Words well spoken and aptly arranged can take the mind in new directions. These are a few quotes that made me pause, chuckle, or see a bit of fog lift off the truth. If you have a favorite quote, I hope you’ll share it in a post. Meanwhile, pause and ponder.
“The penalty of success is to be bored by the people who used to snub you.” ~Lady Astor
“What a wonderful life I’ve had. I only wish I’d realized it sooner.” ~Colette
“Don’t compromise yourself. You are all you’ve got.” ~Janis Joplin
“To be successful, the first thing to do is to fall in love with your work.” ~Sister Mary Lauretta
“Advice is what we ask for when we already know the answer and wish we didn’t.” ~Erica Jong
“If the world were a logical place, men would ride side-saddle.” ~Rita Mae Brown
“No artist is ahead of his time. He is the time. It is just that others are behind the time.” ~Martha Graham.
“Just the knowledge that a good book is awaiting one at the end of a long day makes that day happier.” ~Kathleen Norris
“Why shouldn’t truth be stranger than fiction? Fiction, after all, has to make sense.” ~Mark Twain
“There are three rules for writing the novel, unfortunately no one knows what they are.” ~Somerset Maugham
“Don’t wait. The time will never be just right.” ~Napoleon Hill
Hearts and Flowers, Love and Kisses To You
Happy Valentine’s Day
May Cupid’s Mark BE True.
Think pink and red and hearts and flowers, cupids and arrows, lace and bows. Valentine’s Day is about joy and sweetness and declarations of love and affection for someone special. The someone special might be a miss or a mister, a husband or wife, a sweetheart, a precious child or a dear friend. It is a day to open your heart and say to that someone what you feel in the most heartfelt, romantic or even the silliest way you choose. It is a day to feel the fullness of love and the richness of friendships and to give a token of your caring with a sentiment spoken, a card, or perhaps a gift that might be as simple as a single red rose or as lavish as a band of diamonds.
Simple or lavish, it is the sentiment that matters more than the gift. Present it with a twinkle in your eye, love in your heart, open arms and deep sincerity. Some of my favorite things to give and get on Valentine’s Day are:
- One perfect chocolate. (Yes, I love chocolates by the box but having gotten wiser and wider over the years I have learned to savor one decadent piece and call it enough.)
- Sweethearts candies. (Be Mine. Pick Me. Luv U. Nothing bespeaks Valentine fun more than these little heart-shaped candies.)
- Perfume. (A scent gift is a never fail choice for him or her.)
- Candles. (It is good if there are matches and a romantic dinner to go with these.)
- Book. (Poetry, a journal, or my pick, a romance novel.)
Be someone’s Valentine. Make Someone yours. Have a wonderful Valentine’s Day. You have made mine sweeter by visiting my page.
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