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Poetry From The Heart is a collection of poems I've discovered here and there .. all very special and directed mainly at women. Hope you enjoy. {{hugs}} ~AE


~The Best Day of My Life~

Today, when I awoke, I suddenly realized that this is the best day of my life, ever!
There were times when I wondered if I would make it to today; but I did!
And because I did I'm going to celebrate! Today.

I'm going to celebrate what an unbelievable life I have had so far:
the accomplishments, the many blessings, and, yes, even the hardships
because they have served to make me stronger.

I will go through this day with my head held high,
and a happy heart. I will marvel at God's seemingly simple gifts:
the morning dew, the sun, the clouds, the trees, the flowers, the birds.
Today, none of these miraculous creations will escape my notice.

Today, I will share my excitement for life with other people.
I'll make someone smile. I'll go out of my way to perform
an unexpected act of kindness for someone I don't even know.
Today, I'll give a sincere compliment to someone who seems down.
I'll tell a child how special he is, and I'll tell someone I love...
just how deeply I care for her and how much she means to me.

Today is the day I quit worrying about what I don't have
and start being grateful for all the wonderful things God has already given me.
I'll remember that to worry is just a waste of time because my faith in God and his
Divine Plan ensures everything will be just fine.

And tonight, before I go to bed, I'll go outside and raise my eyes to the heavens.
I will stand in awe at the beauty of the stars and the moon, and I will praise God for
these magnificent treasures.

As the day ends and I lay my head down on my pillow,
I will thank the Almighty for the best day of my life.
And I will sleep the sleep of a contented child,
excited with expectation because I know tomorrow
is going to be the best day of my life, ever!

~By Gregory M. Lousig-Nont, Ph.D.~

~Healing From Within~

Healing is a process that comes from within,
and not from another human soul,
for the human condition is rife
with fault and subject to imperfection.

For healing to begin,
we must first look inside our past,
to own what we have done,
yet not expect others to do the same...
for we are a product of all that we have thought,
felt, and experienced and no one
can have lived that also.

Healing comes from many things:
understanding and love a part indeed,
but sometimes understanding eludes us
for we have not first made peace with ourselves.
We search high and low, crossing mountains
and streams to find what we had within all the time -
the keys, waiting to be taken,
the doors waiting to be unlocked.

Healing from the world of hurts is there in Truth,
in Love, and mostly in Forgiveness...
for these things protect us against all
things lesser in the irreversible book of life.

Truth that comes from an honest desire
to know ourselves and our Creator,
Love that comes from above and cannot
be tarnished by life, or wrongs, or failures...
Forgiveness that springs eternal from a
place that has no beginning... or end.

Most of all, healing comes from
an understanding of all of these things,
applying them to our heart and soul
in honesty and willingness to admit
that Someone forgave us first,
then doing the same... in the Spirit
that is perfection, and is there for the asking.
We are given the keys, to unlock the doors,
only if we find the time to pick them up.

~Contributed and written by: Patrick R. Kelly~
Copyright (c) 1998, Patrick R. Kelly.

~Life's Tug Of War~

Life can seem ungrateful ~ and not always kind.
Life can pull at your heartstrings ~ and play with your mind.
Life can be blissful ~ and happy and free.
Life can put beauty ~ in the things that you see.
Life can place challenges ~ right at your feet.
Life can make good ~ of the hardships that we meet.
Life can overwhelm you ~ and make your head spin.
Life can reward those ~ determined to win.
Life can be hurtful ~ and not always fair.
Life can surround you ~ with people who care.
Life clearly does offer ~ its ups and its downs.
Life's days can bring you ~ both smiles and frowns.
Life teaches us to take ~ the good with the bad.
Life is a mixture ~ of happy and sad.


Take the life that you have ~ and give it your best.
Think positive, be happy ~ let God do the rest.
Take the challenges ~ that life has laid at your feet.
Take pride and be thankful ~ for each one you meet.
To yourself give forgiveness ~ if you stumble and fall.
Take each day that is dealt you ~ and give it your all.
Take the love that you're given ~ and return it with care.
Have faith that when needed ~ it will always be there.
Take time to find the beauty ~ in the things that you see.
Take life's simple pleasures ~ let them set your heart free.
The idea here is simply ~ to even the score.
As you are met and faced with ~ Life's Tug Of War.

