Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Old Abe

Abraham Lincoln said: And in the end it's not the years in your life that count. It is the life in your years.
There's an art to knowing how to live. Some people have a knack for sipping the nectar of life, but others tend to struggle with it. 
Some people wrap their lives around their jobs. I'm not saying that's a bad thing, but what happens when your job goes away. 
I've known people who didn't have a pot to pee in (an old southern saying), but yet they found a way to enjoy the better things in life.
So many of the really good things in life are free (or almost free). Beautiful art, music, friendship (if you are a good friend), natural beauty like a slow ride down a river in a john boat, or a walk through a park or wilderness area.
It's been said so many times that it's a cliche that I'm hesitant to write, but money can't buy you happiness.
All the money in the world can't buy you a wife or husband that loves you.  An an old fart with one foot in the grave can rent a beautiful mate if he's got enough cash, but could never buy a love that lasts beyond this life.
.....Not sure what started me down this path......Oh, now I remember. I was struggling to find a topic for tonight's blog when I saw the quote above by Abe Lincoln which was all it took for me to be off and writing.
I just got a chance to read my lovely spouse's blog from last night, and I found it fairly profound. We are so much more. Have a look if you have a moment, and follow her if you're so inclined. I found that for me, it's one of the better things in life :)
Y'all have ha great Wednesday.


  1. Anonymous10:06 PM

    One thing money can't buy is a peaceful contented mind. You can't even rent it.

  2. Anonymous10:34 PM

    It is like you described my way of life.I know for my friends I am agren freak someone with Uni diploma who works the land ,cooks goes fishing and loves loves nature and music from the nineties;) But I am happy and can't imagine different life;)Alive it and Aby was right(so were my parents)

  3. I just know that simple things can make me happy. And most of them are free. Thanks for this post, it reminded me why I am almost there... Just one more thing - a partner. Oh yes! Money can't buy a good mate.


  4. So true, living life to the fullest and appreciating all the lovely gifts around us is a successful life, not how much money we have.

    I have not been able to find followers on Jilda's blog. It says the word Followers but not a link.

  5. @ TechnoBabe..Hmmm. It shows up on mine. I'm using Chrome as a browser.
    You should be able to click on the blue Blogger banner at the top near the Blogger Search window on the blue bar. It has follow too.

  6. If the followers link is missing from a blog, mashing f5 a time or two usually does the trick :-)

  7. What a great quote! Thanks for sharing...ans sorry it's taken me so long to catch up on your posts.


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