Thursday, March 25, 2010

Uncovering Word Nuggets

There's always something quite satisfying about taking a few moments to clean off the junk pile that accumulates on the side of my desk. For one thing, there's the joyful pleasure of putting things to rights in one's corner of the world, even if it's just the corner of my desk. Then, there is the delight that comes when one uncovers a 'nugget' in a pile of junk.

I can't say that I ever found any hidden cash in those piles. No, my tiny treasures are not of the monetary kind. Still I do enjoy uncovering some timely saying scribbled on a scrap of paper. Let me share a few with you before they disappear into the pile again.

On Variety...
The best way to know life is to love many things.
~ Vincent Van Gogh

On Forgiveness...
Always forgive your enemies--
nothing annoys them so much.
~ Oscar Wilde

On Hope...
Though no one can go back and make a brand new start,
anyone can start from now and make a brand new ending.
~ Carl Bard

On Sharing...
To get a full value of a joy
you must have someone to divide it with.
~ Mark Twain

On Homemaking...
Take responsibility for the way your home feels.
~ Alexandra Stoddard

On Writing...
Just pay attention,
then patch a few words together,
and don't try to make them elaborate.
This isn't a contest but a doorway.
~ Mary Oliver

Three Rules of Work...
Out of clutter find simplicity;
From discord find harmony;
In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity.
~ Albert Einstein

On Clearing Clutter...
If I was moving away, would I take it with me?
~ Kathy, my sister

On Discarding Paper...
If I've learned the lesson (written on this paper),
why do I need to keep it?

If I have not learned the lesson
from this piece of paper yet, I'm not going to learn it.
(Maybe I need) to get a new piece of paper.
~ Kathy, my sister

Wishing you a fine day!


  1. good thoughts, I got a chuckle at forgive your enemies-it annoys them. lol

  2. Your sister sounds very wise!

  3. Agreed that your sister Kathy is worth listening to!

  4. I love Albert Einstein. Did you find any Yogi Bera? :)

  5. Lovely thoughts... just lovely! Thank you so much for sharing them!!


  6. Your blog looks good. Great idea. I have as hard time getting rid of my computer junk and stuff as I do my physical junk and stuff.Your sister seems to be a wise woman.

  7. Your sister Kathy is quite the sage! =D

    1. Say, have you heard from Peggy (Queenmothermawmaw) lately?

    2. Vee, I haven't heard from Peggy in a very long time. I've looked a few times. I won the cutest painting she did of a chicken many years ago.

  8. I love the way your sister Kathy thinks :) !


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