Wednesday, June 6, 2018


1. Most of our life is spent chasing false goals and worshiping false ideals. The day you realize that is the day you really start to live.

2. You really, truly cannot please all of the people all of the time. Please yourself first and your loved ones second, everyone else is busy pleasing themselves anyway, trust me.

3. Fighting the ageing process is like trying to catch the wind. Go with it, enjoy it. Your body is changing, but it always has been. Don’t waste time trying to reverse that, instead change your mindset to see the beauty in the new.

4. Nobody is perfect and nobody is truly happy with their lot. When that sinks in you are free of comparison and free of judgement. It’s truly liberating.

5. No one really sees what you do right, everyone sees what you do wrong. When that becomes clear to you, you will start doing things for the right reason and you will start having so much more fun.

6. You will regret the years you spent berating your looks, the sooner you can make peace with the vessel your soul lives in, the better. Your body is amazing and important but it does not define you.

7. Your health is obviously important but stress, fear and worry are far more damaging than any delicious food or drink you may deny yourself. Happiness and peace are the best medicine.

8. Who will remember you and for what, become important factors as you age. Your love and your wisdom will live on far longer than any material thing you can pass down. Tell your stories, they can travel farther than you can imagine.

9. We are not here for long but if you are living against the wind it can feel like a life-sentence. Life should not feel like a chore, it should feel like an adventure.

10. Always, always, drink the good champagne and use the things you keep for ‘best’. Tomorrow is guaranteed to no one. Today is a gift that’s why we call it the present. Eat, drink & be merry!!

I would like to add an 11th suggestion:
Make one person happy every day, even (or especially) if it's just yourself.



  1. Truly brilliant.
    Some I have learned, some I try and remember.
    A work in progress. Always.
    Thank you.

  2. #10 settles it for me, I am going to splurge and by the more expensive of two 12 string guitars I have been eyeing.

  3. So true! So very true! Great post, Fran!! :) :)

  4. Time flies whether or not you're having fun--except during labor.


    1. You mean you didn't enjoy the 3 hour long minutes?

  5. Heeheehee! You are so right about not saving stuff "for good." A lady i knew married an only son, and he inherited all of his mother's belongings. She said she found the linen drawers stuffed full of beautiful, unused tablecloths all with notes inside them "Do Not Use! Saved For Good!"

    She and her husband enjoyed them immensely.

  6. Yes, don't save for good! I did that once with a very special pair of tube socks, part of my volleyball uniform, with red and blue stripes at the top. I wore one pair, and my mom washed them after each game so I could use them for the next game.

    The special pair was kept in my drawer. For good. A couple years later, I wanted to wear those special tube socks. Relive my glory days. The elastic was brittle. The socks were useless. Not good.

    1. I didn't know socks had an expiration date!!

  7. I LOVE the Dr Who Garfield :)


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