happy fourth!

{Photo from a trip to D.C. in 2006, at the Jefferson Memorial.}

A little wisdom for you on this special day, written by Thomas Jefferson himself.

1. Never put off till tomorrow what you can do today.
2. Never trouble another for what you can do yourself.
3. Never spend your money before you have earned it.
4. Never buy what you do not want because it is cheap.
5. Honesty is the first chapter in the book of wisdom.
6. We never repent of having eaten too little.
7. Nothing is troublesome that we do willingly.
8. Whenever you do a thing, act as if all the world were watching.
9. Always take hold of things by the smooth handle.
10. When angry, count to ten before you speak; if very angry, a hundred.