As Rabbi Kushner says, (in “The Trouble with Paris” by Mark Sayers…)
“You don’t become happy by pursuing happiness. You become happy by living a life that means something. The happiest people you know are probably not the ones who work hardest at being happy by reading books and latching on to…
My life. Truly blessed I am. Today I soaked in every minute, and I continue to do so as the hours of today fade into the night. Not allowing a minute to drift by aimlessly, I whisper, “thank you God for grace and hope”. Not a worry on my mind, I choose this because I have only today & I want to enjoy it with the people I love, not wasting this energy of mine on things that distract me from this precious life.
If my mom was here on earth she would ask me, “Jessie, did you laugh hard today? Give someone a big Italian hug and kiss? Baby, did you BE the best you you could be? Did you SHINE His love?”. Hey mommy, yes to all of the above, and like you taught me, I let LOVE be my motivating force in all I did and said, and JOY be my strength!
BeYou. LoveLoveLove. LoveWillNeverLeaveYou. LoveNeverFails. Love Wins [every time]! X
Sam Levenson wrote "Time Tested Beauty Tips" for his grandchild, and it just so happened to become one of Audrey’s favorite poems. The poem was then mis-attributed to her, after it was known that she liked it and had read it to her children.
For attractive lips, speak words of kindness. For lovely eyes, seek out the good in people. For a slim figure, share your food with the hungry. For beautiful hair, let a child run his or her fingers through it once a day. For poise, walk with the knowledge you’ll never walk alone.
People, even more than things, have to be restored, renewed, revived, reclaimed, and redeemed; Never throw out anybody. Remember, If you ever need a helping hand, you’ll find one at the end of your arm.
As you grow older, you will discover that you have two hands, one for helping yourself, the other for helping others.
The beauty of a woman is not in the clothes she wears, the figure that she carries, or the way she combs her hair. The beauty of a woman must be seen from in her eyes, because that is the doorway to her heart, the place where love resides.
The beauty of a woman is not in a facial mole, but true beauty in a woman is reflected in her soul. It is the caring that she lovingly gives, the passion that she shows, and the beauty of a woman with passing years only grows!