Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Words of Wisdom?

The early bird gets the worm
A bird in the hand is worth two in the bush
First come-first served
It’s just a passing fancy
A penny saved is a penny earned
Don’t put all your eggs in one basket

It's raining cats and dogs
Quiet as a mouse
Barking dogs seldom bite
Every dog has its day
Better late than never
A man is as old as he feels
Every cloud has a silver lining

What's your favorite saying, tell us in a comment.


  1. When life gives you lemons make lemonade.

    Love is not just important. It is essential to life.

    Variety is the spice of life.

  2. "One who would keep his garden tidy, doesn't reserve a plot for weeds." Dag hammerskold
    Gotta get rid of those nasty little bad habits that keep us from being the best we can be!

    "Ultimately there is no such thing as bad weather... only different kinds of good weather."
    My reasons for appreciating this particular saying are as follows:
    Sunshine is delicious on our skins and in our souls. Rain refreshes and replenishes the landscape. It gives us justification for sitting by the fire with a good book or cuddling with a child, hot cocoa in hand, while we watch the fire fairies dance in the flames. Snow is exhilarating. It frosts the hillsides and trees in delicate shades of white and softens the sound of everything.
    My mother used to tell me that a summer breeze was angels blowing us kisses. When the wind would start to howl, she said it was Heaven's broom, clearing dust, cleaning up the broken brances of snow laden trees, and making the stars sparkle brighter when the housekeeping was finished. What's not to like about weather?

    "Worry is like loading up your backpack with a weeks worth of provisions to mountain climb over a mole hill".. me
    Why worry??? My forehead will wrinkle fast enough without it.

    "The tragedy of life is not that we die... but, rather what dies inside of us while we live."
    I don't know who said it, but I like it. It's important to cling to faith in God, trusting in others, believing in ourselves. Dreams are foundations for peaceful and prosperous futures. Another good saying:
    "Just hold on, hold on... the light will come." Michael McLean.
    I sing that to myself when I experience a day when disappointment hits me especially hard. It helps to keep the dreams alive.

    "Fear not, little flock. Do good, and I will encircle thee in the arms of my love. Look unto me in every thought. Doubt not. Fear not." the Savior
    The most comforting words ever to reach the ears or the heart of man.

    I have a huge mental trunk stuffed with sayings, old and new, wise and silly, that keep me moving... or sometimes they will settle and soothe me when life moves to briskly or seems a tad chaotic.
    Thanks be to those who have taken the time to share their insights with us to give us a hand over the humps with snippits of thought.

    Most sayings make sense and have a message. But, "raining cats and dogs?" What does that mean? That makes about as much sense as the entire song, "McArthur Park" Wha???