Though filled with brass, they reflect light enough to see how crazy dumb some of my ideas really were. But, as one anonymous philosopher illustrated: one good thing about being [old] is I did most of my dumb stuff before the Internet.
Small mercies make a big difference, especially on a rainy Monday.
Another small mercy this morning was Christopher Kimball’s editorial in Cook’s Illustrated Magazine, the July-August edition. His Bucket List of Little Things to do with the time left reminded me – of a few possibilities:
· Remembering all the kindnesses done me, for which I can never repay is still a good first step to take, maybe even today.
· Good books abound – reading them is better than bemoaning the dearth of good storytellers.
· Memorization is not yet beyond my grasp – and his suggestion of Jabberwocky would be a great work out for the brain cells. Don't bet on me actually doing this!
Summer is about to begin – and thinking about little things to do – to enjoy and to share with others is a great tonic. Finally, Mr. Kimball is spot-on about something else: I, too, would like to live long enough and see our kids’ kids grow into great people – as “noble in spirit and kind as my kids are.”
Don't let yesterday use up too much of today. ~Cherokee Indian Proverb
We crucify ourselves between two thieves: regret for yesterday and fear of tomorrow. ~Fulton Oursler