First Word: Quips and quotes

I have always been a big fan of quips, quotes, words of wisdom, metaphors, similes or whatever you prefer to call them. You have probably seen these placed on plaques, bulletin boards or any other visible place for one to view with regularity. For the most part, these sayings serve as motivation, humor, spiritual insight or guidance for our daily lives. I want to share some of my favorites in hopes that you will find at least some of them to be useful or entertaining!

  • “Your attitude determines your altitude.”
    – Unknown
  • “Be kind; every person you meet is fighting a hard battle.”
    – Ian McLaren
  • “There is more to life than increasing its speed.”
    – Mohandas Gandhi
  • “A nickel ain’t worth a dime anymore.”
    – Yogi Berra
  • “You can observe a lot by just watching.”
    – Yogi, again
  • “Wisdom is in knowing what not to say.”
    – Anonymous
  • “Enjoy your children, don’t just endure them.”
    – Unknown
  • “A man who wants to lead the orchestra must turn his back on the crowd.”
    – Max Lucado
  • “The best place to succeed is where you are with what you have.”
    – Charles Schwab
  • “Time is the most valuable thing a man can spend.”
    – Theophrastus
  • “God lends a helping hand to those who try hard.”
    – Aeschylus
  • “When you love what you are doing, you never have to work a day in your life.”
    – Unknown

In today’s fast-paced life, most of us are guilty of dwelling too much on the little things or being concerned about situations that are totally out of our control. In these cases, I always try to recite my favorite one-liner of all: “Don’t worry about the mule goin’ blind, just load the wagon!”

In other words, let’s do what we’re supposed to do and not worry about what could go wrong somewhere else.

…till next time.