Saturday, February 22, 2014

Wisdom Found In A Recipe Book From a Garage Sale

Cookbooks I bought from Garage Sales

A small collection of recipe books
 collect from garage sales

Sometimes people go to garage sales to hunt for "treasures".  People hunt for antiques or that one thing that they can't live without.  I look for things that will enhance me and my families lives.  I am ALWAYS a sucker for those cookbooks that are put together by groups and sold to profit a charity.  It is a collection of recipes from those that submit their very BEST recipe they know.   I have found many recipes that I consider "gems" from those kinds of recipe books.  

A special recipe book

I found this book last summer and in the front of the recipe book I found these thoughts.  I think they are helpful to remember in everyday life as well as when you are hosting a garage sale.

 A gem found in the recipe book

Ten Commandments of Human Relations

1. Speak to people.  There is nothing as nice and cheerful as a word or greeting.

2. Smile at people.  It only takes 72 muscles to frown, but only 14 to smile.

3. Call people by name, the sweetest music to anyone's ears is the sound of their own name.

4. Be friendly and helpful.  If you would like to have friends, be friendly.

5. Be cordial.  Speak and act as if everything you do were a genuine pleasure.  

6.  Be genuinely interested in people.  You can like everybody if you try.

7. Be generous with praise~cautious with criticism.  

8. Be considerate with the feelings of others.  It will be appreciated. 

9.  Be thoughtful of the options of others.  There are three sides to a controversy~yours, the other person's and the right one.

10. Be alert to give service.  What counts most in life is what we do for others.  

Garage $ale Groove!!


  1. What great words of wisdom to remember! Thanks for sharing thoughts for life as well as recipes. One of my favorite cookbooks is one that I bought as a fundraiser that has all those "tried and true" recipes in it :-)

    1. "Tried and True" Recipes are the BEST! I have found many treasured recipes in these kinds of cookbooks