Sayings and Quotes To Live By
Sayings and Quotes Collection
I have gathered a few of my favorite sayings and quotes, of which I find myself using quite often. Some of these sayings I have picked up from others, and some I have concocted myself. So if you have heard any of them or similar ones before, I am not taking credit for their creation. This is my first installment of favorite quotes and hopefully I will make up some new ones and remember some old ones in the future. Read on and see if any of them apply to your life from my sayings and quotes collection.
Your Dream House Becomes the Place You Live
This saying is not just about living in a dream house, but about the reality of the dream house. You may dream of a beautiful house, build the dream house and actually get to live in this well planned and loved home. But like many things in life the dreams become realities. The house becomes the place where you live. This dream house does have to be cleaned on a regular basis, and sad but true many things will need repair and redecorating during a period of time. Another reality to face is that you will still have problems on a daily basis, but the joy of a beautiful place to experience these problems. Of course you will still continue to love the house but chances are you will take it for granted after a period of time. If only we could remember to take time to appreciate all we have even for a few minutes everyday.
Nothing Stimulates the Appetite Like Eating
My mother in law shared this quote with me many years ago and I never forgot it. You know how it is when you get busy, forget to eat and just don't think of eating? Should you take even one bite of anything, you will be off and running with a well stimulated appetite. I have added a few additions to this saying. The scent of excellent food and the visual picture of seeing the delicious food in person can also easily stimulate the appetite.
A Long Term Friendship can end with a Word
We all know about the fragile quality of friendships and all relationships. You can have a treasured friend who you share many things with and spend a lot of time, but a difference of opinion can turn into a heated argument. You may feel that due to the strength and length of the friendship this will never happen to your friendship. I just lost a friend over an argument and perhaps we will repair it someday or not.
People Seem to Want to get Married, but often don't want to stay married.
Look at Hollywood--.marriages by the dozens to be followed by divorces by the dozens. Romance, excitement, fancy weddings, gorgeous new homes make headline news showing a starry-eyed bride and groom. The reality of life sets in very fast, with the forgotten wedding, a few kids and then on to divorce.
The planning of a wedding for many brides is a trip to fantasy land. The poetry and roses often come to a screeching halt with the arrival of little ones. This is not an indictment against marriage but there are some serious realities about living together; and the excitement of a forthcoming marriage can sweep all of that under the table until later.
Make Healthful Choices
Think Before You Eat
This is one of my favorite sayings. Losing weight or keeping your weight in control is as simple as thinking before you take that next bite. Random eating whenever food appears is one of the main reason people gain weight. I have always thought about what I eat before I do. I no longer even realize it. For example if I am faced with a big buffet and I want to try different things, I will take a tiny taste of my favorites I have selected, and never go back for seconds. After so many years of discipline I tend to choose the healthiest selections.
Everything in Life Has its Compensations.
Everything in life that happens has some sort of compensation, though you may not realize this at the time. It may seem strange but many horrible events can have a compensating factor. An example of this concept would be if you lost all your money. This would be a pretty awful and frightening thing to happen. but it might lead you on a new path of joy and finding a more peaceful existence. I used to tell people I never worried about money, because we had none. See what compensations you can think of from difficult occurrences in your life.
Life is Ever Changing
My mother used to tell me this. Even if you stay in the same house and do the same things everyday, everything around you is changing and in turn will change your life.
Some People you Like No Matter What They Do and Some You Don't Like No Matter What They do
Sometimes you just don't like someone no matter what they say or do. These people can be very nice and accommodating, but there is just something you don't like. And on the other side of the coin you may have someone you like no matter what they do or say, and you are always forgiving of them. I may have made this quote up but if not it is really true. Just think about it with the people you know.
No Matter How Good Life is it is Never Easy
This saying comes from an old friend who I have lost touch with. She seemed to have a charmed life in all areas--good husband, good health, good kids and a solid bankroll. No matter what we have and what is in front of us life is a challenging experience and never easy--except for a moment or two.
Flowers on the Wall
We Want People to Read From Our Script
I saved my favorite saying for the end. We often want people to think the way we do and react as we might in different situations. They don't have to be in total agreement, or do exactly what we want. We just want them to respond in a way we feel is kind and honest.
Many of us have a mental script of life and sometimes wish people would read from this prepared script. It may be a simple thank you from someone that is not said. When we have an argument we would like certain responses and understanding. This concept may be a little complicated and I am hopeful that I have explained it well. You may have to think about this one for a while.