Best of the Best

The “Keepers”

These are the posts/information/quotations that are truly something unique.  These are my highlights- I hope you enjoy them, as well!

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5 Positive Things

1) Don’t let someone else’s opinion of you become your reality.

2) Never let a bad day make you feel like you have a bad life.

3) It’s never too late to be what you might have been.

4) If opportunity doesn’t knock, build a door.

5) Begin each day with a grateful heart.

We saw these at Doc B’s Fresh Kitchen.

 

Epicurus said,Do not spoil what you have by desiring what you have not; remember that what you now have was once among the things you only hoped for.” 

Quotations:

Gardening-

“There is a lot of therapy in the dirt.”  (a saying from my co-worker’s grandmother)

Food-

“Food, food, food, glorious food!” (singing- Mr. C, one of my wife’s former teachers)

“We have dinner, and it’s like the best thing ever!  Then, the next night, we have dinner, and it’s like the best thing ever!” -my sister-in-law, while staying with us (on my wife and I cooking nightly dinner)

“Cooking is easy. Doing dishes is the hard part.” – a fortune cookie

Writing-

“The right word may be effective, but no word was ever as effective as a rightly timed pause.” — Mark Twain

“Read, read, read. Read everything — trash, classics, good and bad, and see how they do it. Just like a carpenter who works as an apprentice and studies the master. Read! You’ll absorb it.
Then write. If it’s good, you’ll find out. If it’s not, throw it out of the window.”
― William Faulkner

RP: Would you say you are a perfectionist in your editing style?
JK: There were days when I would come home and say to my wife I don’t work for a newspaper, I work for an error factory. It was like a massive tidal wave of errors coming to me and I had to try to stop it. It bothers me that I knew I couldn’t catch them all. I was a perfectionist that never achieved perfection. No one ever does at the pace a newspaper is written, it’s not possible.
“Writing is nothing more than a guided dream.”  -Jorge Luis Borges
If you really love someone, you want to know what they ate for lunch and dinner without you.”  from Amy Krouse Rosenthal’s Encyclopedia of an Ordinary Life via Joy the Baker
“Poetry: the best words in the best order.” -Samuel Taylor Coleridge
“Walking the stacks in a library, dragging your fingers across the spines — it’s hard not to feel the presence of sleeping spirits.” -Robin Sloan

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