Archive for the ‘Thought of the Day’ Category

Is Education expensive?

Thursday, June 22nd, 2017

If you think education is expensive, try ignorance.

— bumper sticker

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If you can …

Thursday, June 15th, 2017

If you can, always be cheerful.

If you can, resist complaining.

If you can, accept that your loved ones cannot always give you their time.

If you can, take criticism and blame without resentment.

If you can, conquer tension without medical help.

If you can, relax without alcohol.

If you can, sleep without the aid of drugs.

 

If you can do all of the above, then you are probably the family dog. But just in case you are not, make the family dog your role model. Inner peace and happiness will be yours. Guaranteed.

— Anonymous

 

If you can ... try to handle stress like a dog. J. Elke Ertle, www.walled-in-berlin.com

If you can … try to handle stress like a dog. J. Elke Ertle, www.walled-in-berlin.com

For a sneak peek at the first 20+ pages of my memoir, “Walled-In: A West Berlin Girl’s Journey to Freedom,” click “Download a free excerpt” on the home page of http://www.walled-in-berlin.com

 

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What Creates Healthy Self-Esteem?

Thursday, June 8th, 2017

 

Self-esteem comes from being able to define the world in your own terms and refusing to abide by the judgments of others.

— Oprah Winfrey

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The sun still shines above

Thursday, June 1st, 2017

Even when the sky is filled with clouds, the sun still shines above.

— Anonymous

Even when the sky is filled with clouds, the sun still shines above. Photo © J. Elke Ertle, 2017. www.walled-in-berlin.com

Even when the sky is filled with clouds, the sun still shines above. Photo © J. Elke Ertle, 2017. www.walled-in-berlin.com

 

For a sneak peek at the first 20+ pages of my memoir, “Walled-In: A West Berlin Girl’s Journey to Freedom,” click “Download a free excerpt” on the home page of http://www.walled-in-berlin.com

 

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Hopes not Fears

Thursday, May 25th, 2017

May your choices reflect your hopes, not your fears.

— Nelson Mandela

 

For a sneak peek at the first 20+ pages of my memoir, “Walled-In: A West Berlin Girl’s Journey to Freedom,” click “Download a free excerpt” on the home page of http://www.walled-in-berlin.com

 

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Time – an unappreciated dressmaker

Thursday, May 18th, 2017

Time is a dressmaker specializing in alterations.

— Faith Baldwin

Time's sewing kit is rarely helpful. www.walled-in-berlin.com

Time’s sewing kit is rarely helpful. www.walled-in-berlin.com

For a sneak peek at the first 20+ pages of my memoir, “Walled-In: A West Berlin Girl’s Journey to Freedom,” click “Download a free excerpt” on the home page of http://www.walled-in-berlin.com

 

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What is jealousy?

Thursday, April 27th, 2017

 

Jealousy is an unfortunate affliction. It tends to well up the moment we realize that someone else took advantage of opportunities we missed or ignored.

— J. Elke Ertle

 

For a sneak peek at the first 20+ pages of my memoir, “Walled-In: A West Berlin Girl’s Journey to Freedom,” click “Download a free excerpt” on the home page of http://www.walled-in-berlin.com

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Love is a state

Thursday, April 20th, 2017

 

Love is a state in which a man sees things most decidedly as they are not.

— Friedrich Nietzsche

 

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After all is said and done

Thursday, April 13th, 2017

After all is said and done a lot more will have been said than done.

–Mueritzer Bauernmarkt, Klink

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Judging the poor versus the rich

Thursday, March 23rd, 2017

To blame the poor for subsisting on welfare has no justice unless we are also willing to judge every rich member of society by how productive he or she is. Taken individual by individual, it is likely that there’s more idleness and abuse of government favors among the economically privileged than among the ranks of the disadvantaged.

— Norman Mailer

 

The poor versus the rich. www.walled-in-berlin.com

The poor versus the rich. www.walled-in-berlin.com

 

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