Sunday, 30 September 2007

My favourite sayings...........

I found this saying yesterday whilst blog surfing..On the spectrum of life, I'm pretty certain that assholes are the "lowest functioning" human beings out there. Found at Tis my life
Made me smile. I love sayings, here are a few of my favourites.

Attitudes are contagious. Are yours worth catching? ~Dennis and Wendy Mannering

If you don't like something change it; if you can't change it, change the way you think about it. ~Mary Engelbreit

Every thought is a seed. If you plant crab apples, don't count on harvesting Golden Delicious. ~Bill Meyer

Blessed is he who expects nothing, for he shall never be disappointed. ~Attributed to both Jonathan Swift and Benjamin Franklin

The only disability in life is a bad attitude. ~Scott Hamilton

Enjoy the little things, for one day you may look back and realize they were the big things. ~Robert Brault

Whenever you fall, pick something up. ~Oswald Avery

Anywhere is paradise; it's up to you. ~Author Unknown

A loving person lives in a loving world. A hostile person lives in a hostile world; everyone you meet is your mirror. ~Ken Keyes, Jr.

If you are not free to choose wrongly and irresponsibly, you are not free at all
Jacob Hornberger

While we try to teach our children all about life,Our children teach us what life is all about.~Angela Schwindt

The only thing worth stealing is a kiss from a sleeping child. ~Joe Houldsworth

If the human race were perfect I wouldn’t qualify to be a member.

The only genuine love worthy of its name, is unconditional. John Powell

Argue your limitations and sure enough, they are yours. Richard Bach

I could go on!
What are your favourite sayings?


Elizabethd said...

I often remember a book of my childhood, The Water Babies. There was a woman called Mrs Doasyouwouldbedoneby.
It's not a saying, but i always used her name to try to remind my children that it how the world goes round.

Blossomcottage said...

Today is the tomorrow you worried about yesterday.

Vi vi vi vooom!!!!!!!! said...

got this from another blogger and now have it printed out above my desk 'Don't let life discourage you; everyone who've got where they are had to begin where they were'

Elissa said...

I have sooo many sayings that I could say are my favourites, but one that I really love is "Live your life each day as you would climb a mountain." But I also love, "When it is dark enough, you can see the stars" and "Circumstances do not make the man, they reveal him". Ooh, I could go on and on...

Jackie Luben said...

What a lovely set of sayings. I can't equal any of them, but appreciated them.

Annie Wicking and Loman Austen said...

Hi thank you for dropping by my blog. I too have a 19 years old son; he chose to work with autistic youngster. He loved the work to the point where he didn't see it as work. He got let down by the mangagement at the centre where he work. They never allowed him the time off he needed to recover from the long shifts. They were always phoning him up when he came home after his shift had ended as they could rely on him when others let them down. It was when I found out he was taking tables to keep himself awake upset me most. As you can guess he not working then anymore. He's hoping to go back in to care work when he's older. It was a sad day for him & I'm sure it broken his heart. He had been helping out with autistic youngster from the age of 12 as part of the DofE Award. and loved it so much asked if he could carry on after he had done his two week for the award. My son stand over 6ft, has a heart of gold and is so calm.
Best wishes

Lady in red said...

one of my favourites is

a day without laughter is a day wasted


smile and the world smiles with you

Casdok said...

Annie, your son sounds wonderful. But sounds as though because of his big heart he was being used.
Such a shame, as we need good people working with our kids.

Anonymous said...

When you get to the end of your rope, tie and knot and hang on.

Crystal xx

dgibbs said...

"Imagination is more important than knowledge." -- Al Einstein

"Fortunately, I keep my feathers numbered, for just such an emergency." -- Foghorn Leghorn
though silly it is true of most of us Moms

Ashley's Mom said...

One of my favorites, because it applies so much to my daughter who is deafblind, is:

"I'm not afraid of storms for I am learning how to sail my ship."
Helen Keller

WesterWitch/Headmistress said...

Keep your words soft and small - you never know when you may have to eat them.

If you see someone without a smile - give them one of yours.

Show me a home where the bufallo roam and I'll show you a house with a very dirty carpet . . lol

God helps those who help themselves. So I helped myself and got six months . . .LOL

I don't know who is the author of any of the above, but they are among my favourites.

BBC said...

Every thought is a seed.

Right, and I'm a gardener.

Billy has chocolate.

Cooooooome toooooo Biiiilly.


Hey, post your chili and chocolate muffins recipe hon. Hugs.

slouching mom said...

I love the kiss from a sleeping child quote.

One of my favorites is:

"I submit to you that if a man has not discovered something that he will die for, he isn't fit to live."

(Martin Luther King, Jr.)

BBC said...

Argue your limitations and sure enough, they are yours. Richard Bach

He is a very interesting man, at least he was until he went off the deep end.

He wrote my favorite romance, I've read it more than once. If you haven't read "The Bridge Across Forever" you should get a copy.

Paul F. said...

I like the one attributed to Swift and Franklin.

How about this...
"Those who are waiting for things to turn up have their eyes fixed on their toes."

Casdok said...

I have all of Richard Bachs books!

dawn said...

