On weather lore…

“Red sky at night, sailor’s delight, red sky at morning, sailor take warning”

“If the sky is pink… it’s going to snow.”


On planting…

“If it grows down; plant it with the moon – if it grows up; plant it with it with the sun.”


On poverty…

“Ain’t got a pot to pee in; nor a window to throw it out of.”


On friendship…

“Friends are like ships that pass in the night; here today and gone tomorrow.”


On empathy…

“People, who live in glass houses, shouldn’t throw stones.”


On kindness…

“I expect to pass through this world but once. Therefore, if there be any good that I can do or any kindness that I can show to any fellow creature, let me do it now, for I shall not pass this way again.” ~ William Penn


Never underestimate the power of a kind word or deed.

          It takes so little to make people happy – just a touch, if we know how to give it, just a word fitly spoken, or a slight readjustment of some bolt or pin or bearing in the delicate machinery of a human soul.” ~ Frank Crane


Seek out good in people.

          I will speak ill of no man, and speak good of all I know of everybody.” ~ Benjamin Franklin


When you pass a family riding in a big U-Haul truck, give them the big “thumbs-up” sign. They need all the encouragement they can get.

          Giving is so often thought of in terms of gifts we give, but of our greatest giving is of our time, and kindness, and even comfort for those who need it. We look on these little things as unimportant – until we need them.”~ Joyce Hifler