Wednesday Words #6

For this week’s Wednesday Words blog post, I’m doing something a little different.  Throughout the week, I pin wise words and sayings to my Wisdom | Beautiful Sayings board on Pinterest.  I’ll share with you some of my favorites.  I tried my best to give credit to the person quoted as well as the makers of these beautiful pins.  If I didn’t, I’m so sorry.  If you catch something I didn’t, give me a holler in the comments!

Ignore the noise -- focus on your work.

“Ignore the noise. Focus on your work.” This has by far been my most repinned pin of the last few weeks.  I think that is because it’s really a reminder that we all need to hear (especially if you’re on Pinterest…?). I can say for me this one is pretty hard to live.  I am pretty easily distracted by anything and everything other than what I should be doing.  It’s something I’ve been working on.

I have no idea who came up with this little nugget of wisdom, but this pin came from Quotes Dump.

Enjoy the little things

“Enjoy the little things.” This is always a good reminder for me.  If I take time to notice the little things, I find joy in my surroundings, even when things are hard.  I encourage you to enjoy your little things as well!

I unfortunately was unable to find out who first said this or who made this lovely pin. :(

For every minute you are angry, you lose 60 seconds of happiness.

“For every minute you are angry you lose 60 seconds of happiness.” — Ralph Waldo Emerson.  I just think this really puts things in perspective, doesn’t it?  Anger wastes the time we have to be happy in!

I once again have no source for this pin.

What this country needs is dirtier fingernails and cleaner minds.

“What this country needs is dirtier fingernails and cleaner minds.” — Will Rogers.  Can I get an amen?  Many things can be solved through good hard work and clean living.  I’m with Will Rogers on this one.

What was your favorite of these four quotes?  What good quotes have you seen this week?  Comment and let me know!

Wednesday Words #5

It snowed again this evening. I think we’re all pretty tired of snow by now. I’m ready for winter to end so that spring can come. Winter definitely isn’t my favorite season. Since I was thinking about snow, I decided to search for snow quotes on Goodreads. Some were way too long and some were about Snow White or President Snow and not about snow at all. And then I saw this quote from A. A. Milne:

“It’s snowing still,” said Eeyore gloomily.
“So it is.”
“And freezing.”
“Is it?”
“Yes,” said Eeyore. “However,” he said, brightening up a little, “we haven’t had an earthquake lately.”

It really resonated with what I’ve been thinking. It may be snowing and freezing, or it may be a thunderstorm or just a bad day, but there is always something to be thankful for. This is why I love to keep track of those things I’m thankful for, whether keeping a list, pinning them, or blogging them on my Everyday Blessings Blog. Just a bit of thankfulness can completely turn my mood around. For example, quote above starts out in standard Eeyore fashion, quite depressing, in fact, but just that little bit of optimism and thankfulness changes the mood of the entire quote.

“It's snowing still," said Eeyore gloomily. "So it is." "And freezing." "Is it?" "Yes," said Eeyore. "However," he said, brightening up a little, "we haven't had an earthquake lately.” -- A. A. Milne

If it isn’t already your habit, I highly recommend taking notes of the things you are thankful for throughout the day. And if you want a bit of positivity coming in your inbox each day, follow my Everyday Blessings Blog. I post one thing I’m thankful for each day.

What are you thankful for today? Comment and let me know. I’d love to hear from you!