While Max and I were growing up, we were regularly treated to bits of philosophical intuition from our parents. As I have grown up (in body, anyway), these little bits have stuck with me, and I'm crafting my own. Here's what we started with:
1. Things are never the way that they seem.
2. Things have a way of working out.
3. There is no situation which cannot be improved by the addition of chocolate.
4. If momma ain't happy, ain't nobody happy. (my dad wrote that one)
5. It's only stuff.
6. Life's too short.
7. Life is like algebra: it goes on whether you understand it or not. (coined while I was taking algebra in 8th grade)
My dad's are slightly less profound:
1. Blow it out your a--.
2. Eat s--- and die.
These were usually just referenced with either a #1, or #2 while we were all riding in the car...
I'm working on:
1. Life's tough, get a helmet.
2. People who have money still have problems, money just isn't one of them.
I've got some more in the warehouse that I'm crafting too. These little bits have helped to ground me a bit as I'm kind of starting to freak out about a variety of things (all related to our finances, or lake thereof). So, I'm looking around me at the wonderful blessings that we've been granted and it's helping me to keep from totally flipping out. I'm getting my helmet on, too :)