Timeless Quotes and insights....etc


By Erma Bombeck
(written after she learned she was dying of cancer.)
I would have gone to bed when I was sick instead of pretending the earth would go into a holding pattern if I weren't there for the day.
I would have burned the pink candle sculpted like a rose before it melted in storage.
I would have talked less and listened more.
I would have invited friends over to dinner even if the carpet was stained, or the sofa faded.
I would have eaten the popcorn in the 'good' living room and worried much less about the dirt when someone wanted to light a fire in the fireplace.
I would have taken the time to listen to my grandfather ramble about his youth.
I would have shared more of the responsibility carried by my husband.
I would never have insisted the car windows be rolled up on a summer day because my hair had just been teased and sprayed.
I would have sat on the lawn with my grass stains.
I would have cried and laughed less while watching television and more while watching life.
I would never have bought anything just because it was practical, wouldn't show soil, or was guaranteed to last a lifetime.
Instead of wishing away nine months of pregnancy, I'd have cherished every moment and realized that the wonderment growing inside me was the only chance in life to assist God in a miracle.
When my kids kissed me impetuously, I would never have said, "Later. Now go get washed up for dinner." There would have been more "I love you's." More "I'm sorry's."

But mostly, given another shot at life, I would seize every minute...look at it and really see it ... live it .and never give it back. Stop sweating the small stuff.
Don't worry about who doesn't like you, who has more, or who's doing what.
Instead, let's cherish the relationships we have with those who do love us.

Let's think about what God HAS blessed us with. And what we are doing each day. I hope you all have a blessed day.


The Difficult is that which can be done immediately; The Impossible that which takes a little longer.    George Santayana


-I never did a days work in all my life-it was all fun.   Thomas Edison

 -Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to try one more time.   Thomas Edison



-Life is a grindstone. But whether it grinds us down or polishes us up depends on us.   L.Thomas Holdcraft



-Wisdom is not a product of schooling but of the lifelong attempt to acquire it.  Albert Einstein



-Some pursue happiness, others create it.   unknown



-The dictionary is the only place where success comes before work.  Vince Lombardi 



-Blessed are the flexible, for they shall not  be bent out of shape.   old Finnish proverb



-Five keys to fulfilling living:



1.Obey a great God.



2.Dream great dreams.



3.Plan great plans.



4. Pray great prayers.



5. Claim great victories.    



He is well paid that is well satisfied.  William Shakespeare



-There is nothing like a dream to create the future.  Victor Hugo



-Serving God is doing good to man.  Benjamin Franklin



-A person who is to be happy must actively enjoy his blessings.  Cicero



-Keep your face to the sunshine and you cannot see the shadow.  Helen Keller



-There isn't a person anywhere who isn't capable of doing more than he thinks he can.  Henry Ford





-If we did all we are capable of doing we would literally astonish ourselves.  Thomas A. Edison



-If we did all we are capable of doing we would literally astonish ourselves.  Thomas A. Edison






1. I started out with nothing, and I still have most of it.
 2. My wild oats have turned into prunes and All Bran.
3. I finally got my head together; now my body is falling apart.
 4. Funny, I don't remember being absent minded...
 5. All reports are in; Life is now officially unfair.
6. If all is not lost, where is it?
7. It is easier to get older than it is to get wiser.
8.Some days you're the dog; some days you're the hydrant.
9. I wish the buck stopped here; I sure could use a few...
10. Kids in the back seat cause accidents.
 11. Accidents in the back seat
12. It's hard to make a comeback when you haven't been anywhere.
13. Only time the world beats a path to your door is when you're in the bathroom.
14. If God wanted me to touch my toes, he would have put them on my knees.
15. When I'm finally holding all the cards, why does everyone decide to play chess?
16. It's not hard to meet expenses...they're everywhere.
17. The only difference between a rut and a grave is the depth.
18. These days, I spend a lot of time thinking about the hereafter. I go somewhere to get
something and then wonder what I'm here after.
Opps, Sorry! I meant "older"
1. Your houseplants are alive, and you can't smoke any of them.
2. Intimate moments in a twin bed are out of the question.
3. You keep more food than beer in the fridge.
4. 6:00 AM is when you get up, not when you go to bed.
5. You hear your favorite song in an elevator.
6. You watch the Weather Channel.
7. Your friends marry and divorce instead of "hook up" and "break up."
8. You go from 130 days of vacation time to 14.
9. Jeans and a sweater no longer qualify as "dressed up."
10. You're the one calling the police because those %&@# kids next door
won't turn down the stereo.
11. Older relatives feel comfortable telling sex jokes around you.
12. You don't know what time Taco Bell closes anymore.
13. Your car insurance goes down and your car payments go up.
14. You feed your dog Science Diet instead of McDonald's leftovers.
15. Sleeping on the couch makes your back hurt.
16. You take naps sometime between noon to 6 PM!
17. Dinner and a movie is the whole date instead of the beginning of one.
18. Eating a basket of chicken wings at 3 AM would severely upset, rather
than settle, your stomach.
19. If you're a gal, you go to the drug store for ibuprofen and antacid, not
condoms and pregnancy tests.
20. A $4.00 bottle of wine is no longer "pretty good stuff."
21. You actually eat breakfast food at breakfast time.
22. "I just can't drink the way I used to" replaces "I'm never going to drink that much again."
23. 90% of the time you spend in front of a computer is for real work.
24. You drink at home to save money before going to a bar.
25. You read this entire list looking desperately for one sign that doesn't apply to you and can't find one to save your sorry old self.