“I am not afraid of storms, for I am learning how to sail my ship.” – Louisa May Alcott
“This world is a mountain, in which your works are echoed back to you.” – Jalaluddin Rumi
“The only way to make a man trustworthy is to trust him.” – Henry Stimson
“Everything you say should be true, but not everything true should be said.” – Voltaire
After my 11 year old son did something really dumb, I called him a “moron.” He looked at me like he was saying, “Dad, do you know anything?”
He finally said “Dad I looked ‘moron’ up in the dictionary and the definition of it is ‘a person who has the intelligence of a 12 year old.’ Thanks Dad, you just gave me a compliment!”
“One of the sanest, surest, and most generous joys of life comes from being happy over the good fortune of others.” – Archibald Rutledge
“ThanksGiving is good but ThanksLiving is better.” – Matthew Henry
“Perhaps home is not a place but simply an irrevocable condition.” – James Baldwin
Working as a pediatric nurse, I had the difficult assignment of giving immunization shots to children. One day I entered the examining room to give four-year-old Lizzie her shot.
“NO! NO! NO!” she screamed.
“Lizzie,” her mother scolded. “That’s not polite behavior.”
At that, the girl yelled even louder, “NO, THANK YOU! NO, THANK YOU!”
“When you are content to be simply yourself and don’t compare or compete, everybody will respect you.” – Lao Tzu