Friday, 4 January 2008

New Year Cleaning

Some people do spring cleaning. I do new year cleaning.

I go to the depths of the drawers, cupboards, closets, and handbags and throw away ruthlessly. OK, I'm not exactly as ruthless as my mother but nearly.

In the depth of one of my drawers I found a stack of clippings that I used to carry around with me in my handbag. In order to reduce the extravagant weight of my handbag I had taken out things that weren't essential. I think I need to put this one small piece of paper back in my handbag.

Nothing in this world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not; the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent. The slogan "Press On" has solves and always will solve the problems of the human race.

-Calvin Coolidge


Cliff said...

I believe in that statement. Thanks for sharing.
I've read down a bit and found a couple of unsavory characters on your blog roll. Watch that Janell. She's okay as long as you keep your eye on her.
It would appear you run a pretty tight ship here. Thanks for blogging.

Janell said...

It looks like you've been doing deskology - which is the household equivalent of archeology. You've posted some good bits of wisdom here. Thanks for sharing.

ps Cliff will be a good visitor. And you really don't need to keep an eye on me. I'm perfectly harmless.