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Wise Sayings and Things to Ponder

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

It's no secret I live in Iowa. (You all get that, right?) emoticon We have a wonderful magazine called "Our Iowa" that is filled with fantastic photos, great articles and yes...wise sayings and quotes. Today I was looking through the last issue and ran across a few things that I thought I'd share with you. Most of them fall into the "for what it's worth" column and in no particular order (except for one I saved for last).

Wrinkles are hereditary. Parents get them from their children. (Wow...just sayin'...I have plenty of wrinkles!!)

Mountains can't be surmounted except by winding paths. (Does this help to explain why climbing this mountainous job of losing weight isn't a down hill job and takes many twists and turns?)

Good examples have twice the value of good advice. (SparkPeople is a great example of how this one works.)

I named my dog Five Miles so I can tell people I walk 5 miles every day. (Now there's a plan!)

Few people travel the road to success without a puncture or two. (Might explain some of the delays I've had along the way.)

From Bill Cosby comes this one: A word to the wise isn't necessary--it's the stupid ones that need advice. ('nuf said about that! LOL)

There are a lot more I could include, but I'll end with this one that came out of a fortune cookie a while back and it might be really fitting as I write this blog today: Your mouth might be moving but nobody is listening!

Now that, my friends, might be most important thing for me to remember!

Spark On!! Keep your chin up, shoulders back and as your mothers always told you...wear clean underwear!! Hugs and love and best wishes for a successful and happy day!! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon


Member Comments About This Blog Post:
MASTERPIECE8 6/10/2014 4:12PM

Terrific 'pearls of wisdom'. Thanks for sharing them. Now I'll have to remember them.


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JILL313 5/28/2014 6:52PM

    Jeannie, what a delightful fun blog you wrote. I laughed so hard at the last one and can't even imagine that of you--LOL. You're a very creative and good writer. I bet writing a daily blog might be challenging but also getting easier to do. Find more delightful things you included in your blog as I've always been accused of being too curious and love the mid-west where you live. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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IMUSTLOSEIT1 5/28/2014 2:20PM

    I also am from Iowa and I subscribe to IOWA, and love the magazine. My favorite of your quotes is the one from Bill Crosby. I agree with him, it is the stupid one that need help.

And yes, I remember mom always saying make sure you have clean underwear on. She said once that it reflexed back to her if our underwear wasn't snowy white.

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DONNABRIGHT 5/28/2014 10:21AM

    My favorite is the winding paths to climb the mountain. Thanks!

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SWEETTOOTH10 5/28/2014 8:59AM

    Great tid bits! :)I think the same thing could be said for grey hairs as wrinkles!Have A Spark-LY day!;)

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STARRBRITE 5/28/2014 12:54AM

    I just hate fortune cookies that lecture to me. I like them to tell me good things that come my way without any work or effort on my part.

Thanks for the blog, Jeannie, it was fun.

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TXGRANDMA 5/27/2014 10:46PM

    Check on the clean underwear, LOL! That is one thing Mom taught all of us at a young age! Loved the rest of your quotes, too. They could apply anywhere! emoticon

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PENNYPEARLS 5/27/2014 10:33PM

    Thanks for sharing! emoticon

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JAMER123 5/27/2014 9:52PM

    Love them!!! And you did a wonderful job with the additions!!
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GODS_TEMPLE 5/27/2014 6:16PM

    I especially like the Mountain one...explains a LOT! emoticon

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WIZKEY 5/27/2014 5:47PM

    Loved the quotes - have my share of punctures and change my underwear every morning, LOL. Thanks for sharing!!

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SENTERSTOCK 5/27/2014 3:45PM

    Thank you for the laughs and wisdom! I have been to IOWA - what seems like a lifetime ago, I judged the IOWA State DMA (Drum Majorettes of America) championships - fun times

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RUBYSNANA 5/27/2014 3:38PM

    Love this blog with its words of wisdom. My spark page has a lotos inspirational quotes on it and I find them really helpful. emoticon for sharing! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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DIANNEMT 5/27/2014 3:35PM

    I LOVE your words of advice! Grew up in WI so I know where Iowa is--and I miss my Midwest folks. NJ is just too fast--talk too fast, drive too fast, try to grow up too fast.

Thanks for sharing.

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POLYANNA2 5/27/2014 3:34PM

    Those are all great quotes, Jeannie, and yes, they're bang on what our SP journey is all about. That last one, though, not applicable. When your mouth is moving, I'm ALWAYS listening!!!
My chin is up, my shoulders are back, and I have my tidy whities
You're a hoot!

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