‘Friendship makes prosperity more shining and lessens adversity by dividing and sharing it. ( ~ Cicero )’
‘There is nothing on this earth more to be prized than true friendship. ( ~ St. Thomas Aquinas )’
‘True happiness arises, in the first place, from the enjoyment of one’s self, and in the next, from the friendship and conversation of a few select companions. ( ~ Joseph Addison )’
‘It is one of the blessings of old friends that you can afford to be stupid with them.’ ( ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson )'”
(1) Doubting yourself; (2) Negative thinking; (3) Fear of failure; (4) Criticizing yourself and others; (5) Negative self talk; (6) Procrastination; (7) Fear of success; and (8) People pleasing.”
( ~ Jack Canfield )
- Kids with gas eat free. (Kids without gas have to sit in the car.)
- All international passengers with luggage including Canada must be checked in at ticket counter by agent. (Canada cannot fit in a suitcase.)
- Please Pre-pay in advance after dark. (You could have saved yourself some space on this sign!)
- Please remain seated until tender is dock. (‘Please remain seated until tender is dock? ‘ (??) Hmm. ‘Please remain seated until the dock is tendered.’ (??) Who knows?)”
[Note: Verbiage in parentheses, compliments of the book’s author, Sharon Eliza Nichols.]
I know I’ve shared this more than once; but, since I’ve just turned to it again this morning, I’m inspired to share it again:
“This Ruby Dee quote totally reminds me of you, Mom,” my daughter, Michelle, wrote in an email she sent to me in 2015. I was flattered and believed in it then, as I still do today.
“I think you mustn’t tell your body, you mustn’t tell your soul, ‘I’m going to retire.’ You may be changing your [life’s] emphasis, but [there are] still things that you have in mind to do that now [seem] the right time to do. I really don’t believe in retiring as long as [I] can breathe.”
Road sign: “DONT’T DRINK AND DRIVE” – Caption under picture: “Don’t drink and make road signs.”
Bus sign: “DO NOT OPEN…GLASS WILL BRAKE” – Caption under picture: “If the bus brakes, the glass brakes as well.”
Road sign: “BLIND DRIVERS CORNER ONLY” – Caption under picture: “Blind drivers, corner slowly. Drivers who can see, corner at full speed.”
Gate signs: “PLEASE PARK OUT SIDE” and “CLOSED THE GATE…” – Caption under picture: “The gate is closed, people. Closed.”
Gate sign: “CAR PARK VALETING” – Caption under picture: “So the cars park themselves?”
Event sign: “KIDS WITH GAS EAT FREE” – Caption under picture: “Kids without gas have to sit in the car.”
Airport sign: “ALL INTERNATIONAL PASSENGERS WITH LUGGAGE INCLUDING CANADA MUST BE CHECKED IN AT TICKET COUNTER BY AGENT.” – Caption under picture: “Canada cannot fit in a suitcase.”
( ~ Delusions of Grammar, The Worst of the Worst by Sharon Eliza Nichols )
“My test of a good novel is dreading to begin the last chapter.”
( ~ Thomas Helm )
“Please don’t pick these area for our commercial production. Thank you for your couperation… [Huh?]
This Restroom is equipted with a diaper changing station.
FRESH CRAP $8.99/LB.
DO NOT KNOCK THE DOOR ! ! ! !
SOMETIMES YOUR THE DOG, SOMETIMES YOUR THE HYDRANT.
( ~ Sharon Eliza Nichols, Delusions of Grammar: The Worst of the Worst )
“Cheap Bargin’s for All You’re Need’s.
Business.s Open As Usual.
Their All for Sell.
Road Closed Ahead on Sided Road.
All Alone You Protect the Forest Fire.
Public Speaking Cancled.
Cheesecake Make People Happy.
Stollen dog! Please help!
This door is now alarmed. Use only in case of any emergency.”
(As taken from DELUSIONS OF GRAMMAR – THE WORST OF THE WORST by Sharon Eliza Nichols)
“Be soft. Do not let the world make you hard. Do not let pain make you hate. Do not let the bitterness steal your sweetness. Take pride that even though the rest of the world may disagree, you still believe it to be a beautiful place.”
…is the one on which you decide your life is your own. No apologies or excuses. No one to lean on, rely on, or blame. The gift is yours — it is an amazing journey — and you alone are responsible for the quality of it. This is the day your life really begins.”
( ~ Love, Sex, Intelligence )