It's that time of the year....

It's that time of the year....

Friday, May 13, 2011

Thoughts to Live By

  1. Anger is a condition in which the tongue works faster than the mind.
  2. You can’t change the past, but you can ruin the present by worrying over the future.
  3. Love…and you shall be loved.
  4. All people smile in the same language.
  5. A hug is a great gift…one size fits all.  It can be given for any occasion and it’s easy to exchange.
  6. Everyone needs to be loved…especially when they do not deserve it.
  7. The real measure of man’s wealth is what he has invested in eternity.
  8. Everything has beauty, but not everyone sees it.
  9. It is important for parents to live the same things they teach.
  10. If you fill your heart with regrets of yesterday and the worries of tomorrow, you have nothing today to be thankful for.
  11. Happy memories never wear out, relive them as often as you want.
  12. Home is the place where we grumble the most, but are often treated the best.
  13. The choices you make today will usually affect tomorrow.
  14. Take time to laugh, for it is the music of the soul.
  15. If anyone speaks badly of you, live so none will believe it.
  16. Patience is the ability to idle your motor when you feel like stripping your gears.
  17. Love is strengthened by working through conflicts together.
  18. The best things parents can do for their children is to love each other.
  19. Harsh words break no bones but they do break hearts.
  20. To get out of a difficulty, one must go through it.
  21. We take for granted the things that we should be giving thanks for.
  22. Love is the only thing that can be divided without being diminished.
  23. Happiness is enhanced by others but does not depend upon others.
  24. You are richer today if you have laughed, given, or forgiven.
  25. For every minute you are angry with someone, you lose 60 seconds of happiness that you can never get back.
  26. Do what you can, for who you can, with what you have, and where you are.
  27. The best gifts to give;
  • To your friend loyalty
  • To your enemy, forgiveness
  • To your child, a good example
  • To your mate, love and faithfulness
  • To everyone, charity

I was cleaning out an old folder this afternoon and I came upon these thoughts in a message that I had received and printed out 10 years ago.  Makes a lot of sense to me. Number 10 is my favorite.

Red heart  Beth


  1. Twin...this is absolutely the best EVER! LOVE it and will print it!!

  2. All good, but #10 is very good to remember.

  3. #27 especialy speaks to me but all of them do.

    xoxox Have a good weekend, Twin.

  4. Hi Beth,

    Lots of wise words here, have a good weekend, hugs Nita.

  5. Blessings.....
    very insightful....

    Stay blessed and have a wonder filled Weekend

  6. I love #7, 10 and 27. Beth you have no idea how much I needed to read this tonight. It is a true blessing! Thank you. Blessings, Joanne

  7. This is wonderful! Your list is both thoughtful and powerful. These truly are "thoughts to live by."


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