If what you say is not necessary, be sure it is kind and true.
If what you say is not kind, be sure it is true and necessary.
If what you say is not true, be sure it is necessary and kind.
Liz passed away suddenly and unexpectedly a few weeks later. Her thought was picked up from here by "The Quote Garden" and has found considerable circulation on the net. I am so pleased that Liz has attained this recognition for something she said here.
Now a few new thoughts of my own.
"If you will recognize the blessings in your life, your intellect will soon enough come to accept their source."
"In the soul of every gardener is a vestige of belief in the Tooth Fairy."
"What is a gardener, after all, but a magician's assistant.
"If you've never experienced the joy of accomplishing more than you can imagine, plant a garden."
"One might define God as whoever it is who knew exactly the kids you would have picked out for yourself."
"You can awaken each day to obligations you never chose -- or you can decide now to choose them."
"Never hold a grudge, especially one whose year of origin can only be determined by radioactive dating."
While others are laid to their rest, an American is buried with a list of "Things I Gotta Do in the Six Weeks the Fingernails Keep Growing."
Talk about a persuasive tongue -- you know those TV ads where they say "Strict limit of three to a caller?" Well, I talked the guy into selling me four.
"At some point in childhood you discover that nothing is fun forever, which news you then have to break to your dog."
"The more side roads you stop to explore, the less likely that life will pass you by."
"What every manipulator of crowds knows is that no two people are alike; it takes three or more."
In one compartment of my mind reside my thoughts and in the compartment below reside my beliefs, and my beliefs keep pounding on the ceiling, shouting, "Be quiet up there!"
"If you haven't time to respond to a tug at your pants leg, your schedule is too crowded."
~~ Robert Brault