Friday, March 4, 2011

Just Four Words

Several days ago I wrote about Mrs. E and how she lifted my spirits with the gift of a small book....and some kind words. Many of you asked about the book and here it is. Written by Patti Digh, who is also the author of the book, Life is a Verb, this book is a collection of four word phrases to simplify life and provoke thought.

Twelve issues are incorporated, such as: Community, Love, Stress, Travel, Soul, Wellness, Success, Green, Activism, Children, Generosity, and Endings. Each phrase is illustrated by original art from the readers of her blog, 37days.

Some of my favorites are:

give up toxic people

mean what you say

risk your own significance

say what you can't

turn off the screen

know it will end

What about you? Do you have a special phrase, four words or not, that speaks to you? I would love to hear it.




29 comments:

  1. I really really like the last 2 phrases..."turn off the screen" and "know it will end".
    Super good!

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  2. Great phrases. I really like #1 and the last two. My morning motivator before I get out of bed: "Today is going to be a great day!"

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  3. That book sounds lovely. 'Do unto others as you would like to be done to' is one of my favorites. "Seize the hour and live your dreams" A big favorite.

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  4. I just Tweeted one today!.....
    Always do the right thing. This will gratify some people, and astonish the rest. ~ Mark Twain

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  5. "Turn off the screen" I love it but does that include the computer screen?

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  6. This looks like a great book! "give up toxic people"..I've had to do that more than once. It's so hard but a healthy thing to do.

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  7. okay now I'm very curious. Its time for me to turn off the screen, so I'll have to check out her blog another day :-)
    different times of my life have me thinking on different phrases, but "life isn't fair highness, anyone who tells you differently is selling something" is one I come back to. Especially now that I have my own batch of princesses to raise.

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  8. I am anxious to read these works. I like all the sayings that you listed. I also like "Life's not about me".

    Have a good weekend.

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  9. Sure do - "If common sense were all that common, don't you think there'd be more of it around ?" (Mark Twain).

    I like #2.

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  10. I like the "turn off the screen" from your post but my favorite is "Eat less, Move more." I try to live by it everyday.

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  11. My husband's favorite saying is "If it can, it will," meaning if something bad could happen, it will --- so better plan for the worst, but hope for the best. :)

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  12. wow. im kinda liking that book now.
    mine would be "let love come in"

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  13. The book sounds wonderful. Thanks for sharing it with us. I like the phrases you posted.

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  14. dance like no one is watching...

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  15. I like all of yours! May I add:

    Think with you head

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  16. I love this book. I think one of my favorites is, "I'm not in control".

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  17. We all need to own that book and shorten our verbage.

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  18. 'Only time will tell' is one of my favourites.

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  19. Oh I LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE this. More than four words but I say "A happy mommy makes a happy family."
    Enjoy your weekend!
    Katie

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  20. "This too shall pass" This has gotten me through some tough times!

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  21. Looks like a good read. I love the first and last quote. Okay off to check out her blog now. Have a great day!

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  22. it came to pass.

    and my favorite 2 word is "kiss me." but I'm picky about that one.

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  23. Sounds like a great book. How about, "write from your heart."

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  24. These are great! One I like - 'Wherever you go, there you are'. (from the book Don't Sweat the Small Stuff, and it's all small stuff).

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  25. The blog is very good!
    Congratulations!
    http://nelsonsouzza.blogspot.com

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  26. I am a firm believer in giving up toxic people. And the one, "know it will end" reminds me of my fav, "this too shall pass".

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  27. Lovely blog which I've only just discovered and intend to return to regularly.

    My favourite motto: 'there's always a way' - and it only have 4 words, which is probably just as well or I'd never remember it, lol.

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