It's a terrific Thursday which means that it's time to link up with Mrs. Laffin's Laughings for:

I read this quote many years ago in Reader's Digest, and I cut it out because I felt such a strong connection and understanding with what the author, John Gardner said:

You come to understand that most people are neither for you nor against you, they are thinking about themselves. You learn that no matter how hard you try to please, some people in this world are not going to love you, a lesson that is at first troubling and then really quite relaxing. 

This quote is actually an excerpt from a speech made in 1990.  If you want to read the entire speech, here is the link:  Speech by John Gardner. 

In other news, this week is flying by - it's vacation week so that probably explains it.  Also, I'm in the process of seriously cleaning out my closet - it's amazing how often I could clean my closet, and it still needs to be cleaned - it's kind of like my desk at work - always a work in progress.


  1. Hi~ Just found you via the linky. :) Great quote! Something to keep in mind.
    Creating Lifelong Learners

  2. I have seen this quote on Pinterest and love it! I try to remind myself of this (especially when dealing with difficult people.) Thanks for brightening my day!!

    Mrs. Laffin's Laughings

  3. There is so much truth in that quote! Visiting from Jennifer's linky!
    A Tall Drink of Water


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