Too often we don’t realize

What we have until it is gone

Too often we wait too late to say

“I am sorry – I was wrong.


Sometimes it seems we hurt the ones

We hold dearest to our hearts;

And we allow foolish things

To tear our lives apart.


Far too many times we let 

Unimportant things into our minds;

And then it’s usually too late

To see what made us blind.


So be sure that you let people know

How much they mean to you

Take the time to say the words

Before your time is through.


Be sure that you appreciate

Everything you’ve got;

And be thankful for the little things

In life that meant a lot.


May you find serenity and tranquility
in a world you may not always understand.

May the pain you have known
and the conflict you have experienced
give you the strength to walk through life
facing each new situation with courage and optimism.

Always know that there are those
whose love and understanding will always be there,
even when you feel most alone.

May a kind word,
a reassuring touch,
and a warm smile
be yours every day of your life,
and may you give these gifts
as well as receive them.

May the teachings of those you admire
become part of you,
so that you may call upon them.

Remember, those whose lives you have touched
and who have touched yours
are always a part of you,
even if the encounters were less than you would have wished.

It is the content of the encounter
that is more important than its form.

May you not become too concerned with material matters,
but instead place immeasurable value
on the goodness in your heart.
Find time in each day to see beauty and love
in the world around you.

Realize that what you feel you lack in one regard
you may be more than compensated for in another.
What you feel you lack in the present
may become one of your strengths in the future.
May you see your future as one filled with promise and possibility.

Learn to view everything as a worthwhile experience.
May you find enough inner strength
to determine your own worth by yourself,
and not be dependent
on another’s judgment of your accomplishments.

May you always feel loved.

~ Sandra Sturtz Hauss ~


I cannot promise you a lifetime or even a day,

For my days and yours are bound to others through a life time commitment.

What I can offer is simply …me.

For whatever amount of time we can steal.

I offer you laughter for laughter is beauty.

I offer you honesty as honesty is pure.

I offer you patience as patience is needed to gain trust.

I offer sincerity for through my sincerity I will show you my inner being and desires…

All I ask in return is for you to be honest and open

for through your honesty and openness I will receive from you all that I offer.

Life Is Precious

Life is so precious
And each day a gift
So enjoy every minute
As it were you last to live

Cherish your loved ones
Hug them tight
Share with them your heart
And your time

Nothing is forever
And life goes so fast
Each minute that passes
Is one you can’t get back

When troubles arrive
And knock you off your feet
Stand up and smile
And remember life is too sweet

Every morning when you wake,
Decide right from the start,
That “Today will be a good day”
And let it all in with an open heart