Archive for December, 2008


Posted in POEMS on December 18, 2008 by mybookofwisdom

People need people and friends need friends
And we all need love for a full life depends
Not on vast riches or great acclaim
Not on success or on worldly fame
But just in knowing that someone cares
And holds us close in their thoughts and prayers
For only the knowledge that we’re understood
Makes everyday living feel wonderfully good
And we rob ourselves of life’s greatest need
When we ‘lock up our hearts’ and fail to heed
The outstretched hand reaching to find
A kindred spirit whose heart and mind
Are lonely and longing to somehow share
Our joys and sorrows and to make us aware
That life’s completeness and richness depends
On the things we share with our
loved ones and friends.



Posted in POEMS on December 18, 2008 by mybookofwisdom
Forget about the days when its been cloudy,
but don’t forget your hours in the sun.
Forget about the times you’ve been defeated,
but don’t forget the victories you’ve won.
Forget about the misfortunes you’ve encountered,
but don’t forget the times your luck has turned.
Forget about the days when you’ve been lonely,
but don’t forget the friendly smiles you’ve seen.
Forget about the plans that didn’t seem to work out right,
but don’t forget to always have a dream.


Posted in THOUGHTS on December 18, 2008 by mybookofwisdom

It is not the critic who counts
Not the man who points out how the strong man stumbled
Or where the doer of deeds could have done them better.
The credit goes to the man who is actually in the arena
Whose face is marred by dust and blood
Who strives valiantly
Who errs and comes short again and again.
Who knows great enthusiasms
The great devotions.
Who spends himself in a worthy cause
Who at best knows in the end
the triumph of high achievement
And who at the worst, if he fails
At least fails while Daring Greatly
So that his place shall never be
With the timid souls
Who neither know victory or defeat.


Posted in THOUGHTS on December 18, 2008 by mybookofwisdom

Your presence is a present to the world.
You’re unique and one of a kind.
Your life can be what you want it to be.
Take the days just one at a time.

Count your blessings, not your troubles.
You’ll make it through whatever comes along.
Within you are so many answers.
Understand, have courage, be strong.

Don’t put limits on yourself.
So many dreams are waiting to be realized.
Decisions are too important to leave to chance.
Reach for your peak, your goal, your prize.

Nothing wastes more energy than worrying.
The longer one carries a problem, the heavier it gets.
Don’t take things too seriously.
Live a life of serenity, not a life of regrets.

Remember that a little love goes a long way.
Remember that a lot…goes forever.
Remember that friendship is a wise investment.
Life’s treasures are people…together.

Realize that it’s never too late.
Do ordinary things in an extraordinary way.
Have health and hope and happiness.
Take the time to wish upon a star.

And don’t ever forget…for even a day…how very Special you are!
~Colin McCarthy


Posted in POEMS on December 18, 2008 by mybookofwisdom

I am making all the right choices.
Failure is impossible.
It doesn’t hurt more than you can stand.
It only hurts as long as you haven’t seen the point.
It doesn’t have to hurt at all.
On the whole, men and women would rather like you than not.
You don’t have to do anything you can’t.
There is enough time for everything, but
give your full attention to only one thing at a time.
Need only what you can supply yourself or already have.
Don’t settle. It is better to have nothing than to be
stuck with inferior something.
Calm down.
Don’t forget to breathe.


Posted in POEMS on December 18, 2008 by mybookofwisdom
If I can endure for this minute
Whatever is happening to me,
No matter how heavy my heart is
Or how dark the moment may be

If I can remain calm and quiet
With all the world crashing about me,
Secure in the knowledge God loves me
When everyone else seems to doubt me

If I can but keep on believing
What I know in my heart to be true,
That darkness will fade with the morning
And that this will pass away, too

Then nothing in life can defeat me
For as long as this knowledge remains
I can suffer whatever is happening
For I know God will break all of the chains

That are binding me tight in the darkness
And trying to fill me with fear
For there is no night without dawning
And I know that my morning is near.


Posted in POEMS on December 18, 2008 by mybookofwisdom

If you can’t be a pine on the top of the hill
Be a scrub in the valley–but be
The best little scrub by the side of the rill;
Be a bush if you can’t be a tree.

If you can’t be a bush be a bit of the grass,
And some highway some happier make;
If you can’t be a muskie then just be a bass–
But the liveliest bass in the lake!

We can’t all be captains, we’ve got to be crew,
There’s something for all of us here.
There’s big work to do and there’s lesser to do,
And the task we must do is the near.

If you can’t be a highway then just be a trail,
If you can’t be the sun be a star;
It isn’t by size that you win or you fail–
Be the best of whatever you are!