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7 + 13 Quotes For Today July 13, 2010

Posted by nrhatch in Humor, Poetry.

My lucky number . . . 713.

To celebrate today, I considered gathering and sharing 713 truisms about time and its passage . . . until I looked at the number of candles on my cake and did the math.

Given the limited time I have remaining on the planet, I shall not undertake such a grandiose gesture.

Instead, here are 7 + 13 observations  about time:

1.  Do not delay; the golden moments fly! ~ Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

2.  Life is too short to waste a moment . . . enjoy the here and now!

3.  Don’t let yesterday use up too much of today. ~ Erma Phillips

4.  Time may be linear but when our thoughts are circular . . . chasing our tails would be more productive.

5.  To attend to the moment is to attend to eternity.

6.  Time is our most valuable and irreplaceable commodity ~ a bank account which mandates daily withdrawals, prohibits deposits, and pays dividends when we spend it wisely.

Mickey-Diver7.  What I wouldn’t give to be 70 again.  ~ Oliver Wendell Holmes (age 92)

8.  Why put off living the way you want to live?   There are only so many tomorrows. ~ Michael Landon

9.  No symphony orchestra ever played music like a two-year-old toddler laughing with a puppy!   ~ Bern Williams

10.  Humans are miserable because you’re always focused on what you want.  And, even when you get it, you’re miserable, because nothing lasts. ~ Socrates (Peaceful Warrior)

11.  Time provides a unique perspective on our troubles.

12.  In the timeless present, you don’t need a reason to be happy . . . you just are.

13.  Never lose your child’s heart.  ~ Mencius

14.  Create some space in your life for the Universe to work its magic.

15.  We don’t stop laughing because we grow old ~ we grow old because we stop laughing. ~ Michael Pritchard

16.  If you’re enjoying yourself . . . it’s not wasted time.

17.  Life is a succession of moments. To live each one is to succeed. ~ Corita Kent

18.  Life = a multitude of mundane moments, interspersed with a few glorious moments of revelry.

Donald-Duck-Laughing19.  The secret to happiness . . . find joy in the mundane.

For example, laugh at the absurdities of life:

20.  Your lips are not meant to be flotation devices for your face in case it capsizes. ~ Carol Leiffer (on collagen injections) 

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1. halfp1nt - July 13, 2010

A little bird whispered in our ears that you’re celebrating your birthday today.

Wishing you a happy, happy birthday and may the year ahead be filled with good health, happiness and love 🙂

nrhatch - July 13, 2010

Health + happiness + love –> what life’s all about. Thanks, halfp1nt!

2. adeeyoyo - July 13, 2010

Wishing you everything you could possibly wish for yourself, Nancy, and all the very best for the coming year! 😀

3. isathreadsoflife - July 13, 2010

Joyeux Anniversaire, Nancy ! Many Happy Days starting here and now 🙂 and thanks for the great quotes.

4. nrhatch - July 13, 2010

Thanks so much. I’m having a super fun day!

5. nancycurteman - July 13, 2010

Happy first day of the rest of your life. Remember, tomorrow is now.

nrhatch - July 13, 2010

Yes, that and “Today is where your book begins.”

All the rest is just water over the dam . . . headed down stream.

6. Jingle - July 14, 2010
nrhatch - July 14, 2010

Jingle . . . those photos look yummy!

tomatoes = one of the most awesome pleasures of summer.

7. cindy - July 16, 2010

I like #6 and may just borrow it some time 🙂

nrhatch - July 16, 2010

Excellent choice.
And can I suggest a Merlot to go with that? : )

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