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Take everything you’ve ever learned – all the crazy experiences
and lessons – and place it all in a box labeled “Thank you.”

From my Father..
"You get what you pay for." 
"These days, television and films are full of: murder, mayhem and madness!"
"No news is...good news!"
"It is what it is, and that's the way it is."

From my Mother...
"Everyone is special."
"If you are going to do it...Do it right!"
"If you can't say something nice, don't say anything at all."
"Never go to bed angry."
"Treat everyone, the way you would like to be treated."

From my Grandfather...
"Time...The older you get, the faster it goes!"

From my Best Friend, Jackie...
"You cannot lose a friend, you never had."
 
From my "adopted" Mother, Cissy...
"When people don't know what to say, they say stupid things."

From my "adopted" Brother, Juan...
"Good friends are additional family that life provides you."

Life in General
"As you proceed through life, some doors will open while other remain closed... 
Your life will be a lot easier if you go through the doors that open." ~Dr. Blaine Quarnstrom

"You have to get past the thorns to smell the roses!"

"God places people in your family, you would not "normally" associate with, in order for us to learn to deal with different personalities."

"Truly great friends are hard to find, difficult to leave, and impossible to forget."  ~G. Randolf

"You never know what impact you have on another person's life."