Friday, March 2, 2012

Thoughts to Live By

It's that time again, another weekend is upon us.  Time is moving too fast for me.  I am finding it hard to keep up.  The older one gets, the faster the days fly by.  Some say that time itself is accelerating.  Others say that time is an abstract concept and is perceived differently, depending on one's age.  And others say it is not time that accelerates; our lives do.  

Needless to say, the weekend is here, and I'd like to take this opportunity to wish you all a time filled with joy and love.  With that, I will leave you with the following thoughts:

You shall not worry,
for worry is the most unproductive of all human activities.

You shall not be fearful,
for most of the things we fear never come to pass.

You shall not carry grudges,
for they are the heaviest of all life's burdens.

You shall face each problem as it comes.
You can only handle one at a time anyway.

You shall not take problems to bed with you,
for they make very poor bedfellows.

You shall not borrow other people's problems.
They can better care for them than you.

You shall not try to relive yesterday for good or ill,
it is forever gone. Concentrate on what is happening in your life
and be happy now!

You shall be a good listener,
for only when you listen do you hear ideas
different from your own.

You shall not become "bogged down" by frustration,
for 90% of it is rooted in self-pity and will only interfere
with positive action.

You shall count your blessings, never overlooking the small ones,
for a lot of small blessings add up to a big one.



  1. Wishing you a lovely weekend. Of rest, first. And lots of reading, because you love doing that.

    Add my wish for improvement in the weather. Leaving this dampness behind for a while... To help alleviate aches and pains.

    And I so love this line, particularly.... "You shall not borrow other people's problems." People with empathy, need that needle-pointed on a tiny pillow, to carry with them, at all times. Don't we? :-)))))))

    "I couldn't have electricity in the house, I wouldn't sleep a wink. All those vapors floating about."
    ~Violet, Dowager Countess of Grantham

  2. I'm finding it hard to keep up too. Sometimes I feel like a a hamster on a wheel!

  3. Thank you for these thoughts. I love them and will put ythen to ggod use.

    May you have a lovely weekend as well.

    Blessings, V.

  4. The faster one goes, the behinder one gets! Love the words of wisdom you posted today, Mary. Have a great weekend...enjoy some rocking chair time!! Hugs.

  5. ~i too am sharing the same feeling...wondering where the minutes are going...ticking away...and i am left wishing for a wee bit more..

    You shall not borrow other people's problems.

    They can better care for them than you.

    couldn't have read a better quote this day than this one you shared!!! much love light and blessings today and always~

  6. Love, love, love this! Happy weekend (well, it's almost over). LOL!

  7. I sure hope my friend was able to get some much needed rest this weekend! I do think time moves faster the older we get. Your thoughts were so right on target with what I have coming Tuesday. Thanks for sharing Mary!