You Can Do Anything



believe in You.

Listen to your heart.

Trust your instincts.

Know you Can.

See your own strengths.

Dream it ~ dare it.

Do what you are afraid of.

Keep the faith.

Follow your vision.


Anything is possible

if only you believe.



When Life Throws Dirt On You

One day a farmer’s donkey fell down into a well. The animal cried piteously for hours as the farmer tried to figure out a way to get him out. Finally he decided it was probably impossible and the animal was old and the well was dry anyway, so it just wasn’t worth it to try and retrieve the donkey. So the farmer asked his neighbors to come over and help him cover up the well. They all grabbed shovels and began to shovel dirt into the well.

At first, when the donkey realized what was happening he cried horribly. Then, to everyone’s amazement, he quieted down and let out some happy brays. A few shovel loads later, the farmer looked down the well to see what was happening and was astonished at what he saw. With every shovel of dirt that hit his back, the donkey was shaking it off and taking a step up.

As the farmer’s neighbors continued to shovel dirt on top of the animal, he continued to shake it off and take a step up. Pretty soon, to everyone’s amazement, the donkey stepped up over the edge of the well and trotted off!

Moral of the story: Life is going to shovel dirt on you. The trick to getting out of the well is to shake it off and take a step up. Every adversity can be turned into a stepping stone. The way to get out of the deepest well is by never giving up but by shaking yourself off and taking a step up.

What happens to you isn’t nearly as important as how you react to it.

Obstacles Of Life

A man found a cocoon of a butterfly. One day a small opening appeared; he sat and watched the butterfly for several hours as it struggled to force its body through that little hole. Then it seemed to stop making any progress.

It appeared as if it had gotten as far as it could and it could go no farther.

Then the man decided to help the butterfly, so he took a pair of scissors and snipped off the remaining bit of the cocoon. The butterfly then emerged easily. But it had a swollen body and small, shriveled wings.

The man continued to watch the butterfly because he expected that, at any moment, the wings would enlarge and expand to be able to support the body, which would contract in time.

Neither happened! In fact, the butterfly spent the rest of its life crawling around with a swollen body and shriveled wings. It never was able to fly.

What the man in his kindness and haste did not understand was that the restricting cocoon and the struggle required for the butterfly to get through the tiny opening were nature’s way of forcing fluid from the body of the butterfly into its wings so that it would be ready for flight once it achieved its freedom from the cocoon.

Sometimes struggles are exactly what we need in our life. If nature allowed us to go through our life without any obstacles, it would cripple us. We would not be as strong as what we could have been.

The Broken Engine

A giant ship engine failed. The ship’s owners tried one expert after another, but none of them could figure out how to fix the engine.

Then they brought in an old man who had been fixing ships since he was a young boy. He carried a large bag of tools with him, and when he arrived, he immediately went to work. He inspected the engine very carefully, top to bottom.

Two of the ship’s owners were there, watching this man, hoping he would know what to do. After looking things over, the old man reached into his bag and pulled out a small hammer. He gently tapped something. Instantly, the engine lurched into life. He carefully put his hammer away.

The engine was fixed!
A week later, the owners received a bill from the old man for ten thousand dollars.

“What?!” the owners exclaimed. “He hardly did anything!” So they wrote the old man a note saying, “Please send us an itemized bill.”

The man sent a bill that read:
Tapping with a hammer……………… $2.00
Knowing where to tap…………… $9,998.00

Moral of the story: Effort is important, but knowing where to make an effort in our life makes all the difference.

What Is Hope?


Hope is knowing that a positive outcome awaits.
Hope is not only expecting a dream to come true,
but also having a deep assurance
that it’s within your reach.

Hope is saying you can.
Hope is knowing that you can improve
and that you always get better with practice.

Hope is knowing that you can achieve your goals
through hard work and persistence.

Hope is looking to the future with joy
and having an expectation of
better things to come.

Hope is the knowledge that life is everlasting,
and that miracles happen every day.

Hope is something that never abandons you.
Even when your life is filled with
sadness and disappointment,
a spark remains inside to help you
get through the rough times.

Hope is one of God’s greatest gifts to you,
because it’s the magic that inspires you
to keep trying, learning, loving, and living.





May our friendship last forever,
May I sail upon your sea.
May we go through life together,
May there always be a “we.”
May I be your endless sky,
May you breathe my gentle air.
May you never wonder why,
Each time you look, I’m there.
May we be for each a smile,
Like the warm, life-giving sun.
Yet when we’re in pain awhile,
May our suffering be one.
May we share our special days,
The happiness of one for two.
And when I have to be away,
Let my love remain with you.

A Lovely Rose

A lovely rose with petals soft
A scent so sweet and light
So beautiful a flower
With colors shining bright.
But something not so savory
About the fragrant rose ~
The thorns, so sharp upon the stem,
That sharpen as it grows.

Yet still lovely is the flower
Despite the thorns that prick
Just as life and love are sweet
They too have thorns that stick.

But do not fear to live or love,
Life’s not exempt from pain ~
So pick a rose, you may get hurt,
But you will also gain!


The White Rose Poem

As pure as a snowflake
Falls from the sky
The quietest whisper
Or even a sigh

Of innocence, and yet
The beauty she holds
Radiates so much strength
As petals unfold

In elegant beauty
That silently blooms
Graceful is the fragrance
Of scented perfume

That flows much like satin
As petals will fly
To gently remind us
What she signifies

Grace, purity and
You’re heavenly too
Or when given to one
I’m worthy of you

A symbol of love
And of unity
Held in remembrance
What you meant to me

Whatever the meaning
I only suppose
Few things are as lovely
As a pure white rose

By MsJewel

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The White Rose

No Rose Is As Beautiful As The White Rose