smart man/smart words


remember my post about president hinckley?
i miss him.
i saw this quote on pinterest & i loved it.
he was a wise, witty man, and i will always be grateful for him.

“Anyone who imagines that bliss is normal is going to waste a lot of time running around shouting that he’s been robbed. The fact is that most putts don’t drop, most beef is tough, most children grow up to just be people, most successful marriages require a high degree of mutual toleration, most jobs are more often dull than otherwise. Life is like an old time rail journey …delays…sidetracks, smoke, dust, cinders and jolts, interspersed only occasionally by beautiful vistas and thrilling burst of speed. The trick is to thank the Lord for letting you have the ride.” ― Gordon B. Hinckley


mamamuniz said...

What an insightful man. I really like that quote. Sort of humbling in a way. I think it puts things in perspective that life will not be a fairy tale, no happily ever after, but at the same time it can be wonderful and beautiful. Thanks for sharing!

Bev said...

Love that man.....thanks for reminder!!

Nate and Annah Butterfield said...

That is a good quote! I need to put that someplace I'll see it often. Maybe semi hidden on my desk at work. Don't want to let them know that I don't love being there.

Leslie said...

Love it!