My son sent me these memes and I thought they would be great to bring a bit of fun to our Sunday.
I like getting quotes from Inspiring Quotes and these next two are recent ones that made me pause to ponder their deeper meaning, especially the one from Benjamin Franklin.
“The way to see by faith is to shut the eye of reason.” Benjamin Franklin
Under the pseudonym “Poor Richard,” Benjamin Franklin wrote this aphorism in an edition of his yearly almanac, a collection of information, advice, and sayings published from 1733 to 1760. With these words, the founding father, inventor, and political philosopher draws a distinct line between the virtues of faith and reason. He asserts that logic can often get in the way of the cultivation of faith, whether in a deity or the belief in an idea or person. Clinging too closely to what we know, Franklin warns, can obscure the vastness of what we still have yet to learn.
That last sentence is particularly interesting to me, and I agree with the message. If we only hang on to what we are taught in our early years of development, we will always have a limited world view. In this day and age of global interactions, I think it’s most important to have a wide world. view.
“Patience and tenacity of purpose are worth more than twice their weight of cleverness.” T.H. Huxley
Nineteenth-century biologist T.H. Huxley wrote these words as a reminder that slow and steady always win the race. Rather than relying on quick shortcuts, clever tricks, or corner-cutting, we should practice the virtues of patience and determination as we pursue our goals and dreams. Though the road may be longer, the journey will be that much sweeter when we are motivated by a sense of purpose and commitment, and utilize the strength of the human will.
What a great reminder that cutting corners and trying to trick people, whether customers or family and friends, never pays off in the long run.
Closing now with a few jokes I found on the Best Life Website
A man walks into a library and asks the librarian for books about paranoia. She whispers, “They’re right behind you!”
Want to hear a good roof joke? The first one’s on the house.
A cement mixer and a prison bus crashed on the highway. Police advise citizens to look out for a group of hardened criminals.
I couldn’t figure out why the baseball kept getting bigger. Then it hit me.
I can relate to that last joke. I have double vision so when my husband was trying to teach me how to play tennis, I asked him which ball I should swing at. That was after getting hit in the forehead a couple of times. Good thing he did a soft serve. 🙂
Let me know what you think of the quotes, memes and jokes. Share some of yours if you’d like. Happy Sunday.