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One of Dustin's favorite books of the Bible. Many times over the years when I needed  pep talk or Dsutin was just ventng about life he would refer to Scriptures from this Book of the Bible.
 

THE BOOK OF
JOB

CHAPTER 23

Job seeks the Lord and asserts his own righteousness—He says: When the Lord has tried me, I shall come forth as gold.

 

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Wow this a page I am sure we all can add to for years. Dustin was a awesome person and such a generous and loving person to all. He put all before himself and helped so many with his words of wisdom. In which all came from his heart. He gave me many of those pep talks and I remember many of them daily. He is not here on earth to tell us his thoughts but will tell each one in time when he is asked. I have found the poems and quotes below that I feel what Dustin's life was about. He was a very free spirited person and always a smile on his face and so many different people all wrapped into one. I know many of you Dustin touched your life in a major way as he did mine. And when you find yourself thinking what would Dustin say or do remember we are all our own person and can not be Dustin but can get so much out of his life and how he lived it to the fullest. That will help us all become our own  person that we truly want to be.
I gave birth to Dustin Sept.2nd 1982 and I can tell you all I have never met anyone in my life like him and so very proud that God blessed me with such a special son.   My Baby Boy you are ONE OF A KIND!  God broke the mold after creating you.

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Tiffany sent me the "Three Minute Dash" on Dec. 13th,2007 And felt like the new year I should share with you. If you click on the heart below will take you to the Movie. I do want to say I believe with all my heart Dustin lived his life to the fullest and was such a loving person to all. And if anything he would have changed being on earth would be  he would have not  gotten into that car with no seat belt on Sept.27th, 2007. But now that he is in Heaven nothing at all would he change nor would he want to come back to us but wanting to see us all again in this joyous place in which he lives. Watch the movie we all have something we need to change in our lives and not put off because you never know when your dash is over.  Love you all, Patti Rawls

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MAKE EVERYDAY COUNT!
Appreciate every moment and take from it everything that you
possibly can, for you may never be able to experience it again. Talk to
people you have never talked to before, and actually listen. Let
yourself fall in love, even if it doesn't seem right because you are
too young or too far, just follow your heart. Surround yourself with those
who make you smile, laugh, and make you happy.
Break free and set your sights high. Hold
your head up because you have every right to. Tell yourself you are a
great individual and believe in yourself, for if you don't believe in
yourself, no one else will believe in you.
Create your own life the
one you deserve.

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This Moment

 

I may never see tomorrow; there is no written guarantee,

And things that happened yesterday belong to history,

I cannot predict the future, I cannot change the past,

I have just the present moment, I must treat it as my last,

 

I must use this moment wisely for it soon will pass away,

and be lost to me forever as part of yesterday,

I must exercise compassion, help the fallen to their feet,

Be a friend unto the friendless, make an empty life complete,

 

The unkind things I do today may never be undone,

And friendships that I fail to win may nevermore be won,

I may not have another chance on bended knee to pray,

And thank God with humble heart for giving me this day.

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Finish each day and be done with it.

You have done what you could;

some blunders and absurdities have crept in;

forget them as soon as you can.

Tomorrow is a new day;

you shall begin it serenely

and with too high a spirit to be

encumbered with your old nonsense.

By: Ralph Waldo Emerson

 

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You can have anything you want - if you want it badly enough. You can be anything you want to be, do anything you set out to accomplish if you hold to that desire with singleness of purpose.  Abraham Lincoln

 

The secret of getting ahead is getting started. The secret of getting started is breaking your complex, overwhelming tasks into small, manageable tasks, and then starting on the first one.  Mark Twain

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Courage

You Must Try Again

Life is a long and bumpy road.

We each carry our troubles,

like a heavy load.

There are many hard turns

and some dead ends,

But whenever we're stuck,

we must try again.

 

No one's got an easy ride,

But failure can be pushed aside.

When we give up hope

nothing good can happen.

So, when all seems lost

you must try again.

 

You can't have a meal,

if you don't sit at a table.

You won't learn the moral,

if you don't read the fable.

You can't take control,

if you're plagued by inaction.

And you won't overcome loss

if you don't try again.

 

When the coin's in the air,

if you don't pick heads or tails,

Having not made a choice,

you are bound to fail.

But if you choose and choose wrong,

you can always still win,

Because on the next flip

you can still try again.

 

Those who succeed

seem to have it made,

Basking in the sunshine

or lying in the shade.

But they've been down too

and it was just then,

That they picked themselves up,

so they could try again.

 

So, when your spirit is weak

and you need to cry

And you want to be happy,

but you have to sigh,

When things seem bleakest,

that's the time when

You must shrug it all off

and try, try again.

 

by: Randy Grayson

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Don’t Quit

When things go wrong as they sometimes will;
When the road you're trudging seems all uphill;
When the funds are low, and the debts are high;
And you want to smile, but you have to sigh;
When care is pressing you down a bit -
Rest if you must, but don't you quit.

Success is failure turned inside out;
The silver tint of the clouds of doubt;
And you can never tell how close you are;
It may be near when it seems afar.
So, stick to the fight when you're hardest hit -
It's when things go wrong that you mustn't quit.

Author Unknown to me

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Dwell on the past -- but not the negative past, not the pain of
the past nor the sadness. Dwell on the good. Be consumed by past joys and obsessed with gratitude. Dwell upon the moments that uplifted you, the times you laughed and the memories of love shown to you by friends and family.

Not everything should be remembered, and those who live well know what to forget and what to cherish. Like the song says, "There ain't no future in the past." But there IS joy there. And love. And kindness...if we choose to remember.

-- Steve Goodier

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Trust

Trust in yourself. Your perceptions are often more accurate than you are willing to believe.
Black, Claudia

Nobody can give you wiser advice than yourself.
Cicero

Do the thing you are afraid to do and the death of fear is certain.

Ralph Waldo Emerson


Every exit is an entry somewhere else.
Stoppard, Tom

The most terrifying thing is to accept oneself completely.
Jung, Carl

It is not because things are difficult that we do not dare;
it is because we do not dare the things that are difficult.
Seneca

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With courage you will dare to take risks,
have the strength to be compassionate and the wisdom to be humble.
Courage is the foundation of integrity.
Nair, life making mistakes is not only more honorable, but more useful than a life spent doing nothing at all.
Shaw, George Bernard

You haven't failed till you quit trying.
Anonymous

Every man has his own courage, and is betrayed because he seeks in himself the courage of other persons.

It takes less time to do a thing right, than it does to explain why you did it wrong.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

The Lord has promised to prepare
A place in heaven above—
A home where we will always be
With Him and those we love.  —Sper

Because Christ lives, death is not tragedy but triumph.

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Dustin Marshall Rawls
September 2, 1982 - September 27, 2007
Dustin Lives on Through All The Many People that had the honor to know him!
I love you my Son!
God Blessed Me So giving you as MY SON!

Dustin loved and was loved  by so many, he touched so many lives while here on earth and gave the gift of life to many more  being a organ donor.  
Please sign the guestbook but also email me pictures and stories of your life with Dustin for us all to share.. Each and every one will be posted and appreciated.  Help me keep this site alive as Dustin is in all of our hearts.

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