a quote to pause on {mark twain}

Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect.
Mark Twain

I feel very comfortable in saying that my husband and I are most often NOT on the side of the majority.  We tend to dance to the beat of our own drums (in what we do as a family, and what we do for ourselves).  I find that it can be both easy and hard to find yourself NOT on the side of the majority.  The easy part, is that you are doing what is right for you, what you were made for, and what suits you (and your family) best.  The hard part is that you have the majority looking at you, often even telling you, that you're going the wrong way.  It can be hard to not second guess who you are and what you do.  Thanks Mark Twain, for helping me feel that we're doing something right.

quotes to start off with

"Write it on your heart that every day is the best day in the year."

Ralph Waldo Emerson

I like this one because when you start the new year off with a cold (like me), you have to believe that you have more than one chance to start off right.

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And then there's my favorite for many different circumstances:

"baby steps"...{into the new year}

Bill Murray from "What about Bob"

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I am excited for the new year, yes! But I am also planning on taking it one day at a time, with the best intentions on finishing strong. Sort of like when I am crocheting a granny square quilt. Oh sure, it's so fun and exciting to pick the colors and do a few squares, but when it comes to tying in all those loose ends, and you start to wonder if you really want the blanket after all. Then it's all about "baby steps" to finishing the blanket. And how happy you are when the blanket is done!

So maybe I'll call this year the "granny square baby steps year".

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what are we busy about?

It is not enough to be busy; so are the ants. The question is: what are we busy about?

- Henry David Thoreau

I feel like I've been so busy lately, but when I think over the last few days, I wonder what's been keeping me so busy. Some good stuff, some bad stuff. Some productive, some time wasting. Some work some play. Some for me, some for other people. A whole bunch, and not a lot, all at the same time.

a collection of quotes

Books are the quietest and most constant of friends; they are the most accessible and wisest of counselors, and the most patient of teachers. ~Charles W. Eliot

The man who does not read good books has no advantage over the man who can't read them. ~Mark Twain, attributed


I am a lover of good quotes. And have often thought I would like to have a collection of them. What better way to collect quotes, then to collect them in a way as to share them with others!

So you will be seeing my quote collection grow, accompanied by a picture which may or may not have something to do with the quote.