Thursday, July 31, 2008

Portrait of a Friend

I can't give solutions to all of life's problems, doubts,
or fears. But I can listen to you, and together we will
search for answers.

I can't change your past with all it's heartache and pain,
nor the future with its untold stories.
But I can be there now when you need me to care.

I can't keep your feet from stumbling.
I can only offer my hand that you may grasp it and not fall.

Your joys, triumphs, successes, and happiness are not mine;
Yet I can share in your laughter.

Your decisions in life are not mine to make, nor to judge;
I can only support you, encourage you,
and help you when you ask.

I can't prevent you from falling away from friendship,
from your values, from me.
I can only pray for you, talk to you and wait for you.

I can't give you boundaries which I have determined for you,
But I can give you the room to change, room to grow,
room to be yourself.

I can't keep your heart from breaking and hurting,
But I can cry with you and help you pick up the pieces
and put them back in place.

I can't tell you who you are.
I can only love you and be your friend.

Sunday, June 22, 2008

Being Single can be Bad for your Health

The September Issue of the Journal of Epidemiology revealed an amazing fact. It is often believed that staying with friends or having friends or being with somebody you love makes a dull day bright!
Several research studies have already been done looking at longer life spans and lesser heart diseases among happily married couples. But this is the first study done at University of California that I know of, that looked at single blessedness and decreased life span.
1. A 58% increase in death rate among single persons versus those who are married.
2. Unmarried persons whether divorced, separated or widowed had higher death rate.
3.The effect was STRONGEST among those NEVER MARRIED and more pronounced in men than in women.
Practical Implication of the study in our decision making:
Being unmarried is a high risk condition. In fact it was assessed that… the risk of being unmarried is similar to ones risk if he has high blood pressure or high cholesterol and the risk of death!
*Does this mean married couples lead happier lives? Or live healthier lives because of the children or because they want more happier years together that they live healthier lives? OR
*Do you think being single equates to being lonely and less health conscious? …. What do you think?
As the saying goes…
The Happier You Are…The Longer You Live!

Monday, June 2, 2008


Life is too short

Grudges are a waste of perfect Happiness

Laugh when you can

Apologize when you should

And let go of what you can’t change

Love deeply and forgive quickly

Take chances give everything

And have no’s too short to be

Unhappy you have to take good with the bad

Smile when you’re sad. Love what you got

… and always remember what you had .

Always forgive, Never forget

Learn from you're mistakes, but never regret.

Friday, May 23, 2008

Love & Life

Why do we close our eyes when we sleep? When we cry?

When we imagine? When we kiss?
This is because the most beautiful things in
the world are unseen.

We are all a little weird and life's a little weird
and when we find someone whose weirdness
is compatible with ours,
we join up with them and fall in
mutual weirdness and call it love.

There are things that we never want to let go of,
people we never want to leave behind,
but keep in mind that letting go isn't the end of the world,
it's the beginning of a new life.

Happiness lies for those who cry, those who hurt,
those who have searched and those who have tried.
For only they can appreciate the importance of the people

who have touched their lives.

A great love? It's when you shed tears and still
you care for her,
it's when she ignores you and still you long for her.
It's when she begins to love another and yet you still smile
and say I'm happy for you.

If love fails, set yourself free,
let your heart spread its wings and fly again.
Remember you may find love and lose it, but when love dies,
you never have to die with it.

The strongest people are not those who always win
but those who stand back up when they fall.
Somehow along the course of life,
you learn about yourself and realize
there should never be regrets,
only a lifelong appreciation of the choices you've made.

A true friend understands when you say, I forgot,
waits forever when you say, just a minute,
stays when you say leave me alone,
opens the door even before you knock and says can I come in?

Loving is not how you forget but how you forgive,
not how you listen but how you understand,
not what you see but how you feel,
and not how you let go but how you hold on.

It's more dangerous to weep inwardly rather than outwardly.
Outward tears can be wiped away while secret tears scar forever.
In love, very rarely do we win
but when love is true, even if you lose,
you still win just for having the tingle of loving someone
more than you love yourself.

There comes a time when we have to stop loving someone
not because that person has stopped loving us
but because we have found out
that they'd be happier if we let go.

It's best to wait for the one you want than settle for one that's available.
Best to wait for the one you love than one who is around.
Best to wait for the right one

because life is too short to waste on just someone.

Sometimes the one you love turns out to be the one who hurts you the most,
and sometimes the friend who takes you into his arms
and cries when you cry
turns out to be the love you never knew you wanted.

If you really love someone never let go,
don't believe that letting go means that you love best, instead fight for your love,
that's what true love is.

Laugh to your heart's content; you cannot go
through life without it.

Tuesday, May 13, 2008



are like apples

on the trees. The best ones

are at the top of the tree. The

boys don’t want to reach for the

good ones because they are afraid of

falling and getting hurt. Instead, they

just get the rotten apples from the ground

that aren’t as good , but easy. So the apples at

the top think something is wrong with them.

When in reality, they’re amazing. They just

have to wait for the right boy to

come along, the one who’s

brave enough to

climb all

the way

to the top

of the tree.

Differences b/w Love & Like

In front of the person you love, your heart beats faster.
But in front of the person you like, you get happy.
In front of the person you love, winter seems like spring.
But in front of the person you like, winter is just a beautiful winter.
If you look into the eyes of the one you love, you blush.
But if you look into the eyes of the one you like, you smile.
In front of the person you love, you can't say everything on your mind.
But in front of the person you like, you can.
In front of the person you love, you tend to get shy.
But in front of the person you like, you can show your own self.
Then person you love comes into your mind every 2 minutes.
You can't look straight into the eyes of the one you love.
But you can always smile into the eyes of the one you like.
When the one you love is crying, you cry with them.
But when the one you like is crying, you end up comforting.
The feeling of love starts from the eye
And the feeling of like starts from the ear.
So if you stop liking a person you used to like
All you need to do is cover your ears,
But if you try to close your eyes
Love turns into a drop of tear and remains in your heart forever after

Monday, April 21, 2008