If I Knew

If I knew it would be the last time that I’d see you fall asleep,
I would tuck you in more tightly and pray the Lord, your soul to keep.

If I knew it would be the last time that I see you walk out the door,
I would give you a hug and kiss and call you back for one more.

If I knew it would be the last time I’d hear your voice lifted up in praise,
I would video tape each action and word, so I could play them back day after day.

If I knew it would be the last time, I could spare an extra minute to stop and say
“I love you,” instead of assuming you would KNOW I do.

If I knew it would be the last time I would be there to share your day,
Well I’m sure you’ll have so many more, so I can let just this one slip away.

For surely there’s always tomorrow to make up for an oversight,
And we always get a second chance to make everything just right.

There will always be another day to say “I love you,”
And certainly there’s another chance to say our “Anything I can do?”

But just in case I might be wrong, and today is all I get,
I’d like to say how much I love you and I hope we never forget.

Tomorrow is not promised to anyone, young or old alike,
And today may be the last chance you get to hold your loved one tight.

So if you’re waiting for tomorrow, why not do it today?
For if tomorrow never comes, you’ll surely regret the day,

That you didn’t take that extra time for a smile, a hug, or a kiss
And you were too busy to grant someone, what turned out to be their one last wish.

So hold your loved ones close today, and whisper in their ear,
Tell them how much you love them and that you’ll always hold them dear

Take time to say “I’m sorry,” “Please forgive me,” “Thank you,” or “It’s okay.”
And if tomorrow never comes, you’ll have no regrets about today.

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Thoughtful motivational quotes

The great thing in this world is not where we are but the direction in which we are moving.

Luck is when preparation meets opportunity.

Obstacles are those annoying things we encounter when we lose sight of our goals.

No good can give us pleasure if we do not share it with others.

The chief danger in life is that you may take too many precautions.

It’s when we forget ourselves that we do things which deserve to be remembered.

Being right is one more good reason for not succeeding.

It is not because things are difficult that we do not dare; it is because we do not dare that they are difficult.

We have the power to shrink our dreams to fit reality or the power to stretch our reality to fit our dreams.

Those who follow the crowd are quickly lost in it.

You cannot discover new oceans unless you have the courage to lose sight of the shore.

Is Your Hut Burning?

The only survivor of a shipwreck was washed up on a small, uninhabited island. He prayed feverishly for God to rescue him, and every day he scanned the horizon for help, but none seemed forthcoming.

Exhausted, he eventually managed to build a little hut out of driftwood to protect him from the elements, and to store his few possessions. But then one day, after scavenging for food, he arrived home to find his little hut in flames, the smoke rolling up to the sky. The worst had happened; everything was lost. He was stunned with grief and anger. “God, how could you do this to me!” he cried.

Early the next day, however, he was awakened by the sound of a ship that was approaching the island. It had come to rescue him.

“How did you know I was here?” asked the weary man of his rescuers.

“We saw your smoke signal,” they replied.

It is easy to get discouraged when things are going badly. But we shouldn’t lose heart, because God is at work in our lives, even in the midst of pain and suffering. Remember, next time your little hut is burning to the ground — it just may be a smoke signal that summons the grace of God.

God has a positive answer

For all the negative things we have to say to ourselves,
God has a positive answer for it:

You say: “It’s impossible”
God says: “All things are possible” (Luke 18:27)

You say: “I’m too tired”
God says: “I will give you rest” (Matthew 11:28-30)

You say: “Nobody really loves me”
God says: “I love you” (John 3:16 & 13:34)

You say: “I can’t go on”
God says: “My grace is sufficient” (II Corinthians 12:9, Psalms 91:15)

You say: “I can’t figure things out”
God says: “I will direct your steps” (Proverbs 3:5-6)

You say: “I can’t do it”
God says: “You can do all things” (Philippians 4:13)

You say: “I’m not able”
God says: “I am able” (II Corinthians 9:8)

You say: “It’s not worth it”
God says: “It will be worth it” (Romans 8:28)

You say: “I can’t forgive myself”
God says: “I FORGIVE YOU” (I John 1:9 & Romans 8:1)

You say: “I can’t manage”
God says: “I will supply all your needs” (Philippians 4:19)

You say: “I’m afraid”
God says: “I have not given you a spirit of fear” (II Timothy 1:7)

You say: “I’m always worried and frustrated”
God says: “Cast all your cares on ME” (I Peter 5:7)

You say: “I don’t have enough faith”
God says: “I’ve given everyone a measure of faith” (Romans 12:3)

You say: “I’m not smart enough”
God says: “I give you wisdom” (I Corinthians 1:30)

You say: “I feel all alone”
God says: “I will never leave you nor forsake you” (Hebrews 13:5)