“Girls are like apples on trees. The best ones are at the top of the tree. It can be scary for a man to go for the good ones because might fall and get hurt. Instead, he takes the apples from the ground that might not be as great on the inside, but they’re easy to find and hold. So the apples at the top of the tree think something is wrong with them, but in reality, they are amazing. They just have to wait for the right one to come along, one who is brave enough to climb all the way to the top of the tree.” -Anonymous
The element of the day is Rhodium, and is obviously named after the state of Rhode Island.
(For the first time in nine years, I forgot to actually post my annual element article on October 20th. So I’m backdating this article by ten days. I blame this on the fact that I was moving and didn’t have a computer hooked up. And that I forgot because moving was so hectic.)
“Success is not the key to happiness. Happiness is the key to success. If you love what you are doing, you will be successful.” – Albert Schweitzer
The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The second best time is now. – Chinese Proverb
The 17 words are:
- Know who is responsible.
- Believe in something big.
- Practice tolerance.
- Be brave.
- Love someone.
- Be ambitious.
Source: Walter Anderson, editor, Parade Magazine
- The Law of Balance. Whenever I am out of balance in one area of my life, I usually end up going to excess in some other area my life.
- The Law of Competition. “The only person you need to do better than is yourself, and that’s a big enpugh challenge.” – Col. Potter, M*A*S*H
- The Law of QTIP. Quit Taking It Personally
- The Law of Perspective. “Perspective: use it or lose it.” – Richard Bach
- The Law of Stress. We all need a little stress. Too little, and there is no motivation for change. Too much, and we get overwhelmed.
- The Law of Passion. The happiest people I know are those who are passionate about something in their lives.
- The Law of Freud. “To be happy, we all need something to love, something to do, and something to hope for.” – Freud
- The Law of Hope. Never ever, ever give up hope. Hope for the future keeps us moving in the right direction.
-Adapted from an article by Jeff Herring, originally published on October 7, 1998.
“If you can never manage with where you are, you will never be happy with where you go.” – Phillip Bennett
“Know the difference between success and fame. Success is Mother Teresa. Fame is Madonna.” – Erma Bombeck
“Journalism is printing what someone else does not want printed: everything else is public relations.” – George Orwell