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For You
By Joanne Blundell Marsh
Thursday, November 07, 2002

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"For You"

I think we deserve to be happy. I'm sure that there are
rainbows in all our futures. We draw joy and pleasure
from our friends and loved ones. We extract strength
from those spirited ones. We attain knowledge from
those who are so wise and insightful. We develop the
ability to love from those who are affectionate, warm
and just plain kind. We receive encouragement from
people who are discerning, understanding and sensitive.
Like a seed planted in new soil, we hunger, thirst and
crave for nourishment to assist us in reaching our sole

I think it is okay to be afraid. I'm sure that we are not
required to be strong and brave all the time. This world
that we live in makes it near impossible to be happy
continuously. We need to take time to grieve and hurt.
Only then do we realize we are real. For who on earth
doesn't hurt at some point in time? Who is fortunate
enough to walk through life without experiencing grief?
When you do meet them, please introduce me.

I think life is too fragile. . . to fill it with overwhelming
attributes that consume us and have the ability to destroy
that beautiful being that we were intended to be. In this
diversion called life, we have choices. We either choose
to be happy with all its fine connotations or we can choose
to be scared, afraid, alone. That sounds so sad, don't you
think? The sad thing is that often this choice is forced upon
us by unforeseeable circumstances. We are often robbed
of our joy and compelled to be paralyzed by conditions
and predicaments beyond our control.

Yet, I think and I know that we are able to overcome. I am
confident that just as that seed grew into that beautiful palm
tree, the sustenance that we received is able to sustain us
through those incidents when we are immersed in fear. I
believe that our family, our "friends" have become the
building blocks that have facilitated our construction. From
this I have developed the conclusion that when we are at
our lowest, feeling despair, reach out to those who have
provided you the essentials to be strong, happy, insightful,
caring, loving and kind. Grab onto all the exceptional
things that have made you. . . You!

Perfection is only for the One who created us so never
expect to reach that plateau. My suggestion to you is to
be the best you can be. Never be afraid to cry and laugh
whenever you are able. Whatever you do, never allow the
details of this world transform what you've become to me. . .
"My friend."

"This particular piece was written for a special friend who
was feeling kind of blue. I composed it in hopes that it
might bring a smile."

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Reviewed by matt 12/11/2002
This particular piece means so much to me. Thank you newfie...for all the things i have said, and those i haven't.
Reviewed by Gail 11/22/2002
Oh, thank you jojo...another encouraging piece I can send to my son in prison. You are awesome!
Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado 11/15/2002
beautiful write! great job! love, and (((HUGS))), your friend, karen lynn. :)
Reviewed by M. Toone 11/8/2002
Beautiful! Remember to each is given a different gift. When we share our gifts with others helps in so many ways. Your story reminded me of the pearl. The oyster is contiually stuck in the sand and uses the sand to make a beautiful pearl. Our problems can become our strengths and we too can become beautiful pearls if we have the right attitude and do the best we can. Loved your words of encouragement. A great friend to have.
Reviewed by sophie merrick 11/7/2002
I'm sure it did bring a smile, thoughtprovoking and well written, well done. x-x-x

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