Time to reflect

While we ponder the year gone by, make our new years resolutions and look forward to the year ahead spend a moment to read these words of wisdom by Alice Tallis’ grandmother who shares some of her valuable life lessons. From the journals of Ella Jane Bignell:

~ The person you see in the mirror is the only one who can make you or break you ~ To speak several languages is valuable, but to hold your tongue in one is precious ~ You love people because of their virtues; you love them in spite of their faults; in the end you love them for their faults ~ Most of us get what we deserve, but only successful people will admit it ~ It is a good man who admits his mistakes, but it is a better man who can correct them ~ There is much good in the worst of us, and so much bad in the best of us, that it is hard to tell which of us ought to reform the rest of us ~ Great confidence betrays a man into error ~ We should never be afraid to own that we are wrong – which is only saying that we are wiser today than yesterday ~ Now abideth faith, hope and charity – these three; but the greatest of these is charity ~ Engage your brain before you speak

And Alice’s personal favourite:

~ If you think you can, or think you can’t – either way you are right