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“Money is only a tool. It will take you wherever you wish, but it will not replace you as the driver.” ~Ayn Rand

Seriously, nobody cares that you're offended.

(Yes, I stole Hoju's tagline.)
Talent is God given. Be humble. Fame is man-given. Be grateful. Conceit is self-given. Be careful. John Wooden

.. September is dressing herself in showy dahlias and splendid marigolds and starry zinnias. October, the extravagant sister, has ordered an immense amount of the most gorgeous forest tapestry for her grand reception. - Oliver Wendell Holmes
Beasts of England, Beasts of Ireland,
Beasts of every land and clime,
Hearken to my joyful tidings
Of the Golden future time.

Soon or late the day is coming,
Tyrant Man shall be o'erthrown,
And the fruitful fields of England
Shall be trod by beasts alone.

Rings shall vanish from our noses,
And the harness from our back,
Bit and spur shall rust forever,
Cruel whips no more shall crack.

Riches more than mind can picture,
Wheat and barley, oats and hay,
Clover, beans, and mangel-wurzels
Shall be ours upon that day.

Bright will shine the fields of England,
Purer shall its waters be,
Sweeter yet shall blow its breezes
On the day that sets us free.

For that day we all must labour,
Though we die before it break;
Cows and horses, geese and turkeys,
All must toil for freedom's sake.

Beasts of England, Beasts of Ireland,
Beasts of every land and clime,
Hearken well, and spread my tidings
Of the Golden future time.

- Orwell, 'Old Major's Anthem,' Animal Farm
Today, across our fathers' graves,
The astonished years reveal
The remnant of that desperate host
Which cleansed our East with steel.

Hail and farewell! We greet you here,
With tears that none will scorn--
O Keepers of the House of old,
Or ever we were born!

One service more we dare to ask--
Pray for us, heroes, pray,
That when Fate lays on us our task
We do not shame the Day!

~Kipling

Seriously, nobody cares that you're offended.

(Yes, I stole Hoju's tagline.)
The Veterans.

One of my favorite authors. Definitely my favorite poet.

@iShop123 wrote:

Today, across our fathers' graves,
The astonished years reveal
The remnant of that desperate host
Which cleansed our East with steel.

Hail and farewell! We greet you here,
With tears that none will scorn--
O Keepers of the House of old,
Or ever we were born!

One service more we dare to ask--
Pray for us, heroes, pray,
That when Fate lays on us our task
We do not shame the Day!

~Kipling
Life is like a 10 speed bicycle, most of us have the gears we never use.

Live consciously....


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Some goals are not going to fulfill you. Choose goals that you value and care about.
- Henry Cloud

.. September is dressing herself in showy dahlias and splendid marigolds and starry zinnias. October, the extravagant sister, has ordered an immense amount of the most gorgeous forest tapestry for her grand reception. - Oliver Wendell Holmes
We must be about the Father's business. (Dr. G. Flattery)

.. September is dressing herself in showy dahlias and splendid marigolds and starry zinnias. October, the extravagant sister, has ordered an immense amount of the most gorgeous forest tapestry for her grand reception. - Oliver Wendell Holmes
When all the trees have been cut down, when all the animals have been hunted, when all the waters are polluted, when all the air is unsafe to breathe, only then will you discover you cannot eat money.

Cree Prophecy

Equal rights for others does not mean fewer rights for you. It's not pie.
"I prefer someone who burns the flag and then wraps themselves up in the Constitution over someone who burns the Constitution and then wraps themselves up in the flag." -Molly Ivins
Never try to teach a pig to sing. It's a waste of your time and it really annoys the pig.
Just received a Mothers Day card with saying: "Whoever has a heart full of love, always has something to give"
May the love you give away all year return to you in great measure......
.Pope John xx111

Live consciously....


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My dad used to say "It goes on like this for weeks. And then it gets worse."

I enjoy awkward questions and uncomfortable silences. This gas station pavement is $%^@*#& hot.
My Dad used to say....ka sera sera, whatever will be, will be (ain't that the truth).

Live consciously....
The majority work to make a living; some work to acquire wealth or fame, while a few work because there is something within them which demands expression.... Only a few truly love it.
(Edmond Boreaux Szekely)

.. September is dressing herself in showy dahlias and splendid marigolds and starry zinnias. October, the extravagant sister, has ordered an immense amount of the most gorgeous forest tapestry for her grand reception. - Oliver Wendell Holmes
Abortion and racism are both symptoms of a fundamental human error. The error is thinking that when someone stands in the way of our wants, we can justify getting that person out of our lives. Abortion and racism stem from the same poisonous root, selfishness. (Alveda King)

A person's a person, no matter how small. (Dr. Seuss)

Leviticus 24: 17-18
17 “ ‘Anyone who takes the life of a human being is to be put to death. 18 Anyone who takes the life of someone’s animal must make restitution—life for life.

Give that child to me. I want it. I will care for it. I am willing to accept any child who would be aborted and to give that child to a married couple who will love the child and be loved by the child. (Mother Teresa)

.. September is dressing herself in showy dahlias and splendid marigolds and starry zinnias. October, the extravagant sister, has ordered an immense amount of the most gorgeous forest tapestry for her grand reception. - Oliver Wendell Holmes
The Lord will fight your enemy for you, if you just be still.

Exodus 14:14

"There's so much trouble in this world; surrounded by miracles" - Citizen Cope
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A glass of wine works.

@RobG wrote:

Honey, get another beer!

"There's so much trouble in this world; surrounded by miracles" - Citizen Cope
“There comes a time when you ought to start doing what you want. Take a job that you love. You will jump out of bed in the morning. I think you are out of your mind if you keep taking jobs that you don’t like because you think it will look good on your resume. Isn’t that a little like saving up sex for your old age?”

Warren Buffet

For a mystery shopper, this might mean to do a great job with your first few humble shops so that you can get a more inspiring selection of shops... grinning smiley

.. September is dressing herself in showy dahlias and splendid marigolds and starry zinnias. October, the extravagant sister, has ordered an immense amount of the most gorgeous forest tapestry for her grand reception. - Oliver Wendell Holmes
It's kind of fun to do the impossible.
Walt Disney, who is responsible for many of my favorite quites.

Shopping the South Jersey Shore
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