Tuesday, 1 April 2014

I rarely do this, But....

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For once, I want to pass on two pithy sayings I came across recently. First of all, I went to see 'Philomena', starring Judi Dench - about the wicked nuns in the 1950s and how they cruelly sold girls' babies to wealthy people.  Judi's character is full of forgiveness and she is not bitter, when she searches for her child 60 years later.  I came across this saying later that day:
 "Why keep an open wound, when forgiveness will close it?"  I try hard to practise this.
Also, although basically an unbeliever, I smiled at this one - sent via e-mail:
"If you want to make God laugh, tell him you've got a plan".
Have a good week, everyone. 


  1. Very true quotes. A good quote engenders some more.

    I read Light Between Oceans and there was a similar quote on forgiveness.

    “Oh, but my treasure, it is so much less exhausting. You only have to forgive once. To resent, you have to do it all day, every day. You have to keep remembering all the bad things.” He laughed, pretending to wipe sweat from his brow. “I would have to make a list, a very, very long list and make sure I hated the people on it the right amount. That I did a very proper job of hating, too: very Teutonic! No”— his voice became sober—“ we always have a choice. All of us.”

    Stedman, M.L. (2012-07-31). The Light Between Oceans: A Novel (p. 323). Scribner. Kindle Edition.

    And in reference to your second quote, big Al Einstein said,

    "Whoever undertakes to set himself up as a judge of Truth and Knowledge is shipwrecked by the laughter of the gods."

    Read more at http://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/quotes/a/alberteins121678.html#63e70sTsreHSAEZR.99

    A mutual friend sent me this one:

    Religion is belief in someone else's experience; spirituality is having your own experience.

    And I heard this one on the radio the other day:

    Well, you know the definition of right and wrong constantly changes, but the definition of honesty never does. NPR, interview with Jim Garrett.

    1. I fancy that "LIght Between Oceans." I like the spirituality, own experience idea.

  2. I've had evidence of both sayings in my life - when I act upon those words and when don't. The results are life lessons.

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