Friday, April 11, 2008

Friday Free for All...

GREAT TRUTHS THAT LITTLE CHILDREN HAVE LEARNED:
1) No matter how hard you try, you can't baptize cats.
2) When your Mom is mad at your Dad, don't let her brush your hair.
3) If your sister hits you, don't hit her back. They always catch the second person.
4) Never ask your 3-year old brother to hold a tomato.
5) You can't trust dogs to watch your food.
6) Don't sneeze when someone is cutting your hair.
7) Never hold a Dust-Buster and a cat at the same time.
8) You can't hide a piece of broccoli in a glass of milk.
9) Don't wear polka-dot underwear under white shorts.
10) The best place to be when you're sad is Grandpa's lap.

GREAT TRUTHS THAT ADULTS HAVE LEARNED:
1) Raising teenagers is like nailing jelly to a tree.
2) Wrinkles don't hurt.
3) Families are like fudge.mostly sweet, with a few nuts.
4) Today's mighty oak is just yesterday's nut that held its ground.
5) Laughing is good exercise. It's like jogging on the inside.
6) Middle age is when you choose your cereal for the fiber, not the toy.

GREAT TRUTHS ABOUT GROWING OLD
1) Growing old is mandatory; growing up is optional.
2) Forget the health food. I need all the preservatives I can get.
3) When you fall down, you wonder what else you can do while you're down there.
4) You're getting old when you get the same sensation from a rocking chair that you once got from a roller coaster.
5) Its frustrating when you know all the answers but nobody bothers to ask you the questions.
6) Time may be a great healer, but it's a lousy beautician.
7) Wisdom comes with age, but sometimes age comes alone.

THE FOUR STAGES OF LIFE:
1) You believe in Santa Claus.
2) You don't believe in Santa Claus.
3) You are Santa Claus.
4) You look like Santa Claus.

SUCCESS: ?
At age 4 success is.not piddling in your pants.
At age 12 success is.having friends.
At age 17 success is...having a drivers license.
At age 35 success is.having money.
At age 50 success is...having money.
At age 70 success is...having a drivers license.
At age 75 success is...having friends.
At age 80 success is...not piddling in your pants.

 

We all need to read this one over and over until it becomes part of who we are!

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HOW TO STAY YOUNG
1. Try everything twice. On Madams tombstone (of Whelan's and Madam) she said she wanted this epitaph: Tried everything twice...loved it both times!

2. Keep only cheerful friends.  The grouches pull you down. (Keep this in mind if you are one of those grouches.)

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3. Keep learning:  Learn more about the computer, crafts, gardening, whatever. Never let the brain get idle. "An idle mind is the devil's workshop" And the devil's name is Alzheimer's!

4. Enjoy the simple things.

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5. Laugh often, long and loud. Laugh until you gasp for breath. And if you have a friend who makes you laugh, spend lots and lots of time with HIM/HER.

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6. The tears happen: Endure, grieve, and move on. The only person who is with us our entire life, is ourselves.  LIVE while you are alive.

7. Surround yourself with what you love: Whether it's family, pets, keepsakes, music, plants, hobbies, whatever. Your home is your refuge.

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8. Cherish your health: If it is good, preserve it. If it is unstable, improve it. If it is beyond what you can improve, get help, and if there is no help available, learn to live with what you have!!

9. Don't take guilt trips. Take a trip to the mall, even to the next county, to a foreign country, but NOT to where the guilt is.

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10. Tell the people you love that you love them, at every opportunity.

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11. Forgive now those who made you cry. You might not get a second time.

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Some Quotes for the Day:

Every tear is answered by a blossom,
Every sigh with songs and laughter,
April-blooms upon the breezes toss them.
April knows her own, and is content.
~Susan Coolidge

 

Earth unfolds, Softly falling rain, growing plants
and buds blossoming. Visions of the earth, with
glories of nature, beauty of the daffodils, sunshine
and rain from a rainbow, Awe! Nature in full bloom.
~Blanche Black

 

A gush of bird-song, a patter of dew, A cloud,
and a rainbow's warning, Suddenly sunshine
and perfect blue-- An April day in the morning.
~Harriet Prescott Spofford

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3 comments:

luvmy4sons said...

Lots of little jewels in today's batch! Made me smile!

joan said...

Hi Jennifer,

Enjoyed these today. I especially like the truths for children where the best place to be if you are sad is grandpa's lap.

Beaufort Belle said...

Glad to bless you both with joy and smiles!