My Favorite Quotes

This was a difficult list to pull together! I thought it would be easier. I had to do a search on some of them to make sure I was quoting correctly and to make sure I was quoting the correct author! My brain is a big scrambled egg conglomerate these days. As we say in my family, I have CRS; Can’t Remember Shit. The struggle is real, friends.

The order of this list is unimportant because truth be told, I couldn’t decide the order!! So, without further ado, I present to you, (some of) My Favorite Quotes:


  • Enjoy the little things in life, for one day you’ll look back and realize they were the big things. ~ Robert Brault



  • Follow your heart, but take your brain with you. ~ Alfred Adler



  • You don’t know where you’re going ’til you get there. ~ Sylvester, the Cat / Looney Tunes (Jule Styne and Sammy Cahn, songwriters)



  • Why fit in when you were born to stand out. ~ Dr. Seuss



  • Mama always said life was like a box of chocolates. You never know what you’re gonna get. ~ Forrest Gump (Winston Groom)



  • “Maybe Christmas,” he thought, “doesn’t come from a store. Maybe Christmas…perhaps…means a little bit more.” ~ The Grinch (Dr. Seuss)



  • The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched – they must be felt with the heart. – Helen Keller



  • Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson



  • Go confidently in the direction of your dreams! Live the life you’ve imagined.  ~ Henry David Thoreau



  • In every walk in nature, one receives far more than seeks. ~John Muir



There you have it…

I’m sure I could make a list of dozens more quotes that I love but “ain’t nobody got time for dat.” Thanks for reading, friends. I hope you’re staying safe and healthy.

Peace and Hugs,

Aunt Debbie

Monday Thoughts

It has become painfully clear to me over the past few weeks, that I have many friends who are racist or have hatred for other people based on religious beliefs or sexual orientation. This sickens me to my core!

I normally respect the opinions of others but not when it comes to racism, or hatred of another person based on their personal beliefs or something they have no control over. I have NO RESPECT for those people who choose to hate.

We were not born hating others. Hatred is taught. This new realization that I have friends who are racist has exhausted me. My heart hurts and I am overwhelmed with anger and disbelief. People I went to school with, women of my generation, educated people, people who went to school with my kids, teachers and other professionals…who are so blatantly racist or hateful of others because of skin color?? It is small-minded and just plain ignorant. There is no excuse for such hatred!

I’m leaving you with a few great quotes to ponder and share if it moves you to do so. Peace be with you, ALL of you!








Thought For The Week

Maturity is realizing how many things don’t require your opinion.


In my experience, nothing is gained from giving people your opinion, unless of course, they ask for that opinion directly.

People form their own opinions based on their experiences, their own perception, and the information they have acquired. They will not change their opinions based on the opinions of others, especially when they didn’t ask for it.

It is not necessary to give your opinion just because you have one or because you think yours is right. Opinions aren’t right or wrong.

Motivational Monday

“Your worth is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven’t found it yet, keep looking, and don’t settle. As with all matters of the heart you’ll know when you find it.” ~ Steve Jobsmotivationalmondayquotes

Thoughts Today

I will be forever grateful to those who fought for our rights and freedom in this country. But I’m very worried about what is happening right under our noses. Our rights are being eroded away, slowly and methodically. Racial and religious discrimination is on the rise, as well as the inequality of opportunity. I worry for us, for our children and grandchildren, and for the future of The United States of America.

Here are just a few great quotes from a few great men that came to mind this Memorial Day. LET US NOT FORGET.


“Those who have long enjoyed such privileges as we enjoy forget in time that men have died to win them.” ~ Franklin D. Roosevelt


“America will never be destroyed from the outside. If we falter and lose our freedoms, it will be because we destroyed ourselves.” ~Abraham Lincoln


“We the people are the rightful masters of both Congress and the courts, not to overthrow the Constitution but to overthrow the men who pervert the Constitution.” ~Abraham Lincoln


“My fellow Americans, ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country.” ~John F.Kennedy


“The liberties of our country, the freedom of our civil constitution, are worth defending against all hazards: And it is our duty to defend them against all attacks.” ~Samuel Adams


“Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn’t pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same.” ~Ronald Reagan

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I hope you’ve had a lovely and safe weekend, my friends.