Why you should put something away for a rainy day


When you have money, think of the time when you had none. ~Japanese Proverb

Most people experience hard times at some point in their lives, particularly when they’re young.

If you are lucky enough to have a good income now, you’d do well to remember the tough times and put some of your income away for a rainy day.

You can be sure it will rain, the only question is when.

You will be able to weather the storm a lot better if you have a financial cushion in the form of some savings.

It’s easy to squander your money thinking the good times will never end. However nothing lasts forever. So, be prepared.

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21 thought-provoking quotes about fathers

In life it’s all too easy to prioritise things like work, career and socialising over those things that truly matter most.

I’m not suggesting that work’s not important, it is. After all by earning a living we can put bread on the table and a roof over our heads and those of our loved ones.

Socialising is also important because through it we can relax and alleviate stress.

However the role of parent is more important than any of these because children are the future. And children need a father as well as a mother.

As a father you’re not just a sperm donor. You should be a provider of course, to ensure that your children get the best possible start in life.

You should offer support to their mother too, as that too will help your children.

However more than any of that, to your sons you’re a role model and to your daughters you are an example of how men treat women.

You should also be an authority figure, as it’s important that children are brought up within a moral framework and they should know where the boundaries are and what the penalties will be should there be any transgression.

Well-adjusted, well-behaved and well-educated young people are the future of any civilisation and fathers have an important role to play in making that happen.

So today I offer you 21 thought-provoking quotes about fathers to highlight the importance of why I think men have really been placed upon this earth.

Quotes about fathers:

  1. My father gave me the greatest gift anyone could give another person, he believed in me. ~Jim Valvano
  2. The most important thing a father can do for his children is to love their mother. ~Theodore Hesburgh
  3. A father is a man who expects his son to be as good a man as he meant to be. ~Frank A. Clark
  4. My father was my teacher. But most importantly he was a great dad. ~Beau Bridges
  5. To a father growing old nothing is dearer than a daughter. ~Euripides
  6. I cannot think of any need in childhood as strong as the need for a father’s protection. ~Sigmund Freud
  7. The most important influence in my childhood was my father. ~DeForest Kelley
  8. A real man loves his wife, and places his family as the most important thing in life. Nothing has brought me more peace and contentment in life than simply being a good husband and father. ~Frank Abagnale
  9. Anyone can be a father, but it takes someone special to be a dad, and that’s why I call you dad, because you are so special to me. You taught me the game and you taught me how to play it right. ~Wade Boggs
  10. Becoming a father increases your capacity for love and your level of patience. It opens up another door in a person – a door which you may not even have known was there. That’s what I feel with my son. There’s suddenly another level of love that expands. My son is my greatest joy, out of everything in my life. ~Kyle MacLachlan
  11. I hope I can be as good of a father to my son as my dad was to me. ~Calvin Johnson
  12. One father is more than a hundred schoolmasters. ~George Herbert
  13. My father taught my siblings and me the importance of positive values and a strong ethical compass. He showed us how to be resilient, how to deal with challenges, and how to strive for excellence in all that we do. He taught us that there’s nothing that we cannot accomplish if we marry vision and passion with an enduring work ethic. ~Ivanka Trump
  14. I am blessed to be a proud father of a daughter. ~Adnan Sami
  15. It is a wise father that knows his own child. ~William Shakespeare
  16. Mom and Dad were married 64 years. And if you wondered what their secret was, you could have asked the local florist, because every day Dad gave Mom a rose, which he put on her bedside table. That’s how she found out what happened on the day my father died. She went looking for him because that morning, there was no rose. ~Mitt Romney
  17. Being a father has been, without a doubt, my greatest source of achievement, pride and inspiration. Fatherhood has taught me about unconditional love, reinforced the importance of giving back and taught me how to be a better person. ~Naveen Jain
  18. Every son’s first superhero is his father, and it was the same for me. For me, he was Superman and Batman combined. ~Tiger Shroff
  19. It was my father who taught me to value myself. He told me that I was uncommonly beautiful and that I was the most precious thing in his life. ~Dawn French
  20. I am not ashamed to say that no man I ever met was my father’s equal, and I never loved any other man as much. ~Hedy Lamarr
  21. In my career, there’s many things I’ve won and many things I’ve achieved, but for me, my greatest achievement is my children and my family. It’s about being a good father, a good husband, just being connected to family as much as possible. ~David Beckham

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Here’s why you should have no regrets

Do you have a dream of doing something that you feel would be right for you?

