Friday, January 07, 2022

"Let us remember that revolutions do not always establish freedom." .... Count Your Blessings... Guess How Old I Am.. LOL.... Abrams Falls....

 This is pretty good. 

Today's Quotes:::: "Nothing brings out the lower traits of human nature like office-seeking. Men of good character and impulses are betrayed by it into all sorts of meanness."

"The law is the only sure protection of the weak, and the only efficient restraint upon the strong."
"I am tolerant of all creeds. Yet if any sect suffered itself to be used for political objects I would meet it by political opposition. In my view church and state should be separate, not only in form, but fact. Religion and politics should not be mingled."
"The man who can look upon a crisis without being willing to offer himself upon the altar of his country is not for public trust."
"Let us remember that revolutions do not always establish freedom."
"It is not strange…to mistake change for progress."
- Millard Fillmore



Joke's Of The Day

A mechanic was removing a cylinder head from the motor of a Harley, when he spotted a world-famous heart surgeon in his shop. The heart surgeon was waiting for the service manager to take a look at his bike. The mechanic shouted across the garage, “Hey doc, can I ask you a question?” A bit surprised, the surgeon walked over to the mechanic. The mechanic straightened up, wiped his hands on a rag and asked, “So doc, look at this engine. I also can open it up, take valves out, fix ‘em, put in new parts and when I finish it will work just like a new one. So how come I get piddly pay and you make really big money when you and I are basically doing the same work?” The surgeon paused, smiled and leaned over and whispered to the mechanic, “Try doing it while it’s running.”


The Abrams Falls Trail, located in the Cades Cove area, follows a picturesque creek that leads to the 20-foot Abrams Falls waterfall.  Time for a candy bar LOL...More info click

As Always Have A Great Day... Joe Todd....

Wednesday, January 05, 2022

“And, oh God, oh Lord, prop us up on our leaning side.” Wisdom At My Quality Time Blog & Special Bonus "Flowers For Spring"


“A pastor of a small church would occasionally call on one gentleman to pray, and every time this one particular guy would pray, he would pray, “Oh God, thank you for this word today, and bless these people today.” Then he would end with the strangest statement, “And, oh God, oh Lord, prop us up on our leaning side.” Every time the preacher would call on him, he’d pray, “Oh Lord, prop us up on our leaning side.”

Finally, the pastor pulled him aside, and he said, “I love the way you pray, but I don’t understand your little closing phrase. What are you talking about – prop us up on our leaning side?” He responded, “Well, Pastor, I’m a farmer. I live out on the farm and, you know, I live in the country. I’ve got an old barn, and it’s been there a long time. It’s been through a lot of weather, and a lot of storms, and a lot of bugs have eaten at it.”

He said, “I got to looking at it one day when I was riding on my tractor, and I noticed that it was leaning to one side. So I thought to myself, oh my goodness! The barn is leaning, and it’s a matter of time before the whole thing falls.

He continued, “So, you know what I did? I went and got some pine beams, and I propped it up on its leaning side.” He said, “It still leans, and probably always will. But I propped it up on its leaning side. And it’s not going to fall down because I propped it up on its leaning side. And I got to thinking about it.

When I was on the tractor, Pastor, and I was riding in the field, I thought about the kind of year I’ve had, and some of the storms I’ve been through, and some of the people that are bugging me, and eating away at my joy and eating away at my spirit. And I just got to thinking, you know, I’m still here! I’m still standing after all that stuff I’ve been through. The storms, and the howling winds – they couldn’t topple me. I’m still standing by the grace of God.”

He concluded, “From time to time, I find myself leaning. Leaning toward my old desires, leaning toward anger, leaning toward becoming bitter or hateful at the people who are bugging me, or leaning toward going back to the old habits and the old life I used to have. And when I feel myself start leaning toward that tendency, I just remember that old barn, and I pray out loud on my tractor – “Lord, I thank you that you’re going to prop me up on my leaning side.””


Have A Great Day.... Joe Todd

Sunday, January 02, 2022



Today's Quotes::: “Music does bring people together. It allows us to experience the same emotions. People everywhere are the same in heart and spirit. No matter what language we speak, what color we are, the form of our politics or the expression of our love and our faith, music proves: We are the same.”

“Peace is a conscious choice.”
“Perhaps love is like a resting place, a shelter from the storm. It exists to give you comfort, it is there to keep you warm, and in those times of trouble when you are most alone, the memory of love will bring you home.”
“On the road of experience, join in the living day; if there's an answer, it's just that it is that way.”
"Sunshine on my shoulders makes me happy."
“You fill up my senses.”
John Denver

"Give thanks for sorrow that teaches you pity; for pain that teaches you courage - and give exceeding thanks for the mystery which remains a mystery still - the veil that hides you from the infinite, which makes it possible for you to believe in what you cannot see."
“There is no distance on this earth as far away as yesterday.”
“What trouble we go to, trying to fool people who see right through us anyhow.”
“Where I come from
Nobody knows;
And where I'm going
Everything goes.
The wind blows,
The sea flows -
And nobody knows.”
Robert Nathan



Have A Great Day... Joe Todd

Saturday, January 01, 2022

WISDOM FROM THE HUT for January 1 2022 ..................... Have A Great Day....... Have A Great Year.......... Keep it under 80 and out of The Ditches.......


Today's Quotes::: “It isn't possible to love and part. You will wish that it was. You can transmute love, ignore it, muddle it, but you can never pull it out of you. I know by experience that the poets are right: love is eternal.”

“We must be willing to let go of the life we have planned, so as to have the life that is waiting for us.”
“Spoon feeding in the long run teaches us nothing but the shape of the spoon.”
"One person with passion is better than forty people merely interested."
"You confuse what's important with what's impressive."
"Life is a public performance on the violin, in which you must learn the instrument as you go along."
― E.M. Forster

Thursday, December 30, 2021

"Riders Of The Storm"... LIVE THE DASH... The Ride Goes On... Should I Get Disability???... Sky Watch Friday....

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Some Heavy Thoughts For Today::: “How fragile we are under the sheltering sky. Behind the sheltering sky is a vast dark universe, and we're just so small.”

"Life is lived only once. And the less seriously the better."
"Security is a false God. Begin to make sacrifices to it and you are lost."
"The only effort worth making is the one it takes to learn the geography of one's own nature."
"Because we don't know when we will die, we get to think of life as an inexhaustible well. Yet everything happens only a certain number of times, and a very small number really. How many more times will you remember a certain afternoon of your childhood, an afternoon that is so deeply a part of your being that you can't even conceive of your life without it? Perhaps four or five times more, perhaps not even that. How many more times will you watch the full moon rise? Perhaps 20. And yet it all seems limitless."
― Paul Bowles

Wife Thinks I Should Get Disability

When I retired, I went to the Social Security office to apply for
Social Security. The woman behind the counter asked me for my driver's
license to verify my age. I looked in my pockets and realized I had left my wallet at home. I told the woman that I was very sorry, but I would have to go home and come back later. The woman said, "Unbutton your shirt." So I opened my shirt revealing my curly silver hair. She said, "That silver hair on your chest is proof enough for me," and she processed my Social Security application. When I got home, I excitedly told my wife about my experience at the Social Security office. She said, "You should have dropped your pants... you might have gotten disability, too."

Time To Travel...... SKY WATCH FRIDAY......

Have A Great Day..... Joe Todd....