our mixed blessing without mixed feelings,
to savor both the pleasure and the pain.
~ Marcia Preston ~
will renew their Strength
they will Soar on wings like Eagles
-- Isaiah 40:31
be as happy and as free
As the dancing waves on the deep blue sea.
But for courage to endure.
Do not ask for fulfillment in all your life,
But for patience to except frustration.
Do not ask for perfection in all you do,
But for wisdom not to repeat mistakes.
And finally, do not ask for more,
Before saying "Thank You"
for what you have already received.
~ Brenda Short ~
I wish you enough rain to appreciate the sun more.
I wish you enough happiness to keep your spirit alive.
I wish you enough pain
so that the smallest joys in life appear much bigger.
I wish you enough gain to satisfy your wanting.
I wish you enough loss to appreciate all that you possess.
I wish enough "Hello's"
to get you through the final "Goodbye."
© Bob Perks 2001
who are too anxious,
too greedy, or too impatient.
To dig for treasures shows
not only impatience and greed,
but lack of faith.
Patience, patience, patience,
is what the sea teaches.
Patience and faith.
One should lie empty, open,
choiceless as a beach -
waiting for a gift from the sea.
~Anne Morrow Lindbergh~
is the best day of the year."
~Ralph Waldo Emerson~