Some Common Sense

As I was surfing the net, I stumbled across a website (commonsensemedia.org) that I found interesting. I liked what they wrote about their purpose and goal: “Common Sense Media is dedicated to improving the lives of kids and families by providing the trustworthy information, education, and independent voice they need to thrive in a world of media and technology.”

If there is anything we need today, it is the presence of some good common sense in our lives as individuals, and in a corporate sense throughout our nation.

When I try to find some common sense, I usually turn to Proverbs, the Wisdom book of the Bible, to read the counsel of Solomon. He had some interesting things to say in Proverbs 3: Happy is a man who finds wisdom and who acquires understanding, for she is more profitable than silver, and her revenue is better than gold. She is more precious than jewels; nothing you desire compares with her. Long life is in her right hand; in her left, riches and honor. Her ways are pleasant, and all her paths, peaceful. She is a tree of life to those who embrace her,and those who hold on to her are happy (Proverbs 3:13-18).

I find wisdom and common sense in the words of others as well:

->Robert Frost: In three words I can sum up everything I’ve learned about life: it goes on.
Gandhi: Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.
->Groucho Marx: Outside of a dog, a book is man’s best friend. Inside of a dog it’s too dark to read.
->Ralph Waldo Emerson: For every minute you are angry you lose sixty seconds of happiness.
->Mother Teresa: Not all of us can do great things. But we can do small things with great love.
->Abraham Lincoln: People are just as happy as they make up their minds to be.

Do you have a favorite piece of wisdom or common sense that has been passed down to you? If so, I’d like to hear it.

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