Thursday, April 15, 2010
Some Old, Some New, Some Borrowed, One Blue
“We all have our limitations, but when we give in to our critics, we also have theirs.”
“Count no day lost in which you waited your turn, took only your share and sought advantage over no one.”
“If you don't feel a bond with all creatures who share with us this moment in eternity, you don't comprehend eternity."
“Before in any way discouraging a child, think back to your own childhood and consider what damage to your self-confidence you now believe was temporary.”
“Sometimes there's a person who just doesn't like who you are, no matter how often you apologize for it.”
“Every good person has won some internal struggle where some David slew some Goliath”
“An umbrella is a device invented to keep umbrella handles totally dry.”
“In planning for your child's future, it seems never too early to do something too late."
“It is a bit of skeptical sleight-of-hand to insist that the Creator of the natural order prove His existence by subverting His own natural laws. We should not expect miracles from God but perfectly logical explanations."
"Few on the road to success get past the exit to social acceptance."
"You wonder, if man were immortal, would he worship God strictly for morality purposes?"
"Often, walking alone with my shadow, I find my answer, the result of gathering together all agreeable parties."
I've learned this about apologizing: "I'm sorry that..." is a better start than "I'm sorry if... ."
"The thing about kids is that they grow up whether we raise them or not -- the reason we’d better raise them."
I remember most fondly the Mother’s Day when we gave mom an Oscar for "Best Performance by a Mom," and she said, “You mean I beat out Meryl Streep?”
I guess I have never really doubted that we are all born to our guardian angel.
Stair Stepping To God
A mind to rule the brain,
A spirit to fire the mind,
A heart to temper the spirit,
A soul to guide the heart,
A Grace to light the soul.
The following are, word-for-word, original items I wrote for National Enquirer in 1984. They are today attributed to other writers, but I should like, if I may, to "borrow" them back.
"A child on a farm sees a plane fly overhead and dreams of a faraway place. A traveler on the plane sees the farmhouse below and dreams of home."
"Now and then it’s good to pause in our pursuit of happiness and just be happy."
This coming Monday marks the 15th anniversary of the Oklahoma City bombing. This is a verse I wrote at the time.
A Mother's Thoughts at a Gravesite in Oklahoma City
Child lost, do you suppose
That we could ever be apart,
That though you’ve left my yearning
You could ever leave my heart?
Do you suppose that as the years
Bring what they will of joy and strife,
I’ll e'er forget that once there stirred
Within me your sweet precious life?
Do you suppose that there will come
A morning when I’ll not arise
To live again that day when last
You turned to me your trusting eyes?
Child dear, I know you dwell
Within the Lord’s protective might,
But do you know how brave you were
And how I long to hold you tight?
~~ Robert Brault
Posted by Robert Brault at 8:42 AM