Thursday, December 07, 2006

Words to Live By

It strikes me as ironic that the day after I write a post based on one of my grandpa's comments, I receive a booklet filled with them. Jill and Jeremy at The Manna Group asked Grandpa to write down his favorite sayings and then they typed it up. It is a great list. I thought I'd share a few of my favorites with you!
  • Assume people like you, until they tell you different
  • Our attitude determines our altitude
  • Age is an issue of mind over matter. If you don't mind, it doesn't matter.
  • Don't holler at your wife unless the house is on fire
  • Habits work for or against us. Form good habits.
  • As you sow, so shall ye reap
  • The little things we do or say make the big difference
  • Put round pegs in round holes and square pegs in square holes
  • Procrastination is suicide of time. Remember the three magic words: Do it now.
  • Plan your work and work your plan
  • Believe in what you're doing or STOP doing it
  • It is not so important what happens to us, as how we respond to what happens to us
  • People don't care how much you know, until they know how much you care

Grandma had her own list - here are a few of her favorite sayings.

  • Its what you learn after you know it all that counts
  • A good example can overcome a lot of bad advice
  • Getting back on the right track usually involves gettint out of a rut

Golden nuggets of wisdom to live by. For those of you who know my Grandpa, I'm sure you can picture him saying a few of these nuggets - I can. To me, the list conjures up wonderful images of my Grandpa, making them not just words to live by, but words to treasure.

1 comment:

Jami said...

Oh, the words of Grandpa!! Those are truly words to live by! :)