Friday, October 30, 2009

Maybe...Just Maybe !!

Sometimes something comes along that just needs to be passed on and shared.

This is one of those things!

1. Maybe . . . We were supposed to meet the wrong people before meeting the right one so that, when we finally meet the right person, we will know how to be grateful for that gift.

2. Maybe . . . when the door of happiness closes, another opens; but, often times, we look so long at the closed door that we don't even see the new one which has been opened for us.

3. Maybe . . it is true that we don't know what we have until we lose it, but it is also true that we don't know what we have been missing until it arrives.

4. Maybe . . . the happiest of people don't necessarily have the best of everything; they just make the most of everything that comes along their way.

5. Maybe . . . the brightest future will always be based on a forgotten past; after all, you can't go on successfully in life until you let go of your past mistakes, failures and heartaches.

6. Maybe . . . You should dream what you want to dream; go where you want to go, be what you want to be, because you have only one life and one chance to do all the things you dream of, and want to do.

7. Maybe . . . there are moments in life when you miss someone -- a parent, a spouse, a friend, a child -- so much that you just want to pick them from your dreams and hug them for real, so that once they are around you appreciate them more.

8. Maybe . . . The best kind of friend is the kind you can sit on a porch and swing with, never say a word, and then walk away feeling like it was the best conversation you've ever had.

9. Maybe . . You should always try to put yourself in others' shoes. If you feel that something could hurt you, it probably will hurt the other person, too.

10. Maybe . . You should do something nice for someone every single day, even if it is simply to leave them alone. Profound!

11. Maybe . . Giving someone all your love is never an assurance that they will love you back. Don't expect love in return; just wait for it to grow in their heart; but, if it doesn't, be content that it grew in yours.

12. Maybe . . . happiness waits for all those who cry, all those who hurt, all those who have searched, and all those who have tried, for only they can appreciate the importance of all the people who have touched their lives.

13. Maybe . . . you shouldn't go for looks; they can deceive; don't go for wealth; even that fades away. Go for someone who makes you smile, because it takes only a smile to make a dark day seem bright. Find the one that makes your heart smile.

14. Maybe . . . you should hope for enough happiness to make you sweet, enough trials to make you strong, enough sorrow to keep you human, and enough hope to make you happy

15. Maybe . . . you should try to live your life to the fullest because when you were born, you were crying and everyone around you was smiling but when you die, you can be the one who is smiling and everyone around you crying.

Maybe ...I could send this message to those people who mean something to me, to those who have touched my life, to those who can and do make me smile when I really need it, to those who make me see the brighter side of things when I am really down, and to all those whom I want to know that I appreciate them.

That, my friends, is why I'm sharing this with you! will be able to say just how special all of my readers are to me! Thank you just for being here!

Now, what do you say to a fresh cup of coffee? We can sit outside for a bit and enjoy the cool...!


Felinae said...

Thank you, Uncle Hermit, for sharing this.

I hope you know, that I think you are pretty special. I'm glad to have met you, and am proud to consider you a friend. :)

If you don't mind, I'd like to copy it and save it for possible future use on my blog, if that'd be ok with you?

Have a great day!

HermitJim said...

Hey felinae...
It would be my pleasure for you to copy this! It's always nice to have people around that we consider special, ya know?

I'm so glad that you could come by today, my friend. It means a lot to me, it really does!

Sue said...

All fine advice. I've had enough "trials" in life to make me truly and thoroughly appreciate what I have now. What a wonderful reminder-thank you!

Sage said...

That is lovely, do you mind if I also use it on my blog sometime... I promise to give you credit...xx

Did it MY way said...

Had to read it twice....something kept getting in my eyes. Thanks Jim. Many fine suggestions. I'll share this with family and friends.

Maybe.....It will open some hearts, and touch a few.

See Ya

TEAM HALL said...

Jim, that was lovely! I'm with Tony...choked me up!
Have a fabulous weekend! Oh and if I haven't said it in awhile...thanks for writing this blog!

JoJo said...

Good Morning My Special One, That was really beautiful. It says alot about the way I think and feel. And thank you for it. You already know I think your special. I have some neat pictures for you when I get to Cottonwood or home when I have more time to down load. Just want to get on the road and head South away from this cold. brrrrrrr

HermitJim said...

Hey Sue...
I think that someone once said something to the effect that the fire of our trials are what temper the strength of our character. I think that our friends are the rewards given to us for not giving up!

Thanks so much for coming by today!

Hey Sage...
Use away, my friend! I would be honored indeed...!

Sharing is a good way to feel more whole as a person.

Thank you for coming by today!

Hey Tony...
Always a pleasure, my friend! I'm glad you liked the post, and so glad you could drop in today! I appreciate it!

Hey Cath...
Believe me, doing this blog is truly my pleasure! If it weren't for this little daily endeavor I would never have met so many really wonderful people!

My life is much more enriched now than I would ever have imagined!

Thank you for the kind thoughts...and for coming by to give us a read!

Hey JoJo...
I'm looking forward to seeing the pics! I'm glad to have you as a special friend and even though the weather may be a bit chilly, there is a warm spot inside because of your visit!

Thanks, sweetie, for coming by today! Stay warm, OK?

Kyddryn said...

Hey, Mister Hermit sir - I've been thinking about that number one item lately...wondering why it's only later in my life that I'm meeting the people for whom I feel most deeply.

I know many folks who embody number two.

Number three? Ohhhh...yeah...

Number five...I don't know. I think sometimes remembering the past is what makes the present such a gift and helps the future look brighter.

Seven - I miss my grandfather. He was a rogue, sharp witted, gruff, a big man with many talents and a tendency to laugh. He liked fine scotch and boating (often at the same time) and telling jokes. I'd love to hear his voice again.

Eleven...I know more than one person who has yet to learn that lesson, and it's painful to see the struggle...

Thanks for sharing this, sir...finding friends like you is one of the finest redeeming qualities of the Internet.

Shade and Sweetwater,

HermitJim said...

Hey K...
My dear friend! Indeed, it's so true that the best thing about the Net is that it allows us to reach out and discover new friends we might not have found otherwise!

I think that many of these "maybes" exist for all of us in one form or another! The trick is to find the ones that can work for us!

I hope that you know you and the young one are special to me, in a very unique way! Sort of an extended family!

I really appreciate you coming by today...!

Ozark Momma said...

Fantastic! #8 is so me and my sis...not a word need be said (even on the phone).

HermitJim said...

Hey Momma...
We all need someone like that in our lives! It's important to know someone that can, just by being there, pass on the strength and comfort that we need at the time!

What a blessing if we recognize that person and have the chance to give them a big hug as a way of saying "Thank you".

I think that what makes people great, is not the treasures they gather, but rather the smiles they leave when they're gone!

Thanks so much for dropping in today, my friend!

Anonymous said...

I'll read these a little later after work, but thanks it looks good at a glance.

hey which one is the uni bomber?

HermitJim said...

Hey OGT...
Try not to work too hard today! After all, it's Friday, ya know?

Good of you to drop in today, buddy!

Tatersmama said...

Today's my lucky day! I came by from "Little Mountain House"... and I'm so glad that I did!
I'm going to go make myself a cup off coffee... and then settle down for a good read. :)

HermitJim said...

Hey Tatersmama...
It's my lucky day as well, to have you stop by for a read and a visit!

I'm always glad to have a new visitor stop by...and I hope that you enjoy your time here. I certainly hope you won't be a stranger!

Thanks so much for coming by tonight!