Tuesday Tidbits #117


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!


Poetry is like a palindrome. It shows life in a unique symmetry.

When I have wronged or offended someone, often all I have to offer is a heart-felt apology. If that is not enough, then I guess we both get to be unhappy about it.

One of the core tenets of learning any martial art is having great restraint. For this is the real proof of any man’s strength.

Overlooked and underappreciated are moments of just being idle. Do nothing. Thinking nothing. Small islands for cleansing breath that pay the soul well for the moments they take.

I must give the youth of today some credit. If we had this much stuff to distract us when I was growing up, we wouldn’t have gotten shit done either.

Sing to me the old lullabies. The ancient simple rhymes of forgotten times, full of poetry and memories.

If the British thought that the rag-tag band of American patriots were a handful when they breached our shores. God help the country that ever bears a flag onto U.S. soil. You have no idea of the crazies we can pull out of the woods now.


Now get out there and write something!


19 Responses to “Tuesday Tidbits #117”
  1. beth says:

    love the old lullabies, and yes, we are full of crazies – good or bad

  2. I’m not sure that even WE know what crazies can be pulled out of the woods now!

  3. K.L. Hale says:

    Great smorgasbord of thoughts! Have an amazing Tuesday, Brad. 💜🤗💕

  4. Very well said Brad, among the wisdom you’ve shared, restraint and silence jumó out as life saving advice. Cheers my friend.

  5. jonicaggiano says:

    What can anyone do but apologize. I love the last one. It made me laugh a bit too, also cringe. In the south the KKK and the white supremacy groups train in the woods. I think they are better left in the woods. How ever I think that might have been your point. NC still has the largest military base in the US.

    These are great Brad. I always look forward to these. Big hugs, Joni

    • Brad Osborne says:

      Thanks, Jonikins! I spent a lot of time on that base. I am glad you are still enjoying this series. I feel like I have been writing it forever.

      • jonicaggiano says:

        Trust me Brad it never gets old. I love reading wisdom from avoid any day and you write some great ones. I bet you did spend time at Fort Bragg, probably looks a lot different now. Enjoy your week and I hope you don’t give up the tidbit series.❤️🤗

  6. petespringerauthor says:

    I go against the grain with most people on this, but kids today do not have it way easier than we did. Sure, they have tons more choices and advancements in technology, but they also have more risks and ways to get sidetracked to achieve their goals.

    • Brad Osborne says:

      I cannot argue with that, Pete! Although I would counter that many kids are coddled by people who would rather be their child’s best friend than their parent. Thanks for all the support, my friend!

  7. kristianw84 says:

    Another wonderful series of tidbits!

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