* It is never too late to be who you want to be

* Taking extra time to put on makeup and do your hair really does make you feel better about yourself… and life in general

* A man who loves you will listen to your needs and do his best to try and meet them

* Handwritten notes/cards are a lost art & very special

* God can turn any situation into a blessing

* A bouquet of my favorite flowers will probably always mean more to me than diamonds… minus that one very special diamond