[Lenoralee forwarded some pithy philosophical truths that are
thought-provoking and challenging for 2014. The Grif.Net will be dark for
ten days as I leave Southern California and head down the road less
We never get what we want, we never want what we get;
We never have what we like, we never like what we have.
And still we live and love. That is called life.
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.
It’s true that we don’t know what we’ve got until it’s gone, but it’s also
true that we don’t know what we’ve been missing until it arrives.
Giving someone all your love is never an assurance that they’ll 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.
May you have 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.
Always put yourself in others’ shoes. If you feel that it hurts you, it
probably hurts the other person, too.
The happiest of people don’t necessarily have the best of everything; they
just make the most of everything that comes along their way.
Happiness lies for those who cry, those who hurt, those who have searched,
and those who have tried. For only they can appreciate the importance of
people who have touched their lives.
When you were born, you were crying and everyone around you was smiling.
Live your life so that when you die, you’re the one who is smiling and
everyone around you is crying.
Dr Bob Griffin
“Jesus Knows Me, This I Love!”