Weekly Wisdom – The Penny Mason Post

Either you think, or else others have to think for you and take power from you, pervert and discipline your natural tastes, civilize and sterilize you.

-F. Scott Fitzgerald

A Happy, Peaceful, and Thoughtful Fourth of July to All

On the Fourth of July, we pull off the road beside Pruet’s; the fireworks from four towns are visible here. With daylight saving time, the sun doesn’t set until 9:18, but it takes longer for the sky to lose it’s glow, so we sit on the grass, impatient for the dazzled glory, and we are children again, awed by this great land.

-Philip Gulley, Quaker pastor and author, in “Gorgeous Summer Evenings” Lighter Side – The Saturday Evening Post – July/August 2018

Weekly Wisdom – The Penny Mason Post

Flowers always make people better, happier, and more helpful; they are sunshine, food and medicine for the soul. Luther Burbank
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Among these things but one thing seems certain – that nothing certain exists, and that nothing is more pitiable or more presumptuous than man.

Pliny the Elder – Roman Scholar

Thanking Veterans, Praying for Peace

War may sometimes be a necessary evil. But no matter how necessary, it is always an evil, never a good. We will not learn how to live together in peace by killing each other’s children.” — Jimmy Carter

“As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them.” — John F. Kennedy

“We remember those who were called upon to give all a person can give, and we remember those who were prepared to make that sacrifice if it were demanded of them in the line of duty, though it never was. Most of all, we remember the devotion and gallantry with which all of them ennobled their nation as they became champions of a noble cause.” — Ronald Reagan

As a daughter of The American Revolution, I thank all of our American Veterans, but pray that in the future all nations can resolve differences without war. Have a wonderful Decoration Day, as my mother referred to this holiday, when, as a child, she and other youngsters in her small town would place a geranium on the grave of each veteran in the cemetery.

– Penny Mason

Weekly Wisdom – The Penny Mason Post

Anne Bradstreet

“If we had no winter, the spring would not be so pleasant: if we did not sometimes taste of adversity, prosperity would not be so welcome.”

[Meditations Divine and Moral]”
― Anne BradstreetThe Works of Anne Bradstreet

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It’s hard for me… If I don’t have a project going, I don’t feel like I’m connected to anything. I don’t even think it’s that healthy for me. I like to get out of bed and have a purpose. Tom Petty
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