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Rules to live by – continued

Eleven: Don’t judge people without confirming suspicions and certainly not by their relatives.

Twelve: Talk slowly and clearly, but think quickly.

Thirteen: When someone asks you a question you don’t want to answer, smile and ask, “Why would you want to know that and how is that for you?”

Fourteen: Remember that great love and great achievements involve great risk.

Fifteen: Say ‘Bless you’ when you hear someone sneeze, or whenever they need your blessings, because we all need a good word and a smile.

To be continued…

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More Rules for Life

Number Six: Be engaged at least six months before you marry. Know yourself and especially in relationship to your loved one.

Number Seven: Believe in love at first sight, just don’t act on it until it has time to ripen into all you expect and need.

Number Eight: Never laugh at anyone’s dream. People who don’t have dreams don’t have nearly enough. Encourage them.

Number Nine: Love deeply and passionately. You might get hurt but it’s the only way to live life completely and satisfyingly.

Number Ten: In disagreements, fight fairly. No name calling, belittling or adding unrelated irritations.

To be continued…

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Five ideas to live by:

One: Give people more than they expect and most cheerfully.

Two: Marry a man/woman you love to talk to. As you get older, their conversational skills will possibly be more important than any other.

Three: Don’t believe all you hear, spend only what you have and remember to sleep all you need.

Four: When you say, “I love you,” mean it.

Five: When you say, “I’m sorry,” mean that too and look the person in the eye.

More to follow…

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“There is nothing weak and unmanly about clean hands and faces. A man who is strong and tough never needs to show it in his dress. Toughness is a quality of mind, like bravery or honesty or ambition.”

E.R. Brathwaite, in To Sir with Love.

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What are you giving room in your mind?

Are you dumping just any old thing into it?

If you use it as a garbage container, you will live a garbage can existence.

~ Von Hesse


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“What was Paradise?

but  a garden,

an orchard of trees

and birds, full of

pleasure, and nothing

there but delights.”

William Lawson

I hope  you have time to work in your garden this week and enjoy our beautiful weather.

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A Continuation…

Your children get only one childhood.

All that truly matters in the end is that you loved.

Get outside every day. Miracles are waiting everywhere.

If we all threw our problems in a pile and saw everyone else’s, we’d grab ours back.

Envy is a waster of time. You already have all you need.

The best is yet to come.

No matter how you feel, get up, dress up and show up.

Life isn’t tied with a bow, but it’s still a gift.

Friends are the family we chose for ourselves.

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Here are some random thoughts to tickle your funny bone. Author unknown.

I plan on living forever. So far so good.

A day without sunshine is like night.

It’s frustrating when you know all the answers, but nobody bothers to ask you the questions.

Brain cells come and brain cells go, but fat cells live forever.

Age doesn’t always bring wisdom. Sometimes it comes alone.

Life not only begins at forty, it also begins to show.

Have a great week!

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What Will Rogers said about growing older:

First – Eventually you will reach a point when you stop lying about your age and start bragging about it.

Second – The older we get, the fewer things seem worth waiting in line for.

Third – Some people try to turn back their odometers. Not me, I want people to know ‘why’ I look this way. I’ve traveled a long way and some of the roads weren’t paved.

Fourth – When you are dissatisfied and would like to go back to youth, think of algebra.

Fifth – You know you are getting old when everything either dries up or leaks.

Sixth – I don’t know how I got over the hill without getting to the top.

Seventh – One of the many things no one tells you about aging is the it is such a nice change from being young.

Eighth – One must wait until evening to see how splendid the day has been.

Ninth – Being young is beautiful, but being old is comfortable.

Tenth – Long ago when men cursed and beat the ground with sticks, it was called witchcraft. Today it’s called golf.

And finally – If you don’t learn to laugh at trouble, you won’t have anything to laugh at when your are old.

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After the weather yesterday, I thought this little poem was very apropos:

“Is it so small a thing,

to have enjoy’d the sun,

To have lived light in the spring,

To have loved, to have thought, to have done?”

Matthew Arnold


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“I shall pass through this life but once.

Any good, therefore, that I can do

Or any kindness I can show to any fellow creature,

Let me do It now.

Let me not defer or neglect it,

For I shall not pass this way again.”

~~Etienne de Grellet

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Some random thoughts on life…

Even if you’re on the right track, you’ll get run over if you just sit there

An optimist thinks this is the best possible world. A pessimist fears this is true.

In just two days, tomorrow will be yesterday.

Have a great week! Give  your kids a hug, or if they’re too far away to do that, call them on the phone.

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