Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Breaking Out of a Rut...

You know, most people enjoy having a routine. No matter your course of life, routines are what help us accomplish the everyday chores and activities that help this world keep goin' 'round. But if we're not careful we can get stuck in our routine and soon it becomes a muddied rut. And that rut can be a dangerous place. Complacency, boredom or even depression can result from being in a rut. We know we need to get out but we just can't see our way through.

So, if you're stuck in a rut and spinning your wheels, here are a few thoughts to help motivate yourself back out onto life's highway. Some will make you think and some will make you smile (laughter is a great medicine, didn't you know?), but either way, I hope you'll take away something that will keep you going.

A man's character may be learned from the adjectives
which he habitually uses in conversation.
Mark Twain

I've learned from experience that the greater part of our happiness
or misery depends on our dispositions and
not on our circumstances.

Martha Washington

Families are like fudge... mostly sweet with a few nuts.
Author Unknown

Family: A social unit where the father is concerned
with parking space,
the children with outer space,
and the mother with closet space.

Evan Esar

"My dad is the boss. . .until Grandma comes over.
Then he’s just one of us."
a child in Kid’s Say the Greatest Things about God

"The reward that outdoes all others is the peace
of knowing that you did right."
Dr. Jack Hyles

"Do not have your concert first, and then tune your instrument
afterwards. Begin the day with the Word of God and prayer,
and get first of all into harmony with Him."
Hudson Taylor

"Out of one hundred men, one will read the Bible,
the other ninety-nine will read the Christian."
D.L. Moody

1 comment:

ginger at enchanting cottage said...

Those are some wonderful sayings. Thank-you for sharing them with us.