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  • Home Improvements or Making the World a Better Place

    Posted on March 28th, 2010 Pam 3 comments

    I guess today is my day to view life from a philosophical standpoint. What is your philosophy about life in general? Does your philosophy change you and make the world a better place too?

    My Dad would say, “Live your life so when you look back, you have no regrets”.
    My Dad said this a week before he passed away. He said “I have lived a good life, I wouldn’t change a thing. I have no regrets, now enough’s enough”.

    My Dad would also say, “Make hay while the sun shines Nellie”. This means to bale the hay when it is dry enough to bale. If you wait, it may get rained on or ruined. In other words, take advantage of the situation when the time is right.

    My Mother would say, “Clean up your own door-yard first”.
    She usually said this when I complained about something someone else was doing that I didn’t like. It is so easy to see someone else’s mistakes, not noticing our own.

    Another thing my Mother would always say is, “Take advantage of your opportunities”. Sometimes I wouldn’t notice when something was good for me or it didn’t seem like something I would want to do. She would remind me that it was a ‘good’ thing and I should take advantage of it.

    I would like to add, “You are a part of all you meet, so make sure you take advantage of everyone you talk to each day. Learn something from everyone you meet, be interested in them, ask questions of them.

    It is surprising how much you will learn if you do this. You already know what YOU know, take advantage of opportunities to learn from others.

    And, do something for someone, for nothing, every day. Devin and Julie talk about someone they help each day. I think the world would be a much better place if everyone would do something for someone else every day.

     

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    • Pam, here is another quote I was thinking of yesterday but didn’t share – I just love this one!!! It is definitely one of my philosophies of life:

      “The only way to get through life is to laugh your way through it. You either have to laugh or cry. I prefer to laugh. Crying gives me a headache.”

      (Marjorie Hinckley)

    • Thanks for sharing the thoughts from Grandma and Grandpa. It really takes me back… They sure are wise people.

    • Thanks for your input Cindy, this is certainly so true. Thanks also for coming to the party, your comments were appreciated there too.

      Look for pictures from the party on Monday.

      Devin,
      When I look back at what my Parents taught me, I am amazed. They always seemed to know what to say and how to say it.


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