Thoughts for Tough Times

No question, these are difficult times for all of us, as well as our fellow travelers on Spaceship Earth. Clearly, none of our politicians or pundits have an answer guaranteed to fix what ails us. Perhaps it is at moments like these that we should turn to those aphorisms that have withstood the ravages of time by virtue of the truth that they contain. I share the following with you, and hope you spend a part of this coming weekend reflecting on any that strikes a chord with you. Be well.

If I want my dreams to come true, I mustn’t oversleep.

Of all the things I wear, my expression is the most important.

The best vitamin for making friends … B1.

The happiness of my life depends on the quality of my thoughts.

The heaviest thing I can carry is a grudge.

One thing I can give and still keep…is my word.

I lie the loudest when I lie to myself.

If I lack the courage to start, I have already finished.

One thing I can’t recycle is wasted time.

Ideas won’t work unless ‘I’ do.

My mind is like a parachute … it functions only when open.

The 10 commandments are not a multiple choice.

The pursuit of happiness is the chase of a lifetime!

It is never too late to become what I might have been.

Friends are like balloons; once you let them go, you might not get them back.

Sometimes we get so busy with our own lives and problems that we may not even notice that we’ve let them fly away.

Sometimes we are so caught up in who’s right and who’s wrong that we forget what’s right and wrong.

Sometimes we just don’t realize what real friendship means until it is too late. I don’t want to let that happen so I’m going to tie you to my heart so I never lose you.


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21 Responses to Thoughts for Tough Times

  1. Marge says:

    That last one really hit home, Jorge…
    As always, you have taught some solid lessons and managed to do it gently.
    Thank you for that…

  2. Beth says:

    A great post Jorge.  I agree things are in pretty much of a mess for us in America.  I finally made up my mind and I went to the court house today and voted, and I wasn\’t alone, several others came to vote while I was there.  I think there will be a record turnout.
    I really relate to "Sometimes we are so caught up in who\’s right and who\’s wrong that we forget what\’s right and wrong.\’

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  4. Patricia says:

    Jorge, we are in a terrible, difficult time…I\’ve done more reading, watching and listening than I have ever done in all my years of voting…I realized back in the summer that I had to do that…we can not be led like sheep, we have to question…we voted last week, and I made the choice that was right for me…I have the greatest fear for our country and my family…

  5. Hope says:

    we as a nation face some very tough time ahead.. but its not just our nation, its the whole world..and if we as a people do not get right, and bring God back into the equation, then we might as well kiss our you know whats good bye.and that is it or not.. well dear friend..hugs

  6. PJ says:

    Good Moring Jorge,
    I enjoyed this entry very much. Yes, indeed, they all hold true.
    Until nect time…Keep Smiling. Have a wonderful weekend, my Friend.

  7. Sarah says:

    Excellent, thank you Jorge.  Focusing on our best ideals and intention is the only thing that is going to get us all through this difficult time, I think.  We must remember we are all one, on the same boat, planet Earth.  And we must remember to always ast from Love, no matter who it is we are in relationship with–friend, \’foe\’, boss at work, co-workers, animals, Earth…..everyone.  Again, thanks for the reminders.

  8. Neora Chana says:

    I like the second to lat one alot, although I like all of them.  It seems so many of us these days focus on the power struggle and not the goal; me included.  Thanks.

  9. Holy says:

    I was telling a friend of mine about your upper and lower GI outfits…that\’s really pretty funny…as long as you both won\’t be transparent and show off what\’s inside them. Not pretty.  I say that only because I just ate a healthy amount of broccoli.Take care.

  10. Barbara says:

    Thank You for the visit. I have been talking to Stephen for years.

  11. Michelle says:

    I am so glad I stepped by your blog today. I really like this entry and your last entry.
    Also, about the scary movies, I am not a big fan either actually, but Armando is and if he can put up with my silly romantic comedies and dramas, then I can watch some scary movies with him BUT I will not watch some that are too scary. I jump even on the ones he considers moderately scary.
    Have a great rest of the week! I am going to come back later and print this entry for later reference when I need a pick me up. (thanks Jorge)

  12. sweeti's says:

    I  cherish my true friends..and friendships  i have for life time
    But  some months back i had  a bad experience…#,5 years of friendship   lost…and i still  cant understand
    But but  i survived…
    he  Jorge
    good to hear u had ur  father in law  working  on the dam…I think u should go there
    Its immens    breathtaking.
    I  absorbed  ur  advises.
    warm hugs  for u and ur loved ones

  13. Stephen Craig says:


  14. Stephen Craig says:

    Yikes!  Where did my comments go?  Oh well.  Here I go again.  Jorge,  These are very good and timely quotes as well as food for thought.  Have a great week and
    as ever be well,
    Stephen Craig Rowe

  15. Kathryn says:

    It is never too late to become what I might have been.
    this one is one of my favorites – and I believe it, yes!

  16. PJ says:

    Good Evening Jorge,
    Just stopping by to say hello . So, HELLO. 🙂
    Until Next Time..Keep Smiling.

  17. Everybody's uncle says:

    I love your words.Have a nice day 🙂

  18. Unknown says:

    I love your blog and I love Love the Quotes  .. You know me and finding them.. Wow . You did good. I havent see these.
    Be Well. and  a Hug too.

  19. 小西 says:

    T_T 走过来瞧瞧~~~~

  20. Hope says:

    just popping in to wish you a nice and safe Halloweenbe well dear friend..soft hugs Hope

  21. Jana says:

    I am just happy at these tuff times that I have a job and hopefully it will stay like that. And just enjoying little things in my life. Plus it helps that I don\’t have any mortgage to pay, no money in stock and no debt on my credit card. 🙂

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