Best Of Barbara Johnson by Barbara Johnson
Barbara Johnson’s books, Stick a Geranium in Your Hat and Be Happy!, Splashes of Joy in the Cesspools of Life, and Pick Up Your Gloomees in a Great Big Box, then Sit on the Lid and Laugh!, are known for her delightful and inspiring sense of humor. These three bestsellers share a common theme of finding happiness and joy, even in the face of adversity.
Within the pages of these books, Johnson shares heartwarming stories of both tragedy and triumph. Each chapter is short and easily digestible, allowing readers to experience her positivity in small doses. Alongside these anecdotes, Johnson provides witty quotes and offers biblical advice to further uplift and inspire her readers.
To read one of Johnson’s books is to be transported into a world where laughter and hope prevail. Her words have the ability to turn even the darkest of moments into opportunities for growth and finding joy. Through Stick a Geranium in Your Hat and Be Happy!, Splashes of Joy in the Cesspools of Life, and Pick Up Your Gloomees in a Great Big Box, then Sit on the Lid and Laugh!, Barbara Johnson reminds us that life’s challenges can be faced with a smile and a chuckle.
Quotes on Youth, Regret, and Love: Wisdom for a Fulfilling Life
Change is a gradual process, not an immediate event. Faith is the ability to see light with your heart, even when all your eyes perceive is darkness. Remember to never prioritize solving a problem over showing love to someone. True love doesn’t have a happy ending because it never truly ends. Letting go is one way of expressing love. Prayer is like asking for rain, and faith is akin to carrying an umbrella. Life is too short to waste it being angry, bored, or dull. Your attitude has the power to color any situation. Winners find solutions to every problem, while losers focus on the problems in every answer. Our choices, not chance, determine our destiny. We, as individuals, are Easter people living in a world that often feels like Good Friday.
It never hurts to look on the bright side of things; it doesn’t impair your vision. Don’t let your life spiral out of control — live deliberately. Do something today that will have a lasting impact. Patience is the ability to stay calm when you feel like losing control. Take a pause to enjoy the beauty of a sunset, listen to uplifting music, or reach out to a caring friend. The secret to feeling younger lies in counting blessings, not birthdays.
Have we forgotten that we all enter this world the same way: naked, wet, and hungry? Life only gets tougher from there. Allow your dreams to intertwine with your prayers and plans. These God-given dreams can guide you towards the future that awaits you. Kindness is an everyday attitude that may seem simple, but is as comfortable as a reliable pair of sneakers. As you rush through life, take a moment to make people feel seen and loved. Share a kind word and try to bring laughter into their lives.
Always search for joy and the light of God within your life, and you’ll discover sparkling moments you didn’t know existed. Remember that better days lie ahead, either in this life or the next. Grudges are like grenades; it’s wise to release them before they consume you. We spend our lives dreaming about the future, not realizing that every day a small piece of it slips away. While we can’t shield ourselves from trouble, we can dance through the puddles of life with a smile, using God’s love as our umbrella.
Laughter acts as the shock absorber of life, smoothing out the bumps along the road. Love is what brings people together, even when there is ample space for them to sit apart. Maintaining a humble and grateful heart keeps one in good standing. Humor adds a touch of sweetness to life, much like chocolate chips enhance ice cream. Motherhood is a labor of love, filled with both joy and pain. Sharing is an act of giving and contributes to one’s health.
Your face is like a billboard, reflecting your philosophy of life. If you can embrace and forgive your past self, accept who you are today, and believe in the person you will become, you are on your way to finding true joy. Celebrate your life, for God will always provide a safety net to prevent you from sinking. His love will encompass you. Growing is a lifelong journey, and our most significant growth happens in the valleys of life, where growth is fertilized.
Worrying is a pointless exercise that robs tomorrow of its opportunities by tethering it to today’s problems. Thank you for reading. Remember, codependence means that when you die, someone else’s life flashes before your eyes. Living to be 100 would be wonderful, but living to be 50 twice would be even better. The joy of motherhood is experienced when all of a mother’s children are finally asleep. Kindness is just giving someone bread and butter, but loving kindness is adding jelly or peanut butter to it. The most valuable things in your home are the people who reside in it.