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Quotes and Questions #15

 

Q&Q…nothing ever happens quickly (except when it does). Nothing is ever, ever easy (except when it is). And, most of all, nothing ever goes perfectly according to plan (except in the movies).
          Ally Carter
Do you make plans
or do you just let life happen?
I am a let life happen sort of person most of the time. When I do have a plan it is rarely a long-range well thought out plan. I just wake up and think today I will…and go for it. If things work out, great, if they don’t, oh well, tomorrow is another day.
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In Other Words, turkey…

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I love the fog…

Chatting this Tuesday at the Cafe

Not much happening today.
But it was a beautiful fall day that started with fog.
I love foggy mornings!
This morning’s fog was exceptional.

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The afternoon was wonderful, too.

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And a thought for
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Did you ever wonder why Rudolph’s nose was red?

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“Santa knows Physics: Of all colors, Red Light penetrates fog best.
That’s why Benny the Blue-nosed reindeer never got the gig.”
Neil deGrasse Tyson

Now you know.

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Dream of changes…

Q&QI dream of giving birth to a child who will ask:
“Mother, what was war?”
Eve Merriam
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Do you think it will ever happen?
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It is a beautiful dream, one that any mother wants to be a dream come true.  But will it ever be a reality? I think it could, however, people would have to make some big changes. It seems doubtful people will come together, put aside their desires for power and autonomy and unite with the sole purpose of world peace. Maybe someday the changes will happen though I doubt it will in my lifetime.

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In Other Words, changes…

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Inspiration on the bus…

Today’s chat at the Tuesday Chatter Cafe

A couple of weeks ago I was downtown waiting for the bus. While waiting I had a nice chat with a man waiting for the same bus. He looked to be in his late 70’s or early 80’s. He had a stroke a few years ago and used a cane and his speech was slightly slurred. But he was in no way frail or disabled. He stood straight not bent over and he walked with a spring in his step. He told me he goes downtown every Friday to meet his grandson for lunch at a soul food restaurant.

When the bus came there were two of his friends sitting up front. He joined them and I sat in the seat behind them. His friends were complaining about their aches and pains and about how hard life is. Well, he took exception to their way of thinking and told them that life is good and they should be happy they are still getting around and grateful for all they have when so many have so little. Then he told them that when he was a little boy he decided that he would not complain about his life even if he lived to be 100.

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One of the men asked if he thought he would live to be a 100. He said yes, he was pretty sure he would. The friend then asked when he would be 100. He replied Monday. Yep, he was born in 1917 and Monday would be his 100th birthday!

Several people on the bus heard the conversation and went up to him to shake his hand and say happy birthday. Me, too. This man was amazing!  If my life can be like his at 100 I say bring it on! Really, if I am as fit at 80 or 85 as he is at 100 I will be more than happy, I will be ecstatic

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