Week of December 21-27

Treasure Beach Forum: Inspirational Thoughts: Week of December 21-27
Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Glasceta on Sunday, December 21, 2003 - 07:03 pm: Edit Post

Give a Kind Word

Do you know a heart that hungers
For a word of love and cheer?
There are many such about us;
It may be that one is near.

Look around you, if you find it
Speak the word that's needed so,
And your own heart may be strengthened
By the help that you bestow.

Never think kind words are wasted,
Bread on waters cast are they.
And it may be we shall find them
Coming back to us, some day.

Coming back when sorely needed,
In a time of sore distress,
So, my friend, let's give them freely;
Gift and giver God will bless.

~ Author Unknown~

Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By glasceta Honeyghan on Monday, December 22, 2003 - 08:27 am: Edit Post

Don't Look Back

As you travel through life there are always those times
When decisions just have to be made,
When the choices are hard, and solutions seem scarce,
And the rain seems to soak your parade.

There are some situations where all you can do
Is simply let go and move on,
Gather your courage and choose a direction
That carries you toward a new dawn.

So pack up your troubles and take a step forward -
The process of change can be tough,
But think about all the excitement ahead
If you can be stalwart enough!

There might be adventures you never imagined
Just waiting around the next bend,
And wishes and dreams just about to come true
In ways you can't yet comprehend!

Perhaps you'll find friendships that spring from new things
As you challenge your status quo,
And learn there are so many options in life,
And so many ways you can grow!

Perhaps you'll go places you never expected
And see things that you've never seen,
Or travel to fabulous, faraway worlds
And wonderful spots in between!

Perhaps you'll find warmth and affection and caring
And somebody special who's there
To help you stay centered and listen with interest
To stories and feelings you share.

Perhaps you'll find comfort in knowing your friends
Are supportive of all that you do,
And believe that whatever decisions you make,
They'll be the right choices for you.

So keep putting one foot in front of the other,
And taking your life day by day...
There's a brighter tomorrow that's just down the road -
Don't look back! You're not going that way!
--author unknown

Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By glasceta Honeyghan on Tuesday, December 23, 2003 - 02:06 pm: Edit Post

The Deeds Undone

It isn't the thing you do, friend, it's the thing you leave undone,
Which gives you the bitter heartache, at the setting of the sun:
The tender words unspoken, to letter you did not write,
The flowers you might have sent, are your haunting ghosts at night.

The stone you might have lifted, out of a dear friend's way,
The bit of heartsome counsel you were hurried too much to say:
The loving touch of a helping hand, the gentle and winsome tone,
That you had no time or thought for, with troubles enough of your own.

These little acts of kindness, so easily out of mind,
These chances to be angels, which even mortals find.
They come in night and silence, each chill reproachful wraith,
When hope is faint and flagging, and a blight has dropped on faith.

For life is all too short, friend, and sorrow is all to great,
To suffer our slow compassion, that tarries until too late.
So, it's not the things you do, it's the deeds you leave undone,
Which gives you a bitter heartache, at the setting of the sun.

~ Bertha A. Lawson ~

Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By glasceta Honeyghan on Wednesday, December 24, 2003 - 10:40 am: Edit Post

Every Sunrise

Every sunrise is a present, a gift from God above,
Gift-wrapped with scarlet ribbons and tied with bows of love.

Each day's a new beginning, a time to start anew,
While all the stars are sleeping, and the rose is fresh with dew.

Every day's a new creation, too lovely to ignore,
And we may find a blessing, just outside our door.

We cannot keep the past, like fireflies in a jar;
Nor journey to the future by wishing on a star.

Every sunrise is a blessing, a gift for just today.
Rejoice, my friend, embrace it before it fades away!

~ Author Unknown ~

Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By glasceta Honeyghan on Thursday, December 25, 2003 - 06:33 pm: Edit Post

Life's Tug Of War

Life can seem ungrateful
and not always kind.
Life can pull at your heartstrings
and play with your mind.
Life can be blissful
and happy and free.
Life can put beauty
in the things that you see.
Life can place challenges
right at your feet.
Life can make good
of the hardships that we meet.
Life can overwhelm you
and make your head spin.
Life can reward those
determined to win.
Life can be hurtful
and not always fair.
Life can surround you
with people who care.
Life clearly does offer
its ups and its downs.
Life's days can bring you
both smiles and frowns.
Life teaches us to take
the good with the bad.
Life is a mixture
of happy and sad.


Take the life that you have
and give it your best.
Think positive, be happy
let God do the rest.
Take the challenges
that life has laid at your feet.
Take pride and be thankful
for each one you meet.
To yourself give forgiveness
if you stumble and fall.
Take each day that is dealt you
and give it your all.
Take the love that you're given
and return it with care.
Have faith that when needed
it will always be there.
Take time to find the beauty
in the things that you see.
Take life's simple pleasures
let them set your heart free.
The idea here is simply
to even the score.
As you are met and faced with
Life's Tug Of War.

--Author Unknown

Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By glasceta Honeyghan on Friday, December 26, 2003 - 08:44 am: Edit Post


I'm afraid to look ahead
I don't know want to know what I will find
But lately I've been thinking
and a few things have come to mind

Where will I be tomorrow
when the sun begins to rise?
Where will I be in 20 years
when I look back and remember the time?

Life is just a passing thing
it was never meant to stay
We were all put here together
but could be taken back any day

Friends come and go
and relationships never last
But these are the good old days
the ones that will fill our past

Don't let these days slip away
you'll never get them back
you were put here to live
and you're never going to last

So when it's all said and done
and your time on earth is through
Don't look back and have regrets
Be happy with everything you do.
~ Shelley Cramm ~

Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By glasceta Honeyghan on Saturday, December 27, 2003 - 10:57 am: Edit Post

What is a True Friend?

A true friend is someone special
Not many people possess
A true friend is warm and tender
And comforting in their caress.

A true friend is always by your side
If only in your thoughts
A true friend is there for you willingly
And come free, they're never bought.

A true friend is someone who listens
And hears what you have to say
A true friend is never judgemental
And stays with you come what may.

A true friend will love you always
In them you can confide
A true friend will greet you lovingly
With opens arms so wide.

A true friend you cherish dearly
Feeling grateful for their love
A true friend is very special
A blessing from above.
--author unknown