Posts Tagged ‘Wisdom’

Not Just Animal Attacks, Son

November 21, 2019

I’m pretty sure hopelessness is a big killer in animal attacks.

– My son, L. (age 9) (As part of our conversation on the importance of not just giving up in bad situaions.)

Great Wisdom No Matter Who Said It Though

January 18, 2019

A lie doesn’t become truth, wrong doesn’t become right, and evil doesn’t become good just because it’s accepted by a majority.

– Ironically enough, frequently attributed to Booker T. Washington in memes, but I can find no source for this.  Possible source is Rick Warren.

Now That You Mention It, Son, That Really IS Pretty Snotty!

November 1, 2018

You shouldn’t ask a yes-no question and then make ‘yes’ not an option!

– L, Age 7 (but only for a couple more days) – in response to The Little Red Hen story

 

Um . . . Yes, Yes It Is

September 27, 2018

A bit of wisdom gleaned from a larger conversation I had recently:

It’s time to get your pacemaker checked when you have a heart rate of 39 beats a minute.

Open Necessity, Insert Foot

September 5, 2018

So after two solid days of necessary work, my foot is telling me today is a good day to let it heal some more.

I think I’ll listen to it.

No Thanks

August 22, 2018

As I continue to explore the practical limitations of my current mobility, I do admit to finding myself marveling once again at how something as simple as a relatively minor injury can have dramatic impacts.  And while this is interesting to me, let me make it abundantly clear that I am not grateful for this learning opportunity.

As my Grandfather never used to say, “If you learned something from getting snake bit, then good for you.  Opportunities for learning can be found almost everywhere . . . but that don’t mean you’ve got to thank the snake for biting you.”

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