Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Thoughts become words. Words become actions. Actions become habits. Habits become character. And character becomes your destiny.-Unknown

Things to be happy/grateful for:

Weekend trip to PA.
Visiting Peddler's Village in PA.
Old stone buildings.
Seeing intricate woodworking crafts.
Buying a new mattress set and learning that the bedframe is made from recycled PA Railroad ties.
Safe traveling.
Being able to take my dog back to the park. There was so much unplowed snow we could not use the park for a while.
Dark chocolate sticks to stir my coffee with and then eat. :)

Benjamin Franklin
 His autobiography lists his 13 virtues as:
(Information taken from Wikipedia)
  1. "Temperance. Eat not to dullness; drink not to elevation."
  2. "Silence. Speak not but what may benefit others or yourself; avoid trifling conversation."
  3. "Order. Let all your things have their places; let each part of your business have its time."
  4. "Resolution. Resolve to perform what you ought; perform without fail what you resolve."
  5. "Frugality. Make no expense but to do good to others or yourself; i.e., waste nothing."
  6. "Industry. Lose no time; be always employ'd in something useful; cut off all unnecessary actions."
  7. "Sincerity. Use no hurtful deceit; think innocently and justly, and, if you speak, speak accordingly."
  8. "Justice. Wrong none by doing injuries, or omitting the benefits that are your duty."
  9. "Moderation. Avoid extremes; forbear resenting injuries so much as you think they deserve."
  10. "Cleanliness. Tolerate no uncleanliness in body, cloaths, or habitation."
  11. "Tranquility. Be not disturbed at trifles, or at accidents common or unavoidable."
  12. "Chastity. Rarely use venery but for health or offspring, never to dullness, weakness, or the injury of your own or another's peace or reputation."
  13. "Humility. Imitate Jesus and Socrates.


  1. Franklin was an amazing man and quite the independent thinker.

    Dan @

  2. Yes, to accomplish so much in one's's just awe-inspiring.