My podcast listeners will remember I made reference recently to a collection of quotations from Mark Twain, perhaps the most beloved of all American writers. Although he was a masterful storyteller and social critic, he is perhaps best known for his quippy one-liners and witticisms. He knew better than most that truth gets through hard skulls better when accompanied by a bit of humor. We all (well, most of us) instinctively are inclined to laugh at ourselves; when we give ourselves a chance, we may motivate ourselves to grow.
It’s been raining a lot lately. Maybe you’ve noticed. Rain in the summer has been one of the toughest things for this Texas boy to get used to in this part of the world. That, and what the locals call “Mexican food.”
The good thing about rain is, it helps my lawn grow. The bad things is, it helps my lawn grow. And grow. And grow.