Those are great sayings also. Years ago when I was working at a packaging plant I would put saying up in the windows for different departments to read. For the most part the response was great. I still have many of the little booklets I got those from, but to find them would be a huge chore. I was thinking of looking for them to do some Thursday Thirteens sometime.

I scrolled down and read some of your other posts. That is a great Mars post and really does give a tiny look of your son's life. I know one family with an autistic child, but not very well. One day, my son then 12 went over to play with him (he was 7) in a volunteer capacity. He worked with the worker and I kind of visited with his mom. She was very lonely because she spent so much of her time working with him and had a hard time meeting people and doing things. I have seen the family a couple of times since, and I am not sure how it is going with them.

Thank you for visiting and leaving a comment on my blog.

Chris H said...

"Do unto others what you would have others do unto you".
"What goes around comes around".
"I may be fat, but you are ugly and I can diet".

Anonymous said...

Start by doing what's necessary, then what's possible, and suddenly you are doing the impossible.
- Saint Francis of Assisi

This was in my blogheader, before I installed the MUISTO graphic and I still love it!

Anonymous said...

Hi C
My favourite saying I found on another blog..."Friends are like stars. You don't always see them but they are always there"

Karmyn R said...

I like the saying you have about thoughts are seeds - if you plant crabapples don't expect golden delicious. That's a great one.

Lorri said...

I love sayings, too, and one of my all time favorites is by Eleanor Roosevelt: A woman is like a tea bag-you never know how strong she is until she gets in hot water.

Casdok said...

How true!
Arnt sayings wonderful, some people are so clever and have such a way with words.

Rachelle said...

Dear Casdok,
What a great blog! I am glad you visited me, thank you.
I have worked with the autistic population for 25 years now.
Currently I am working with a young man I have been with for 6 years now.
I also have an autistic brother. If you take a wander through my blog, you will come across "He aint heavy.... he's my brother"
Blessings to you and your son, he is lucky to have you for his mom!

Casdok said...

He aint heavy... hes my brother, was no 2 in the charts when C was born!!
Crazy kind of love was no 1.
I will always remember that!!

BBC said...

"He aint heavy.... he's my brother"

Back in the sixty's I often sent money to Boy's Town. That was their line in their money raising program.

I lost track of them some time ago but I think it's called Boys and Girls Town now.

Most of my donations these days are sent out of country, America is flush enough to take care of its own, if it only would.

I worry more about women and children starving to death living under trees in Africa and India.

BBC said...

Ah, you have all of Richards books. He does play with your head doesn't he?

It saddened me to learn that him and Leslie got a divorce. Not long after that his website started getting too goofy for me so I stopped visiting it.

I see that you are picking up some traffic from some of my readers. Some of them love me and some of them hate me, don't ya just love it? And I think you are intelligent enough to understand that remark. :-)

MY OWN WOMAN said...

First they came for the Socialist, and I did not speak out because I was not a socialist. Then they came for the Trade Unionist, and I did not speak out becaue I was not a trade unionist. Then they came for the Jews, and I did not speak out because I was not a Jew. Then they came for Me, and there was no one left to speak for me. -Pastor Martin Miemoller

Bare Bones Gardener said...

'By the time you find greener pastures, you can't climb over the fence…'

The creation of a thousand forests is in one acorn.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

In creating, the only hard thing's to begin; a grass-blade's no easier to make than an oak.
James Russell Lowell

Just 3 from a personal collection of very many

LittleBrownDog said...

Some great ones there, Casdok.

Elizabeth McClung said...

"Beauty is only skin deep, but ugly goes clean to the bone"
Dorothy Parker

This one probably says a bit too much about me: Teddy Roosevelt
"Far better it is to dare mighty things, to win glorious triumphs, even though checkered by failure, than to take rank with those poor spirits who neither enjoy much nor suffer much, because they live in the gray twilight that knows neither victory nor defeat."

As does this: Paulo Coelho
"But there is suffering in life, and there are defeats. No one can avoid them. But it's better to lose some of the battles in the struggles for your dreams than to be defeated without ever knowing what you're fighting for.”

DJ Kirkby said...

'Don't take life too seriously, you will never get out of it alive. Elbert Hubbard

Anne Brooke said...

I must admit (as the daughter of an apple farmer) that the thought of harvesting anything as truly horrid as a Golden Delicious makes me cringe!!!

Nothing wrong with a good crab apple - or indeed any good English apple, tee hee!

In the meantime, my fav saying: "It's all done by smoke and mirrors."



Tera said...

Dr. Suess
Be who you are and say what you feel, cause those who matter don't mind, and those who mind, don't matter.

My favorite quote of all time...of course, I also really like this one:

Children should be seen and heard and believed. An old Indian saying

Thanks for stopping by my blog! Hope to hear more from you!!!

mommy~dearest said...

Assholes are by far the "lowest functioning"... and ex-husbands. ;)

buffalodickdy said...

"Learn to use what you have got,
and you'll not miss what you have not". Underdog. (with the voice of Wally Cox).

Attila The Mom said...

Loved this list!

My current fav is:

Live your life as an exclamation, not an explanation!

Spider Girl said...

"Dwell in possibility".

---Emily Dickinson

Anonymous said...

"If you're standing on thin ice, you might as well dance."

A bumper sticker I once read.

Niksmom said...

Life is not about waiting for the storm to pass, it is about learning to dance in the rain.