Perhaps it’s a line of work to which you feel drawn? Yet somehow you’re drifting through life doing something else?

Perhaps you feel that you don’t have the time to master the skills required to pursue this line of work?

Perhaps discouraging comments from other people have put you off trying it at all?

How sad it would be if you were to miss out on your true calling in life, simply because you didn’t have a go.

Your chance to enjoy what you do and make a real difference could be passing you by. You could do it if you really want to do it but only if you try.

Every expert was once a beginner. Every successful man or woman had to begin somewhere. Success begins with the first step.

The trick is to get started. Get started now and one day you could become a success in whatever line of work is currently only a dream for you. It is possible to spend the rest of your life doing something in which you feel truly engaged.

If there is something that you really would like to do then start doing it now. It is better to try and fail than to spend your life wondering what might have been. Don’t risk looking back on your life and thinking you might have been a serious contender in the success stakes if only you’d had a go.

Have no regrets, have a go instead. And it’s never been easier to have a go. For instance, you could start initially by doing whatever it is you dream about in your spare time.

Want to be a writer? What’s stopping you?

Ten years ago you would have had the problem of getting published. Now you can self-publish and sell your work as eBooks on Amazon and other eCommerce sites. Apparently EL James of ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ fame started out this way. If you’re good enough, eventually people will notice.

Fancy being a rock star? Then get your act together and upload videos of your performances on to YouTube. The British band The Arctic Monkeys started out this way and they have Number 1 albums to their name as proof of their success.

Maybe it’s make-up which fascinates you? Lauren Luke was interested in make-up and she managed to make a name for herself by leveraging the power of YouTube too.

If you have a smartphone or a personal computer then recording a video these days is easy.

Videos for YouTube don’t have to be of the highest quality but if your work is good, it’s amazing how quickly people will notice you and before you know it you could have a following.

So get started; have a go; in your spare time if necessary.

Yes of course you’ll make mistakes. Your efforts in the beginning may be dire or less than impressive. But you’ll learn; you’ll get better; and you’ll hone your craft. And one day maybe you’ll be the best. Believe you can and you will. That’s my motto.

And remember, everyone starts somewhere.

Don’t make excuses; do it now. And don’t let other people discourage you or stand in your way. Ignore negative nellies. They don’t want you to succeed because they’re too scared to have a go at succeeding themselves. So they’d prefer you to stay at their level. However don’t fall for that trick.

As long as you believe you can do it then what others think is not important.

If the door is shut in your face, climb through the window or down the chimney. Never accept any answer unless it’s the one you want.

No one can stop you achieving your dreams, except you. As the saying goes, seize the day! And do it right now. Enjoy your life; do those things you’d really like to do; and leave no room for regrets.

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3 funny short story jokes guaranteed to raise a laugh

1. Speed cop:

Jim’s a police officer in Morristown, New Jersey. One day he’s sitting in his squad car on Main Street when a car screams past him doing at least 100 miles an hour.

With blue lights flashing and siren wailing, Jim chases after the car and pulls it over.

Jim approaches the car and says to the young driver, “Sir, step out of the car for me please.

But officer”, said the young man, “I can explain.”

Just be quiet!” snapped Jim, “Driving at dangerous speeds on Main Street is a felony. You’ll be cooling your heels in jail until the police chief gets back and decides what to do with you.

But officer”, the young man responded, “if you’d just let me explain.”

Once again Jim snapped at him, “Be quiet! You’re going to jail.

A few hours later Jim is checking on his prisoner in the holding cell at the station and the guy is looking is little glum to say the least. At this point Jim’s feeling a bit sorry for him.

Hey buddy”, says Jim, “don’t worry. Lucky for you the police chief’s at his daughter’s wedding. He’ll be in a good mood when he gets back.

Don’t count on it”, said the young driver, “I’m the groom.”

2. Divine justice:

Father Jeremy was a parish priest who was obsessed with playing golf.

