Tuesday Tidbits #93


Welcome to the limited series, Tuesday Tidbits. A collection of quotes to provide inspiration, determination, and elevation. I hope you find something that brightens your day!

The easiest way to changes someone’s mind is to listen to what they have to say.

If there is one thing I hope to teach, it is appreciation. In a world where the things we love can leave in the blink of an eye, I want to teach people how to stare.

Charity and giving are great acts of kindness. Even when done for the notoriety of the giver, their effects remain the same. We cannot deny a need for recognition if it fills empty stomachs.

It would be impossible for me to explain to a reader what they should get from one of my poems. For me, it is like the color red. To me it means stop, to a bull it means go. Neither of us is wrong.

My poetry does not come from some rare gift, episodic life, or greater vison. It is not a unique ability to feel or express. It comes from two things that any person can have. It comes from time and desire.

If you really want to learn about the precision, complexity, and nuance of the written word, become a lawyer. Even in the strictest, most considered words of law, there is always found an ambiguity.

I feel nothing but sadness for the man who has more than I and thinks he is somehow happier. They will have underestimated my capacity for joy.


Now get out there and write something!


19 Responses to “Tuesday Tidbits #93”
  1. beth says:

    i especially love the final ‘capacity for joy’ quote –

  2. Thank you for quote #3, which was a different view of something I struggle with. And the last quote is magnificent!

  3. Francisco Bravo Cabrera says:

    Appreciation, acts of kindness and such human qualities are being eroded very quickly and every day. Fab advice my friend and great tid-bids of thought…

  4. kristianw84 says:

    I love them all, but that last quote… 😍

  5. Jim Borden says:

    time and desire are a powerful combination…

  6. Listen, stare, give, stop, desire. ambiguity, joy. Great tidbits.

  7. petespringerauthor says:

    Instead of having one day a year when we show gratitude (appreciation) on Thanksgiving, wouldn’t it be wonderful if we started each day writing or telling about something in our lives we are grateful for?

    • Brad Osborne says:

      I think that would be the best way to start any day. And it doesn’t take long to find something to be thankful for. I am thankful for caring and supportive readers like you, my friend!

  8. jonicaggiano says:

    These are all so wonderfully written and wise. I like them all but the tidbit about giving was especially lovely. A hungry stomach doesn’t care who brings the food. It is also the provider that is truly blessed. Money doesn’t define happiness, so true dear Brad. I too love the last quote. I would never underestimate your capacity for love, caring, thankfulness and appreciation of all your blessings. Sending my love and hugs 🤗 🌹Jonikins

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