Wednesday, June 2, 2010

good quote...

I like good quotes.  Someone emailed me about a self-help book.  I'm not keen on self-help books.  I think they put the emphasis on us and our efforts, rather than God.  But, I clicked onto the author's blog and found two quotes that I did like.

Security is mostly a superstition. It does not exist in nature… Life is either a daring adventure or nothing. —Helen Keller

Definitely food for thought.  I suppose security in the traditional sense doesn't exist in nature because life does change.  Nothing stays the same.  But, there is always security in Christ.  God is always in control.  Still, the quote made me think that we do have to take chances and make attempts at things even when we get older.  Someone commented to me once about being over 30 and saying that they couldn't pick up knitting or drawing, I think.  They said they were too old to pick up a new hobby.  Well, I'll be 36 in two weeks and as crazy as this sounds, I'm going to take a Motorcycle Safey Course (the Basic Rider Course) in July.  I'm trying not to get scared!

Second quote I liked:

“Whether you think you can, or you think you can’t–you’re right.” —Henry Ford

I don't think there's any huge spiritual implications about that one (although it could definitely be twisted and be unbiblical), but I think that if we are negative from the get go, we won't be able to make it and get done whatever it is we're attempting to do.

1 comment:

Kim said...

There is actually alot of evidence that picking up new hobbies later in life or learning new things can help ward off dementia and keep you feeling younger. So, go for it. In your case, you'll learn something new and have something to share with your husband!