Lyndon Thomas - August 2019

LYN’S LEDGER

Lyndon Thomas Insurance

Aug 2019

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WORDS TO LIVE BY

PART 2

• Lack of planning on your part does not constitute an emergency on my part.

April’s late snowstorm stretched from Wyoming to New York. My family and I flew into South Dakota and landed smack in the middle of the thing. We were stuck for two days — in a hotel, fortunately — snowed in just 100 miles from home. The freeway (or “interstate,” as it’s called in those parts) opened just in time for us to get to Mitchell, South Dakota, for my mother’s memorial service. Next week, Kathy and I are traveling back to South Dakota for her interment. The cemetery was under 3 feet of snow in April, so this part of honoring my mother’s life and saying goodbye is just now taking place. In the last issue of Lyn’s Ledger, I included a number of memorable quotes my mother kept with her in her Day- Timer. She reviewed these quotes often along with her lists of birthdays, recipes, personal reminders, and to-dos — she even had a list for Dad! To a remarkable degree, these quotes represent who my mother was and how she actually thought, spoke, and lived. Reader response to these quotes was very positive, so I’ve included several more here. Perhaps you are familiar with some. • Having a child is to decide forever to have your heart go walking around outside your body. • If you spend your life waiting for the storm, you’ll never be able to enjoy the sunshine. • The body is the only machine that breaks down when not in use. • To be upset over what you don’t have is to waste what you do have. • You make a living by what you get; you make a life by what you give. • The road to success is paved with many tempting parking spaces.

• It takes 10 years to get used to how old you are.

• Nothing you do can change the past; everything you do will change the future. • Why do we never have time to do something right, but we always have time to do it over?

Nothing positive comes from being negative.

• Practice doesn’t make perfect; it increases your repertoire of ways to recover from your mistakes. • Whether you think you can or you think you can’t, you’re right!

Don’t find fault; find a remedy.

• Suffering is inevitable; being miserable is optional.

• Life is what happens when you are making other plans.

Plans are only good intentions unless they immediately degenerate into hard work.

Even if I have pains, I don’t need to be one.

Talk is cheap — high supply, low demand.

• Grief looks back. Worry looks around. Faith looks up.

Smile!

Thank you so much to each of you who, in recent weeks, wrote, texted, or spoke your condolences. Every one of us walks this journey. It’s good to walk it together. My mother was grateful for every person in her life. She continues to be an inspiration to me and everyone who knew her. We are blessed!

–Lyn Thomas www.LT-ins.com

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