*We want instant food, instant communications, instant gratification. We have become so obsessed with having things quickly, that we’ve lost all ability to be patient and to see life develop. Good things take time now, just like they always have. You’d see that if you’d stop running around like a rabbit with it’s fur on fire!
*Second hand stuff, preowned so they call it is all the rage. But understand that most of the people you meet are likewise used and quite often were badly abused by previous owners. Humanity is mostly a lot of fixer-uppers, if you’d be honest.
It is easier to manufacture seven facts out of whole cloth than one emotion.
You think you can’t be scared by anything on Halloween, but let someone show up looking like your ex and you’ll change your mind! If it is your ex it will be worse!
*You form many habits in childhood, which are hard to break as an adult. A parent’s most crucial job then should be to instill good habits in a child, not bad ones.
*There are few women whose mood is not improved by being told they’re pretty and desirable.
Diligence is the mother of good luck.
You will live a richer, fuller life if you never let go of the wonder you felt as a child.
*Just as steel is made stronger by repeated heating and hammering, your soul is likewise made stronger by suffering and adversity. If you’re happy and relaxed, you aren’t growing.
*You can watch anything all day, a pot on the stove, a child, your pet, and nothing will happen. But look away two seconds and you have a mess to deal with!
The worst bankrupt in the world is the man who has lost his enthusiasm.
H. W. Arnold
What use is a man with a shovel in these days of great earthmoving equipment? Wait until you have a body to dispose of, and the answer become more apparent.
*As well you should hug a porcupine as to sleep with your ex.
*Parents should be advised not to expect much gratitude from their children, at least not until they are raising your grandkids.
The first great gift we can bestow on others is a good example.
You want scary for Halloween? Try dressing as an IRS Tax auditor!
*If we could forget the things that have hurt and upset us as easily as where we left our keys, think how much better life would be.
*I envy the native Americans of old, who managed to fit everything they owned including their tee pee dwelling on a wain they could drag behind a pony. My crap wouldn’t fit in fifty tee pees…
Nothing is more difficult, and therefore more precious, than to be able to decide.
If you have anyone to celebrate with, you have a reason to celebrate!