Real friends are those who, when you’ve made a fool of yourself, don’t feel that you’ve done a permanent job.
–Erwin T. Randall
2.5″ x 3.5″ Watercolor ATC
I don’t know if I am inside or outside, but wouldn’t it be fun to have that big old flower near your window? I kinda like that the stucco around the window is showing some wear, but who’s gonna notice? Don’t we sometimes disguise our own flaws with something a little showy?
I couldn’t find anything on Erwin T. Randall, but the quote came from the book “Today's Gift - Daily Meditations for Families” by Anonymous. Here is what I found about the book:Each family member is both an individual and a part of a larger unit. The tensions and joys that can help a family care for all its members are explored in these 366 meditations that nurture family esteem and strengthen family bonds. These meditations help us consider topics like harmony, sharing, individuality, trust, privacy, and tolerance.
The readings in Today's Gift - Daily Meditations for Families nurture self-esteem by encouraging discussion, self-expression, and respect. Insightful, challenging, and caring quotations — from ancient proverbs, nursery rhymes and cartoon characters, and from figures such as William Blake, Anne Frank, Tillie Olsen, Albert Einstein, Erma Bombeck, M. Scott Peck, and many more — are accompanied by a thoughtful reflection and an inspiring affirmation.