Words of Encouragement
Treat yourself by letting humor into your heart, head and soul. Financial challenges are just part of life. Bankruptcy, or the thought of bankruptcy, is not the end, it is the beginning. Specifically, NOT knowing the answers or options when facing a crisis is more destructive, than having accurate information.
Diane L. Drain
Getting to Know Diane
For those readers who would like to know more about Diane – here are some of her favorite principles:
- Many people will walk in and out of your life, but only true friends will leave footprints in your heart.
- To handle yourself, use your head. To handle others, use your heart.
- God gives every bird it’s food, but He does not throw it into its nest.
- Do unto others as you would have them to unto your mother (assuming you like your mother, it not, then your grandmother).
I am a cowboy, and proud of it
Why I am proud to be called a cowboy?
- They were never looking for trouble.
- But when trouble came, they faced it with courage.
- They were always on the side of right.
- They defended good people against bad people.
- They had high morals.
- They had good manners.
- They were honest.
- They spoke their minds and they spoke the truth, regardless of what people thought or “political correctness,” which no one had ever heard of back then.
- They were a beacon of integrity in the wild, wild West.
- They were respected. When they walked into a saloon, (where they usually drank only sarsaparilla), the place became quiet, and the bad guys kept their distance.
- If in a gunfight, they could outdraw anyone. If in a fist fight, they could beat up anyone.
- They always won. They always got their man. In victory, they rode off into the sunset.
(If you know me, you know I always plan ahead. So – please read this at my funeral.)
When I die, give what’s left of me away to children and those who need a hug.
And if you need to cry, cry for your brother or sister whose pain goes ignored.
And when you need me, put your arms around anyone and give them what you need to give to me.
I want to leave you something, something better than words or sounds.
Look for me in the people I’ve known or loved.
And if you cannot give me away, at least let me live in your heart.
You can love me most by following my footsteps and reaching out to those who are forgotten, or ignored.
Love doesn’t die, people do. So, when all that’s left of me is love, give me away.
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