Tuesday Tidbits #94


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!


Sometimes, my words are not a reflection of the world I see. Sometimes, they are a dream-like expression of the world I have always hoped for. They are a languaged wish breathed into the world in hopes it will take root. Sadly, it is hard for anything to grow in the shade of these times.

To be a leader of other people, you must personally own every failure and graciously share every success.

You can counsel your children. Teach them right and wrong. Help them with homework. But it is by your example that they truly learn the most and they are in that classroom every minute of every day. Plan your lessons well.

I have friends all over the world whom I have developed a deep connection, love, and respect for, though we have never met. All a result of the written word. Proximity is never a requirement of a friendship unless you make it one.

I do focus on the ending of my poems. After whatever journey I have taken the reader on is concluded, I want there to be a soft place to land. A place of resolution. Something that gives the sense of having arrived at the point.

There is a “golden hour” for poetry, just like there is for film. For film, the profuse light of dusk and dawn makes the images perfect. For poetry, these same times offer a blending of day and night. The impending hope of coming light or the evils that lurk in a coming night. It is a transient realm where you can tap into the ancient connections we have to the sun’s daily cycle. This can be beautifully used to blend diametric tones within a single poem.

Our high-speed, demanding lives have taken their toll on the evening family meal together. Not only have we lost the connection of giving thanks and breaking bread together with the people we love, but we have also closed the only classroom still teaching table manners.


Now get out there and write something!


24 Responses to “Tuesday Tidbits #94”
  1. beth says:

    teaching by example is everything

  2. yassy says:

    I like your Tuesday tidbits. It’s comforting and gives me added impetus. Having you around is a good feeling. Thank you 🙏🏼

  3. Very interesting thoughts Brad, and you’re right on leadership, it doesn’t mean you should impose yourself but since everyone cannot be a leader, schools should also teach how to be a good follower, like they do in the military…cheers my friend.

  4. petespringerauthor says:

    Tidbits 2 and 3 go together like PB and J. You’re throwing a bone to teachers and parents with tidbit #3. Leading by example is what leadership is all about. Words don’t mean anything if we don’t live our lives the same way.

    Part of being a great leader is owning our mistakes. Sometimes we don’t get it right. What better example is there for children than to pick ourselves back up, dust ourselves off, and solve a problem creatively and with resiliency?

  5. Jim Borden says:

    I love the phrase “plan your lessons well”; they are watching…

  6. jonicaggiano says:

    Brad these are all great but I love this as you said this so perfectly.

    “I have friends all over the world whom I have developed a deep connection, love, and respect for, though we have never met. All a result of the written word. Proximity is never a requirement of a friendship unless you make it one.”

    So true Brad. Sending big hugs, love Jonikins ❤️🤗

    • Brad Osborne says:

      Thanks Jonikins! I am lucky to have friends like you!

      • jonicaggiano says:

        I consider it to be an honor to call you my friend Brad. I am still praying for God to bless you with an amazing and special lady. 🤗❤️🥰 love Jonikins

      • Brad Osborne says:

        If there is a God, I am not sure she is overly concerned about my love life. But your prayers and hopes are always appreciated. Thank you Jonikins!

      • jonicaggiano says:

        Well I have seen my prayers work before. I knew a man I worked for who lost his wife he was so sad it broke my heart. I met a woman out of the blue from Prague from a dear friend who had escaped there during occupation and I knew she was the one. I had a dinner for three couples, months went by and they were married. You will see. ❤️🤗🌹🥰

      • Brad Osborne says:

        I hope you prove me wrong.

      • jonicaggiano says:

        I am determined too my dear friend and I am according to my mom, “a stubborn little cus.” One of many names she had for me. Sending big southern hugs and lots of love my friend. ❤️🤗🌹🥰💕🙏

  7. joyroses13 says:

    Great ones once again but the friendship one is my favorite, so thankful that proximity isn’t a requirement or I would be missing out on some amazing friendships!

  8. kristianw84 says:

    You do have a way with those endings…

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