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Life

Life is much more manageable when thought of as a scavenger hunt as opposed to a surprise party. – Jimmy Buffett

Life is a magic vase filled to the brim, so made that you cannot dip from it nor draw from it; but it overflows into the hand that drops treasures into it. Drop in malice and it overflows hate; drop in charity and it overflows love. – John Ruskin

Life is a tightrope or a feather bed. Give me the tightrope. – Edith Wharton

I like all of these quotations on life.  I make decisions in a manner described by Jimmy Buffett, and I try to remember to drop charity in life instead of malice as suggested by Ruskin. While I often think a feather bed life would be nice, I find it boring soon and start the scavenger hunt over again, more tightrope than bed.  How do you like living your life?

Reference: I never metaphor I didn’t like by Dr. Mardy Grothe (2008) Harper Collins Publishing

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For a list of Sheila’s books, check out http://www.amazon.com/-/e/B003HWM3PI

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Author:

Dr. Sheila Embry is a govie, author, pracademician, sister, aunt, cousin, and friend who loves to read, write, think, and laugh. Many of her blog postings are summaries or excerpts of books that she read and wants to share to encourage others. An author with more than 25 years experience within the legislative and executive branches of the U. S. federal government holding 3 accredited degrees: Doctor of Management in Organizational Leadership, Master of Arts in Human Resources Development, and Baccalaureate of Business Administration, she believes in continuing learning both on and off the job. She has been recognized with multiple professional and writing awards for her peer-reviewed, publications. Click the bibliography page above for a listing of all the publications.

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