You’ve got to take the good with the bad, smile with the sad, love what you’ve got and remember what you had. Always forgive, but never forget. Learn from mistakes but never regret.
there was a girl
let's call her kay
so kay had a daddy
he had this motto
his saying for everything
the thing that was the cure-all
it was this:
there's always good with the bad...
you gotta love your life the way it is...
remeber those who love you...
forgive those who hurt you...
and never regret anything that made you smile
kay had the best day
she aced her sats
she got her driver's license
she got her first pay check
she had the best lunch with her friends
and she had a wonderful date with her boyfriend
well, she was on cloud nine
when she got home she told her sister about her great day
and then her sister told her the bad news
daddy had been diagnosed with cancer
kay couldn't believe what she had been told
she had just had the best day.....
and then it turned out to be the worst
she went to sleep
and the next day woke up to the smell ofpancakes
she went downstairs to find her daddy cooking
he was singing to himself and smiling
he said and gave her a kiss on the cheek
"you've gotta smile with the sad"
he reminded her
she pondered that while she ate breakfast
three months had past
and daddy had as well
kay couldn't beleive it
her daddy was no longer there with her
at his funeral
the preist quoted him
"...love what you got
and remember what you had..."
kay smiled for her father
and hugged her little sister
"i love you sis"
and then she whispered
"i love you too daddy"
that night she went home
and climbed into her bed
she started out talking to herself
and then it turned into a conversation with God
i forgive you
you took my daddy
but i know you needed him up there
more then we needed him down here
so i've decided you can have him for a while
but when i get up there
you're gonna have to share him with me"
she started to quote her daddy:
but never forget...."
a tear trickled down her cheek
i love you
and i'll never forget you..."
her daddy taught her much
because of him
she was a better person
and she learned how to love
because of him she was a devote Christian
and because of him she learned to forgive
every now and then
she caught herself saying her daddy's motto
when she got to the end
a tear would fall out of the corner of her eye
"...learn from mistakes
but never regret...."