Happy Birthday Mark Twain!
“The secret of getting ahead is getting started. The secret of getting started is breaking your complex overwhelming tasks into small manageable tasks, and then starting on the first one.”
“Good friends, good books and a sleepy conscience: this is the ideal life.”
“When you fish for love, bait with your heart, not your brain.”
“All right, then, I’ll go to hell.”
When I hear Bono singing the line “Well, tonight thank God it’s them instead of you…” it always leaves an uneasy feeling in my stomach.
Thank God for your blessings but not because it’s THEM instead of YOU.
Tis the simple things.
All men should wear turtleneck sweaters.
And preppy glasses.
And an occasional tie.
Swoon. I love men.
“Dreams pass into the reality of action. From the actions stems the dream again; and this interdependence produces the highest form of living.” Anais Nin
“Really great people make you feel that you, too, can become great.”
“If one advances confidently in the direction of one’s dreams, and endeavors to live the life which one has imagined, one will meet with a success unexpected in common hours.” Henry David Thoreau
“Little A? What are those colored paper cut outs on the window?
Turns out they are the number 4. Exactly what they looks like. And each member of the Smith family wrote on a number what they are thankful 4 this Thanksgiving. (Ridiculously clever and cute!)
Ha ha ha. So this was my #4. The bottom says and a Fantasy Football win against Lil Brother this week.
In all seriousness. I’m incredibly blessed to be the fringe Smith of this family. Having a brother and sister-in-law who are also your best friends is one of my life’s greatest blessings. And their daughter Little A—couldn’t love another more if I tried.