Saturday, March 2, 2013

Old Sayings


I heard it said once that if you're undecided about something,
and you flip a coin...

Whatever it is you're hoping the coin will decide,
is what you really wanted anyway.

And isn't that the truth for so many things?

We think we're undecided, but deep down, we usually know what it is that we really want.

And that's my big thought for the day.  :)

How 'bout you? Any old sayings or thoughts that you think are just cool, or spot on with their messages?

67 comments:

Masshole Mommy said...

I agree - deep down you already know what you want. I can't think of any other sayings, but as soon as I hit "publish" I know I'll probably come up with ten of them.

Hazel Ceej said...

I've never tried flipping a coin when I'm undecided. I'll remember this for the next indecision episode. Have a great weekend.

mail4rosey said...


I couldn't think of any off the top of my head either, but I know there are a ton that I know and like. :)

mail4rosey said...


You have a great weekend too. :)

Danni Baird @ Silo Hill Farm said...

Well.....my father-in-law once said, "I wish I had his land and he had a feather up his a$$, then we'd both be tickled"...I about peed my pants laughing. I'd never heard that one before, but I never forgot it!

Cottage and Broome said...

My husband often tells me "best is the enemy of good", meaning I'm being a perfectionist about something and it is just fine the way it is!!! Hummm….. Laura

Are We There Yet! said...

I have flipped a coin... I only do it when I don't care what the out come will be.

Veronica Lee said...

My late aunt's pearls of wisdom - Never tell an unpleasant truth or pleasant untruth.

Pat Hatt said...

I have many that are engrained in y head, but hindsight is 20/20 comes to mind first this morning. Agreed, we already know what we want, just looking for a little validation I suppose

My Journey With Candida said...

How about the old... Find a penny pick it up, all day long you'll have good luck. Not TRUE!!!

Laurie Collett said...

I like "a stitch in time saves nine." -- So often we can save ourselves a lot of aggravation and time if we do a little preventive maintenance.
God bless,
Laurie

Jen said...

I agree!!!! It's always hard to just immediately go with your gut.

mail4rosey said...


My grandfather was an endless source of such sayings. ;) I never heard that one though.

mail4rosey said...


There are a few things I do where such a saying would apply also. ;)

mail4rosey said...


My grandpa had a coin w/heads on both sides. He'd flip that when he did care about the outcome. ;) Thanks for the visit. :)

mail4rosey said...

I haven't heard it, but it's a good one. :)

mail4rosey said...


Hindsight really is 20/20. :)

Optimistic Existentialist said...

I have never thought of it this way but I do believe that you're absolutely right :)

Theresa said...

My brain isn't functioning today, but I am sure I have a billion sayings I just can't think of. I agree with Terry. I never get lucky with those darn pennies I pick up!

Joyce Lansky said...

Or when the coin flips one way, you realize that you really wanted the other, so you go for it.

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MoonRae said...

~Life IS Grand~

joan robertson said...

Can't think, I ate too much for lunch! But I liked the post and the comments! Have a good day!

Raising Reagan said...

"Sometimes you just gotta roll with the punches!" Really ... who says??

Thanks for the words of wisdom on this beautiful Saturday!

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Jacquelineand.... said...

Something my granny used to say quite frequently, and I agree with, is 'what you hear the other person saying says more about what you are thinking than what they are'.

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

Oh yes agreed!

Maria said...

i completely agree with you! i always liked "the best things in life aren't things." :)
i hope you and your family are having a sweet weekend. <3<3<3
maria

Mel@Mellywood's Mansion said...

I think mine is one door closes and another one opens and my Dads favourite it came to pass in other words no matter what's happening good or bad shall pass and it really is true

Our Neck of the Woods said...

I am so indecisive, so I think I'll have to start flipping a coin when I try to make a decision! I love old sayings. One of my favorites is an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. I totally believe it!

Sara Onnebo said...

