May 11, 2013


We have all come to realize that in life, you will experience that there is a purpose for everyone you meet. Some will test you, some will use you, and some will teach you. But most importantly, some will bring out the best in you.

It’s a no brainer to keep people in your life who truly love you, motivate you, encourage you, enhance you, and make you happy. If you know people who do none of these things, let them go.

Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around.

The most beautiful thing is to see a person you love smiling. And even more beautiful is knowing that you are the reason behind it.

Choose your relationships wisely. It’s better to be alone than to be in bad company. Being alone does not mean you are lonely, and being lonely does not mean you are alone.

Never allow someone to be your priority while allowing yourself to be their option. Just because one person doesn’t seem to care for you, doesn’t mean you should forget about everyone else who does.

It is okay to be angry. It is never okay to be cruel.

Never do something permanently foolish just because you are temporarily upset. Silence is often the loudest cry. Pay attention to those you care about.

We don’t always need advice. Sometimes all we need is a hand to hold, an ear to listen, and a heart to understand.

Any of this sound familiar to you? 

Common sense! 


  1. Lady, you know how to hit the nail on the head. This address is going to a dear friend who NEEDS this NOW!

    Very good logic, reasoning and GREAT advice.

  2. Very wise words indeed...just wish everyone would take them to heart xx

  3. Common Sense isn't so common any more. Good advice anytime.

  4. Forwarding Comment for Alli:

    Dear Rose,

    My friend, your blog made me's beautiful. Wouldn't the world be a better place if people used common sense?

    When Barry passed, my couples friends never included me, but once on a Saturday evening. When I was in and out of the hospital for treatment, I knew who my friends were and was surprised to find those who weren't. Did they think I was contagious?

    Your words ring so true and loud in my head.....

    Love alli. I cannot wait to see you sometime soon.

  5. These words do ring so true in my life at the moment. Our daughter has done something permanently foolish just because she was temporarily upset. And it's affecting all of us in my family in a negative way.

  6. Rose those are all great thoughts - some times harder to do though. Right? sandie