He would be at a country club playing golf every opportunity he got. It was a passion for him.

One summer Sunday the weather was absolutely glorious and he realised it was such a perfect day to play golf. There wasn’t a cloud in the sky and the temperature was really very pleasant.

Days are rarely better than this for playing golf”, Father Jeremy thought to himself.

This left him with a dilemma. For him Sunday was a working day of course but perhaps he could report in sick and then play golf at the country club in the next town?

Well his passion for golf got the better of him and he phoned the curate to tell him he was sick and would not be able to take mass that day.

He then packed his clubs into his car and drove two hours to a country club where he was confident he would not be recognized.

By mid-morning Father Jeremy was standing at the first tee ready to play 18 holes.

Well the Lord works in mysterious ways and the angels are his eyes and ears. And as Father Jeremy was ready to tee off one angel was watching him with concern.

The angel then went to God and said, “Look at that parish priest. He should be preaching to his congregation today, not playing golf.

God frowned at the angel and agreed that this was not what he’d expect from a parish priest on a Sunday.

Leave it to me,” said God.

At this point Father Jeremy teed up on the first hole. He swung at the ball and it glided effortlessly through the air and landed right in the cup 250 yards away. It was a perfect hole-in-one.

Never before had Father Jeremy achieved such golfing perfection, so naturally he was both amazed and very excited.

The angel looked on from above and he was shocked. He turned to God and said, “Lord, I’m sorry but I thought you said you were going to punish him.

I have”, said God.

How?” the angel responded.

God smiled and said, “Think about it. Who can he possibly tell about this now?

3. The helicopter ride:

Dan and his wife Mary went to the state fair every year.

And every year Dan would say to Mary, “You know Mary, I would love to go for a ride in the helicopter.

And Mary’s response was always the same.

I know that Dan but the helicopter ride costs $50, And let’s face it, $50 is $50.” Mary would say.

This went on for many years and eventually they were at the fair one year and Dan said to Mary, “You know Mary, I’m 87 now. If I don’t ride the helicopter this year, I may not get another chance. I ain’t got much time left.

Well Mary had known hard times and so she could never be frivolous with money. Once again her response was the same, “Dan, you know the helicopter costs $50 and $50 is $50.

Well as they were talking, the helicopter pilot overheard their conversation.

Hey, listen folks”, he said, “I’ll offer you a deal. I’ll take you both for a ride in the helicopter and if you can both stay completely quiet for the entire ride then you can have it for free. However you must not say a word. If you do say anything you must pay the $50.”

Well this sounded like a great deal to Dan and Mary, so naturally they agreed and up they went in the helicopter.

In an attempt to get them to say something, the pilot performed every fancy trick and move he knew but they didn’t say a word.

To up the ante, the pilot did his death-defying tricks over and over again, but still there wasn’t so much as one word spoken.

Finally they landed and the pilot turned to Dan said, “Wow! I’ve got to hand it to you. I did everything I could to get you to scream or shout out, but you didn’t. I’m really impressed!

Well to be honest”, said Dan, “I almost said something when Mary fell out but, you know, $50 is $50!

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3 hilariously funny jokes that will definitely tickle you silly

1. Car trouble:

Jane was driving along the Interstate 5 on her way to San Diego when her old car suddenly died on her. Naturally she called out a local mechanic to help her.

The mechanic arrived and said, “Howdy mam, what seems to be the problem?

Well”, said Jane, “I was just driving along when suddenly I lost all power and the car came to a complete standstill.”

Well let me just take a look for you mam”, said the mechanic.

At which he lifts the hood and gives the engine a cursory glance before whacking something very hard with a hammer.

Try it now mam”, said the mechanic.

To Jane’s amazement, when she turned the key, the car burst into life again.

That’s incredible!” said Jane. “You’ve been here for less than 30 seconds and you’ve already got it going again. I’m very grateful. Thank you.

All part of the service mam!” the mechanic responded, before adding, “That’ll be $250.”

Jane couldn’t quite believe what she was hearing. “How much?” she said. “How can it be $250 when all you did was hit something with a hammer?

Well mam”, said the mechanic, “I can produce an itemised bill if you like.

