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Friday, February 25, 2011

Fragments of wisdom

Mommy's Idea

You know what the great thing about the internet is? I mean besides Facebook Scrabble and the ability to buy endless quantities of stuff you don't need without leaving the couch. It's that there is a plethora of wit and wisdom floating out there just waiting to copied, pasted, forwarded to friends, printed out and hung on the refrigerator.

Here are some of the tidbits that I've been happy to come across lately:
"What if you woke up tomorrow with only the things you thanked God for yesterday?"  -- That one is from my friend Ann, who tells her kids to "be a blessing." 

"When your passion and purpose is greater than your fears and excuses, you will find a way." -- I'm not sure who originally said this, but one of my Facebook friends posted it today. Maybe she was the one who said it first? I'm not sure, but on a day when I had plenty of reasons why I couldn't go to the gym, it was one I needed to hear.

"Taking out the garbage is not a chore. It's being an adult." -- or a member of the family. By author Jon Acuff  

"Don't ask what the world needs. Ask what makes you come alive and go do it. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive." -- Harry Thurman. I'm not sure how I came across this one, but it made me think of Annie right away. In fact, I think she's using it at her 8th grade quote in the yearbook.

"I am about to take a restraining order out on winter. I think it is stalking me." -- @crisgoode on Twitter. This one isn't so much wise as it is funny. And laughter is good for the maybe there is some wisdom there.

What pieces of wisdom have you found online lately? Here's some wise advice -- head over to Mrs. 4444's place for more Friday Fragments!


Stacy said...

I LOVE that first one about waking up with only what you thanked God for yesterday....awesome reminder to be thankful!.

Brandi. said...

Awesome quotes! Mind if I "steal" a couple!?

The Crazy Coxes said...

I love your bits of wisdom. I saw that thankign God one earlier this week too. It made me think...and be more thankful!

Have a great weekend!

We 2 Bees said...

Loved your quotes! The passion and purpose I needed to hear today! Thanks for sharing!
Stopping by from Mrs. 4444.

annies home said...

your qoutes are great thanks for sharing I am your newest follower you can find me at

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Mrs4444 said...

I am beginning to feel that stalking thing, too...