Since Middle School I’ve had a thing about quotes. I kept a quote journal where I wrote down sayings that spoke to me. Well, here is my digital quote journal to share. Some are from my own kids, and some I’ve stumbled upon when googling. I hope you find at least one that speaks to you or makes you smile.
“If you don’t understand how a woman could both love her sister dearly and want to wring her neck at the same time, then you were probably an only child.” (Linda Sunshine)
“More than Santa Claus, your sister knows when you’ve been bad and good.” (Linda Sunshine)
“A man’s work is from sun to sun, but a mother’s work is never done.” (Anonymous)
Try finding a man that understands a mother’s work is never done …
“A mother understands what a child does not say.” (Jewish proverb)
“The phrase ‘working mother’ is redundant.” (Jane Sellman)
Yes, being a mom is a lot of work and to be honest sometimes I don’t want to do it. That doesn’t mean I don’t love my kids, because there is no one in this world that I love more. What got me through some rough days is remembering that this is not only worthy work, it’s God’s work.
On the day you were born I danced over you
On the day you were born I rejoiced
On the day you were born all heaven proclaimed
You’re the child of my love, you’re my choice
Those who are the happiest, never did have everything. But rather, they are thankful for everything they do have.
Every person’s life is a fairy tale written by God’s fingertips. (Hans Christian Anderson)
Love me when I least deserve it because that is when I need it the most (Swedish Proverb)
I try to remember this when interacting with others.
“What we have done for ourselves alone dies with us; what we have done for others and the world remains and is immortal.” (Albert Pike)
“A life isn’t significant except for its impact on other lives.” (Jackie Robinson)
Don’t think of organ donations as giving up part of yourself to keep a total stranger alive. It’s really a total stranger giving up almost all of themselves to keep part of you alive. (Author Unknown)
The measure of life is not its duration, but its donation. (Peter Marshall)
Have you sometimes said that you ‘would give your right hand to help’? That costs you time and commitment. Why not leave your organs, when you die, to help somebody? It will cost you nothing.