As my regular readers know, I’m always trying to combat the cynicism that mostly consumes our country (and world?).
And Twitter, for all its faults, provides a decent daily nourishment if you know where to look. And since most of you probably aren’t on Twitter, I thought I’d share some pretty good Tweets from the past week. (As well as just a few that may be newsworthy, but something you didn’t see.)
Hope they encourage you or make you think, as well!
[ ] “Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle.” — Plato (From )
[ ] Poll: Strikes in Iraq, Syria supported: stripes.com/1.302150 (From @starsandstripes)
[ ] Don’t let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do. — John R. Wooden (From @)
[ ] Barnes & Noble climbing back out of the abyss as book sales stabilize. pwne.ws/YwtQ3b (From @PublishersWkly)
[ ] Spending today complaining about yesterday won’t make tomorrow any better! (From @)
[ ] What U.S. airstrikes in Iraq look like, mapped by region. pic.twitter.com/AiBmbtpBWl (From @)
[ ] “Our worst fault is our preoccupation with the faults of others.“ — Kahlil Gibran (From @)
[ ] “Don’t go through life, grow through life.” — Eric Butterworth (From )
[ ] The World’s Top-Earning Authors: Veronica Roth, John Green and Gillian Flynn join ranking — ow.ly/BiAvR (From Forbes)
[ ] “As our own peace of mind grows, so the atmosphere around us becomes more peaceful.” (From @)
[ ] “A good book is all-consuming: part of it becomes you, and part of you becomes it.” — Wisława Szymborska (From )
[ ] “The two most important days in your life are the day you are born and the day you find out why.” — Mark Twain (From @BetterManProj)
[ ] “Beware the barrenness of a busy life.” — Socrates (From @AncientWisdoms)
[ ] “He is able who thinks he is able.” — Buddha (From @TrainingMindful)
[ ] “Great works are performed, not by strength, but perseverance.” — Samuel Johnson (From @GreatestQuotes)
[ ] “Life is what you make it, always has been, always will be.” — Grandma Moses (From @Dakota_Meyer)
Keep the faith,
Stan R. Mitchell
Oak Ridge, Tenn.
About me: I’m an action fiction author with books similar to Vince Flynn, Stephen Hunter, and Tom Clancy. I’m also a prior infantry Marine with Combat Action Ribbon, and a guy who spent 10+ years in the newspaper business. Please consider subscribing to my blog — I mostly post about things that either motivate you, inspire you, or make you laugh.