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Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Meanings ... a poem about believing!

Standing for what you believe in,
Regardless of the odds against you,
and the pressure that tears at your resistance,
... means courage.

Keeping a smile on your face,
When inside you feel like dying,
For the sake of supporting others,
... means strength.

Stopping at nothing,
And doing what's in your heart,
You know is right,
... means determination.

Doing more than is expected,
To make another's life a little more bearable,
Without uttering a single complaint,
... means compassion.

Helping a friend in need,
No matter the time or effort,
To the best of your ability,
... means loyalty.

Giving more than you have,
And expecting nothing,
But nothing in return,
... means selflessness.

Holding your head high,
And being the best you know you can be
When life seems to fall apart at your feet,
Facing each difficulty with the confidence
That time will bring you better tomorrows,
And never giving up,
... means confidence

By : Author Unknown
"I truly believe that compassion provides the basis of human survival." ~ Dalai Lama
"Bravery is believing in yourself, and that thing nobody can teach you." ~ El Cordobes
“Dreams do come true if you keep believing in yourself. Anything is possible.” ~ Jennifer Capriati
"To accomplish great things, we must not only act, but also dream; not only plan, but also believe." ~ Anatole France
"Believe in yourself, and the rest will fall into place. Have faith in your own abilities, work hard, and there is nothing you cannot accomplish." ~ Brad Henry
"Sometimes you cannot believe what you see. You have to believe what you feel." ~ Morrie Schwartz
“Believe in yourself. You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience in which you stop to look fear in the face. You must do that which you think you cannot do.” ~ Eleanor Roosevelt
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  1. Those quotes on compassion made me beam! :) The inspiration I get here makes my day better. Thanks Coreen! :)

  2. As I've gotten older, I have begun to stand up for myself and my beliefs MUCH more than I did when I was younger. It's not always easy---and there are sometimes hurt feelings --when others disagree or think you are nuts... BUT--after many years of 'sitting on the fence' ---I now do a much better job standing up for myself and what I truly believe in..... Thanks be to God for that.

  3. Me too, Betsy! I've always stood up for my children, and fought tooth & nail for my youngest. For 'myself' though... not so much.

    However, in the last year I have stood up for myself more than any other year in my life. I'm stronger and more confident than I've ever been! That includes expressing my opinion, even if I know the other person won't agree. Because I only speak up if it's something I believe in or feel needs to be said and I'm just being honest. I truly believe in myself and it feels Great!! :-)

    HUGS to you All!
    ~ Coreen

  4. Thanks for this wonderful poem, very inspiring and the meaning I have come to live by these past few years.


  5. You hit the spot. Unknown sure can write a good poem :)

    Thanks for the lift up. :D
    Jules @ Trying To Get Over The Rainbow

  6. Delightful thought, it addresses a lot of ideals I have in myself.

  7. There is an award for you at my blog, Thanks for understanding and being there,

  8. What wonderful inspirational quotes!!! Believe, believe, believe...I need to remind myself everyday!! Thank you

  9. Loved these and I needed them today! How did you know?

  10. This is a meaningful poem! Touched me

  11. I am so proud of you and the confidence you have given me, and others. You have grown more than anyone I have know and you are so positive and giving. I'm sure that other people can connect with you from all of your positive posts, thank you for everything you are an unbelievable friend and truly an inspiration.

    From a very old and dear friend.

    Love ya


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