S: Seasons of Change
FC: of change | QUOTES
1: A Year in Review
4: Mother Nature is providential. She gives us twelve years to develop a love for our children before turning them into teenagers.
6: Life could never be completely unfair, 'cause the Lord sent me to such great parents. | To bring up a child in the way he should go, travel that way yourself once in a while. | Your children need your presence more than your presents. | Don't worry that children never listen to you; worry that they are always watching you | Instant availability without continuous presence is probably the best role a mother can play. One thing children wear out faster than shoes is parents. | As you look to your parents, you will find examples of faith, commitment, hard work, dedication, and sacrifice that you should strive to duplicate. | It is one thing to show your child the way, and a harder thing to then stand out of it.
7: If there is anything that we wish to change in the child, we should first examine it and see whether it is not something that could better be changed in ourselves. | In spite of the six thousand manuals on child raising in the bookstores, child raising is still a dark continent and no one really knows anything. You just need a lot of love and luck - and, of course, courage | In bringing up children, spend on them half as much money and twice as much time. | Being a father or a mother is not only a great challenge, it is a divine calling. | In these last days it is essential—even critical—that parents and children listen to and learn from one another. | It is impossible to overestimate the influence of parents who understand the hearts of their children.
8: Friends come and go, but good friends leave footprints. | A day without laughter, is a day wasted. | Friends listen to what you say. Best friend listen to what you don't say. | Every person; enemy, or friend, has influenced you in some way to make you who you are today. | Make new friends, but keep the old. Some are silver, and the others are gold. | Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a harder battle. | The hardest of all is learning to show people we love them not when we feel like it, but when they do. | A true friend is the one who walks in when the rest of the world walks out.
10: It takes a day to have a crush on someone, a week to like someone, a year to love someone, but a lifetime to forget someone. | No man is worth your tears, and the only one who is will never make you cry. | Don't frown, 'cause you never know who's falling in love with your smile. | It's never too late to live happily ever after. | Love when you're ready, not when you're lonely. | Love me when I least deserve it, because that is when I really need it. | A true love story never ends.
11: I love you for all that you have been, all that you are, and all you are yet to be.
16: Never give up what you want most, for what you want in the moment. | The good things in life are always worth the wait. | What lies ahead of us, and what lies behind us is nothing compared to what lies within us. | There are only limits in life if you set them. | If you don't stand for something, you'll fall for anything. | Life isn't about finding yourself. It's about creating yourself. | There is no telling how many miles you will have to run while chasing a dream. | You never know how strong you are until being strong is the only choice you have. | God gives the hardest battles to His strongest soldiers
17: If you want something in your life you've never had, you'll have to do something you've never dome. | Live in such a way that if anybody were to talk bad about you, no one would believe it. | We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them. | You create your own opportunities. | Forgive them, even if they are not sorry. | Let your past make you better, not bitter.
18: Appreciate what you have and take advantage of it, because you might not have it tomorrow. | Life is only as good as the memories you make. | Wanting to be someone else is a waste of the person you are. | We focus so much on what we're waiting for, we forget to appreciate what we've already got. | What's popular is not always right, but what's right is not always popular. | I know I'm somebody, 'cause God don't make no junk. | Sometimes you don't get what you want, but you'll always get what you need. | Be who you are, not who the world wants you to be. | Live life to the fullest, with no regrets.
19: If you want to have a good day, make someone else's. | If you judge people, you have no time to love them. | This is your life, are you who you want to be? | Either you control your attitude, or it controls you. | Quitters never win, and winners never quit. | The past is behind, learn from it. The present is here, live in it. | A reputation is built in a moment, but character is built in a lifetime. | Experience is the hardest teacher. | Smiles are contagious. Is yours worth catching. | Life's not about waiting for the storm to pass, it's about learning to dance in the rain.