God, grant me the senility to forget the people I never liked in the first place, the good fortune to run into the ones I do, and the eyesight to tell the difference.
There are three kinds of men in this world. Those who learn by reading, those who learn by observation and those who have to pee on the electric fence for themselves.
Today i've spent with my two boys 'Doing Christmas'. Although it wasnt actually planned as a full on Christmas day, things kind of just ended up that way. Reindeer, Santa, mince pies, cream, up in the attic, Christmas tree, tinsel and outside lights. And yet, despite all this, the one true symbol of Christmas was actually kept until the end. Two kids playing in the empty boxes.