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My original thought of the day

Just about everyone has received forwarded e-mails with catchy little sayings, or has seen them on peoples' blogs.

Did you ever wonder to yourself, "Who makes up those sayings?"

I always wondered that myself, until today, when suddenly this phrase just popped into my head, out of the blue.

I thought I should quickly blog it before I forgot.

So here is my original thought of the day!

If you do things the right way
If you persevere
You will usually get
What you want

If you avoid hard work
If you take short cuts
You will usually get
What you deserve


  • Todd, I like your second phrase. It reminds me of this proverb.

    Proverbs 6:4-11 King James Version
    Go to the ant, thou sluggard; consider her ways, and be wise:
    Which having no guide, overseer, or ruler,
    Provideth her meat in the summer, and gathereth her food in the harvest.
    How long wilt thou sleep, O sluggard? when wilt thou arise out of thy sleep?
    Yet a little sleep, a little slumber, a little folding of the hands to sleep:
    So shall thy poverty come as one that travelleth, and thy want as an armed man.

    By Tenaj, at 3:56 PM

  • Todd - I like.

    By emilyg, at 7:17 PM

  • So true Todd. You must crawl before you can walk.

    Just look at the designer of Mapquest. If this person keeps taking shortcuts, in the long run, the trip to the destination will happen sooner.

    By pacattack05, at 12:41 AM

  • Very nice Todd!!! Love it!

    By konane, at 9:17 AM

  • Thanks for your original thought of the day. It triggered my memory of a poem I wrote in the late sixties.

    "If I Were You And You Were Me"

    If I were you and you were me
    Then how different things would be.
    The things I do that you criticize
    Would then look different in your eyes
    If I were you and you were me.

    Todd, I really appreciate you reminding me of this memory from 40 years ago. Also, I remember reading this line about greeting cards the year I got married (1956)...... "Of all the joys life can bring remembrance is the sweetest thing."

    By Maggie-Nolia, at 12:50 AM

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