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November 10, 2015

This is my collection of quotes, sayings, stories, and inspiration for life. Use the search feature, category options, or topic tags to find what you’re looking for – or just scroll and enjoy.

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Live in the Present

September 24, 2016 — Leave a comment

“Live in the present. Do the things that need to be done. Do all the good you can each day. The future will unfold.” – Peace Pilgrim

God’s Will for My Life

September 23, 2016 — Leave a comment

“God’s will for my life is likely where my greatest passion meets the world’s greatest need.”

Be Fearless Sometimes

September 22, 2016 — Leave a comment

“If you’re not a little bit uncomfortable on a daily basis it means you’re not growing. Every aspect of physical and emotional growth arrives from outside your comfort zone. So be fearless sometimes. Have the courage to take the risks that feel right. Go where there are no certainties. Stretch yourself and your routines even if it means feeling a bit uncomfortable. The road less traveled is sometimes laden with potholes, bumps, and unexplored territory. But it is on this road where your strength grows and your dreams gradually reveal themselves.” – Spencer Chapman

Everything Has Beauty

September 21, 2016 — Leave a comment

“Everything has its beauty, but not everyone sees it.” – Confucius

Worker Ants

September 20, 2016 — Leave a comment

The teacher was giving her class of seven-year-olds a natural-history lesson. “Worker ants,” she told them, “can carry pieces of food five times their own weight. What do you conclude from that?”

One child was ready with the answer: “They don’t have a union.”

“Learn from the mistakes of others – you can’t live long enough to make them all yourself.” – Martin Vanbee

Let’s face it — English is a crazy language.

There is neither egg in eggplant nor ham in hamburger, neither apple nor pine in pineapple.

English muffins weren’t invented in England or French fries in France.

Sweetmeats are candies while sweetbreads, which aren’t sweet, are meat.

We take English for granted. But if we explore its paradoxes, we find that quicksand can work slowly, boxing rings are square and a guinea pig is neither from Guinea nor is it a pig.

And why is it that writers write but fingers don’t fing, grocers don’t groce and hammers don’t ham?

If the plural of tooth is teeth, why isn’t the plural of booth beeth? One goose, 2 geese. So one moose, 2 meese?

Doesn’t it seem crazy that you can make amends but not one amend?

If you have a bunch of odds and ends and get rid of all but one of them, what do you call it?

If teachers taught, why didn’t preachers praught?

If a vegetarian eats vegetables, what does a humanitarian eat?

Sometimes I think all the English speakers should be committed to an asylum for the verbally insane. In what language do people recite at a play and play at a recital?

Ship by truck and send cargo by ship? Park in a driveway, and drive on a parkway?

Have noses that run and feet that smell?

How can a slim chance and a fat chance be the same, while a wise man and a wise guy are opposites?

You have to marvel at the unique lunacy of a language in which your house can burn up as it burns down, in which you fill in a form by filling it out,and in which an alarm goes off by going on.

People, not computers, invented English and it reflects the creativity of the human race, which, of course, is not a race at all.

That is why, when the stars are out, they are visible, but when the lights are out, they are invisible. I’m sew confused!

P.S. So why doesn’t “buick” rhyme with “quick”?

Hear, See, Do

September 17, 2016 — Leave a comment

“I hear and I forget. I see and I remember. I do and I understand.” – Confucius

The Habit of Being Happy

September 16, 2016 — Leave a comment

“The habit of being happy enables one to be freed, or largely freed, from domination of outside conditions.” – Robert Louis Stevenson

Consciously Give Thanks

September 16, 2016 — Leave a comment

“You simply will not be the same person two months from now after consciously giving thanks each day for the abundance that exists in your life. And you will have set in motion an ancient spiritual law: the more you have and are grateful for, the more will be given you.” – Sarah Ban Breathnach

“The sun, with all those planets revolving around it and dependent on it, can still ripen a bunch of grapes as if it had nothing else in the universe to do.” – Galileo Galilei

Test Your Memory

September 15, 2016 — Leave a comment

“If you want to test your memory, try to recall what you were worrying about one year ago today.” – E. Joseph Cossman

Problems

September 15, 2016 — Leave a comment

“A problem is a chance for you to do your best.” – Duke Ellington

Take Care of Yourself

September 14, 2016 — Leave a comment

“Take care of yourself — you never know when the world will need you.” – Rabbi Hillel

Love and Miracles

September 14, 2016 — Leave a comment

“Where there is great love there are always miracles.” – Willa Cather

All These Worries

September 13, 2016 — Leave a comment

“When I look back on all these worries, I remember the story of the old man who said on his deathbed that he had had a lot of trouble in his life, most of which had never happened.” – Winston Churchill

Who We Elect to Follow

September 12, 2016 — Leave a comment

“Diabolical forces are formidable. These forces are eternal, and they exist today. The fairy tale is true. The devil exists. God exists. And for us, as people, our very destiny hinges upon which one we elect to follow.” – Ed Warren

What a Wonderful Life

September 11, 2016 — Leave a comment

“What a wonderful life I’ve had! I only wish I’d realized it sooner.” – Sidonie-Gabrielle Colette

The Secret of Change

September 10, 2016 — Leave a comment

“The secret of change is to focus all of your energy, not on fighting the old, but on building the new.” – Socrates

“The difference between school and life? In school, you’re taught a lesson and then given a test. In life, you’re given a test that teaches you a lesson.” – Tom Bodett