What is YOUR MOTTO?

United States
November 13, 2006 6:20pm CST
Mine is.. You can't appreciate the rainbow, unless you walk through the rain.
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@gifana (4838)
• Portugal
14 Nov 06
I actually have two mottos.....1st....dont put obstacles where they dont't exist......2nd...Don't worry about that which you have no control. They have seen me through well over 50 years and I'm still going strong at 71. I have no worries that I can't handle and I haven't been to a doctor for over 20 years and don't plan to soon. I'm fit as a fiddle and ready for anything that life confronts me with. In addition I'm very happy.
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• United States
14 Nov 06
I hope to see 71 one day. "dont worry about which you have no control" is a very hard one for me. As a mother of 2, I'm predicting and planning my day before it even starts. But that motto reminds me of my daughters first ice cream cone. I remember sitting across the table from her thinking that scoop was just about to fall off the cone. I remember sitting on my hands just so I could let her enjoy that ice cream without the fuss of mommy saying "stop, lean over, lick the sides!".. She enjoyed that cone, and I learned the valuable lesson that I can't control the speed of the melting ice cream"and as your first motto. My children put the obstacles in my way all the time. I don't have to worry about putting them there myself. Thanks for your reply! Love it!
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@gifana (4838)
• Portugal
14 Nov 06
great comeback...thank you. It isn't always easy not to put obstacles in your way. But unfortunately we do it all the time without thinking about it. For example.....I think I'll go to the beach tomorrow IF IT DON'T RAIN. That's the type of obstacle I think of. The word IF is a little word with a very big meaning and it can mean not doing something you really want to do. Where there is a will there is a way.....said the sailor marooned on a deserted island with a mermaid. LOL
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• United States
14 Nov 06
I'm constantly amazed sometimes at my husbands carefree attitude. I can worry about the future at a drop of a hat. he always says 'don't worry about it, we will cross that bridge when we come to it". And as I always tell him, what if we get there and we burned it a long time ago? ha! Just love a little humor to ever philosophical situations..
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• Philippines
14 Nov 06
"Live in the world the way you want to"
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• United States
14 Nov 06
sometimes that can be hard when you have millions of eyes staring and judging your actions and wears. It's hard just to be yourself these days. It's hard just to discipline you kids in public. I mean personally, I would love to get up one day and obey no rule, and no "understood" rule. Wow, life would be so much more simple, if I could just wear my bra on my head for the day..NO RULES..
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• Philippines
14 Nov 06
lol just do the things that could make you happy and ignore the people around you who only caused nothing but troubles. I dunno, but for the past 2-3 years I have learned to live like that, I don't let anyone affects me (esp those people who i think isn't worth my time ^_^ hehe)
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• United States
14 Nov 06
I have done that in the past. Like there are days I go to walmart with a hat, sweats and a huge shirt. Never fails, I run into someone I do know (and does matter to me) and I feel so completly dissapointing by the time I leave. I've learned to at least wear a smile.
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@freetime (88)
• United States
14 Nov 06
Mine is "Live One Day at a Time." I spent a lot of my life planning for my future- settingt up exactly what it should be and how it should look. When that didn't turn out perfectly I was distraught and lost in life. I now look at each day as a new day with new possibilites and don't put so much pressure on my life to succeed. Funny thing- I have more success and happiness now.
• United States
14 Nov 06
That is great you found something that has worked for you. I have found I don't plan more than my month. Like you we have planned on moving out every year for the past 8 years.. We gave up last year. So if it happens, it happens... I have found less stress in the fact that I'm not having to keep searching, it will come.
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• United States
14 Nov 06
I just remembered, that was a 70's sitcom ! "one day at a time". I miss that show.
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• United States
14 Nov 06
Howdy! Mine (if I could be said to have only one) is: If it isn't fun and you can't make it fun you're either doing it wrong or shouldn't be doing it at all!
• United States
14 Nov 06
your move holy man;.....chose wisely
• United States
14 Nov 06
Hey I like that motto. Now do you think that I could possibly find something to make the daily chores around the house fun?
14 Nov 06
mine is: it is harder to change eeryone else than it it is to change yourself and so it was said so it was written so it shall be done
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• United States
14 Nov 06
sometimes it's really hard to change your likes\dislikes. I mean they say it's harder to change your husband, than yourself. Well I have been trying for 8 years to understand the reasons why he likes shoot em up kill em movies...but I rather just change him to like comedy\drama's.
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• United States
14 Nov 06
Howdy! I couldn't resist adding another of my favorites: Learn to shoot well, for although Darkness cannot exist where there is Light, sometimes evil requires explosive encouragement to vacate the premises!
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• United States
14 Nov 06
I think maybe "richard" Cheney should have that motto....Lol
• India
14 Nov 06
i like summer
• United States
14 Nov 06
I'm sure you do. Now are your other month gloomy? What gets you through life?
@Fragile (361)
• Philippines
14 Nov 06
MIne is "I don't wanna say I'm an expert, I just love ehat I'm doing"
• United States
14 Nov 06
What it is that you love doing then?
@Island_Geko (3760)
• Canada
14 Nov 06
Good Girls Rarely Make History  - Good Girls Rarely Make History
Good Girls Rarely make history......
• United States
14 Nov 06
If you are a girl, you go out and you MAKE some history
@bhchy1 (6052)
• United States
14 Nov 06
Live long and prosper.... Why do we need mottos anyway?
• United States
14 Nov 06
we don't NEED mottos. Some people live their life by one.
• United States
14 Nov 06
Mine is Live life like there's no tomorrow. Another one would be: to each his own.
• United States
14 Nov 06
As long as living life to he fullest doesn't require money, I'm THERE!
• United States
14 Nov 06
If at first you don't succeed, destroy all evidence that you tried..
• United States
14 Nov 06
Great comment... However, a careful review of all evidence may make you succeed.. And then again History does repeat itself.
• United States
14 Nov 06
so is that supposed to mean, you can't really appreciate things that are beautiful, unless you go through something gloomy?
• United States
14 Nov 06
Great question. I don't think you quite understand. I feel like you can truely appreciate the good, unless, yes you have expierenced the bad. It's like never having the pleasure of sleeping on a bed, and one day you fall asleep in a bed.. You will appreciate the comfort of that bed, the warmth of the covers, the softness of the blanket.
• India
14 Nov 06
Do ur best 2 b prepared 4 service,.,,.,.,.,.
• United States
14 Nov 06
service to whom?
@neithapoo (142)
• United States
14 Nov 06
I thank God for waking me up every morning with the activities of my limbs. Because someone was not that lucky
• United States
14 Nov 06
That is a precious gift that HE has bestowed upon us. All that have abled bodies, hurting or not, should be thankful to be able to move and feel life.
@xtinelee (3379)
• Singapore
14 Nov 06
Live life.
• United States
14 Nov 06
blast good music!
@nichjake (524)
• United States
14 Nov 06
Mine is "Do all you can, its all you can do" . If that makes sense to you the way it does to me you deserve a gold star :)
@vibi2006 (52)
• India
14 Nov 06
Mine is - If you are content with what you have, you have found the path to happiness.
@magnel (2263)
• India
14 Nov 06
Don't walk as if you rule the world... But... instead walk as if you don't care who rules the world...
• India
14 Nov 06
live life to the fullest each day