With Maturity Comes Despair

“There are few people whom I really love, and still fewer of whom I think well. The more I see of the world, the more am I dissatisfied with it; and every day confirms my belief of the inconsistency of all human characters, and of the little dependence that can be placed on the appearance of merit or sense.”

*Jane Austen

Words We Never Said

You never spoke a word,

But I heard words nonetheless.

Worthless

Unwanted

Useless

No Good

Unloved

Go Away

Go Away

GO AWAY!

And so I left.

And I never said a word.

But words you heard nonetheless.

Worthless

Unwanted

Useless

No Good

Unloved

Go Away

Go Away

GO AWAY!

Until, one day, you left.

If only we had said the words. . .

The real words left unsaid.

Precious

Wanted

Needed

Perfect

Loved

Stay

Stay

STAY

Who Makes You Happy?

Closeness

“There will come a day when you find someone who makes your burdens lighter.  The person who takes all your concerns, pressures, and heartaches and makes them somehow smaller and more insignificant.  They make you feel happier and more hopeful, encouraged.  Hold onto that person — that is a true and worthy love.”

**Anonymous

Wanting and Being Wanted

Love is an irresistible desire to be irresistibly desired.

**Robert Frost

Hold On Tight

“Right now, the person’s hand that you hold – The chance of meeting that person is like a miracle. Even when you go into the light, don’t let go of that hand.”

~ Nobuta wo Produce

June’s the One to Watch for

My wife’s jealousy is getting ridiculous. The other day she looked at my calendar and wanted to know who May was.
**Rodney Dangerfield

OurBest Friend is Our Most Childish

“Clifford the Big Red Dog” by Sandara

The great pleasure of a dog is that you may make a fool of yourself with him and not only will he not scold you, but he will make a fool of himself too.
**Samuel Butler

The Hidden Pain

“I cannot think well of a man who sports with any woman’s feelings and there may often be a great deal more suffered than a stander-by can judge of.”

**Jane Austen

How You Treat Them Shows How You View Yourself

“Goodness is about character – integrity, honesty, kindness, generosity, moral courage, and the like. More than anything else, it is about how we treat other people.”

**Dennis Prager