Yes please”, said Jane, “you do that! It’ll make interesting reading.”

So the mechanic started tapping something into an iPad and then he printed it out on a printer in his truck. He then handed Jane the bill. It read:

 

2. The new bus driver:

The new bus driver pulled his bus up at the bus stop and on climbed a giant of a man who said to the driver, “Big John don’t pay!” before walking off and taking his seat.

Well Big John was aptly named, he really was a monster of a man and the driver was small and skinny, so he figured that a confrontation with Big John may not end well. Not for him anyway. So he let it go.

The next day the same thing happened. The bus stopped, Big John got on, and once again he told the driver, “Big John don’t pay!” before going straight to his seat.

Again the new driver was reluctant to challenge him because of his size.

Well this became a daily occurrence and increasingly the new bus driver began to resent being afraid of Big John.

So he decided to sign up for a body building class at his local gym. He figured that if he was more muscular he’d be equipped to challenge Big John and force him to pay the fare. This became an obsession with him and he worked hard on it.

Before long the bus driver had rippling muscles where once there had only been skin and bone. And as his physical appearance became more impressive, the driver felt confident and ready to confront Big John the next time he got on his bus.

Sure enough, at the usual stop, on to the bus stepped Big John, with his usual declaration, “Big John don’t pay!”

Now just hold it there fella!” said the driver, ready and waiting for a confrontation. “And just why don’t Big John pay?

Well the situation was tense momentarily as Big John reached into his pocket and the driver began to wonder whether he’d done the right thing after all.

Then Big John smiled as he withdrew his hand from his pocket and said, “Because I’ve got this bus pass!

3. Native American Chief:

Bill was studying for a Masters Degree in American Studies at the University of London. He loved American culture, so naturally he was a regular traveller to the USA. In particular he liked getting to know the real America beyond the obvious tourist destinations.

On one trip he was staying in a hotel in Cheyenne, Wyoming when he saw an old Native American chief in full native dress sitting in the lobby.

Wow, who’s that?” Bill asked the desk clerk.

Oh, that’s Chief Elephant’s Memory,” the clerk responded.

Why is he called Chief Elephant’s Memory?” asked Bill.

Because he’s 93 and he still has the most amazing memory. He never forgets anything,” said the clerk. “You might not believe this but he can actually remember every single detail of his life with immediate recall.”

Really?” Bill said, intrigued by what he was being told.

So Bill walked up to the Chief and said, “Hi there, I hope you don’t mind but I’ve heard you have the most amazing memory. They say you can remember every detail of your life. Can you tell me what you had for breakfast on your eighteenth birthday?

Eggs”, replied the Chief quietly.

Bill was amazed with this response but as he walked away the desk clerk called him over and said, “Hey buddy, when you speak to one of our Native Americans you don’t say ‘Hi there’, it’s common courtesy to address them by saying, ‘How!’.

Bill thanked the clerk for putting him right and promised he’d remember that next time.

One year later Bill’s back in Cheyenne again. He’s in the same hotel when he spots the same old Native American chief sitting in the lobby.

Remembering the desk clerk’s advice from his previous visit he walks up to the Chief and says, “How!

Sunny-side up”, the Chief responded.

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30 profound quotes that will definitely make you think

Here are 30 profound quotes that will definitely make you think. They’re some of the very best quotes I’ve read this week. And I’ve already used a few of them in presentations I’ve made.

These really are wise quotes that will have you reflecting on the meaning of life itself. They’re well worth a minute or two of you time and, I’m sure you’ll agree, they’re some of the best quotes you will read anywhere.

Profound quotes:

