Today I am trying to get some catch-up done in my home before I start my shift at Dad’s, but I wanted to leave you with something to think about for the day. If I have already shared this I don’t remember when and I hope you’ll enjoy it again.
Do more than belong: participate. Do more than care: help. Do more than believe: practice. Do more than be fair: be kind. Do more than forgive: forget. Do more than dream: work. – William Arthur Ward
And from the Word of God:
Finally, brethren, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is of good repute, if there is any excellence and if anything is worthy of praise, let your mind dwell on those things. – Philippians 4:8
Do you have a quote or verse or reminder for yourself to help you keep on the positive side?
Thanks for reading, and … Creative Musings! :)
“She generally gave herself very good advice (though she very seldom followed it).”
- Lewis Carroll, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland
I read the above quote recently and saved it because it seemed a good one to ponder. As a young girl I read Alice in Wonderland more than once. At the time this quote didn’t set itself apart but reading it again I can relate to it.
I quite often give very good advice – to others and myself. None of us give my advice the full respect it deserves.
The advice I give myself most often leans heavily toward being more organized and on schedule. It doesn’t work out very well, though, mostly because I balk at being stuck in routine. I like my routine to have wide boundaries, flimsy (pliable) structure for when I feel like changing things up, and varied so that I … don’t feel stuck.
Does that make me a bit of a rebel? Perhaps. But maybe that is why I like to NOT be like everybody else. Not too different and out there, but not a carbon copy of everything around me.
How about you? Do you – like Alice – give yourself very good advice? And do you follow it? Or do you find yourself chasing the white rabbit now and again, just trying to find out what oddity lies ahead?
Nano - at a standstill; one more idea for PiBoIdMo making my total 24 ideas for day 18.
Thanks for reading, and … Creative Musings!
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“I wonder how old we are when we stop thinking like kids?” – This Kid Reviews Books (Quote used with permission. Thanks, Erik!)