Friday, April 13, 2012

45 Lessons - 7%

I recieved this via email. Not sure where it came from but loved it.  It doesn't matter if you agree or disagree with all of them but at one time or another you have needed to hear at least half of them.

I have highlighed in red some I am going to quote more often 

Cheers Outback Girl

"To celebrate growing older, I once wrote the 45 lessons life taught me. It is the most requested column I've ever written."

My odometer rolled over to 90 in August, so here is the column once more:

1.        Life isn't fair, but it's still good.

2.        When in doubt, just take the next small step.

3.        Life is too short to waste time hating anyone. Change the way you think.

4.        Your job won't take care of you when you are sick. Your friends and family will. Stay in touch.

5.        Pay off your credit cards every month.

6.        You don't have to win every argument. Agree to disagree.

7.        Cry with someone. It's more healing than crying alone.

8.        Release your children when they become adults, it’s their life now.
9.        Save for retirement starting with your first pay cheque.
10.      When it comes to chocolate, resistance is futile.

11.      Make peace with your past so it won't screw up the present.

12.      It's OK to let your children see you cry.

13.      Don't compare your life to others. You have no idea what their journey is all about.

14.      If a relationship has to be a secret, you shouldn't be in it.

15.      Everything can change in the blink of an eye.

16.      Take a deep breath It calms the mind.

17.      Get rid of anything that isn't useful, beautiful or joyful.

18.      Whatever doesn't kill you really does make you stronger.

19.      It's never too late to have a happy childhood. But the second one is up to you and no one else.

20.      When it comes to going after what you love in life, don't take no for an answer.

21.      Burn the candles, use the nice sheets, wear the fancy lingerie. Don't save it for a special occasion. Today is special.

22.      Just because you believe you are right, doesn't mean you are. Keep an open mind.

23.      Be eccentric now. Don't wait for old age to wear purple.

24.      The most important sex organ is the brain.

25.      No one is in charge of your happiness but you.

26.      Frame every so-called disaster with these words 'In five years, will this matter?'

27.      Always choose life.

28.      Forgive everyone everything.

29.      What other people think of you is none of your business.

30.      Time heals almost everything. Give time time.

31.      However good or bad a situation is, it will change.

32.      Don't take yourself so seriously. No one else does.

33.      Believe in miracles.

34.      Your job is to love your children, not choose who they should love.

35.      Don't audit life. Show up and make the most of it now.

36.      Growing old beats the alternative -- dying young.

37.      Your children get only one childhood.

38.      All that truly matters in the end is that you loved.

39.      Get outside every day. Miracles are waiting everywhere.

40.      If we all threw our problems in a pile and saw everyone else's, we'd grab ours back.

41.      Envy is a waste of time. You already have all you need.

42.      The best is yet to come.

43.      No matter how you feel, get up, dress up and show up.

44.      Yield.
45.      Life isn't tied with a bow, but it's still a gift."
Its estimated 93% won't forward this.
If you are one of the 7% who will, forward this with the title '7%'.
I'm in the 7%. Friends are the family that we choose.

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Happy Easter -- a girls dream farmer? Is he married?

Easter is here and I am suppose to be packing for holidays. Chocolate is the fridge and the carton of Cadbury which I brought as spare is look like mice have been in it.  What can I say I needed something to help with the packing and I am not a wine drinker.

Anybody watching my facebook page will know I ranted a little ...check below

What to do about a vindictive bitch who happens to be an older cousin who was like a parent or aunty to you. How many snide comments do you tolerate before you send a well worded message? Or do you just out her in the restricted?

I was pissed and lucky my kindness to all creature kid in before my don't give a sh&t typing fingers.  Thank you for this blog which means I can vent big time.  One splurge to help get it out of the system.  

Actually Mum would have killed me if I had said anything to this person as it would just start another round of crub which she had to deal with.

I really need to stop procrastination and pack for holidays.