  1. The third-rate mind is only happy when it’s thinking with the majority. The second-rate mind is only happy when it’s thinking with the minority. The first-rate mind is only happy when it’s thinking. ~AA Milne
  2. Education is not the learning of many facts but the training of the mind to think. ~Albert Einstein
  3. Before you embark on a journey of revenge, dig two graves. ~Confucius
  4. Wanting to be someone else is a waste of who you are. ~Kurt Cobain
  5. We all make choices in life but in the end our choices make us. ~Author Unknown
  6. We all die. The goal isn’t to live forever. The goal is to create something that will. ~Chuck Palahniuk
  7. Those who play by the book will always be beaten by those who write their own. ~Author Unknown
  8. The two most important days in your life are the day you were born and the day you find out why. ~Mark Twain
  9. When you reach the end of your rope, tie a knot in it and hang on. ~Franklin D Roosevelt
  10. The grass is greener where you water it. ~Neil Barringham
  11. The wise man knows that it’s better to sit on the banks of a remote mountain stream than to be emperor of the whole world. ~Zhuangzi
  12. You may choose to look the other way but you can never say again that you didn’t know. ~William Wilberforce
  13. Man is born free and everywhere he is in chains. ~Jean-Jacques Rousseau
  14. The most beautiful people I’ve known are those who have known trials, have known struggles, have known loss, and have found their way out of the depths. ~Elisabeth Kübler-Ross
  15. Society in every state is a blessing but government even in its best state is but a necessary evil; in its worst state an intolerable one. ~Thomas Paine
  16. We do not have to visit a madhouse to find disordered minds; our planet is the mental institution of the universe. ~Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
  17. An American monkey, after getting drunk on brandy, would never touch it again, and thus is much wiser than most men. ~Charles Darwin
  18. History will have to record that the greatest tragedy of this period of social transition was not the strident clamour of the bad people but the appalling silence of the good people. ~Martin Luther King Jr
  19. People know what they do; frequently they know why they do what they do; but what they don’t know is what they do does. ~Michel Foucault
  20. Do not condemn the judgment of another because it differs from your own. You may both be wrong. ~Dandemis
  21. Ignorance is preferable to error; and he is less remote from the truth who believes nothing, than he who believes what is wrong. ~Thomas Jefferson
  22. If a triangle could speak, it would say, in like manner, that God is eminently triangular, while a circle would say that the divine nature is eminently circular. Thus, each would ascribe to God its own attributes, would assume itself to be like God, and look on everything else as ill-shaped. ~Baruch Spinoza
  23. The shield may be as important for victory as the sword or spear. ~Charles Darwin
  24. Whatever is my right as a man is also the right of another; and it becomes my duty to guarantee as well as to possess. ~Thomas Paine
  25. Right is right, even if everyone is against it; and wrong is wrong, even if everyone is for it. ~William Penn
  26. Never was anything great achieved without danger. ~Niccolò Machiavelli
  27. It is better to die upon your feet than to live upon your knees. ~Emiliano Zapata
  28. It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it. ~Aristotle
  29. Life is a series of natural and spontaneous changes. Don’t resist them; that only creates sorrow. Let reality be reality. ~Lao Tzu
  30. We must believe that we are gifted for something, and that this thing, at whatever cost, must be attained. ~Marie Curie

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Here are 10 quotes that really make you think

Everyone I know likes a good quote. I’m sure you do too dear reader. In particular, quotes that really make you think, perhaps? Quotes that help you reflect on life and its meaning, maybe?

Certainly most quotes tend to get me thinking about and reflecting on life, its meaning and the human condition.

Here are 10 quotes that really make you think. Certainly they all made me think, so I’m sure you will too dear reader.

Enjoy them all and see how many of them that you can put to good use.

Quotes that really make you think:

  1. One of the symptoms of an approaching nervous breakdown is the belief that one’s work is terribly important. ~Bertrand Russell
  2. Fashion is what you adopt when you don’t know who you are. ~Quentin Crisp
  3. You have to be careful if you don’t know where you’re going because you might not get there. ~Yogi Berra
  4. Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity; and I’m not sure about the universe. ~Albert Einstein
  5. Behind every successful man stands a surprised mother-in-law. ~Hubert Humphrey
  6. Believe you can and you’re halfway there. ~Theodore Roosevelt
  7. Gold medals aren’t really made of gold. They’re made of sweat, determination, and a hard-to-find alloy called guts. ~Author Unknown
  8. Even the greatest was once a beginner. Don’t be afraid to take that first step. ~Author Unknown
  9. The greatest advantage of speaking the truth is that you don’t have to remember what you said. ~Author Unknown
  10. It is your attitude and not your aptitude that determines your altitude. ~Zig Ziglar

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Could these be 30 of the best quotes ever?

