Bessie-isms and Quotable for October 31, 2016


*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.

Mark Twain

Bessie-isms and Quotable for October 28, 2016


*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

Bessie-isms and Quotable for October 26, 2016


*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.

Napoleon Bonaparte