Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Better Living

I hear that "community blogging" is the latest thing on the Internet. You establish a website, and invite lots of people - preferably subject-matter experts - to blog about various topics on a theme.

Something like Wise Bread.

Their motto is, "Living Large on a Small Budget." We can certainly relate to that.



"It is never too late to be what you might have been." (George Eliot)

"All the masterpieces of art contain both light and shadow. A happy life is not one filled with only sunshine, but one which uses both light and shadow to produce beauty." (Billy Graham)

"Love and time are the only two things in all the world that cannot be bought, only spent." (Gary Jennings, paraphrased)

"When you have exhausted all possibilities, remember this: you haven't." (Thomas Edison)

"Start by doing what's necessary, then do what's possible. Suddenly you will find you are doing what you once thought impossible." (St. Francis of Assissi, paraphrased)

"The highest reward for a person's toil is not what they get for it, but what they become by it." (John Ruskin)

"It takes as much energy to wish as it does to plan." (Eleanor Roosevelt)

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WORD for YOUR WEEK: The other day I heard myself tell someone I was just "egging them on." Wondering where this phrase came from, I dove into my etymological resources. There I discovered that the phrase has nothing at all to do with the breakfast staple, but traces its origin back to the Old Norse word - circa 1200 - eggja, which meant to goad, prod, or incite, as with something sharp. The "something sharp" part also gave rise to another word we use quite a bit: edge.


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