No one can go back and make a brand new start. Anyone can
start from now
and make a brand new ending. God didn't promise days without pain, laughter
without sorrow, sun without rain, but He did promise strength for the day,
comfort for the tears, and light for the way. Disappointments are like road
bumps, they slow you down a bit but you enjoy the smooth road afterwards.
Don't stay on the bumps too long. Move on! When you feel down because you
didn't get what you want, just sit tight, and be happy, because God has
thought of something better to give you. When something happens to you,
good or bad, consider what it means.
There's a purpose to life's events, to teach you how to laugh more or not
to cry too hard. You can't make someone love you, all you can do is be
someone who can be loved, the rest is up to the person to realize your
worth. It's better to lose your pride to the one you love, than to lose the
one you love because of pride. We spend too much time looking for the right
person to love or finding fault with those we already love, when instead we
should be perfecting the love we give.
Never abandon an old friend. You will never find one who can take his
place. Friendship is like wine, it gets better as it grows older.
To the world, you may just be
somebody...but to somebody, you may be the world.
Bill Wilson, Metro Ministries