“The biggest liar in the world is They Say.” – Douglas Malloch

 Positive Quote: “The biggest liar in the world is They Say.” – Douglas Malloch

 

I smile when I read this quote.

 

Have you ever heard someone say “they say” and then list something as fact. Yet, when you ask them who ‘they’ are, the person does not really know?

 

More often than not, in my experience, when you dig into a ‘they say’ the truth is more a combination of the ‘they say’ and the other ‘stuff’. I do my best to avoid tagging on the ‘they say’.

 

What do you think about this quote?

 

Have a tremendous Thursday.

Priscilla

“What a wonderful life I’ve had! I only wish I’d realized sooner.” – Colette

Positive Quote: “What a wonderful life I’ve had! I only wish I’d realized sooner.” – Colette

 

It is hard to step back and think that our life is wonderful when we are in the middle of living it. It is typically once we are ahead of where we were that we look back and think that we had a great time or great experience.

 

Sometimes, I have to stop myself in the middle of some activity and say, what a wonderful life I have. It is not perfect, not stress free, and certainly not free from the ups and downs of life… however, it is a good life and for the most part a very happy life.

 

Today is one of those days. So, I am taking 5 minutes to not work, not think, not do anything and just be thankful for life.

 

Have a terrific Tuesday.

Priscilla

“To fall into a habit is to begin to cease to be.” – Miguel De Unamuno

Positive Quote: “To fall into a habit is to begin to cease to be.” – Miguel De Unamuno

 

This quote has special meaning for me in a few ways. First off, it is the quote that helped me stop biting my nails. I had been a nail biter for as long as I could remember. I could stop for a week and then get right back to it. I bit my nails until they were down to the nubs. I did not like that I bit my nails. I didn’t even enjoy it. Reading the quote made me realize that the habit of biting my nails is what I was doing. I was being dominated by a habit. That shook me. I decided then and there that no habit would ever define me. So I quit. I won’t say it was easy, I will say that I counted each day as a victory. When I got to the 22nd day, I celebrated. I had read a book that mentioned it took 21 days to make or break a habit. It has been years since I last bit my nails. At times of stress I think about it and catch myself almost doing it. Yet, I am thankful that I don’t.

 

The second way this quote has meaning to me is that it helped me realize that at times I could be subconsciously be not engaged or aware. In those moments that habit of what I am doing takes over and I am not fully there. For example, have you ever been driving and you think to yourself, wow how did I get here, I don’t remember passing such and such marker. Or, you have to stop and ask yourself did I already feed the dog, or put the clothes in the dryer, or some other such task…. I believe in those missed moments we are not truly there and if we are not truly there what are we missing.

 

It gives me food for thought.

 

What do you think of when you read this quote?

 

Have a magnificent Monday.

Priscilla

“Each morning sees some task begun, Each evening sees it close, Something attempted, something done, Has earned a night’s repose.” – Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

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Positive Quote:

“Each morning sees some task begun

Each evening sees it close

Something attempted, something done,

Has earned a night’s repose.”

– Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

 

 

Have you ever had one of those days where it seems like you can’t accomplish one thing? In life, there will continue to be fires to be put out. There will be things that take over your to-do list.

 

This used to bother me. Until I realized that those things, those interruptions, those fires… those were part of the job. That completing/fixing one of those should be something I was content with. Changing how I viewed these things changed my whole perspective. Now when the phone rings or an email pops up that is marked urgent or important, I close my eyes, clear my head and then answer the phone or open the email and try to help.

 

When I get home from work, my husband and I ask each other if we did the things we wanted to get done that day or if we have ‘homework’. I would say 7 times out of 10 we are ok with what we have done in that day. It may not have lined up with what we planned on, yet more often than not, it turned out all right.

 

 

What do you think of when you read this quote?

 

 

 

Have a tremendous Thursday and if you are in a cold area, stay warm. It was 1 degree when I came into work today; too cold.

Priscilla

“Different roads sometimes lead to the same castle.” ― George R.R. Martin – A Game of Thrones

Positive Quote: “Different roads sometimes lead to the same castle.” ― George R.R. Martin – A Game of Thrones

 

This quote reminds me that there is more than one way to accomplish a goal or reach a destination. Yes, some roads take longer to travel than others and some have more obstacles to overcome. However, in the end you can reach your destination if you don’t lose sight of it.

 

What does this quote bring to your mind?

 

Have a wonderful Wednesday.

Priscilla