Stories, Proverbs and Quotes Collection

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Thursday, August 18, 2005

I love her

This is a true story and it goes like this............
10 th Grade-
As I sat there in English class,
I stared at the girl next to me.
She was my so called 'best friend'.
I stared at her long, silky hair,
and wished she was mine.
But she didn't notice me like that,
and I knew it. After class,
she walked up to me and asked me for
the notes she had missed the day before.
I handed them to her.
She said 'thanks' and gave me a kiss on the cheek.
I want to tell her, I want her to know
that I don't want to be just friends,
I love her but I'm just too shy,
and I don't know why.

11th grade-
The phone rang. On the other end,
it was her. She was in tears,
mumbling on and on about how her
love had broke her heart.
She asked me to come over because
she didn't want to be alone, So I did.
As I sat next to her on the sofa,
I stared at her soft eyes, wishing she was mine.
After 2 hours, one Drew Barrymore movie,
and three bags of chips, she decided to go home.
She looked at me, said 'thanks' and gave me a kiss
on the cheek..
I want to tell her, I want her to know that
I don't want to be just friends,
I love her but I'm just too shy,
and I don't know why.

Senior year-
One fine day she walked to my locker.
'My date is sick' she said, 'hes not gonna go'
I didn't have a date, and in 7th grade,
we made a promise that if neither of us had dates,
we would go together just as 'best friends'.
So we did. That night, after everything was over,
I was standing at her front door step.
I stared at her as She smiled at me
and stared at me with her crystal eyes.
Then she said- 'I had the best time, thanks!'
and gave me a kiss on the cheek.
I want to tell her,
I want her to know
that I don't want to be just friends,
I love her but I'm just too shy,
and I don't know why.

A day passed, then a week, then a month.
Before I could blink, it was graduation day.
I watched as her perfect body floated like an
up on stage to get her diploma.
I wanted her to be mine-but
she didn't notice me like that, and I knew it.
Before everyone went home,
she came to me in her smock and hat,
and cried as I hugged her.
Then she lifted her head from my shoulder
and said- 'you're my best friend, thanks' and
gave me a kiss on the cheek.
I want to tell her, I want her to know
that I don't want to be just friends,
I love her but I'm just too shy,
and I don't know why.

Now I sit in the pews of the church.
That girl is getting married now.
and drive off to her new life,
married to another man.
I wanted her to be mine,
but she didn't see me like that,
and I knew it.
But before she drove away,
she came to me and said 'you came !'.
She said 'thanks' and kissed me on the cheek.
I want her to know that
I don't want to be just friends,
I love her but I'm just too shy,
and I don't know why.

Years passed, I looked down at the coffin
of a girl who used to be my 'best friend'.
At the service, they read a diary entry
she had wrote in her high school years.
This is what it read:
'I stare at him wishing he was mine;
but he doesn't notice me like that,
and I know it. I want to tell him,
I want him to know that
I don't want to be just friends,
I love him but I'm just too shy,
and I don't know why.
I wish he would tell me he loved me !
.........'I wish I did too...'
I thought to my self, and I cried.

Time doesn't wait. If you think you might have found
the right one, treasure the person, don't let that person get away.
Don't let fear hold You back. Give it a try else you might regret
later... No one other than ourselves know what can truly make us
happy. Do yourself a favour, tell her/him you love
them.They won't be there...Forever.

Untiring Love

This is a true story that happened in Japan

In order to renovate the house, someone in Japan
tears open the wall.

Usually Japanese houses have a hollow space
between the wooden walls. When tearing down the
walls, he found that there was a lizard stuck
there because a nail from outside hammered into
one of its feet. He sees this, feels pity, and at
the same time curious, as when he checked the
nail, it was nailed 10years ago when the house
was first built.

What happened?

The lizard has survived in such position for 10
years! In a dark wall partition for 10 years
without moving, it is impossible and mind
boggling.Then he wondered how this lizard
survived for 10 years without moving a single
step-since its foot was nailed!

