Food for Thought

Little nuggets of real life wisdom. Mmm…nuggets…

Popcorn for breakfast! Why not? It’s a grain. It’s like, like, grits, but with high self-esteem. ~James Patterson, The Angel Experiment

The size of your waistline is directly related to the amount of fast food napkins in your glove compartment. ~The Saucy Tomato

There is a small but real part of me that believes you should not be permitted the pleasure of an artichoke heart before you have gone through the gloriously complex steps of the reveal. ~The Saucy Tomato

Seize the moment.  Remember all those women on the “Titanic” who waved off the dessert cart.  ~ Erma Bombeck

Today is the vernal equinox which means equal night and therefore most of us will have 12 hours of daylight and 12 hours of night.  Balance.  In the fall we get another day like this called the autumnal equinox.  Balance.  Seems like a lot of people are striving for balance whether it’s to feel more stable, calm, steady, less-stressed, etc.  It’s not an easy task.  Between work, family, school, finances, personal health, and more, it can almost seem unattainable to feel “balanced.”  I mean if we use the earth and sun as our models, it’s even challenging for these two celestial bodies.  There are only 2 days out of the entire year when they are in “perfect balance.”  ~Maria Finnegan, of  Maria Finnegan Fitness, on the last day of Spring

People who love to eat are always the best people.  ~Julia Child

Life is a combination of magic and pasta.  ~Federico Fellini

Take good care of today; it’s the tomorrow you wished for yesterday.  ~Life’s Little Instructions Calendar

Cultivate patience. By doing so, you also cultivate confidence. ~Morning Mediation with Music on Insight Timer, by Jonathan Lehmann

The more you take, the less you have. ~Master Oogway, Kung Fu Panda 3

No man is lonely while eating spaghetti: it requires so much attention.  ~Christopher Morley

One cannot think well, love well, sleep well, if one has not dined well.  ~Virginia Woolf

To me, the worst fashion faux pas is to look in the mirror and not see yourself.  ~Iris Apfel

It takes six months to get into shape and two weeks to get out of shape. Once you know this you can stop being angry about other things in life and only be angry about this.  ~Rita Rudner

I don’t make New Year’s Resolutions.  I make decisions.  ~Lori Bruhns of Lori Bruhns, LLC

A homemade gift says more than a store-bought gift. It says you care enough to invest your time and skill in it. It says this is a personal gift, not a generic one. It says you need a bigger allowance.  ~Calvin, in Calvin and Hobbes, by Bill Watterson

I am grateful for what I am and have.  My thanksgiving is perpetual.  It is surprising how contented one can be with nothing definite — only a sense of existence. ~Henry David Thoreau

Let us be thankful to the people who bring us happiness; they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom. ~Marcel Proust

I always knew that deep down in every human heart, there is mercy and generosity.  No one is born hating another person because of the color of his skin, or his background, or his religion.  People must learn to hate, and if they can learn to hate, they can be taught to love, for love comes more naturally to the human heart than its opposite. ~Nelson Mandela