“All men have stars, but they are not the same things for different people. For some, who are travelers, the stars are guides. For others they are no more than little lights in the sky. For others, who are scholars, they are problems… But all these stars are silent. You-You alone will have stars as no one else has them… In one of the stars I shall be living. In one of them I shall be laughing. And so it will be as if all the stars will be laughing when you look at the sky at night..You, only you, will have stars that can laugh! And when your sorrow is comforted (time soothes all sorrows) you will be content that you have known me… You will always be my friend. You will want to laugh with me. And you will sometimes open your window, so, for that pleasure… It will be as if, in place of the stars, I had given you a great number of little bells that knew how to laugh”
Sometimes people come into your life and you know right away that they were meant to be there,
to serve some sort of purpose, teach you a lesson, or to help you figure out who you are
or who you want to become.
You never know who these people may be – a roommate, a neighbor, a professor, a friend, a lover,
or even a complete stranger – but when you lock eyes with them, you know at that very moment
they will affect your life in some profound way.
Sometimes things happen to you that may seem horrible, painful, and unfair at first,
but in reflection you find that without overcoming those obstacles you would have never realized
your potential, strength, willpower, or heart.
Illness, injury, love, lost moments of true greatness, and sheer stupidity all occur to test the limits of your soul.
Without these small tests, whatever they may be, life would be like a smoothly paved straight
flat road to nowhere.
It would be safe and comfortable,but dull and utterly pointless.
The people you meet who affect your life, and the success and downfalls youexperience,
help to create who you are and who you become. Even the badexperiences can be learned from.
In fact, they are sometimes the most important ones.
If someone loves you, give love back to them in whatever way you can, not onlybecause they love you,
but because in a way, they are teaching you to love and how toopen your heart and eyes to things.
If someone hurts you, betrays you, or breaks your heart, forgive them,
for they have helped you learn about trust and the importance of being cautious
to whom you open your heart.
Make every day count. Appreciate every moment and take from those moments every thing
that you possibly can for you may never be able to experience it again.
Talk to people that you have never talked to before, and listen to what they have to say.
Let yourself fall in love, break free, and set your sights high.
Hold your head up becauseyou have every right to.
Tell yourself you are a great individual and believe in yourself, for if you don’t believe in yourself,
it will be hard for others to believe in you.
You can make anything you wish of your life. Create your own life and then go out and live it
with absolutely no regrets.
And if you love someone tell them, for you never know what tomorrow may have in store.
Learn a lesson in life each day that you live!
Today is the tomorrow you were worried about yesterday.
Think About it? Was it worth it?
Do not stand at my grave and weep
I am not there; I do not sleep.
I am a thousand winds that blow,
I am the diamond glints on snow,
I am the sun on ripened grain,
I am the gentle autumn rain.
When you awaken in the morning’s hush
I am the swift uplifting rush
Of quiet birds in circled flight.
I am the soft stars that shine at night.
Do not stand at my grave and cry,
I am not there; I did not die.
Mary Elizabeth Frye 1932
A magic moment I remember:
I raised my eyes and you were there.
A fleeting vision, the quintessence
Of all that’s beautiful and rare.
I pray to mute despair and anguish
To vain pursuits the world esteems,
Long did I near your soothing accents,
Long did your features haunt my dreams.
Time passed- A rebel storm-blast scattered
The reveries that once were mine
And I forgot your soothing accents,
Your features gracefully divine.
In dark days of enforced retirement
I gazed upon grey skies above
With no ideals to inspire me,
No one to cry for, live for, love.
Then came a moment of renaissance,
I looked up- you again are there,
A fleeting vision, the quintessence
Of all that`s beautiful and rare.