Family Quotes

“Whatever they grow up to be, they are still our children, and the one most important of all the things we can give to them is unconditional love.  Not a love that depends on anything at all, except that they are our children.”

-Rosaleen Dickson

“Other things may change, but we start and end with family.”

-Anthony Brandt

“Be who you are and say what you feel  because those who mind don’t matter and those who matter don’t mind.”

-Dr. Seuss

“If you look deep into the palm of your hand, you will see your parents and all generations of your ancestors.  All of them are alive in this moment.  Each is present in your body.  You are the continuation of each of these people.”

-Thich Nhat Hanh

“There is no doubt that it is around the family and the home that all the greatest virtues, the most dominating virtues of human society, are created, strengthened, and maintained.”

-Winston Churchill

“A tree is known by its fruit.”

-Proverb quotes

“A happy family is but an earlier heaven.”

-George Bernard Shaw

“Dream Big” Author unknown 

If there were ever a time to dare,

To make a difference

To embark on something worth doing

It is now.

Not for any grand cause, necessarily –

But for something that tugs at your hear

Something that is worth your aspiration

Something that is your dream.

You owe it to yourself

To make your days count.

Have fun.  Dig deep. Stretch.

Dream big.

Know, though,

That things worth doing

Seldom come easy,

There will be times when you want to

Turn around

Pack it up and call it quits

Those times tell you

That you are pushing yourself

And that you are not afraid to learn by trying.

Persist.

Because with an idea,

Determination and the right tools,

You can do great things.

Let your instincts, your intellect

And let your heart guide you.

Trust.

Believe in the incredible power

Of the human mind

Of doing something that makes a difference

Of working hard

Of laughing and hoping

Of lasting friends

Of all the things that will cross your path

Next year

The start of something new

Brings the hope of something great.

Anything is possible

There is only one you

And you will pass this way but once.

Do it right.

My mom put this poem in my graduation card.  I hung it up in my dorm room within the first few weeks of school.  I look at it when I am feeling down, and it reminds me that people believe in me and are rooting for me out there.  It brings me inspiration after I mess up, and makes me feel hopeful for the future.

The Best Day lyrics
Songwriters: Swift, Taylor Alison;

I’m five years old, it’s getting cold, I’ve got my big coat on
I hear your laugh and look up smiling at you, I run and run
Past the pumpkin patch and the tractor rides, look now, the sky is gold
I hug your legs and fall asleep on the way home

I don’t know why all the trees change in the fall
But I know you’re not scared of anything at all
Don’t know if Snow White’s house is near or far away
But I know I had the best day with you today

I’m thirteen now and don’t know how my friends could be so mean
I come home crying and you hold me tight and grab the keys
And we drive and drive until we found a town far enough away
And we talk and window shop ’til I’ve forgotten all their names

I don’t know who I’m gonna talk to now at school
But I know I’m laughing on the car ride home with you
Don’t know how long it’s gonna take to feel okay
[ From: http://www.elyrics.net/read/t/taylor-swift-lyrics/the-best-day-lyrics.html%5D
But I know I had the best day with you today

I have an excellent father, his strength is making me stronger
God smiles on my little brother, inside and out, he’s better than I am
I grew up in a pretty house and I had space to run
And I had the best days with you

There is a video I found from back when I was three
You set up a paint set in the kitchen and you’re talking to me
It’s the age of princesses and pirate ships and the seven dwarfs
And Daddy’s smart and you’re the prettiest lady in the whole wide world

And now I know why the all the trees change in the fall
I know you were on my side even when I was wrong
And I love you for giving me your eyes
For staying back and watching me shine
And I didn’t know if you knew, so I’m takin’ this chance to say
That I had the best day with you today

This song reminds me of my mom, mainly because of the friends part.  My mom was always there for me when I would come home from school crying, or when I would be sitting in my room on the weekends bored, after all my friends ditched me.  It also reminds me of how some of my fondest memories from childhood involve simple days spent with my mom.

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