Thoughts For The Day

As we haven’t posted one of these lists for a while, I thought it was time that we had some thoughts for the day:

  1. Birds of a feather flock together and crap on your car.
  2. There’s always a lot to be thankful for if you take time to look for it. For example I am sitting here thinking how nice it is that wrinkles don’t hurt.
  3. When I’m feeling down, I like to whistle. It makes the neighbor’s dog run to the end of his chain and gag himself.
  4. If you can’t be kind, at least have the decency to be vague.
  5. Don’t assume malice for what stupidity can explain.
  6. A penny saved is a government oversight.
  7. The real art of conversation is not only to say the right thing at the right time, but also to leave unsaid the wrong thing at the tempting moment.
  8. The older you get, the tougher it is to lose weight, because by then your body and your fat are really good friends.
  9. The easiest way to find something lost around the house is to buy a replacement.
  10. He who hesitates is probably right.
  11. If you think there is good in everybody, you haven’t met everybody.
  12. If you can smile when things go wrong, you have someone in mind to blame.
  13. The sole purpose of a child’s middle name is so he can tell when he’s really in trouble.

The first of these has really been relevant to me this summer. At work I park under a line of oak trees, and if it’s not the sticky sap coating the car, it’s a block of pigeons who love to sit in the tree above and make a terrible mess of my car. This summer also ended with a wasp nest somewhere close, and when trying to get into the car to leave work in the evening, there would be at least 20 wasps on the roof and the windows, making entry to the car tricky. Fortunately I didn’t get stung. Now of course it’s turned cold, and in a few weeks the acorns will begin falling from the trees, making loud noises on the cars below.

I am always opening my mouth and saying something inappropriate, just as in #7. Only the other day my wife’s cousin was explaining how she wasn’t actually bi-polar, she had a dual personality, to which I responded by saying that at least she would never be short of someone to talk to!

As for #8, enough said! I only have to look at food and I put weight on.

#9, yes been there done that all too often.

And finally, #13, definitely applies to me, and a number of people I know as well. It works on my kids too!

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