Tuesday Tidbits #130


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!


If I only ever listened to my head, my heart would have never been able to teach me how to fly.

Like most, I have always only ever wanted to be happy. I spent a lifetime chasing the ‘things ’I thought would bring that happiness. Turns out happiness doesn’t come from the ‘whats’ you have in your life, but from the ‘whos’.

No relationship, no matter how trampled, cannot be mended. And there is precious time to waste waiting for it to happen on its own. Sometimes you just have to act in faith and reach out. Though it seems the hardest thing to do, you also know it is the only thing to do.

If you are expecting everything in your life to go perfectly to plan, you are bound for some disappointment along the way. If you can see nothing in your life going to plan, you will likely never be disappointed by your self-fulfilling prophecy.

We want to blame the world around us for our woes. It is easier to shift the responsibility of our own lives onto something else. But our lives are, and will always be, exactly what we choose to make of them.

Sometimes I am still that lonely, little boy with scraped knees, sitting on the curb in the dog days of summer, clutching a wrinkled-up dollar, hoping the ice cream man hasn’t forgotten about my neighborhood.

When you understand the concept that no one is promised a tomorrow, and that our lives are fragile, short, and unscripted, patience is a hard thing to have. Some think there is always a tomorrow to experience what they want from life, and I hope for them that is always true. I am less sure about tomorrow and that makes all the difference.


Now get out there and write something!


12 Responses to “Tuesday Tidbits #130”
  1. beth says:

    aw, the little boy on the curb….

  2. Brilliant tidbits, as we are accustomed to. Yes, most assuredly life is the here and now. We save and plan for the future because we are optimists by nature but there is no such thing. Every moment is a whole unto itself. We live in a permanent present. And yes, we must not let the head ruin the ways of the heart because the heart sings dances and flies while the head shakes and shudders in wonder. Cheer my friend for another thought provoking, wonderfully phrased post!

  3. kristianw84 says:

    I love all of these, but the little boy on the curb really tugged at my heartstrings! ❤

  4. I am reading this first thing in the morning….the very best time for the tidbits!

  5. petespringerauthor says:

    Your thought about mending relationships made me wonder how young children (I’m talking about many 2nd and 3rd grade students I taught) can do this better than most adults I know. They don’t get their stubborn pride in the way because they know the most important thing is to apologize, make up, and start over. Another thing is their hearts aren’t filled with prejudices and hatred. We could all learn something from children.

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