THE GEM 18 MAY 2017 : We are what we pretend to be, so we must be careful about what we pretend to be.” 

False friends, sometimes also called frenemies, are people who pretend to be a friend and then turn out to be just the opposite. These are people who get close to you for the specific reason to make fun of you behind your back, delight in the misery you endure, use you for whatever you can give them, and find out about your life so they can gossip about it later.

Source: We are what we pretend to be, so we must be careful about what we pretend to be.” | THE OLD PROVERBIAL RECOVERY

THE GEM 17 MAY 2017 : “I began to understand that all of life is practice: writing, driving, hiking, brushing teeth, packing lunch boxes, making beds, cooking dinner, making love, walking dogs, even sleeping. We are always practicing. Only practicing.” —Dani Shapiro |

Raymond ‘Red’ Reddington:…on a sailboat, surrounded by sea with no land in sight, without even the possibility of sighting land for days to come? To stand at the helm of your destiny. I want that, one more time.

Source: “I began to understand that all of life is practice: writing, driving, hiking, brushing teeth, packing lunch boxes, making beds, cooking dinner, making love, walking dogs, even sleeping. We are always practicing. Only practicing.” —Dani Shapiro | THE OLD PROVERBIAL RECOVERY

THE GEM 16 MAY 2017 : “The absent are always in the wrong” | 

It is often better to return, than to go on ; that is, when any one finds he has taken a wrong road, it is better to turn back than to proceed, as the further he goes on, the further he will be from the place he proposes visiting.

Source: “The absent are always in the wrong” | THE OLD PROVERBIAL RECOVERY

THE GEM 15 MAY 2017 : Persist. My favourite writing teacher told me, “Sooner or later you’ll wear the jokers down.” I did, and you will too.

If there was ever a time to dare, to make a difference, to embark on something worth doing, IT IS NOW

Source: Persist. My favourite writing teacher told me, “Sooner or later you’ll wear the jokers down.” I did, and you will too. | THE OLD PROVERBIAL RECOVERY

THE GEM 14 MAY 2017 : “By loving them for more than their abilities we show our children that they are much more than the sum of their accomplishments.” 

“One of the greatest challenges I’ve faced as a mother-especially in these anxious, winner-takes-all times-is the need to resist the urge to accept someone else’s definition of success and to try to figure out, instead, what really is best for my own children, what unique combination of structure and freedom, nurturing and challenge, education and exploration, each of them needs in order to grow and bloom.”― Katrina Kenison, The Gift of an Ordinary Day: A Mother’s Memoir

Source: “By loving them for more than their abilities we show our children that they are much more than the sum of their accomplishments.” | THE OLD PROVERBIAL RECOVERY

THE GEM 12 MAY 2017 : One learns first of all in beach living the art of shedding; how little one can get along with, not how much. Anne Morrow Lindbergh 

Nothing but quiet air and the settling, breathing sound of millions of tiny crabs, scattered like seed over miles of puddled sand.

Source: One learns first of all in beach living the art of shedding; how little one can get along with, not how much. Anne Morrow Lindbergh | THE OLD PROVERBIAL RECOVERY

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