The Guidelines for Life, I call it… E-mail from Mom

Someone has written these beautiful words.  It’s a must read.
They are like the ten commandments to follow in life all of the time!

Prayer is not a “spare wheel” that you pull out when in trouble, but it is
a “steering wheel” that directs the right path throughout the journey.

So why is a car’s windshield so large & the rear view mirror so small?  Because out PAST in not as important as our FUTURE.  So, look ahead and move on.

Friendship is like a BOOK.  It takes a few minutes to burn, but it takes years to write.

All things in life are temporary.  If going well, enjoy it, it will not last forever.  If going wrong, don’t worry, it can’t last long either.

Old friends are Gold!  New friends are Diamond!  If you get a Diamond don’t forget the Gold!  Because to hold a Diamond, you need a base of Gold.

Often when we lose hope and think this is the end, GOD smiles from above and says, “Relax, sweetheart, it’s just a bend, not the end!”

When GOD solves your problems, you have faith in HIS abilities; when GOD doesnt’ solve your problems, He has faith in your abilities.

A blind person asked St. Anthony: “Can there be anything worse than losing your sight?”  He replied, “Yes, losing your vision!”

When you pray for others, God listens to you and blesses them, and sometimes, when you’re safe and happy, remember that someone has prayed for you.

WORRYING does not take away tomorrow’s TROUBLES,,,,, it takes away today’s PEACE!

Live simply.  Love generously.  Care deeply.  Speak kindly.  Leave the rest to God!

Weekly Photo Challenge: FRIENDSHIP; Kindred Spirit

Weekly Photo Challenge: FRIENDSHIP

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A Beautiful Story In Pictures Via Mom

Every day – at the same time – she waits for him…
He comes… and they go for a walk
Wouldn’t it be great if we all had friends like this…no words needed…they just intuitively 
recognize the value of each other in their lives and act accordingly.

Some People

30 Day Letter Writing Challenge; Letter 14 – Someone You’ve Drifted Apart From

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Something Feigned

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For all of those who are hurting right now from some sort of betrayal, you know who you are – and you are beautiful to me!!

Internet Friend – 30 Day Letter Writing Challenge; Letter 8

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However can I choose one
to pick of all you
for there is no way
that this I can do

I have so very many
new friends that I’ve met
since I first started posting
this blog on the net

And truly I do cherish
each of you out there
while I personally have started
with some my life to share

Want you all to know 
what to me you mean
because you are the best
and there’s no in between

Thank you all for being
so caring and so kind
for without all of you
I’d have lost my mind!

Teresa Marie  1/26/12 ©

Where Is The One?

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Where is the one
who will accept me
for who I am
not what they see?

Where is the one
if they don’t agree
will leave it alone
and let me be?

Where’s the one when
push comes to shove
that stands behind me
rising beyond and above?

Where is the one
when I’m thought of
who sees my quirks
as something to love?

Where is the one
with whom I’m free
to tell my secrets
and won’t betray me?

Where is the one
who’s the most truthfully
just as loyal as
I thought they’d be?

Is there not one
friend to the end
who over backwards
for me would bend?

Isn’t there one person
with whom I blend
so very well that
my life they’d defend?

If all these things
for them I’d do
should I not expect
the same then too?

Where is the one
that’s tried and true
and that does everything
that they promise to?

Dear God,  I pray
You’d bless me with one
good trustworthy friend
before my life’s done

And yet I know
if there are none
to be found on earth
You’re my fan # One!

Teresa Marie  12/12/11

For J~ with love!


They Say

They say so many things
about how we live life
and what we should do
dealing with pain and strife

“If life gives you lemons
make lemonade with them”
instead of them saying how
you should handle a problem

“If life’s a bowl of cherries
why am I in the pits?”
I think might be one
that everyone actually gets

“If you step on a crack”
doesn’t really break your mother’s back
Does “you scared me to death”
ever cause a heart attack?

“Drunk as a skunk” is
truly a strange one indeed
How did “a skin flint”
come to warn of greed?

As “Monkey see monkey do”
is a follower some way
but why is that not
just what we say?

Why use so many terms
to say what you mean?
Tell it like it is
 and leave no in between

 When communication breaks down
could this not be why?
To have a good relationship
we clearly have to try!

 Teresa Marie  12/4/11   Poetry Picnic Week 16

Before All Of You

Before all of you

Friends had become few

Those I once knew

Faded out of view


Before all of you

The loneliness that grew

Through my life blew

Like a wornout shoe


This rose I give to

My friends old and new

Because I value you

And the things you do!


Teresa Marie  11/2/11