~Author Unknown~

~A Time To Believe~

To believe is to know that every day is a new beginning.
It is to trust that miracles happen,
and dreams really do come true.

To believe is to see angels dancing among the clouds,
To know the wonder of a stardust sky
and the wisdom of the man in the moon.

To believe is to know the value of a nurturing heart,
The innocence of a child's eyes
and the beauty of an aging hand,
for it is through their teachings we learn to love.

To believe is to find the strength
and courage that lies within us.
When it is time to pick up the pieces and begin again.

To believe is to know we are not alone,
That life is a gift and this is our time to cherish it.

To believe is to know that wonderful surprises
are just waiting to happen,
And all our hopes and dreams are within reach.

If only we believe.

~Author unknown~

~Comes the Dawn~

After a while you learn the subtle difference
Between holding a hand and chaining the soul,
And you learn that love doesn't mean security,
And you begin to learn that kisses aren't contracts
And presents aren't promises
And you begin to accept your defeats
With your head up and your eyes open
With the grace of a woman, not the grief of a child,

And you learn to build all your roads
On today, because tomorrow's ground
Is too uncertain. And futures have
A way of falling down in midflight.
After awhile you learn that even sunshine
burns if you get too much.
So you plant your own garden and decorate your own soul,
Instead of waiting for someone to bring you flowers.
And you learn that you really can endure
That you really are strong,
And you learn and learn.
With every goodbye you learn.

~Veronica A. Shorffstall~

~Heart Causes~

Don't determine your worth by comparing yourself with others.
It is because we are different that each of us is special.
Don't set your goals by what other people deem important.
Only you know what is best for you.

Don't take for granted the things closest to your heart;
cling to them as you would your life, for without them life is meaningless.

Don't let your life slip through your fingers
by living in the past or for the future.

By living your life ONE DAY AT A TIME
you live all the days of your life.
Don't give up when you still have something to give.

Nothing is really over until the moment you stop trying.

Don't be afraid to admit that you are less than perfect;
it is this fragile thread that binds us to each other.

Don't be afraid to encounter risks.
It is by taking chances that we learn how to be brave.

Don't shut LOVE out of your life by saying it's impossible to find.

The quickest way to receive LOVE is to give LOVE,
the fastest way to lose LOVE is to hold it too tightly,
and the best way to keep LOVE is to give it wings.

Don't dismiss your dreams.
To be without dreams is to be without HOPE;
to be without HOPE is to be without purpose.

Don't run through life so fast that you forget not only


Author Unknown


Need is a grasping.To need and to love are quite different things.
To love is to accept, encourage, nourish and nurture.
To need is to expect, require, consume and employ.
Where there is love there is balance.Where there is need there is imbalance.
Where there is love within a field there is no need.
Yet there may be love outside a field in which there is need.
Such a love may only aid to the extent that it fosters self-love,
or love from within.Thus love is NOT the satisfaction of need's grasp.
Love is NOT the filling of the emptiness from without.
Love is NOT the satisfaction of desire.Love is NOT ego-gratification.
Love is NOT a substitute for self-love.Love IS inspiration of self-love.
Love IS encouragement toward tolerance.Love IS nourishment towardacceptance.
Love IS the allowing of growth.
Love may be painful, cajoling, denying, restrictive, forceful, challenging,
curt, resistant, blunt, or harsh.
Love is NOT malevolent, deceiptful, coercive, damaging, extortive, bullying,
rude, refusing, abusive, or cruel.
'Perfect Love' is love which arises spontaneously from the center of
balance in tune to compassion.

~Portrait of a Friend~

I can't give solutions to all of life's problems , doubts, or fears.
But I can listen to you, and together we will search for answers.

I can't change your past with all it's heartache and pain,
nor the future with it's untold stories.
But I can be there now when you need me to care.

I can't keep your feet from stumbling.
I can only offer my hand that you may grasp it and not fall.

Your joys, triumphs, successes, and happinesses are not mine;
yet I can share in your laughter.

Your decisions in life are not mine to make, nor to judge; I can
only support you , encourage you, and help you when you ask.

I can't prevent you from falling away from friendship, from
your values, from me. I can only pray for you, talk to you and
wait for you.

I can't give you boundaries which I have determined for you,
but I can give you the room to change, room to grow, room to
be yourself.

I can't keep your heart from breaking and hurting, but I can cry
with you and help you pick up the pieces and put them back in

I can't tell you who you are.
I can only love you and be your friend.




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