Ponder This 5/8/17

Michael J. Fox – Will Rogers – Emma Curtis Hopkins – Luis Sierra – St. Augustine – Jon Kabat-Zinn – Shakespeare

First post of a new feature in the dkhometree blog: occasional posts of quotations I stumbled across and liked.  Up to a dozen quotes in each post.  Not more than two posts per month.  None promised.  There is a menu item where you can get a list of all “Ponder This” posts.  You can get a list of all the posts for a particular person by clicking on their names in the tags on each post.  Got one you want to share?


“My happiness goes in direct proportion to my acceptance [of matters], and in inverse proportion to my expectations.” – Michael J. Fox, AARP Magazine, April-May 2017

“Never miss a good chance to shut up.” – Will Rogers

“Complaints increase conditions.” – Emma Curtis Hopkins, Scientific Christian Mental Practice

“Unexpected things happen now and then; mostly now.” – Luis Sierra, ADK Yoga, Plattsburgh, NY, from a teacher of his.

“If the past and the future exist, where are they?” – St. Augustine

“We can’t stop the waves, but we can learn to surf.” – Attributed to Jon Kabat-Zinn.

And this our life,
Exempt from public haunt,
Finds tongues in trees,
Books in the running brooks,
Sermons in stones,
And good in everything.
– William Shakespeare, As You Like It
– A motto/mantra of TheBalsamean

9 thoughts on “Ponder This 5/8/17”

  1. I suspect these ‘quote posts’ will be popular! Thanks; I enjoyed reading every one, and my favorite – “Never miss a good chance to shut up.” – because of a run-on-visit with a chatterbox that lasted three hours…

    When I found myself getting frustrated, I silently reminded myself, that my presence might be the brightest part of her day/week, and couldn’t i just relax and sit and listen with compassion — she was worth three hours of my life… so perhaps I was surfing my ownunique batch of waves!

    1. I bet your presence was indeed the brightest part of her week. Keep surfing … the waves like you riding them! (I can vouch for the ones that roll my way.)

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