This page was inspired in more ways than one by Dustin. He always had a dream. He was
the first one to say If your going to dream , dream big and you have to make it happen it doesn't just happen. In the last
email I got from Dustin which was on his birthday he had new dreams of what this year would be. I know we all have
some dream in our heart. You have to believe in yourself and you do have to make the dreams happen and never give up
on something that you truly feel in your heart.
In Your Heart
Believe in your heart that
something wonderful is about to happen.
Love your life.
Believe in your own powers and your own
potential, and in your own innate goodness.
Wake every morning with the awe
of just being alive.
Discover each day the magnificent,
awesome beauty in the world.
Explore and embrace life in yourself
and in everyone you see each day.
Reach within to find your own special ness.
Amaze yourself and rouse those around you
to the potential of each new day.
Don't be afraid to admit that
you are less than perfect;
this is the essence of your humanity.
Let those who love you help you.
Trust enough to be able to take.
Look with hope to the horizon of today,
for today is all we truly have.
Live this day well.
Let a little sun out as well as in.
Create your own rainbows.
Be open to all your possibilities;
all possibilities and Miracles.
Always believe in Miracles.
© Ruth Carter-Bourdon
One song can spark a moment,
One flower can wake the dream
One tree can start a forest,
One bird can herald spring.
One smile begins a friendship,
One handclasp lifts a soul.
One star can guide a ship at sea,
One word can frame the goal.
One vote can change a nation,
One sunbeam lights a room.
One candle wipes out darkness,
One laugh will conquer gloom.
One step must start each journey,
One word must start each prayer.
One hope will raise our spirits,
One touch can show you care.
One voice can speak with wisdom,
One heart can know what's true.
One life can make the difference,
You see it's up to "You"
To Touch The Heart
To touch the heart of someone dear
though it might sometimes cause a tear
to fall or rest upon the cheek,
Should be something all should seek.
For often hearts, not touched at all
start hardening and shrinking small.
And then the time it takes to grow
A loving heart is very slow.
For hearts expand as those who care
extend their love and let us share
a moment, space or special phrase
that eases pain on dreary days.
Or simply starts our lips to smile
and brightens time for just a while.
The ways and kinds and means of sharing
it seems to me, Are based on caring.
And though we're often worlds apart.
You still can touch my very heart.
You make me smile or shed a tear.
And I'll remember year to year,
Just how your touching helped me grow.
I just thought I'd tell you so.
is an opportunity, benefit from it.
is beauty, admire it.
is bliss, taste it.
is a dream, realize it.
is a challenge, meet it.
is a duty, complete it.
is a game, play it.
is a promise, fulfill it.
is sorrow, overcome it.
is a song, sing it.
is a struggle, accept it.
is a tragedy, confront it.
is an adventure, dare it.
is luck, make it.
is too precious, do not destroy it.
is life, fight for it.
A World of Dreams
Lean against a tree
and dream your world of dreams.
Work hard at what you like to do
and try to overcome all obstacles.
Laugh at your mistakes
and praise yourself for learning from them.
Pick some flowers
and appreciate the beauty of nature.
Say hello to strangers
and enjoy the people you know.
Don't be afraid to show your emotions.
Laughing and crying makes you feel better.
Love your friends and family
with your entire being,
They are the most important part of your life.
Feel the calmness
on a quiet sunny day.
Find a rainbow and live your world of dreams.
Always remember life is better than it seems.
If You Have
Don't wait for some distant day to come,
it may be too late before you've even begun.
Not everyone will agree with all you decide.
Be true to yourself first and foremost.
The only important thing in life is what
you do with the time you spend here on earth.
Don't cloud today with things that can't
be undone. You have no more control over
yesterday or tomorrow, than you do the raging
of your passions.
Do not quiet these dreams
nor quench your desires. For if you do,
your journey is ended.
You have only today to begin anew and
follow your dreams. For in the end all
we have are our memories.
When the twilight comes to us, let there
be, no excuses, no explanations,
It's only the beginning now
...a pathway yet unknown
At times the sound of other steps
...sometimes we walk alone
The best beginnings of our lives
May sometimes end in sorrow
But even on our darkest days
The sun will shine tomorrow.
So we must do our very best
Whatever life may bring
And look beyond the winter chill
To smell the breath of spring.
Into each life will always come
A time to start anew
A new beginning for each heart
As fresh as morning dew.
Although the cares of life are great
And hands are bowed so low
The storms of life will leave behind
The wonder of a rainbow.
The years will never take away
Our chance to start anew
It's only the beginning now
So dreams can still come true.
Gertrude B. McClain
Dreams of Peace
So many souls with different faces
In one world, but from many places
We are all the same; can't you see?
Regardless of heritage; you and me
Look for the person inside, not out
THAT is what this life is all about
A choice between good or bad to make
Each person decides which road to take
Those decisions create our society today
On a self destructing path; sorry to say
Too much evil lurks in this life
Creating heartache and widespread strife
Prejudice and greed out of control
The results of such, take their toll
The wars and crime a direct result
Our land destroyed only to be rebuilt
We all need to change for the world to endure
Love one another; that is the cure
Reach out a helping hand to others
Strangers, friends, acquaintances, brothers
Put aside those petty differences and hate
Find a common ground in which to relate
I dream of a world where peace is the norm
People working together to weather the storm
Here is to the hope that one day it comes true
A land of harmony for me and for you
Written by Lisa Jo Ewert
Live Life Fully
While the day sits twinkling in the unfolded
light of dawn and you prepare to emerge from
your cocoon of cozy slumber,
baptize the hours ahead with
Trust that you will be taken care of
and proceed positively.
Step forward with purpose and
let each footfall be an expression of
your unique and wondrous self.
Leave your mark of quality on
the requisite demands of the day, and
tarry at the tasks that bring you joy.
Yield to the unexpected, and
handle the unforeseen
with clarity of heart and mind.
Free yourself from the weight of
pettiness and refuse to undermine
Weave the silken threads of your kindness
through every encounter with friends
Seek beauty in attitude and outlook.
Create beauty in your own.
Love without condition, no strings
attached. Set your spirit free to soar.
©1999 Terri McPherson
Windsor, Ontario, Canada
The Greatest Treasure
I shall do so much in the years to come,
But what have I done today?
I shall give out gold in princely sum
But what did I give today?
I shall lift the heart and dry the tear
I shall plant a hope in the place of fear
I shall speak with words of love and cheer
But what have I done today?
I shall be so kind in the after while
But what have I been today?
I shall bring to each lonely life a smile,
But what have I brought today?
I shall give to truth a grander birth,
And to steadfast faith a deeper worth,
I shall feed the hungering souls of earth,
But whom have I fed today?
Earth has its treasure of riches untold.
And who can measure the
wealth the oceans hold?
But whether the treasure is under
the sea or the sky up above.
The greatest treasure of all
is the strength of love!