2.19.2008

What is Left? Lots!

"Oh, my friend, it's not what they take away from you that counts. It's what you do with what you have left." ~Hubert Humphrey

Good advice, especially for those of us who are tired of feeling cranky and put upon. There are things I can't change in life, and I am learning that sometimes I have to deal with things I just plain don't want to. But that's just how life is.
This quote spoke to me and is a concept I'm working on right this minute. The bottom line is that I do have a lot left that I can do a lot with.
I'm trying.

14 comments:

Christina said...

Great thoughts, Jan. All of us have lots left, we just have to recognize it!

Tiburon said...

You are doing a fantastic job! Love this post :)

100 Percent Cottam said...

good for you, mama! you're so good.

Chris and Tara Mason said...

What a great quote and reminder! We do have lots to be thankful for!

tara said...

that's a goodie Jan, thankyou:)

Jane said...

You have the best quotes Jan! Thanks for the uplifting thought today.

hoLLy said...

i'm sorry you are feeling cranky and down. but its great you were able to find this quote and find a different way to look at things. thanks for sharing it!

hoLLy said...

and i hope you are feeling more up soon! :)

Sarah said...

I love this quote. I'm going to have to steal it for the "quote of the moment" spotlight on my blog. It reminds me of my favorite quote from Lord of the Rings (the movies). Gandalf: "All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given to us."

Hacking it up said...

wise words! I really need those too!!! I am very behind on my blogs...life is crazy...thanks for your uplifting thoughts and humor! They always help brighten my day!!!
love you!

Mia said...

So true at the end of the day we all have so much left on the blessings column. Thanks for the fantastic thought!

Natalie Scott said...

Wonderful thoughts, at just the right time ;)

Mel said...

I love that thought. So true!

Kristi said...

I love your attitude :) Some days I just don't feel like having a great attitude--nice, right? :) But I am going to try and be more like you--have a better attitude about the things I cannot change. Thanks, Jan :)