It's time to let you in on a little secret.
I have a mad crush on Benjamin Franklin.
It started when I was in my early 20's.
I became infatuated with his quest for knowledge, his industrious spirit, and his frugal ways.
I love his quotes.
I read any book I can find about him.
BFF? Ben Franklin Forever.
WWBD? What Would Ben Do?
I have his picture on my bulletin board at home next to his
Temperance - Eat not to dullness; drink not to elevation.
Silence - Speak not but what may benefit others or yourself, avoid trifling conversation (I'm so glad he didn't say 'avoid drivel')
Order - Let all your things have their places; let each part of your business have it's time.
Resolution - Resolve to perform what you ought; perform without fail what you resolve.
Frugality - Make no expense but to do good to others or yourself; waste nothing.
Industry - Lose no time, be always employed in something useful; cut off all unnecessary actions.
Sincerity - Use no hurtful deceit; think innocently and justly, and if you speak, speak accordingly.
Justice - Wrong none by doing injuries, or omitting the benefits that are your duty.
Moderation - Avoid extremes; forbear resenting injuries so much as you think they deserve.
Cleanliness - Tolerate no uncleanness in body, clothes, or habitation.
Tranquility - Be not disturbed at trifles, or at accidents common or unavoidable.
Chastity - Rarely use venery but for health or offspring, never to dullness, weakness, or the injury of your own or another's reputation.
Humility - Imitate Jesus and Socrates.
Benny makes me swoon.
If Benjamin Franklin were The Bachelor I'm quite sure I'd get the first impression rose.
I wouldn't be on a group date, I'd be getting the individual ones.
I'd be an early favorite.
I imagine that our dates would involve experiments and inventions instead of hot tubs and wineries.
I would so hold that kite string.
He'd be attracted to my modest dress that I'd made out of flour sacks to accentuate my ample figure.
He'd think me a 'stout and sturdy' woman capable of multiple births.
I mean - my hips just scream that.
My propensity to industry and frugality would win his heart right over.
Oh, I'd get that Final Rose.
And we'd last - not like Jake and Vienna, or 99% of the matches made on The Bachelor.
He'd be a doting husband, and I a doting wife.
I'd bring his supper in to his office whilst he worked late in the night inventing bifocals and stoves.
Oh well - a girl can dream.