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Thursday, September 07, 2006

Thursday Thirteen Random Words of Wisdom


1. There is no one right way to be a parent.

2. Be genuinely interested in the lives of your friends.

3. Lightening can strike twice.

4. The quieter you become the more you can hear.

5. Life becomes less complex when you eliminate needless wants.

6. A closed mouth catches no flies.

7. Hug away things that are bothering you.

8. Young people have to be able to make their own mistakes.

9. Some people have to be burned before they learn.

10. Know when it is time to leave the party.

11. Never be ashamed to own up to a wrong.

12. Do not read magazines with more ads than content.

13. To an optimist, every change is a change for the better.

Randomly selected by God through me from the book "8,789 words of wisdom" by Barbara Ann Kipfer copyright 2001

Do any of them speak to you?

Week # 57, my #12 TT Get the T13 code or view other s :)

36 comments:

Jo said...

Very good words of wisdom. I especially liked numbers 4 and 6! But we should remember them all.

Tug said...

VERY nice list...words to live by.

Mine's up!

Knitting Maniac said...

Excellent list ... loved # 4.

Happy TT!

The Shrone said...

#4, 11, and 8 all speak to me today. I'm about to start an internship at a mental health agency that will counsel children and families. It's a challenge for me as I have no clue how to help anyone as it's all so very new to me, yet I'm looking forward to taking on this new challenge and learning experience!

Lindsay said...

i love them all...
mostly 1,2,4,8,11
but #1 is the best... I absolutely HATE it when people say horrible things about the way others live their lives....

Lazy Daisy said...

I loved your random thoughts...there is some pretty good wisdom in all of them.

Candy Minx said...

I so needed to read those just now. A little insomnia and they just kind of de-stressed me. All of them were excellent, and number 13 was even a little mysterious!

Here are my TT for my week #5...

http://gnosticminx.blogspot.com/2006/09/13-aspects-of-paragraph.html

...my 2 cents said...

Great list of quotes! Number 13 is my favorite!

Kailani said...

They all speak to me. What a great list!

Lisa said...

Very nice list, ICL- excellent choices.

My favorite today is #5. Very good advice. :-)

Maribeth said...

That is a wonderful list!!! I had to learn so many of those things before I became a good mother.
So many people forget to listen, and think that everyone needs to hear what they think.
Often our children, our grown children need us to listen, be quiet with them and hug them.

MommyBa said...

Wonderful quotes! Thanks for sharing them! I especially love #1.

Happy Thursday!

Cat. said...

Great list. #12 caught my eye first, but I really love #10.

Have a fabulous Thursday!

Chaotic Mom said...

I think your first statement is my favorite. It took me a long time to learn that one. ;)

Cat said...

Loved them all.

I really should do the Thursday 13 sometime!

Take care!

Barb said...

Great quotes. As for #1, always be consistent. Kids get mixed messages when you aren't.

Thanks for stopping by.

AlRo said...

How'bout -- I feel more like i do now then when i first got here?!

Hmm.. maybe not eh?! LOL

I know a few..

#1: Never hate an enemy; for what you see in them that you may not like, you may also see in yourself!

#2: Two wrongs don't make a right; but two rights will always make everything great.

#3: Do not judge people by the color of their skin; but always by the color of their disposition and their willingness to put themselves before others!

#4: Not everyone believes in ESP, but everyone is an empath -- most of us simply don't give a shit to try! Has a movie ever touched you? That your first step to being 'enlightened'

And #5: Life is NOT complicated; people are complicated. People who keep things simple, love one another and use common sense are those that are at peace.

There's my made up wisdom for ya!

Kimba said...

So true! So very true!
Loved it!
Stop by!

Charmed1 said...

#3 is very true! My FIL (it was on CNN and MSNBC) has been struck 3 seperate times in his almost 60 years and is still alive. Mine is up now.

Kukka-Maria said...

So funny! The one about knowing when to leave a party: I never want to leave because I'm worried I will miss something amazing!

I find, the only thing I would end up missing is me making a complete ass of myself!

Great TT!

Mitey Mite said...

Great list --- loved them all.

Chelle Y. said...

Great words of wisdom! Thanks!

YellowRose said...

Wonderful list! #8 is a gem!!

Happy Thursday!

speckledpup said...

great great list.

Jersey Girl said...

Lightning can certainly strike twice!

Hyman said...

I'm trying to live by #7....I still have trouble throwing away the tings that bother me (and sometimes stepping on them too), but I'm trying to wish all the bad well.

Tee-T said...

Loved #1 and #8! So true!
Great list!

Mrs Lifecruiser said...

Very true and wise words all of them, which makes it impossible for me to pick one as a favorite!

Mr. Fabulous said...

What if a bear is bothering you? You shouldn't hug a bear...

FRIDAY'S CHILD said...

You are right! Every parent has their own way of raising their own kids. Each to their own way. As you said some people learn when they get burned. That is why there is a saying "you learn by your mistakes."
Thanks for stopping by.

mist1 said...

But I love magazines with ads. That's the whole reason I read some of them.

Cheeky said...

Ahhh you are so wise ICL.....so wise.....(bowing down before you)...hehe

Amanda said...

#1 is a good one! It's not always easy to remain non judgemental when it comes to kids and raising them

MysteriousLady said...

Hey I'm finally off! Woohoo! Had to work wed,thurs.

Never fear, I will visit my first day off!

Great words of wisdom, I enjoyed them, and they are so true!

Francesca Gray said...

#1 is my favourite too. I always remember some one telling me that all we could hope was to be good enough parents...perfect was never going to happen.

Jenny Ryan said...

Thanks for the good reminders :)