So he stopped his work and observed the lizard,
what it has been doing, and what and how it has
been eating. Later, not knowing from where it
came, appears another lizard, with food in its

Ahh! He was stunned and touched deeply. For the
lizard that was stuck by nail, another lizard has
been feeding it for the past 10 years...

Such love, such a beautiful love! Such love
happened even with this tiny creature ... What
can love do? It can do wonders! Love can do

Imagine? it has been doing that untiringly for 10
long years, without giving up hope on its partner.
Imagine what a small creature can do that a
creature blessed with a brilliant mind can't.

I was touched when I heard this story and started
wondering about relationships between family
members, friends, lovers, brothers, sisters. As
information and communication technology
advances, our access to information becomes
faster and faster. But the distance between human
beings . . . is it getting closer as well?

Never abandon your loved ones....Treasure the one who loves you!
It's not so easy to find a person who loves you.


Before you think of saying an unkind word
Think of someone who can't speak.

Before you complain about the taste of your food
Think of someone who has nothing to eat.

Before you complain about your husband or wife
Think of someone who's crying out to God for a companion.

Today before you complain about life
Think of someone who went too early to heaven.

Before you complain about your children
Think of someone who desires children but they're barren.

Before you argue about your dirty house; someone didn't clean or sweep
Think of the people who are living in the streets.

Before whining about the distance you drive
Think of someone who walks the same distance with their feet.

And when you are tired and complain about your job
Think of the unemployed, the disabled and those who wished they had your job.

But before you think of pointing the finger or condemning another
Remember that not one of us are without sin and we all answer to one maker.

And when depressing thoughts seem to get you down
Put a smile on your face and thank God you're alive and still around.

Life is a gift

Live it...

Enjoy it...

Celebrate it...

And fulfill it.

Friday, August 12, 2005

Friendship Quotes

Side by side or miles apart, dear
friends are always close to the heart.
-Author Unknown

Choose your friends by their character and your socks by their color.
Choosing your socks by their character makes no sense,
and choosing your friends by their color is unthinkable.
-Author Unknown

Truly great friends are hard to find,
difficult to leave, and impossible to forget
-Author Unknown

A friend is someone who asks how you are
and actually listens to your answer.
-Author Unknown

The difficulty is not to die for a
friend, but finding a friend worth dying for.
-Author Unknown

A friend understands even when your
thoughts aren't fitting into words.
-Author Unknown

A friend is one who knows you and loves you just the same.
- Hubbard, Elbert

One of the best, beautiful qualities in a true friendship
is to be understood and understand.
- Seneca

True friendship is like sound health,
the value of it is seldom known until it is lost.
-Charles Caleb Colton

There are only two people who can tell you the truth about yourself -
an enemy who has lost his temper and a friend who loves you dearly.
- Antisthenes

You may forget with whom you laughed, but you'll never forget with whom you wept.
- Arab proverb

Don't walk in front of me, I may not follow. Don't walk behind me,
I may not lead. Just walk beside me and be my friend.
- Camus, Albert

A friend hears the song in my heart and sings it to me when my memory fails
-- Anonymous


Time and tide wait for no man.
- English Proverb

Think much, speak little and write less.
- Italian Proverb

Silence is sometimes an answer.
- Estonian Proverb

Speak the truth but leave immediately after.
- Slovenian Proverb

Fall seven times, stand up eight.
- Japanese Proverb

A smooth sea never made a skillful mariner.
- English Proverb

When you go to buy, don't show your silver.
- Chinese Proverb

Don't give cherries to a pig; don't give advice to a fool.
- Irish Proverb

Fear the goat from the front, the horse from the rear,
and the man from all sides.
- Russian Proverb

Write down the advice of him who loves you, though you like it not at present.
- English Proverb

Do not look where you fell, but where you slipped.
- African Proverb

If you have no money, be polite.
- Danish Proverb

Know yourself, and your neighbor will not mistake you.
- Scottish Proverb

Grasp no more than the hand will hold.
- English Proverb