Food for Thought

[1] When you don’t know where you are going any road will get you there.

[2] I decided the best I could with what I knew at the time. Then when I knew better I decided better.

[3] Rearing children brings us both the greatest joy and greatest pain all at the same time for a life time.

[4] Why do we eat things that are not good for us? I can only conclude the sense of taste is stronger than common sense.

[5] A man is the only being that feels a need to live with some one he doesn’t understand.

[6] Hatred wearies both mind and body and makes us ill. Forgiveness is a healing balm that cures our pain.

[7] If you have food, clean water, shelter, clothing and some one to love then you are richer than you realize.

[8] If you despise your life look around. Someone will be glad to change places with you.

[9] If you want a companion who will be loyal, faithful and love you unconditionally adopt a dog or cat from a local animal shelter.

[10] “Take heed and beware of covetness, for a man’s life does that consist in the abundance of the things he poessess.” Luke 12:15

” But godliness with contentment is great gain. For we brought nothing into this world and we can take nothing out of it. But if we have food and clothing we will be content with that.”  I Timothy 6:6-8

[11] A bird in the hand is worth two in the bush.

[12] Give a man a fish and he will feed himself. Teach him how to fish and he will feed many people.

[13] Living on borrowed money  is paying interest to someone else so they can buy the things they want  with your money  without having your debt.

[14] The best indicator of what a person will do in the future is to look at the decisions they have made in the past.

[15] A person’s character is best known by the company he or she keeps.

[16] Birds of a feather flock together.

[17] Fear  and panic are caused by the uncertainty of the unknown. Fear is overcome by getting  facts, undestanding what decisions you must make and acting on what you have learned.

[18] If a man’s best friend is his dog; then what is his wife?

About lrose

Greetings from " Land's End" in Nova Scotia! My name is Linda Rose. My husband , Bill, and I have been living on and farming organically on a ten acre farm for 23 years now. Bill grew up dairy farming and I grew up and lived in both the city and country. We were married thirty years ago July 9th. and are former Light House Keepers. I am a writer, mother of four, grandmother of two, former dog groomer, hospital worker and now do child care part time. Bill always farmed but also did gardening for others . He was also assitant Light Keeper on Green Island and Bon Portage Island off the south shore of Nova Scotia. We live in what is now called Short Beach on the south shore of Nova Scotia. Many years ago before the first white settlers set foot from their sailing vessels on the rocky shores of Short Beach the natives called this place Kespoogwit. Translated to English it means "lands end" Appropriately named, the land does end a two minute walk from our farm. This is where the Atlantic Ocean beats the rocky shores holding us spell bound. Nature, ever changing, demostrates the puniness of man or woman to the relentless forces of the sea. The forefathers of many people who reside in this area sailed on vessels from England and Scotland. They journeyed to Nova Scotia to begin their lives afresh in a new land. They brought with them only the bare essentials of clothing and tools and in some cases animals. They came men, women and children. Challenged by the weather more than from hostility of the original inhabitants, many a stout man and woman carved homesteads from forested land near the Atlantic. The weather and rocky soil presented obstacles for the original homesteaders and the generations who would follow them. Bill and I came to Short Beach in 1985. I prefer to call our homestead "Land's End". Our journey was much different than that of the first homesteaders who settled here. However our lifestyle is not a whole lot different. We still till the ground and mow the hay with horse drawn implements. I sweep the house with a straw broom and cook on a wood stove. Although ;someone thinking I was missing something gave us an electric stove and fridg; I still prefer my wood stove. Our wood for heat comes from a wood lot and is hauled five miles home with our work horse. Our food is grown organically using mostly simple hand tools to work the soil. The Atlantic continues to hold its observers hypnotized by its sporadic beauty. Tranquil repose is periodically interrupted by furious surging tides, eroding and redefining the shoreline of Short Beach. This is Kespoogwit ; "Land's End". It is our home.

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  1. [ 19] Awake this morning and know that your life today is a sum total of what you have brought with you from yesterday. So live well each day and awake to a better tomorrow.

    [20] Those who blindly follow their leaders to battles will certainly share in both their victories and defeats.

    [21] It is not important what a person did in the past or what they are today. What is important is what they can become tomorrow.

    [21] An ounce of encouragement produces a pound of success.

    [22] Proactive means to initiate change before it is forced upon us.

    [23] It is important to see not only with your eyes but with your heart also.

    [24] Answer questions with actions not promises.

    [25]We are all prisoners of our circumstances until we can change them.

    [26] Giving is better than getting. It takes away anger and strife. Giving is the way to a fulfilling life.