Here are a few thoughts that occurred to me this week while staring out at the ocean from under a beach umbrella. I've appended a few of my less-quoted oldies.
"In counting your blessings, be sure to count the things you can be happy without."
"If tomorrow you were granted everything you ever wished for, you could put on a heckuva yard sale."
"What a unique treasure are the things we have learned to live without, for no thief can take them from us."
"Whew, I just had this nightmare where a burglar broke in and left stuff."
"I am never five minutes into stripping the clutter from my life before I start running into the clutter that is my life."
"Eventually you come to realize that most people aren't looking for a fight but for someone to surrender to."
"I would love to go back and travel the road not taken, if I knew at the end of it I'd find the same set of grandkids."
"Insanity is a growing certainty that you haven't lost your mind after all."
"I would like to be the sort of friend that when I come visiting, you tidy up and not chase around trying to erase all signs of previous life."
Some of my less-quoted oldies
"Through both their lives, a mom never stops chasing her toddler down to the water's edge."
"How often we choose the safe path only to discover that it was not one of the choices."
"The human life span is an unresolved issue between God and garlic."
"Skepticism is a religion very rich in evangelists but very short on saviors."
"There's a book in all of us, which, in most cases, is a good place for it."
"Nobody has a stroke of dumb luck without thinking they can have a stroke of dumber luck."
~~ Robert Brault