One day not too long ago..2 Australian mamas were sitting on a back deck, sipping wine.. and talking up all the oxygen available.. when the conversation turned to life lessons.. and what they thought were the ones that certainly and without doubt needed to be learned. The two teenage daughters of the 2 mamas were, in turn, amazed, amused, and repulsed, by the words of wisdom tumbling forth from the mamas' mouths. These are, in no particular order, those words.

Monday, May 24, 2010

Layering helps extend the life of your signature scent: bath oil, moisturiser and ‘parfum’ (perfume essence: lasts around 6 hours but is violently expensive).  Eau de parfum is less expensive, eau de toilette (or eau de cologne) is cheaper.  The cheaper the scent the less time they last.

Sing ‘Happy birthday’ in a round: it is hugely fun, mildly irritates those around you in public places and makes the moment last longer.

When you are in a different part of town or the world, be alert but not alarmed.  Be aware of where you are, who is around you.  Look confident and smile.  (See ‘gut instinct’ lesson).

Only you know what your grade point average was or the marks you got for your exams at high school.  All the world sees is that you worked hard enough to earn that qualification.  Be smart: do you want to do really well or just pass?  Look at the time, effort and sacrifices each takes and work out which one you can live with.

You will only get out of life what you put in: treat yourself poorly and without respect: others will too.  Treat others poorly and without respect and they will treat you even worse.

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