Good advice is always certain to be ignored, but that's no reason not to give it.

Don't try to solve serious matters in the middle of the night.

Good advice is something a man gives when he is too old to set a bad example.

Advice is like snow; the softer it falls, the longer it dwells upon, and deeper it sinks into the mind.

It is very difficult to live among people you love and hold back from offering them advice.

People who fight fire with fire usually end up with ashes.

There is no human problem which could not be solved if people would simply do as I advise.

It is easy when we are in prosperity to give advice to the afflicted.

Many receive advice, only the wise profit from it.

Friendship will not stand the strain of very much good advice for very long.

Don't follow any advice, no matter how good, until you feel as deeply in your spirit as you think in your mind that the counsel is wise.

Advice is one of those things it is far more blessed to give than to receive.

When your mother asks, 'Do you want a piece of advice?' it is a mere formality. It doesn't matter if you answer yes or no. You're going to get it anyway.

Write down the advice of him who loves you, though you like it not at present.

Most people who ask for advice from others have already resolved to act as it pleases them.

Good things, when short, are twice as good.

Advice is what we ask for when we already know the answer but wish we didn't.

Good advice usually works best when preceded by a bad scare.

Always do right–this will gratify some and astonish the rest.

Distrust interested advice.

The only thing to do with good advice is pass it on. It is never any use to oneself.

One's first step in wisdom is to question everything – and one's last is to come to terms with everything.

Have a place for everything and keep the thing somewhere else; this is not advice, it is merely custom.

A word to the wise ain't necessary, it's the stupid ones who need the advice

If it is not right do not do it; if it is not true do not say it.


Tips from Author Jodhan

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For November 2017:

Combining the senses to help create

I have found this strategy to be extremely helpful and it involves using all of my senses at the same time. However, I use my imagination to substitute for the sense of sight because of my vision impairment.

Having had partial vision previously enables me to do this but for those who have never had vision; it is not a problem because they can definitely utilize their other senses to make up for the loss of sight.

I always find it lots of fun to use each of my senses in no special order of priority whenever I wish to spark my imagination and creative juices. Taste and smell work really well together and taste and touch also have their own abilities to help me out.

I often combine hearing and smell and then I add my imagination to bring in the addition of vision whenever needed. It never ceases to amaze me how much the sense of taste combined with any of the other senses can do to spark and create and even when used on its own the effect is astounding.

The sense of smell has its way of drenching up memories which often lead to ideas racing each other across my mind and before I know it the other senses are jumping in and then everything moves so quickly and soon enough my table of ideas is simply overflowing.

I would really like for you to try this strategy and see what you think. It takes practise of course but just be a patient and wait for the results to happen.

So go out there and give this a try.

I'm Donna J. Jodhan, your freelance writer and roving reporter wishing you a terrific day.

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