Life is a roll of toilet paper

Published 12:00 am Monday, November 24, 2003

Most of us find ourselves daydreaming from time to time and usually with it brings some reflections on something in the past or immediate present.

Sometimes little quotes or sayings just come to your mind. You can be sitting around at work or at play and something will strike you and you have to smile to yourself and say, &uot;that’s about right&uot;. At the same time you realize nothing has really prompted these s, but they are there.

Sometimes it’s good to just reflect and to see things just the way they are. A little free time is good every now and then.

I recently had one of those days when I was sitting around and lo and behold little sayings or quotes came to mind. It was a good day and it allowed me to think about a few things as well.

One of my favorite sayings is &uot;you are the company you keep&uot;. This is something I share with many people because it’s simple and true. There is no doubt in my mind that the people you find yourself with from day to day help determine the person you are. Oftentimes you find yourself doing things because of who you are with and whether good or bad &uot;you are the company you keep&uot;. Don’t forget this one. I use it often and it’s been something that I’ve shared and will continue to share in the years to come.

Another of my favorite sayings is &uot;It’s nice to be important, but it’s more important to be nice&uot;. I don’t have to say much about this because it speaks for itself. It doesn’t cost anything at all to be nice to folk. It’s just important that you be nice to be people. You never know whom you will need in the future. The same people you meet going up the ladder, may be the same ones you meet on your way down.

Have you heard the saying &uot;never measure one’s happiness by their wealth&uot;? There are some absolutely miserable wealthy people out there who are searching for happiness. Wealth does not determine happiness or success and until you realize that, you will never be happy. All of us relate to this one because we know wealth does not make the person.

A saying I heard most recently at church was &uot;Don’t make a permanent decision over a temporary situation.&uot; I found that interesting and true and thought about that for a long time. Maybe a few of you will take this one to heart the same way I did. It may make a difference.

Another thought that has come to mind recently is

&uot;love, not time, heals all wounds&uot; and &uot;the best classroom in the world is at the feet of an elderly person&uot;. So much can be learned from the elderly and if we would take the time to listen to what they have to say, we may just learn something. Our young people could learn a lot from the elderly and maybe then we can bring back some of the morals and values we use to have.

There are a lot of other familiar sayings like &uot;It’s like finding a needle in a haystack&uot; or &uot;save the best for last&uot; and all of them have a meaning.

Finally, there is a special one that I’ve heard many times and thought I would share. Remember, &uot;Life is like a roll of toilet paper. The closer it gets to the end, the faster it goes.&uot;