Friday, September 9, 2016
Signs, notes, quotes .... when they don't do any good and when you need to act...
The other is a new one. Last week our new neighbor, whom we haven't officially met but moved in a year ago now and we wave to ~ from the back yard ~ as we mow or sit out back; came knocking at my door. Kind of excited and kind of wondering why.....she introduced herself and then asked us to keep our dog in while she "works" in her back yard. OOPS!?
Yes, our dog barks. Yes, he is annoying. And yes, he does this a lot.....its what mini dachshund's do to protect their family and to make up for their size. She too said it was becoming a bit annoying....I apologized and told her I would. Now, a sign hangs on our deck door to remind the family IF they are out back WE probably should NOT put Rudy a.k.a. Annoying Barker out back. ;-(
When do signs, notes, and reminders just become invisible?
I keep my journals but I find I don't act on the script.
Quotes lift me up for the seconds after I read them and then a cookie draws me in like a magnet and the inspirational "A moment on the lips and a lifetime on the hips"...is but a memory and the chocolate chip delights my lips.
I am sure people are making millions off many inspirational quotes that are framed and hung in offices around the world.
I see great quotes on shirts and I too have fallen for their sentimental meaning....a recent favorite was..."Suck it UP Buttercup!"... so true, so true, and can be used in so many settings!
Maybe everything in life comes down to one of the first quotes I truly remember?
Maybe its not about what we read or write.
Maybe the Grinches heart really did grow 3 sizes that day?
Maybe ACTIONS do speak louder than WORDS?