My friend's mum always says that "one person can't help everyone but everyone can help one person". I think that is a nice thought:)

Kristi Maloney said...

Dr. Suess said - "Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don't matter and those who matter don't mind." Not sure if it's an old saying, but I love that quote! ;)

Anonymous said...

One of my favs..."In the end, it's not going to matter how many breaths you took, but how many moments that took your breath away."

SpiritedLife said...

I think they're all great. I can't think of one right now... but I'm sure I will shortly!

Have a great Saturday!

Raising Reagan said...

Thank you for linking to Raising Imperfection.
Please come back Friday to see if you were featured. :)

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Leslie @ Violet Imperfection said...

My husband and I have started doing this with silly things like what to cook for dinner and it really does work!!

Thank you for linking up to Raising Imperfection!
Make sure to check back on Friday to see if you were featured.
Leslie

Regina Sullivan said...

"This too will pass" I fall back on that one all the time for different situations, and any situation you are in whether good or bad, it will pass eventually. Returning the follow from the blog hop!

mail4rosey said...

Be nice if it was... ;)

mail4rosey said...

This one makes perfect sense now that I'm grown, but as a child I used to repeat it to myself & wonder what it meant, lol.

mail4rosey said...


My little one does 'eeny meeny' and if it's not going to land on the one he really wants, he switches up the spots, lol.

mail4rosey said...

It's a silly thing, I know, but I bet it could many times be true. :)

mail4rosey said...

I used to pick up any penny, then I heard it was heads up only, grr. So that's why my luck never panned out on the face-down ones. ;)

mail4rosey said...

True 'dat. :)

mail4rosey said...

It is, it is. My mom used to say this one all of the time. This and 'ain't that grand?' :)

mail4rosey said...

Lunch is better than thinking of old sayings. :)

mail4rosey said...

Thanks for having me at your hop. :)

mail4rosey said...

I've seen this in action. ;)

Colette S said...

It's true because if the head wasn't for that which you wanted most, disappointment would have tagged on like a 2ton iceberg!

My thought: A little prayer goes a long way.
I was having a most terrible day. I had had my morning devotion that morning. And I thought, imagine if I didn't pray at all. What would this day be like! But I ultimately felt that God was battling for me. I just felt it.

And it honestly seems like the days I pray, turns out to be the hardest ones. Haha.

Courtney G said...

I like, life is all about timing, and just keep on keepin' on. Some of the negative ones are funny like, life is a b___ and then you die. And You can't shine sh_______ ;)

mail4rosey said...

I just saw your leprechaun giveaway. Cute!

mail4rosey said...

I like that one a lot too. I hope you're having a good week too. :)

mail4rosey said...

Both are true, and the first one delightfully so.

mail4rosey said...

I totally believe it too. Now if I could get the kids to believe it... ;)

mail4rosey said...

That is a really nice thought.

mail4rosey said...

Some quotes never get old, that's one of them. :)

mail4rosey said...

Words to live by. :)

mail4rosey said...

Thank you, you too. :)

mail4rosey said...

Thanks for the visit, Leslie.

mail4rosey said...

It does, you are right about that...good or bad. :)

Thanks for the follow back.

mail4rosey said...

Colette, I love when you're in the house! ! :)

mail4rosey said...

I forgot that last one, haven't heard it since I was a kid. My grandfather would say it, and I never knew what it meant. Now that I'm grown I can definitely say it's a true one. ;)

alissa apel said...

Time flies! With having kids it does!

Cyndi Calhoun said...

Yes, deep down, I think we know what we want. But you know, your post reminded me of some decisions I've been trying to make and how, upon reflection, I know what I need/want to do. :)

Bi Ti said...

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Terri S. Vanech said...

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mail4rosey said...

It really does!

mail4rosey said...

Little triggers do sometimes motivate big change, I like when that happens. :)

mail4rosey said...

Thanks for visiting back. :)

mail4rosey said...

I'm headed over now, thanks for the visit.