May 30, 2012 —
I had a professor who required all of her students to memorize this Swedish proverb: “fear less, hope more; whine less, breathe more; talk less, say more; hate less, love more; and all good things are yours."
As a student of government, I often have been amused by politicians who struggled with this adage: "the hardest thing to learn in life is which bridges to cross and which to burn."
My wife decided a few years ago that I needed a daily reminder about having a positive attitude.
On the wall of my side of our bedroom she posted these words: “sometimes I wake up grumpy, but sometimes I just let him sleep.”