When nothing’s going right, go left. ~Anonymous

You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream. ~CS Lewis

Always do your best. What you plant now, you will harvest later. ~Og Mandino

Just because people are doing better than you doesn’t mean they are better than you. You’re as good as anyone. ~Roy Sutton

The key is to keep company only with people who uplift you, whose presence calls forth your best. ~Epictetus

If you can dream it, you can do it. ~Walt Disney

I believe the way we dress on a daily basis is our message we put out to the world. ~Brad Goreski

Death is nothing, but to live defeated and inglorious is to die daily. ~Napoleon Bonaparte

Not everyone finds school to be beneficial. Not everyone thrives in that environment. Doesn’t mean you’re stupid. Doesn’t mean you cannot be successful. Plenty of school dropouts went on to achieve fame and fortune. ~Roy Sutton

The secret of your success is determined by your daily agenda. ~John C. Maxwell

When a door closes another door should open, but if it doesn’t then go in through the window. ~Anonymous

The true secret of happiness lies in taking a genuine interest in all the details of daily life. ~William Morris

Doing nothing is hard, you never know when you’re done. ~Anonymous

A dream is what makes people love life even when it is painful. ~Theodore Zeldin

You’re only here for a short visit. Don’t hurry, don’t worry. And be sure to smell the flowers along the way. ~Walter Hagen

Walk on stage as if you belong there. ~Anonymous

Success is not achieved by contented people. ~Anonymous

What you achieve will dictate how you’re remembered. ~Roy Sutton

Focus on strength; manage weakness. ~Anonymous

Give people a reason to remember you. ~Roy Sutton

Be contrary; be known ~Arab Proverb

Defeat is not the worst of failures. Not to have tried is the true failure. ~George Edward Woodberry

There is only one success – to be able to spend your life in your own way. ~Christopher Morley

Know what it is you want to do and why. ~Anonymous

Strive not to be a success but rather to be of value. ~Albert Einstein

Don’t worry if plan A fails, there are 25 more letters in the alphabet. ~Anonymous

The starting point of all achievement is desire. ~Napoleon Hill

Try and fail, but never fail to try. ~Jared Leto

Whatever you are, be a good one. ~Abraham Lincoln

Every man dies. Not every man lives. ~ William Wallace

Further reading:

People love quotes. Certainly I do and everyone I know does too.

Inspirational quotes from great people are a powerful way of reinforcing points being made in any presentation.

A memorable quote at the end of a presentation can have real impact.

Now you can always use Google to find a good quote of course but there’s nothing quite like having your own source of quotes readily at hand to ‘thumb through’ whenever you have to prepare for a presentation .

I always have a couple of books of quotes on my desk for personal reference and to thumb through, so I’m never lost for a quote.

There are plenty of such books available but one I’m using at present is The Big Book of Quotes: Funny, Inspirational and Motivational Quotes on Life, Love and Much Else by M. Prefontaine. Well worth looking at and you can check it out if you CLICK HERE

Even if you decide not to buy, it’s worth a look. So go on check it out now.

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21 thought-provoking quotes about mothers

Being a mother is probably the most challenging and daunting job on earth, particularly if you have to do it alone.

However nothing’s more important than motherhood because without mothers there would not be a next generation or indeed future generations. Without mothers the human race would disappear.

A mother’s love nurtures the people of tomorrow. And for that we all owe mothers the greatest debt of gratitude.

There could not be a more important job than being a mother, surely? That’s why mothers have such a special place in our hearts. Working careers are all very well but motherhood matters more, or at least it should do.

Fathers matter too of course, but mothers are truly very special.

So today I offer you 21 thought-provoking quotes about mothers to underline my point.

Ladies, if you’re a mother then remember this; the world owes you its gratitude. For without your love and hard work bringing up well-adjusted young people, the human race would cease to exist.

That’s why I believe that no job is more important than the role of mother. Your children are your legacy and your gift to the future.

