“Dare to Be
When a new day begins, dare to smile gratefully.
When there is darkness, dare to be the first to shine a light.
When there is injustice, dare to be the first to condemn it.
When something seems difficult, dare to do it anyway.
When life seems to beat you down, dare to fight back.
When there seems to be no hope, dare to find some.
When you’re feeling tired, dare to keep going.
When times are tough, dare to be tougher.
When love hurts you, dare to love again.
When someone is hurting, dare to help them heal.
When another is lost, dare to help them find the way.
When a friend falls, dare to be the first to extend a hand.
When you cross paths with another, dare to make them smile.
When you feel great, dare to help someone else feel great too.
When the day has ended, dare to feel as you’ve done your best.
Dare to be the best you can –
At all times, Dare to be!”
“Only once in your life, I truly believe, you find someone who can completely turn your world around. You tell them things that you’ve never shared with another soul and they absorb everything you say and actually want to hear more. You share hopes for the future, dreams that will never come true, goals that were never achieved and the many disappointments life has thrown at you. When something wonderful happens, you can’t wait to tell them about it, knowing they will share in your excitement. They are not embarrassed to cry with you when you are hurting or laugh with you when you make a fool of yourself. Never do they hurt your feelings or make you feel like you are not good enough, but rather they build you up and show you the things about yourself that make you special and even beautiful. There is never any pressure, jealousy or competition but only a quiet calmness when they are around. You can be yourself and not worry about what they will think of you because they love you for who you are. The things that seem insignificant to most people such as a note, song or walk become invaluable treasures kept safe in your heart to cherish forever. Memories of your childhood come back and are so clear and vivid it’s like being young again. Colours seem brighter and more brilliant. Laughter seems part of daily life where before it was infrequent or didn’t exist at all. A phone call or two during the day helps to get you through a long day’s work and always brings a smile to your face. In their presence, there’s no need for continuous conversation, but you find you’re quite content in just having them nearby. Things that never interested you before become fascinating because you know they are important to this person who is so special to you. You think of this person on every occasion and in everything you do. Simple things bring them to mind like a pale blue sky, gentle wind or even a storm cloud on the horizon. You open your heart knowing that there’s a chance it may be broken one day and in opening your heart, you experience a love and joy that you never dreamed possible. You find that being vulnerable is the only way to allow your heart to feel true pleasure that’s so real it scares you. You find strength in knowing you have a true friend and possibly a soul mate who will remain loyal to the end. Life seems completely different, exciting and worthwhile. Your only hope and security is in knowing that they are a part of your life.”
I love you
Not only for what you are,
But for what I am
When I am with you.
I love you,
Not only for what
You have made of yourself,
But for what
You are making of me.
I love you
For the part of me
That you bring out;
I love you
For putting your hand
Into my heaped-up heart
And passing over
All the foolish, weak things
That you can’t help
Dimly seeing there,
And for drawing out
Into the light
All the beautiful belongings
That no one else had looked
Quite far enough to find
I love you because you
Are helping me to make
Of the lumber of my life
Not a tavern
But a temple.
Out of the works
Of my every day
Not a reproach
But a song.
I love you
Because you have done
More than any creed
Could have done
To make me good.
And more than any fate
Could have done
To make me happy.
You have done it
Without a touch,
Without a word,
Without a sign.
You have done it
By being yourself.
Perhaps that is what
Being a friend means,
Jane Eyre : Quotes
The soul, fortunately, has an interpreter – often an unconscious
but still a faithful interpreter – in the eye.
I am no bird; and no net ensnares me:I am a free human being with
an independent will.Life appears to me too short to be spent in nursing
animosity or registering wrongs.
Her coming was my hope each day,
Her parting was my pain;
Thechance that did her steps delay
Was ice in every vein.
I remembered that the real world was wide, and that a varied field of
hopes and fears, of sensations and excitments, awaited those who had
the courage to go forth into it’s expanse, to seek real knowledge of life amidst it’s perils.
Beauty is in the eye of the gazer.
To prolong doubt was to prolong hope
Friends always forget those whom fortune forsakes.
Make my happiness–I will make yours
You can overcome your past, no matter how bad it is.
Your will shall decide your destiny.
Loving and respecting yourself is essential, and is the key to independence.
The possibilities for life are endless for those who take risks.
Don’t be afraid to speak your mind.
A good book on your shelf is a friend
that turns its back on you and remains a friend.
The worth of a book is to be measured by
what you can carry away from it.
If there’s a book you really want to read
but it hasn’t been written yet, then you must write it.
Books are the quietest and most constant of friends; they are
the most accessible and wisest of counselors, and the most patient of
~Charles W. Eliot
Books let us into their souls and lay open to us the secrets of our own.
You know you’ve read a good book when you turn the last page and feel a
little as if you have lost a friend.
“Tell me what you read and I’ll tell you who you are” is true enough,
but I’d know you better if you told me what you reread.
That is a good book which is opened with expectation
and closed with profit.
~Amos Bronson Alcott
Books support us in our solitude and keep us from being
aburden to ourselves.
The good ended happily, and the bad unhappily.
That is what Fiction means.
I love everything that’s old,- old friends, old times,
old manners, old books, old wine.
Books are a guide in youth, and an entertainment for age. They support
us under solitude, and keep us from becoming a burden to ourselves.
They help us to forget the crossness of men and things, compose our
cares and our passions, and lay our disappointments asleep.
When we are weary of the living, we may repair to the dead,
who have nothing of peevishness, pride or design in their conversation
A smile costs nothing, but gives much.
It enriches those who receive, without making poorer those who give.
It takes a moment, but the memory of it sometimes lasts forever.
None is so rich or mighty that he can get along without it, and none is so poor, but that he can be made rich by it.
A smile creates happiness in the home, fosters good will in business, and is the countersign of friendship.
It brings rest to the weary, cheer to the discouraged, sunshine to the sad, and it is nature’s best antidote for trouble.
Yet it cannot be bought, begged, borrowed, or stolen, for it is something that is of novalue to anyone,
until it is given away.
Some people are too tired to give you a smile;
Give them one of yours, as none needs a smile so much as he who has no more to give.