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This reporter is always on the lookout for a different slant on things. As I looked back over some of my notes from the past, I came across “sayings” that others had sent me and some I had saved for a rainy day. Hope you enjoy this collection of “odds and ends”.
I started out with nothing…..and, I still have it.
It is easier to get older than it is to get wiser.
The first rule of holes: if you are in one, for goodness sake, stop digging!
If God had wanted me to touch my toes, He would have put them on my knees.
Gone are the days when girls used to cook like their mothers. Now they drink like their fathers!
I don’t have gray hair; I have “wisdom highlights”.
Last year I joined a support group for procrastinators. We haven’t met yet.
Old age is coming at a really bad time.
Of course I talk to myself; sometimes I need expert advice.
Why do I have to press one for English when you’re going to transfer me to someone I can’t understand anyway?
Whether you fly first class or economy, if the plane goes down, you go down with it.
There is a big difference between a human being and being human. Only a few really understand it.
You are loved when you are born. You will be loved when you die. In between, you have to manage!
Behind every angry woman stands a man who has absolutely no idea what he did wrong.
Some things are better left unsaid, and I usually realize it right after I say them!
Life is short. Smile while you have teeth!
Be decisive. Right or wrong, make a decision. The road of life is paved with flat squirrels that couldn’t make a decision.
If God had wanted you to have holes in your ears (eyebrows, tongue, etc), He would have put them there!
I wish the buck stopped here. I could use a few.
The only time the world beats a path to your door is when you’re in the bathroom!
The biggest lie I tell myself is “I don’t need to write that down, I’ll remember it.”
Think about the following story: One day the father of a very wealthy family took his son on a trip to the country with the express purpose of showing him how poor people live. They spent a couple of days and nights on a farm of what would be considered a very poor family.
On their return, the father asked his son, “How was the trip?” “It was great, Dad”, he replied. “Did you see how poor people live?” the father asked. “Oh, yes” replied the son. “So, tell me son, what did you learn from the trip?” asked the father.
The son answered:
“I saw that we have one dog and they had four. We have a pool that reaches to the middle of our garden and they have a creek that has no end. We have imported lanterns in our garden and they have the stars at night. Our patio reaches to the front yard and they have the whole horizon. We have a small piece of land to live on and they have fields that go beyond our sight! We have servants who serve us but they serve others. We buy our food but they grow theirs. We have walls around our property to protect us but they have friends to protect them.”
The boy’s father was speechless. Then his son added, “Thanks, Dad, for showing me how poor we are!”
Isn’t perspective a wonderful thing? It makes one wonder what would happen if we all gave thanks for everything we have instead of worrying about what we don’t have. Appreciate every single thing you have, especially your friends! Life is too short and friends are too few!