Thoughts by Anneliese Garrison, RN

These Thoughts I Share...

To thy ownself be true, then thou cans't be false with any other man.
~Shakespeare~

Experience teaches, when we pay attention. Wisdom arrives, when we have learned.
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We are all angels with but one wing--it is when we help each other that we can fly.
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Our greatest glory comes, not in our inability to fall, but in our ability to rise each time we fall.
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If we live life only on the surface, every ripple will disturb our peace of mind....live deep!
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We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.
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Work like you don't need the money.
Love like you've never been hurt.
Dance like nobody's watching.
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What most people need to learn in life is how to love people and use things instead of using people and loving things.
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AFTER THE DAWN

After a while, we have to accept there are just some things we cannot change no matter how much we may want to.
After a while, we must remember that we must be true to ourselves first and answer to our Creator above all others remembering these truths:
To lead by example.
To treat all man as equal.
To never hold a grudge.
To treat others as we ourselves want to be treated.

But we must also remember things will sometimes fall apart or we ourselves may fall short of theses truths, people may spread false rumors, we may feel used, unappreciated or even jaded or betrayed at times.
It is at these times, that we must look inside ourselves and know the value of our beliefs and quietly persevere, and know that we will always do our best.

After a while, we come to learn that a good job does not mean being appreciated,
and a contract could mean a broken promise. But such is life and life is what we make of it.

After a while, we learn that a good paycheck is not everything
and mutual respect and fairness is more important.

After a while, we come to know, expect and understand that life is not always fair
even after we have tried our best.
But we hold our heads high,
wipe our tears and reach inside ourselves
to our own inner faith
and we learn to be strong.

For with every experience we learn. We must remember this day will not last forever. Experience teaches, when we pay attention. Wisdom arrives, when we have learned.
You see, if we look hard enough, we can find the good in tomorrow.......
AFTER THE DAWN.

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