Quotes about mothers:

  1. Motherhood: All love begins and ends there. ~Robert Browning
  2. Motherhood is difficult and rewarding. ~Gloria Estefan
  3. The phrase ‘working mother’ is redundant. ~Jane Sellman
  4. My mom is definitely my rock. ~Alicia Keys
  5. My mother is a walking miracle. ~Leonardo DiCaprio
  6. Life began with waking up and loving my mother’s face. ~George Eliot
  7. All that I am, or hope to be, I owe to my angel mother. ~Abraham Lincoln
  8. When you’re in the thick of raising your kids by yourself, you tend to keep a running list of everything you think you’re doing wrong. I recommend taking a lot of family pictures as evidence to the contrary. ~Connie Schultz
  9. The most important thing a father can do for his children is to love their mother. ~Theodore Hesburgh
  10. Love as powerful as your mother’s for you leaves its own mark. To have been loved so deeply will give us some protection forever. ~JK Rowling
  11. God could not be everywhere, and therefore he made mothers. ~Rudyard Kipling
  12. Mother is the name for God in the lips and hearts of little children. ~William Makepeace Thackeray
  13. A mother’s arms are made of tenderness and children sleep soundly in them. ~Victor Hugo
  14. If evolution really works, how come mothers only have two hands? ~Milton Berle
  15. My mother has always been my emotional barometer and my guidance. I was lucky enough to get to have one woman who truly helped me through everything. ~Emma Stone
  16. My mother was the most beautiful woman I ever saw. All I am I owe to my mother. I attribute my success in life to the moral, intellectual and physical education I received from her. ~George Washington
  17. Kids don’t stay with you if you do it right. It’s the one job where, the better you are the more surely you won’t be needed in the long run. ~Barbara Kingsolver
  18. Mothers and their children are in a category all their own. There’s no bond so strong in the entire world. No love so instantaneous and forgiving. ~Gail Tsukiyama
  19. If I have done anything in life worth attention, I feel sure that I inherited the disposition from my mother. ~Booker T. Washington
  20. There’s no way to be a perfect mother and a million ways to be a good one. ~Jill Churchill
  21. I realized when you look at your mother you’re looking at the purest love you will ever know. ~Mitch Albom

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25 rib-tickling jokes that are laugh out loud funny

Here’s another batch of short but laugh our loud funny jokes for you dear reader. I hope they give you a few minutes of pleasure to brighten your day.

Today’s laugh out loud funny jokes:

  • If I’m nobody;
  • And nobody’s perfect;
  • Then I must be perfect.
  • Why are frogs are so happy?
  • They eat whatever bugs them.
  • How do you befriend a squirrel?
  • Act like a nut.
  • Why did the lifeguard kick the elephants out of the pool?
  • Because they kept dropping their trunks.
  • What do you call a pooch living in Alaska?
  • A chilly dog.
  • What do call you a row of bunnies moving backwards?
  • A receding hare line.
  • Why was the pediatrician always losing his temper?
  • Because he had little patients.
  • What condition does a noodle have when it doesn’t feel it’s good enough?
  • Impasta syndrome.
  • Would you like to hear a joke about construction?
  • I’m still working on it.
  • I told my dad to embrace his mistakes.
    He cried and gave me a big hug.
  • My wife was complaining that I never take her anywhere expensive.
  • So I said, “Come on, get in the car we’re going to the petrol station.”
  • They say 40 is the new 30
  • But try telling that to a traffic cop.
  • Relationships are like algebra.
  • You look at your X and wonder Y.
  • What did the green grape say to the purple grape!
  • BREATH!
  • What do you call a magic dog?
  • A labracadabrador.
  • You could say it was an emotional wedding.
  • Even the cake was in tears.
  • What do you call a deer with no eyes?
  • No eye deer.
  • A guy assaulted me with milk, cream and butter.
  • How dairy.
  • My ex-wife still misses me.
  • But her aim’s improving.
  • I own a pencil once owned by William Shakespeare, but he chewed it a lot.
  • Now I can’t tell if it’s 2B or not 2B.
  • People didn’t like having to bend over to get their drinks.
  • So I decided to raise the bar.
  • The World Tongue-Twister Champion was up before the judge in court.
  • I imagine he’ll be given a tough sentence.
  • I’ve got a phobia of over-engineered buildings.
  • It’s a complex complex complex.
  • I hate insects puns.
  • They really bug me.
  • I’ve been trying to lose weight.
  • But it keeps finding me.

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