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Poems Remember the Little Things

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Remember the little things are what mean so much in any type of relationship. A smile, a hug, just watching a butterfly. So many things we all take for granted every day.  We think well I can do that tomorrow but who knows if tomorrow will be there for us to share these things. So do not wait , make each day count. I know Dustin lived life to the fullest and as his mom I do not feel is life was done but God knows the bigger picture in which we  do not. Dustin did not know that would be his last day here on earth when he got in that car. So remember each and every day none of us know if it will be our last day on earth so share a smile, a hug and a kind word. Let your life make a difference on someone else.

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Little Things Mean A Lot

Too often we don't realize

What we have until it's gone

Too often we wait too late to say

"I'm sorry, I was wrong"

 

Sometimes it seems

We hurt the ones

We hold dearest to our hearts

And we allow stupid things

To tear our lives apart

 

Far too many times we let

Unimportant things get in our mind

And by then it's usually too late

To see what made us blind

 

So be sure that you let people know

How much they mean to you

Take the time to say the words

Before your time is through

 

Be sure that you appreciate

Everything you've got

And be thankful for the little things

In life that mean a lot!

 

Author Unknown

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Too True, Too Often

 Too often we don't realize
What we have until it is gone
Too often we wait too late to say
"I'm sorry - I was wrong."

 

Sometimes it seems we hurt the ones
We hold dearest to our hearts
And we allow foolish things
To tear our lives apart.

 

Far too many times we let
Unimportant things into our minds
And then it's usually too late
To see what made us blind.

 

So be sure that you let people know
How much they mean to you
Take that time to say the words
Before your time is through.

 

Be sure that you appreciate
Everything you've got
And be thankful for the little things
in life that mean a lot.


- Author Unknown

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I'll Be Here
 
I cannot ease your aching heart,
Nor take your pain away;
But let me stay and take your hand
And walk with you today.

I'll listen when you need to talk,
I'll wipe away your tears;
I'll share your worries when they come,
I'll help you face your fears.

I'm here and I will stand by you,
On each hill you have to climb;
So take my hand, let's face the world...
And live just one day at a time.

You're not alone, for I'm still here,
I'll go that extra mile;
And when your grief is easier,
I'll help you learn to smile!

- Author Unknown

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Everything Happens For A Reason

Sometimes people come into your life

and you know right away,

that they were meant to be there

to serve some sort of purpose,

teach you a lesson

or help you figure out who you are

or who you want to become.

 

You never know

who these people may be

but when you lock eyes with them,

you know that very moment that

they will affect your life in some profound way.

 

And sometimes things happen to you

at the time that may seem horrible,

painful and unfair,

but in reflection, you realize

that without overcoming those obstacles,

you would have never realized your

potential, strength, will power, or heart.

Everything happens for a reason.

Nothing happens by chance

or by means of good luck.

 

Illness, injury, love,

lost moments of true greatness

and sheer stupidity, all occur

to test the limits of your soul.

Without these small tests,

life would be like a smoothly paved,

straight, flat road to nowhere.

Safe and comfortable

but dull and utterly pointless.

 

The people you meet affect your life.

The successes and downfalls

that you experience,

can create who you are

and the bad experiences,

can be learned from.

In fact, they are probably

the most poignant and

important ones.

 

If someone hurts you,

betrays you or breaks your

heart, forgive them because they have helped you

learn about trust and the importance

of being cautious to whom

you open your heart to.

 

Love them back unconditionally,

not only because they love you,

but because they are teaching you to love,

and open your heart and eyes to little things.

Make every day count.

Appreciate every moment, and take

from it, everything that you possibly can,

for you may never be able to

experience it again.

 

Talk to people you have

never talked to before,

and actually listen.

 

Let yourself fall in love,

break free, and set your sights high.

Hold your head up

because you have every right to.

 

Tell yourself

you are a great individual

and believe in yourself,

for if you don't believe in yourself,

no one else will believe in you.

 

You can make of your life anything

you wish.  Create your own life

and then go out and live it

with absolutely no regrets.

 

Most importantly,

if you love someone tell them,

for you never know what tomorrow

may have in store.

 

Author Unknown

 

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Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow

There are two days in every week

that we should not worry about.

Two days that should be kept

free from fear and apprehension.

 

One is yesterday,

with its mistakes and cares,

its faults and blunders,

its aches and pains.

 

Yesterday has passed,

forever beyond our control.

All the money in the world

cannot bring back yesterday.

 

We cannot undo

a single act we performed.

Nor can we erase

a single word we've said

- yesterday is gone!

 

The other day

we shouldn't worry about

is tomorrow,

with its impossible adversaries,

its burden, its hopeful promise

and poor performance.

 

Tomorrow is beyond our control.

Tomorrow's sun will rise

either in splendor

or behind a mask of clouds

- but it will rise.

 

And until it does,

we have no stake in tomorrow,

for it is yet unborn.

 

This leaves only one day - today.

Any person can fight

the battles of just one day.

It is only when we add

the burdens of yesterday

and tomorrow that we break down.

 

It is not the experience of today

that drives people mad

it is the remorse of bitterness

for something which happened

yesterday, Let us, therefore,

live one day at a time!

Author Unknown

 

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Friends

 

Packing up the dreams God planted,

In the fertile soil of you.

Can't believe the hopes He's granted

Means a chapter in your life is through.

But we'll keep you close as always,

It won't even seem you've gone.

'Cause our hearts in big and small ways,

Will keep the love that keeps us strong.

 

 

Chorus

And friends are friends forever

If the Lord's the Lord of them.

And a friend will not say never,

'Cause the welcome will not end.

Though it's hard to let you go,

In the Father's hands we know

That a lifetime's not too long to live as friends.

With the faith and love God's given

Springing from the faith we know,

We will pray the joy you live in

Is the strength that now you show.

 

But we'll keep you close as always,

It won't even seem you've gone.

'Cause our hearts in big and small ways,

Will keep the love that keeps us strong.

 

 

Chorus

And friends are friends forever

If the Lord's the Lord of them.

And a friend will not say never,

'Cause the welcome will not end.

Though it's hard to let you go,

In the Father's hands we know

That a lifetime's not too long to live as friends.

And friends are friends forever

If the Lord's the Lord of them.

And a friend will not say never,

'Cause the welcome will not end.

Though it's hard to let you go,

In the Father's hands we know

That a lifetime's not too long to live as friends.

That a lifetime's not too long to live as friends.

Words and Music by Michael W. Smith and Deborah D. Smith

1982

 

 

 

YES IT CAN HAPPEN TO YOU!

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Dustin Marshall Rawls
September 2, 1982 - September 27, 2007
Dustin Lives on Through All The Many People
 that had the honor to know him!
I love you my Son!
God Blessed Me So giving you as MY SON!
"When someone you love becomes a memory,
that memory becomes a treasure!"

pdrawls1956@consolidated.net


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The Lord is my strength and my shield; my heart trusted in him, and I am helped: therefore my heart greatly rejoiceth; and with my song will I praise him. Psalms 28:7

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I want to thank Carolyn Oakley for giving me the permission to use some of the beautiful poems and graphics..Please take a look at her site and you will find many more beautiful poems.        http://csoakley.com/introduction.html