Saturday, October 16, 2021

Words, Thoughts, Wisdom . . .

august, fifth teen, twenty one.  
Serendipitous Afternoon
meeting up with a friend I hadn’t seen in years

It took me back to my beginning blogging days. 
I pulled out a few of my posts to read. 
You might enjoy this entry.
May 14, 2011

Words, Thoughts, Wisdom

I began to formally collect favorite words, 
thoughts, reflections a few years ago.  
I have collected them in a file I named, "Flirting."  
My thought was I might like to write a book one day and 
since I had saved, tucked away, written down, quote after quote after quote 
I thought it might be time to ask for some input from friends as to their favorites.  
Many responded and here are some I am sharing.

(Fast forward ten years, still collecting, no book!)


One evening an old Cherokee told his grandson
about a battle that goes on inside people.
He said, "My son, the battle is
between 'two wolves' inside us all.

One is Evil.  
It is anger, envy, jealousy,
sorrow, regret, greed, arrogance, 
self-pity, guilt, resentment, inferiority, lies, 
false pride, superiority and ego.

The other is Good.
It is joy, peace, love, hope, serenity,
humility, kindness, benevolence, 
empathy, generosity, truth,
compassion and faith.

The grandson thought about it for a minute
and then asked his grandfather; "Which wolf wins?"

The old Cherokee simply replied, 
"The one you feed."
author unknown

MSW Anne 
gave this to me back 
in my Mercy work days in the eighties

To live content with small means;
to seek elegance rather than luxury,
and refinement rather than fashion.

To be worthy, not respectable, 
wealthy, not rich.

To study hard, to think quietly, 
talk gently, act frankly.

To listen to stars and birds, 
to babes and sages, with an open heart.  

To bear all cheerfully, do all bravely, 
await occasions, hurry never.

In a word, to let the spiritual, 
unbidden and unconscious, 
grow up through the common.  

This . . . . is to be my symphony.
William Henry Channing 1810-1884

Contributed to my "Flirting" collection 
by Thora


"Life isn't about how to survive the storm, 
but how to dance in the rain."
author unknown

Contributed by Carol


What If The 
'Hokey Pokey'
Really Is What 
It's All About?
author unknown

A Jackie favorite

As I look back and read 
these quotes I realize 
how my life has been
changed, shaped, stretched 
in memories, friendships, 
faith, wisdom, laughter, love 
and more 
day after day after day
each, all 
have become part of my story.  

it’s a wrap
‘til next time
enjoy this beautiful photo 
Autumn Maples 
Deanna K Swauger


This N That said...

Love the old cherokee story..You have some good ones there, Lynne..Thanks fr sharing..

Anonymous said...

Truly “MAGICAL” ,,,, RB

Beth at PlantPostings said...

Very nice! That autumn maples photo is magical. Happy autumn!

Unknown said...

Great words. Wise words.