We all have our own Words To Live By. The world is full of inspirational sayings, lyrics, poetry and scriptures.
I enjoy quoting things to my grandchildren. I remember certain words of wisdom from my own grandparents.
My maternal grandmother used to say, “Pretty is as pretty does.”
My paternal grandmother would often say, “If you don’t start nothing, there won’t be nothing!” I have been known to repeat the later to my husband on occasion. (smiling big because there may have been a time or two when he said it to me)
I started telling my oldest grandson, when he was just a toddler, that “hugs are what make the world go around“. When he went to kindergarten, we had to tell him not to hug the girls! He is almost 15 now, again I’m telling him
not to hug the girls. Choose your ‘words of wisdom’ carefully.
There is a huge trend on social media for people to share quips and quotes all cutesied up. We are a kindred sprit. the world is a small place, isn’t it.
If I asked you to ponder for a moment what one of your favorite songs is, you could likely start singing the chorus in your head. Is it the beat of the music that makes it your favorite or is it the connection you make with those words?
When you think of Graduation songs, do you think of Pomp and Circumstance or do you think of Lee Ann Womack’s I Hope You Dance?
Is it the beat of the music that makes it your favorite or is it the connection you make with those words?
When I was in the 7th grade (eons ago), a classmate recited a poem which I have never forgotten. The poem is entitled “Myself” by Edgar Guest. I have shared it in entirety on my About Me page here. It was the first two sentences of the poem that stuck with me the most;
I have to live with myself and so,
I want to be fit for myself to know.
That sort of reminds me of what my Grandma would tell me, Pretty is as pretty does.
I also enjoy the lyrics in The Man In The Mirror by Michael Jackson