I respect those who despite the difficulties they have been through, still choose to smile and remain positive. They show us there is sunshine after the storm.

I say it how it is.

If you want to know what I think then I will tell you. I'll be honest with you and say it how it is. Just don't be mad at me when it's not what you want to hear!

Heal Yourself.

Heal yourself, let go of things that hurt you, forgive those who have wronged you and forgive your own mistakes. Move forward with your life. 
~ by Dave Hedges

Take all the time you need.

Sometimes the heart needs a little more time to accept what the mind already knows. So take all the time you need.

Life is what you make it.

I've decided that my life is what I make it. I'm making mine a good one, filled with good times, happy smiles and the love of great family and friends. You are more than welcome to join me.

Moving forward with your life.

When we suffer a loss, a break-up, a painful change in our lives, we need to remember to take all the time we need to heal emotionally.

Moving forwards and getting back on track with our lives doesn't take a day. It takes a lot of small
steps to allow us to break free from our broken self and move on.

Being truly happy.

To be truly happy, you must accept what is happening in your life right now, put what has happened behind you, let it go and have faith in what will be coming your way. 
~ by Dave Hedges

Sometimes you need to be alone.

There will be times when you just need to be on your own.
So don't worry, take all the time you need. 
~ by Dave Hedges

Five things to tell yourself each day.

5 things to tell yourself each day.

1: Today will be my day

2: I am the best me there is
3: I know that I'm a winner
4: I can do it, I know I can
5: God will always be with me.

Be positive and believe in yourself.

You are worth more.

Never allow yourself to feel worthless just to make someone else feel better. You are worth so much more than that.

Moving forwards with your life.

The only way you will ever be able to move forwards with your life is if you let go of the people and things that are 

keeping you back.

The Best Friend Poem.

I'm thinking about you and I really care,
so on my wall this post I share.
If you ever need me and feel all alone,
I will come to you and never moan.
I'm here for you until the end,
I'm not your family, I'm your very best friend.
~ by Dave Hedges

There is a story behind us all.

We are all human beings but in no way are we the same. We all have qualities that make us individual and unique. Things that make us special. There is a story behind each and every one of us, a reason why we have become the person we are. Think about that before you judge anyone.

Actions show you the truth.

An honest enemy is always better than a friend who lies. Pay less attention to what people say and more attention to what they do. Their actions will show you the truth.

Pay Attention.

People won't always tell you how they feel about you, 

but their actions will speak for themselves. Pay Attention!

Morals and Values.

People say the morals and values I hold dear are old fashioned. To them, I say my morals and values are simply a sign that I was brought up properly. 
~ by Dave Hedges

Life isn't always perfect.

Life isn't always perfect, it's what you make of it. So make your life count for something, make it a memorable one and never allow anyone else to steal the happiness and joy you have worked so hard to find.
 ~ by Dave Hedges

Our Greatest Strength.

Sometimes we can find our greatest strength when we are picking up the pieces of the worst times in our lives. 
~ by Dave Hedges

Scars are there to remind us.

Scars, by their very nature, will remind us where we've been. However, they can't stop us moving forward or dictate where we're going with our lives.

Find your happiness.

Once you find your happiness, you should not allow yourself to be around people who make you feel anything less. 

Not everyone is your friend.

Be careful who you trust and who you tell your problems to. Remember, not everyone who smiles at you is your friend.

Family - The Greatest Wealth.

A persons own family is, without doubt, the greatest wealth that we will ever possess. Treasure every moment and take the time to ensure that the story you create is one that you will be proud of and look back on with a huge smile.

You can't make everyone happy.

Remember, you're not responsible for someone else's happiness.
You're only responsible for your own happiness.

You only get one life.

You only get one life, so make sure you surround yourself with people who love you, inspire you, understand you and most importantly, make you feel good about just being you.
~ by Dave Hedges