Saturday, May 2, 2020

They Say It Better

     Last time we went on vacation my wife B and I went shopping in one of those tourist malls.


     We wandered around several shops with their aromatic soaps and candles, their throw pillows, scatter rugs, t-shirts and inspirational cards and books.


     Surprisingly, I found some pretty good quotes and life lessons scattered among the various displays of goods and wares.


     Which one is your favorite saying?


     Normally mine would be along the lines of "something to look forward to."


     But these days I'm more relaxed, content to let the time go by, and I'm more inclined toward the "sand in your toes" or "enjoy the ride" philosophy.


     Soon enough we'll be back out in the world, seeing old friends, meeting new people, engaging in our regular activities and embarking on new adventures.


     But for now, let's just relax and enjoy the day . . .


     And not lose our perspective or self-confidence.


          But don't rely on me. The gift shops say it better.

21 comments:

Mona McGinnis said...

The grand essentials of happiness by a. k. chalmers is a quote I look at daily by the kitchen sink.

Rian said...

Great sayings all. My favorite among those is probably "Go where you feel the most alive"... in my case a quiet place by water.

gigi-hawaii said...

Those are great quotes. They are all wonderful.

Friko said...

I want someone to love. You only notice how empty life becomes when someone you love has gone from it.

Juhli said...

Well I'd have to pick the coffee one! Cute and thought provoking sayings.

Janette said...

Family means nobody gets left behind. Amen!

Savoring Sixty said...

I love quotes of all kinds. You have shared some good ones and I am having a hard time choosing a favorite. I think I best relate to "Happiness is sand in your toes and a shell in your pocket". I am ready to do just that!

Olga said...

Aw, a little virtual "just looking" shopping trip! Fun!

Tom said...

Thanks MM, and now I had to look up Allan K. Chalmers. Actually, for accuracy's sake the quote is: "The grand essentials of happiness are: something to do, something to love and something to hope for."

Susan Zarzycki said...

I like the one about something to look forward to. 💖

DJan said...

These brought me smiles and warm fuzzies. Thank you so much, Tom. :-)

Kathy @ SMART Living 365.com said...

Hi Tom! I love those signs too and actually have a few of them. I also take photos of the best ones when we go in those little shops. Good reminders for sure and my favorite of your in the Pineapple one, because who can't use a crown right now!?! ~Kathy

Arkansas Patti said...

I kind of feel if you have something to look forward to you automatically have the other two.
Less profound I like "I dusted once, it came back. Won't catch me doing that again."

Tom said...

Patti -- Ha ha. B has a pillow that says: "Yes I cleaned. I swept the room with my eyes."

Linda Myers said...

I'm looking forward to a time when I can browse in shops that display these signs.

David @iretiredyoung said...

A couple more that I like:

This one I saw in a market in Bali "Old enough to know better, young enough to do it anyway".

Another was "Everyone smiles in the same language".

Rebecca Olkowski said...

I love the coffee and wine and not all who wander are lost. They're all great! And so pinnable!

Carol Cassara said...

Go where you feel most alive is my favorite. Also 'those who wander are not always lost' is an old standby!

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Kay said...

I loved all of them, but maybe it’s because I’m from Hawaii that I like the last one best.

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