List for life -
Observations and Rules - of thumb, to live by, to break......or,
Don't chase the Cat around the house with a shop-vac


In no particular order -

The only "rules" in life are the ones we learn, the ones we follow, and the ones we create along the way...

Use never and always as if they had a warning label attached

Never spend more energy on hating rather than loving, particularly when dissolving a relationship. Remember that the fire that warms is also the fire that burns...

(1) If at first you don't the instructions

Change is like a grain of sand; one grain is a reminder of the beach, a thousand is a small part of the beach in your shoes, a billion billion - is the beach

When all else fails, use a hammer. It probably won't fix it, but the pounding can be very satisfying

Try to be as silly as you are smart - keep the child in you alive - after all, that's how you started out

It's never too late to begin, it's just that the later you start, the longer it will take you

Remember that failure is a part of the journey, and mistakes are footprints on the path to success

Sometimes, when you're considering a risk or trying to make a decision, you just have to assess and guess...

"Never give up. Never, Never, Never give up."
- Winston Churchill

"If aliens are smart enough to travel through space....why do they keep abducting the dumbest people on earth?"
- Winston cigarette ad

"Outside of a dog, a book is a man's best friend. Inside of a dog, it's too dark to read."
- Groucho Marx

"You gotta be careful if you don't know where you're going, because you might not get there."
- Yogi Berra

"There comes a time in every man's life, and I've had plenty of them."
- Casey Stengel

"Don't worry about the world coming to an end today. It's already tomorrow in Australia."
- Charles Schultz

Be kind, be courteous, be thoughtful, be on time, be yourself

Confidence is security in everything you know. Arrogance is insecurity in pretending you know everything

Reality is better than drugs and alcohol any day - fantasy on the other hand, makes reality look like B&W TV with no sound and bad reception...making fantasy real - now that's a fun challenge

A little bit of "smattitude"* goes a long way... (*smart-ass attitude)

Truth is never simple

Time is usually measured in events, but the reality is - most often in eventually...

At some point in life we should look forward with hope or risk being drawn back into regret

Cherish each moment with a child. They trust unconditionally, forgive easily, adapt quickly, discover and learn eagerly, play joyfully and remind us of what we have forgotten to practice - or lost…

Absolutes are for physics and fanatics

Hold onto your dreams. They can be slippery little devils...

International diplomacy is easy. For a real challenge, try negotiating with a determined 8 year old...

The past is - something to remember - and something to forget...

The easy part in life is knowing there are things in common. The harder part is discovering them in the people we meet

When computers come between people, they subtract more than they add...

"When you run down the street on fire, people will get out of your way."
- Richard Pryor

"The computer allows you to make mistakes faster than any other invention, with the possible exception of handguns and tequila." - Mitch Ratcliffe

(2) If at first you dont succeed, give it to someone who has actually read the instructions...

Now, is not always, a duplicate of yesterday, or a promise about tomorrow.

"One palinka Two palinka Three palinka FLOOR!"
- Dan Woods (thank you)

“I really didn’t say everything I said.”
- Yogi Berra

"Going to church doesn't make you a Christian any more than standing in a garage makes you a car."
- found on the internet

Luck counts - in horse-shoes, hand-grenades and traffic jams - not so much for nuclear devices - or love. Knowing what one wants does matter, knowing how to get it is the crux of having what one wants...

Others may walk in your footsteps - No one can walk in your shoes.
Besides, they wouldn't fit - and, well - mine probably smell bad too....

When we cannot be together in the same place, there are 2 places that we can always be together - in our hearts and in our memories...

Life is now - and now is not always...

The secret to going insane - is to take a lifetime doing it.... by the time you are really old, everybody thinks you are just being normal.

I cannot change the world - I can make changes in the part I am in...

There is no script for life -you write it every breath...or for the less imaginative - one reads a book from someone who tells one what to do

The sweet is that we can recall with such detail and intensity special people, moments, places and hold these memories forever.
The sour is - also the sweet....when only the memory still lives...

Being alone is not enjoyable, but it can be a lesson to teach us to always appreciate our family and friends, and to make new friends. It is not always easy, but it is always worth the effort.
I have many happy memories and I try to remember that I will have many more, even when I am feeling alone and sad. Now is not always, and the moment will pass and the future will change. Look forward to that as you are going in that direction.

Sometimes you can see clearly what choice(s) to make.... and sometimes when you must choose, it feels like you are just guessing. Life has many of these adventures.

Home is where you rest your head. Adjusting to a movable home is sometimes a long slow journey, and sometimes there is no place like the first place that can take its place...

Never be afraid to try...never be afraid to fail, because when you finally find what you have been looking for, the past will remind you of how wonderful and special the present is - and the future will be...

Arguing with someone who is smart is difficult. Arguing with an idiot is impossible.
(to paraphrase Mark Twain... and from a recent ex-perience...)

A goal is not always meant to be reached; it often simply serves as something to aim at.
- Bruce Lee

Creative controlled chaos....I am extremely well-organized - and - messy. I see no usefulness in the time and energy it takes to put away something I know I will soon need and use again - so I don't... I also curse and don't read manuals

Reddit - a website where people who have no lives, post stories to be read - by other people....who have no lives...


- to be continued -


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