Wednesday, May 6, 2020

In this time of insecurity, our new normal is anything but. In light of this, I thought it would be fun to collect favorite quotes and sayings from my friends. They came through like troopers.  
Here we go!

Two of my faves:

“You gotta dance like there’s nobody watching,
Love like you’ll never be hurt,
Sing like there’s nobody listening,
And live like it’s heaven on earth”.... William W. Purkey

Irish Proverb
“Never approach a bull
From the front, a horse
From the rear, or an idiot
From any direction.”

From skydiving author Skye Taylor ( Her favorite quote from Hunter Thompson is also a mantra for her life. 

“Life should not be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside in a cloud of smoke, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming, “Wow! What a ride!”

An original quote from Facebook friend, Phillip Schmeck: “My mom didn’t raise no dummy, and if she did, it was my sister.”

I hit the quotations jackpot from my friend, Paula Redd. Here are some of her favorites: 
“May the hinges of friendship never grow rusty.”

“You make a living by what you get, a life by what you give.”

“Winning is not always a victory, and losing is not always defeat.”

“The happy people are failures because they are on such good terms with themselves that they don’t give a damn.”

Long-time friend and fellow mahjongg fanatic, Judy Ozanich, selected the last part of an often-quoted Bible verse…”And the greatest of these is love.”

Wise words of advice from my golfer friend, Vivian Carl:

“Start each day with a grateful heart.”

“Never ask a woman drinking wine straight from the bottle how she’s doing.”

I stole this one from Larry Snyder’s Facebook post:

“Your mind is a garden
Your thoughts are the seeds,
You can grow flowers or
You can grow weeds.” (written by Julie Blanner)

Let’s keep it going, friends. If you have a favorite quote, you know where to find me.