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INSPIRATIONAL THOUGHTS • Last updated June 24, 2017

A precious stone cannot be polished without friction,
nor humanity perfected without trials.
-Anonymous

Appearances

You and I do not see things as they are.
We see things as we are.
- Herb Cohen

Friendship

Many people will walk in and out of your life,
But only true friends will leave footprints in your heart.
To handle yourself, use your head;
To handle others, use your heart.
Anger is only one letter short of danger.
If someone betrays you once, it is his fault;
If he betrays you twice, it is your fault.
Great minds discuss ideas;
Average minds discuss events;
Small minds discuss people.
He who loses money, loses much;
He who loses a friend, loses much more;
He who loses faith, loses all.
Beautiful young people are accidents of nature,
But beautiful old people are works of art.
Learn from the mistakes of others.
You can't live long enough to make them all yourself.
Friends, you and me...
You brought another friend....
And then there were 3....
We started our group....
Our circle of friends....
And like that circle....
There is no beginning or end....
Yesterday is history.
Tomorrow is mystery.
Today is a gift.
--Eleanor Roosevelt

An Everyday Survival Kit

Toothpick Rubber band Band aid Pencil Eraser Chewing gum Mint Candy Kisses Tea Bag

Here's why:

Toothpick - to remind you to pick out the good qualities in others
Rubber band - to remind you to be flexible, thing might not always go the way
you want, but it will work out
Band Aid - to remind you to heal hurt feelings, yours or someone else's.
Pencil - To remind you to list your blessings everyday
Eraser - to remind you that everyone makes mistakes, and it's okay.
Chewing gum - to remind you to stick with it and you can accomplish anything
Mint - to remind you that you are worth a mint to your God
Candy Kisses - to remind you that everyone needs a kiss or a hug everyday
Herb Tea Bag - to remind you to relax daily and go over that list of God's

Growth

The minute a man ceases to grow,
no matter what his years,
that minute he begins to be old.
- William James

How moms were made

By the time the Lord made mothers, he was into the sixth day working overtime. An Angel appeared and said... "Why are you spending so much time on this one?" And the Lord answered and said... "Have you read the spec sheet on her? She has to be completely washable, but not plastic; have 200 movable parts, all replaceable; run on black coffee and leftovers; have a lap that can hold three children at one time and disappears when she stands up; have a kiss that can cure anything from a scraped knee to a broken heart; and have six pairs of hands."

The Angel was astounded at the requirements for this one. "Six pairs of hands! No Way!" said the Angel. The Lord replied, "Oh, it's not the hands that are the problem. It's the three pairs of eyes that mothers must have!" "And that's on the standard model?" the Angel asked.

The Lord nodded in agreement, "Yep, one pair of eyes are to see through the closed door as she asks her children what they are doing even though she already knows. Another pair in the back of her head are to see what she needs to know even though no one thinks she can. And the third pair are here in the front of her head. They are for looking at an errant child and saying that she understands and loves him or her without even saying a single word."

The Angel tried to stop the Lord. "This is too much work for one day. Wait until tomorrow to finish." "But I can't!" the Lord protested, I am so close to finishing this creation that is so close to my own heart. She already heals herself when she is sick AND can feed a family of six on a pound of hamburger and can get a nine year old to stand in the shower."

The Angel moved closer and touched the woman. "But you have made her so soft, Lord." "She is soft," the Lord agreed, "but I have also made her tough. You have no idea what she can endure or accomplish."

"Will she be able to think?" asked the Angel. The Lord replied, "Not only will she be able to think, she will be able to reason, and negotiate." The Angel then noticed something and reached out and touched the woman's cheek. "Oops, it looks like you have a leak> with this model. I told you that you were trying to put too much into this one."

"That's not a leak," the Lord objected... "That's a tear!" "What's the tear for?" the Angel asked. The Lord said, "The tear is her way of expressing her joy, her sorrow, her disappointment, her pain, her loneliness, her grief, and her pride."

The Angel was impressed. "You are a genius, Lord. You thought of everything for this one. You even created the tear!" The Lord looked at the Angel and smiled and said... "I'm afraid you are wrong again, my friend. I created the woman, but she created the tear!"

A garden for daily living

Plant three rows of peas:
Peace of mind
Peace of heart
Peace of soul
Plant four rows of squash:
Squash gossip
Squash indifference
Squash grumbling
Squash selfishness
Plant four rows of lettuce:
Lettuce be faithful
Lettuce be kind
Lettuce be happy
Lettuce really love one another
No garden should be without turnips:
Turnip for service when needed
Turnip to help one another
Turnip the music and dance
Water freely with patience and Cultivate with love.
There is much fruit in your garden
Because you reap what you sow.
To conclude our garden
We must have thyme:
Thyme for fun
Thyme for rest
Thyme for ourselves
Pretty nice garden don't you think!

Ideas

Man's mind stretched to a new idea
never goes back to its original dimensions.
- Oliver Wendell Holmes

 
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