TAO of Mark

  • Sometimes the firm words of a friend are the greatest kindness
  • Never pass up the opportunity to try something new, no matter how weird. You may miss out on the greatest thing ever
  • No one owes me anything, but I owe everyone something
  • Do what you can, when you can, with what you’ve got
  • Fatherhood is more than biology, attendance counts
  • To make another laugh, this is the greatest gift
  • Celebrating the success of a friend is the best
  • There are more important things than being right
  • Lack of understanding is directly related to the inability to communicate effectively
  • Correlation does not imply causation
  • Minimum effort yields minimum results
  • Don’t wait for perspective, be thankful and relax
  • If you really enjoy being divisive, why don’t you just split?
  • Everything in moderation, including moderation.  Excess can be good for the soul.
  • Karma is law, Grace is choice.  Love one another.
  • The Hammond Organ sings in the key of melancholy
  • In the face of confusion and chaos, optimism wins the day
  • Reflexes make for great athletics, not politics
  • It is said that perception is reality. So, if I look busy, is that the same as being busy?
  • A little self loathing is OK, just don’t get carried away
  • Act, don’t react
  • When inspiration calls, you’d do well to answer
  • Baby steps often become giant leaps
  • Despair takes too much energy
  • Say thank you
  • Leap, don’t look
  • Be provocative
  • Be ridiculous
  • Everyone is so sure of the rightness of their opinion and the righteousness of their cause, and my list of things I’m sure about is shorter than the list of things I’m unsure about – I must be doing something wrong
  • Yell, holler and scream, but never in anger at each other
  • Be thankful for what you have, some would kill or die to have the same
  • If you are not impulsive or reactive, you can be resolute
  • Always be looking forward, there’s a reason they don’t put rear view mirrors on rockets
  • You can’t lie to the road
  • I didn’t change my route because the old way was easy, I changed it because it wasn’t hard enough
  • Stop looking over the fence
  • No one can motivate you, no one can deter you
  • Quityerbitchin
  • No one saw that, but Karma took notice
  • They say you can’t run away from your problems. Well, mine can’t keep up with me when I run…
  • I don’t want to ride your bandwagon
  • Religion leaves a bad taste in my mind
  • Cynicism breeds anger, anger becomes hate – ‘and the greatest of these is love’. Don’t give in to cynicism.
  • Coltrane
  • First rule, check your connections
  • If you didn’t treat your body like you hated it, maybe it wouldn’t act like it hates you
  • Be careful when talking politics on FB, as you are likely only preaching to the converted and are only speaking into an echo chamber
  • Wisdom is earned with blood and sweat, and if blessed, with love at hand
  • There are few things and no people that can’t be laughed at
  • It’s OK to not know
  • Self pity is a shallow and bitter well
  • The world is not binary
  • I will not trivialize my life by seeking your approval
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