Happy Day to you, awesome readers! And if you’re in the US, HAPPY THANKSGIVING!
In honour of American Thanksgiving, I’ve decided to make a list.
Not a list of things I’m grateful for because, let’s face it, do we really have time to sit through a list of yayyy-my-kids-health-wine-flip-flops-and-Apple?
I think I just made my list.
Never mind. Let’s move on, shall we?
Before we do, you’re probably wondering what-the-what the image is at the top of this post.
Well . . .
I usually post early in the morning to give you something to read with your coffee before you go to work.
But since I’m late today on account of I was working on my book, I would feel totally responsible if your boss walked by your desk right now and saw you reading this blog instead of doing your work. (Even though we both know that this blog is good for your mental health – whereas your job isn’t so much – and mental health is EVERYTHING. (We also both know that your boss may not agree because bosses can be anal about things like that.)
So yeah. You’re welcome. And *Big Hugs*
Okay enough of that. Here’s the list . . .
9 Life quotes no one should ever live without
1. “Challenges are what make life interesting and overcoming them is what makes life meaningful,” said someone by the name of Joshua J. Marine.
Very insightful indeed because this is EXACTLY what I was thinking when I was dealing with my sump pump problems earlier this week.
Confession: No it wasn’t.
2. No one knows who said this one but I kind of have to agree: “Go where you are celebrated – not tolerated. If they can’t see the real value of you, it’s time for a new start.”
Dear my kids: I won’t be home for dinner tonight.
3. No one knows who said this one either. Which kind of makes me wonder: how is it that someone took the time to write down what this nameless person said but DIDN’T take their name??? “The pain you feel today is the strength you feel tomorrow. For every challenge encountered there is opportunity for growth.”
Okay that’s a little too deep for me. I understand now why their name wasn’t important.
4. “It is better to be hated for what you are than to be loved for what you are not,” said French author, André Gide.
This is what I tell myself every time I get obscene hate mail from trolls. Yes, I get that. And if you’re like my friend, Wendy, who’s thinking of starting her own blog, another benefit is that it gives you a tough skin.
5. “I may not have gone where I intended to go, but I think I have ended up where I needed to be.” English author, Douglas Adams, said this right after I stopped to ask him for directions that one time. (And if you know me in real life, you know damn well that it was more than ‘one time’.)
6. “Everything you can imagine is real.”
Dear Pablo Picaso: Just so we’re clear, we’re NOT talking about those times when I’m lying awake at 2 a.m. wondering if there’s a serial killer hiding in my closet, right?
PS. This only happens after a marathon night of Criminal Minds.
PPS. I’m so lying right now.
7. And speaking of lying, I believe it was Khaled Hosseini who said: “Better to get hurt by the truth than comforted with a lie.”
I agree with this. Unless if I ask you what you think about my hair. Then I totally expect you to lie.
8. “Reality continues to ruin my life,” said Bill Watterson at some point in his life. Fitting considering he’s a cartoonist.
And by the way: Me Too! Damn you, reality.
9. “The one you love and the one who loves you are never, ever the same person,” said Chuck Palahniuk.
Don’t quote me on this, but I’m pretty sure that Chuck was married to Sybil.