We tried so
hard to make things better for our kids that we made them worse. For my grandchildren, I’d like better.
I’d really like for them to know about hand-me-down clothes and homemade ice cream and leftover meatloaf sandwiches. I really would.
I hope you learn humility by being humiliated, and that you learn honesty by being cheated. I hope you learn to make your own bed and mow the lawn and wash the car.
And I really hope nobody gives you a brand new car when you are sixteen.
It will be good if at least one time you can see puppies born and your dog put to sleep. I hope you get a black eye fighting for something you believe in.
I hope you have to share a bedroom with your younger brother. And it’s all right if you have to draw a line down the middle of the room, but when he wants to crawl under the covers with you because he’s scared, I hope you let him.
When you want to see a movie and your little brother wants to tag along, I hope you’ll let him.
I hope you have to walk uphill to school with your friends and that you live in a town where you can do it safely.
On rainy days when you have to catch a ride, I hope you don’t ask your driver to drop you two blocks away so you won’t be seen riding with someone as uncool as your Mom.
If you want a slingshot, I hope your Dad teaches you how to make one instead of buying one. I hope you learn to dig in the dirt and read books. When you learn to use computers, I hope you also learn to add and subtract in your head.
I hope you get teased by your friends when you have your first crush on a girl, and when you talk back to your mother that you learn what ivory soap tastes like.
May you skin your knee climbing a mountain, burn your hand on a stove and stick your tongue on a frozen flagpole. I don’t care if you try a beer once, but I hope you don’t like it. And if a friend offers you dope or a joint, I hope you realize he is not your friend.
I sure hope you make time to sit on a porch with your Grandpa and go fishing with your Uncle. May you feel sorrow at a funeral and joy during the holidays.
I hope your mother punishes you when you throw a baseball through your neighbor’s window and that she hugs you and kisses you at Christmas time when you give her a plaster mold of your hand.
These things I wish for you - tough times and hard work, disappointment and happiness. To me, it’s the only way to appreciate life. Written with a pen.
Pain should not be wasted. - Gerda W Klein
Medicine is the best medicine. - Doctors Anonymous
Logic is the anatomy of thought. - Albert Einstein
Pain will leave you, when you let go. - Jeremy Aldana
Happiness is good health and a bad memory. - Ingrid Bergman
The way a doctor writes out a subscription. - Archie Bunker
God is a concept by which we measure our pain. - John Lennon
A little chocolate a day keeps the doctor at bay. - Marcia Carrington
My music isn't just music - it's medicine. - Unknown
Before we make love my husband takes a pain killer. - Joan Rivers
After two days in hospital I took a turn for the nurse. - WC Fields
Drown in a vat of whiskey? Oh death, where is thy sting? - WC Fields
The two enemies of human happiness are pain and boredom. - Arthur Schopenhauer
Laughter is the tonic, the relief, the surcease for pain. - Charlie Chaplin
Ireland is a fruitful mother of genius, but a barren nurse. - Unknown
A doctor whose breath smells has no right to medical opinion. - Martin H. Fischer
One good thing about music, when it hits you, you feel no pain. - Bob Marley
Medicine is a science of uncertainty and an art of probability. - William Osler
God invented whiskey to prevent the Irish from ruling the world. - Irish Saying
One of the greatest pains to human nature is the pain of a new idea. - Walter Bagehot
Joy is more divine than sorrow, for joy is bread and sorrow is medicine. - Henry Ward Beecher
The worst thing about medicine is that one kind makes another necessary. - Elbert Hubbard
A good laugh and a long sleep are the best cures in the Doctor's book. - Irish Proverb
Whiskey is by far the most popular of all remedies that won't cure a cold. - Jerry Vale
If you are too smart to pay the doctor, you had better be too smart to get ill. - African Proverb
Health nuts are going to feel stupid someday, lying in hospitals dying of nothing. - Redd Foxx
If you think health care is expensive now, wait until you see what it costs when it's free. - P.J. O'Rourke
Mental pain is less dramatic than physical pain, but it is more common and also more hard to bear. - C S Lewis
When I was born the Doctor took one look at my face, turned me over and said, "Look, twins!" - Rodney Dangerfield
Pain is neither intolerable nor everlasting... it is in the power of the soul to maintain its own serenity. - Marcus Aurelius
Finish last in your league and they call you idiot. Finish last in medical school and they call you doctor. - Abe Lemons
Health is your greatest wealth, so experiencing a marathon and seeing what you're capable of is really special. - Christy Turlington
I'm planning to adopt a dog soon. It wasn't my first choice but my Doctor told me I can't have any biologically. - Bill Murray
A doctor who cannot take a good history and a patient who cannot give one are in danger of giving and receiving bad treatment. - Unknown
In order to have great happiness you have to have great pain and unhappiness - otherwise how would you know when you're happy? - Leslie Caron
I went to the doctor because I'd swallowed a bottle of sleeping pills. My doctor told me to have a few drinks and get some rest. - Rodney Dangerfield
I pray for forgiveness. For help and guidance. To be a better person. For the health of my family. For the world to be a better place. - Tyson Fury
When I was born the doctor came out to the waiting room and told my father, "We did everything we could... but he pulled through." - Rodney Dangerfield
Irish whiskey was first developed for its medicinal benefits. It's just lucky for the rest of us that the Irish are such a sickly bunch. - Unknown
In other industries, value is defined by the ultimate stakeholder - the one who benefits, or not, from the service. We should do the same in medicine. - Dave deBronkart
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