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Monday, November 23, 2009

Maybe

A work colleague modified a chain email , I really like it!

"Maybe... life just is and you make of it what you will. Maybe being kind and generous is more genuine if it isn't driven by a fear of retribution or the promise of reward. Maybe you don't have to fear a vengeful deity to be good.

Maybe the experience from mistakes and failures is actually the foundation of all knowledge and the building blocks for success.

Maybe the people who raised and educated us were only human like us. Maybe they didn't have the same resources and experience we have today. Maybe we can step back and form our own opinions based on what we observe rather than just what we're told. Maybe we can still trust the wisdom of others, but verify what we're told and come to our own conclusions. Maybe we should embrace new knowledge and readjust our perception of the world on a daily basis. Maybe we should question who we trust. Maybe our knowledge is influenced by our beliefs. Maybe it shouldn't be. Maybe right and wrong isn't so black and white.

Maybe we don't know everything. Maybe we can't. Maybe the universe can be awe inspiring, beautiful and overwhelming without having to believe in magic. Maybe if we can't explain something it is simply unknown rather than evidence of the supernatural. Maybe discarding new evidence and sticking with our beliefs makes us the closed minded ones. Maybe praying for and finding a convenient car park won't result in a mother's unanswered prayers for her dying son. Maybe the correlation between events is just a coincidence rather than divine intervention. Maybe the small chance of an amazing coincidence is more awe inspiring than fate dictating our lives beyond our control.

Maybe you mold your perception of the world around you to your own experience. Maybe you are solely responsible for your own interpretation of that experience. Maybe you are important. Maybe the world you live in is of your own making. Maybe your right to your beliefs doesn't grant your beliefs immunity to criticism. Maybe your beliefs can result in untold misery to others. Maybe the misery you find yourself in is yours to change. Maybe your success is your reward. Maybe you don't have to thank the universe for the results of your own hard work. Maybe luck is just a combination of chance and your ability to play the hand you're dealt.

Maybe we won't live forever. Maybe we should do something with the days we have left. Maybe nothing is predestined. Maybe fate won't drop prosperity or love in our laps. Maybe we need to make it happen.

Maybe you are responsible for your own happiness.

Tristan"

Original -> MAYBE

Maybe. . we were supposed to meet the
wrong people before meeting the right
one so that, when we finally meet the
right person, we will know how to be
grateful for that gift.

Maybe . . . when the door of happiness
closes, another opens; but, often
times, we look so long at the closed
door that we don't even see the new
one which has been opened for us.

Maybe . . . it is true that we don't
know what we have until we lose it,
but it is also true that we don't know
what we have been missing until it
arrives.

Maybe . . . the happiest of people
don't necessarily have the best of
everything; they just make the most of
everything that comes along their way.

Maybe . . . the brightest future will
always be based on a forgotten past;
after all, you can't go on
successfully in life until you let go
of your past mistakes, failures and
heartaches.

Maybe . . . you should dream what you
want to dream; go where you want to
go, be what you want to be, because
you have only one life and one chance
to do all the things you dream of, and
want to do.

Maybe . . . there are moments in life
when you miss someone -- a parent, a
spouse, a friend, a child -- so much
that you just want to pick them from
your dreams and hug them for real, so
that once they are around you
appreciate them more.

Maybe . . . the best kind of friend is
the kind you can sit on a porch and
swing with, never say a word, and then
walk away feeling like it was the best
conversation you've ever had.

Maybe . . you should always try to put
yourself in others' shoes. If you feel
that something could hurt you, it
probably will hurt the other person,
too.

Maybe . . you should do something nice
for someone every single day, even if
it is simply to leave them alone.

Maybe . giving someone all your love
is never an assurance that they will
love you back. Don't expect love in
return; just wait for it to grow in
their heart; but, if it doesn't, be
content that it grew in yours.

Maybe . . . happiness waits for all
those who cry, all those who hurt, all
those who have searched, and all those
who have tried, for only they can
appreciate the importance of all the
people who have touched their lives.

Maybe . . . you shouldn't go for
looks; they can deceive; don't go for
wealth; even that fades away. Go for
someone who makes you smile, because
it takes only a smile to make a dark
day seem bright. Find the one that
makes your heart smile.

Maybe . . you should hope for enough
happiness to make you sweet, enough
trials to make you strong, enough
sorrow to keep you human, and enough
hope to make you happy

Maybe . . . you should try to live
your life to the fullest because when
you were born, you were crying and
everyone around you was smiling but
when you die, you can be the one who
is smiling and everyone around you
crying.

Maybe . . . you could send this message
to those people who mean something to
you, to those who have touched your
life, to those who can and do make you
smile when you really need it, to
those who make you see the brighter
side of things when you are really
down, and to all those whom you want
to know that you appreciate them and
their friendship.

And if you don't, don't worry; nothing
bad will happen to you. You will just
miss out on the opportunity to perhaps
brighten someone's day."



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