Posts Tagged ‘Wisdom’

Sometimes I Have To Remind Myself Of This More Than Once In Any Given Day

July 2, 2018

It’s important to keep in mind that “irritating” is not the same thing as “bad,” particularly when it comes to people.


Oddly Appropriate Though If You Think About It

June 8, 2018

Yesterday, while commiserating with someone over having their wisdom teeth removed, I made the following observation:

“When I had my wisdom teeth removed, I went bowling afterwards.  This was not very wise.”

It’s Never Helped Me, At Least

May 31, 2018

Since you don’t really find out what you’re going to do until the moment comes, the wisest course of action is to not fret about it at all until the moment actually arrives.

This is a classic example of something that is true, but also profoundly unhelpful.

That’s Right, Son

March 30, 2018

“I thought because we had a bad moment, we were going to have a bad day, but we didn’t!”

– L., Age 7

So It’s Something To Keep In Mind

March 28, 2018

People frequently share articles with me concerning the reality of hospitals, and I appreciate that, but I usually end up just nodding my head and moving on because of something my grandmother once told me after she had made numerous hospital visits:

“If you’re not sick before you visit a hospital, you will be afterwards.  And if you are sick before you visit, you’re going to be sick from something else as well not long after.”

Now, of course, if you need to go the hospital, then go to the hospital, but my own experiences have proven to my satisfaction the wisdom of her words.

He . . . Has A Point

March 19, 2018

And Hate has been driven off by Love, but Hate can never be truly defeated, for when Love falters, Hate . . . shall . . . return!

– Something I overheard my son saying while he was playing the other day

In My Case, I Suspect Another Breeze Will Be Along Any Minute

March 1, 2018

Some days when you’re becalmed, it’s time to break out the oars.  Other days, it’s just time to enjoy the stillness while it lasts.

“Why Am I Typing?” Would Also Work

February 12, 2018

As a rule I’m not a big fan of motivational speakers, but I am a big fan of accepting wisdom where I find it, so the idea behind W.A.I.T. (Why Am I Talking?) really appeals to me.

It Takes Actual Wisdom To Listen Though

February 9, 2018

Sometimes wisdom sounds like you telling yourself that now is not the time to be funny.

You Know What, Son? You’re Right

October 31, 2017

I feel like all these songs are only saying ‘Just do it!’, and that’s not always helpful.

– My son after hearing yet another “Don’t give up!” song in class today