Monday, May 25

1. Maybe . . . we were supposed to meet the wrong people before
meeting the right one so that, when we finally meet the right person,
we will know how to be grateful for that gift.

2. Maybe . . . when the door of happiness closes, another opens;
but, often-times, we look so long at the closed door that we don't
even see the new one which has been opened for us.

3. Maybe . . . it is true that we don't know what we have until we
lose it, but it is also true that we don't know what we have been
missing until it arrives.

4. Maybe . . . the happiest of people don't necessarily have the
best of everything; they just make the most of everything that
comes along their way.

5. Maybe . . . the brightest future will always be based on a
forgotten past; after all, you can't go on successfully in life until
you let go of your past mistakes, failures and heartaches.

6. Maybe . . . you should dream what you want to dream; go
where you want to go, be what you want to be, because you
have only one life and one chance to do all the things you dream
of, and want to do.

7. Maybe . . . there are moments in life when you miss someone
-- a parent, a spouse, a friend, a child -- so much that you just
want to pick them from your dreams and hug them for real,
so that once they are around you appreciate them more.

8. Maybe . . . the best kind of friend is the kind you can sit on a
porch and swing with, never say a word, and then walk away
feeling like it was the best conversation you've ever had.

9. Maybe . . . you should always try to put yourself in others'
shoes. If you feel that something could hurt you, it probably will
hurt the other person, too.

10. Maybe . . . you should do something nice for someone every
single day, even if it is simply to leave them alone.

11. Maybe . . . giving someone all your love is never an assurance
that they will love you back. Don't expect love in return; just wait
for it to grow in their heart; but, if it doesn't, be content that it
grew in yours.

12. Maybe . . . happiness waits for all those who cry, all those who
hurt,all those who have searched, and all those who have tried, for
only they can appreciate the importance of all the people who have
touched their lives.

13. Maybe . . . you shouldn't go for looks; they can deceive; don't
go for wealth; even that fades away. Go for someone who makes
you smile, because it takes only a smile to make a dark day seem
bright. Find the one that makes your heart smile.

14. Maybe . . . you should hope for enough happiness to make you
sweet, enough trials to make you strong, enough sorrow to keep you
human, and enough hope to make you happy.

15. Maybe . . . you should try to live your life to the fullest
because when you were born, you were crying and everyone around
you was smiling but when you die, you can be the one who is smiling and
everyone around you crying.

I got this from my high school class president, who is still leading us. I wonder if he knew when he campaigned for that job that he would still be doing it 51 years later!?


Star said...

I am impressed that you guys are still I'm touch after 51 years.

Jay Simser said...

This is the 50th anniversary of my class graduation. about 5 years ago they got together - there were only 17 in my high school class. I love that you are still communicating and that your president shared that writing with you so that you could share it with me. (and everybody else) Thanks

Seamus said...


Maybe ... if you want the dream,
you have to wake up!

51 years - a long reign!

sage said...

Wow, I should tell our class president to get with the program.

JeanMac said...

There's a lot to digest in this post, Judy.

JeanMac said...

There's a lot to digest in this post, Judy.

OldOldLady Of The Hills said...

All very very good "Maybe's? Judy....I love that this man is STILL leading after ALL that time!

Fran aka Redondowriter said...

Wow. The wisest of the wise. Wise elders are not just females, as your male class president recognized truth when he saw it.

Travelin'Oma said...

I love #4!

Peter said...

4. Maybe . . . the happiest of people don't necessarily have the
best of everything; they just make the most of everything that
comes along their way.


Barbara(aka Layla) said...

I love this! I am going to save it. How great that you are still connected with people from HS!

Grannymar said...

No 13 is the one for me!

Gilly said...

That is terrific! Especially No. 2!

Evil Twin's Wife said...

Wonderful words and ideas to hear first thing in the morning. Now, to implement them! :-)

vicki said...

Maybe worth taking to heart some of those. Thank you, Judy- and lucky you that you have lifelong friends.

srp said...

All of these are very wise words to live by... Alas, I cannot even remember who my senior class president was... I've let go of that past....

Darlene said...

Words of wisdom to live by.

I attended my 65th class reunion and am still good friends with some of my classmates.

Bob-kat said...

"Maybe"... that is soooo true!

I love all of these :)

oklhdan said...

Loved these! All good thoughts to ponder!

tiff said...

Love the last one especially!

PI said...

Especially # 4.

millie garfield said...

All those Maybe's were great. For me number 4 hits home.

One Woman's Journey said...

Judy thank you for this post.