Happy 2014 to you all! Have you made your new year’s resolutions? Have you made your new year’s reading resolutions? Hmm…I’ll have to do another post about that one of these days. Today, though, I want to share a little gem of a book with you:
I saw this in a book store and immediately bought it to give to my friend, Kim. She’s always drinking out of a mug that say Keep Calm and Carry On; it kind of fits her personality, to be honest. She has an aristocratic demeanor about her. I thought I’d give her this book to show her how we non-nobles cope.
When I went to the counter to pay, the clerk asked me if I wanted it wrapped, and I said ‘no’ so I could enjoy the book first. (Is that a bad thing?) Well, days later…hmm…weeks later…I am still enjoying it!
It’s a collection of maxims from various people, one on each page. Let me share one or two with you:
“The only thing to do with good advice is to pass it on. It is never of any use to oneself.” ~Oscar Wilde
“Only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I’m not sure about the former.”
Or how about this zinger:
“Forget the past–the future will give you plenty to worry about.” ~George Allen, Sr.
“Hard work never killed anybody, but why take a chance?” ~Edgar Bergen
“Experience is a comb that life gives you after you lose your hair.” ~Judith Stern
If you. like me, find wisdom in pessimism, this book will crack you up. And if you’re an optimist, read it and see how the other half thinks. As for Kim, I think I’ll let her just Keep Calm and Carry On for a bit longer…