Thursday, June 22, 2006


Over the past several weeks I've gathered some helpful advice and thought I'd share it with you all. If you're not sure who some of the people listed below are, then look here.

Determine your priorities and make decisions accordingly. (Thanks, Dad)

The more you take on past your capacity, the fewer things you'll do well. (Thanks, Dad)

Sometimes you just have to say "no." (Thanks, Kat)

You can't do everything; choose carefully. (Thanks, Dad)

Don't be sad!! (Thanks, Eve)

Most problems are psychological; they're in your head. You make a huge deal out of nothing. (Thanks, Teddy)

Whining and complaining is ungratefulness. Life is not a valley of misery; you don't even know what that means. (Thanks, Bizarro Mom)

Being positive is a decision. (Thanks, Beatrice)

Be thankful!! (Thanks, Bizarro Mom)

Sometimes, when you're having a hard time, you just have to be patient and wait it out. (Thanks, Fränzchen)


On a lighter note, I have a "project", and maybe you can help me. I'm looking for positive sayings*, in both English and German. I've come up with a couple English ones and even one German one, but I'm not going to post them just yet. First I'd like some feedback from you guys. :)

*such as... "there's always a light at the end of the tunnel"


Civil Sarah said...

"Every cloud has a silver lining... except mushroom-shaped ones, which are lined with Iridium & Strontium 90."

At least the first part of it is positive. ;-)

katherine said...

i'm trying to think of some mary! i'll let you know if i come up with any. i love you!!

Mary Elizabeth said...

Sarah - wait, I'm confused... I thought you were a civil engineer, not a chemist. :)

Kat - thanks chica! I love you too!

Stephanie said...

"When life gives you lemons, make lemonade"

"Its always OK in the end, if its not OK then its not the end."

"Be the change that you wish to see in the world."

"An eye for an eye makes the whole world go blind."

That's all I've come up with so far. I'll post more if I can think of any!

Leo said...

It'a always darkest before it goes pitch black.

Mary Elizabeth said...

Thanks, Steph! I've always liked the lemonade one... but I'd forgotten it until you posted, so thanks. :) And the other three are new...

Leo, you have issues.