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.

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Brush your teeth twice a day.. and floss.

It is ok to be pissed off.. just dont wallow. Welll... ok .. if you must wallow.. you've got 24 hours. then we will slap you and tell you to get on with it.

Pay your bills on time.

A lot of the fun is in the anticipation. So is a lot of the fear.

Time may heal wounds.. but you need to take good care of the scars.

Rainy days WILL cause you to want to nap on the sofa. Every now and then.. you should do it.

Some puppies take a LONG time to grow up. So do some humans.

Never trust a crouching, hiding cat with flat ears. Or a hidden dragon.

Breathe..........

Never write an email  or a text in anger.Ok.. you can write it.. but dont send it. Write it.. then delete it. Trust us.

Things NOT to do by text:
dump someone.
fire someone.
propose to someone.
announce someone's birth... or death.
These are worthy of actual speech.

Find a song you love. Play it over and over. Loud. Sing it at the top of your voice. Enjoy the  bliss that comes.

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Support small businesses.

Every now and then.. purely for your own enjoyment.. stand up to "the man".
It keeps them on their toes... and gives you something to laugh about.

Creativity is catching, invigorating and healing.

 Sometimes.. something just HAS to be said... and sometimes YOU are the one who needs to say it.

If someone has done a good job.. let them ( and their employers) know.  Dont only say something if there is a complaint to be made.

Be a good listener.

Be a crusader.

Be a model citizen.

Be a pusher of boundaries.
When someone lets you in in traffic, have the courtesy to wave at them in thanks.

Let people in in traffic.  It doesn’t cost a cent.

When someone won’t let you in in traffic, flip them that special one fingered wave.

Celebrate life’s moments.  Sit on the beach, buy fish and chips, have a coffee.  Do something to savour the moment.  Life should be a celebration.

There is such a thing as a glass ceiling in the workplace.  Do not be someone who just cleans it, help smash through it.

If you are horrified by something that is happening in your world, let the politicians know.  Start with the opposition members because they are just a little bit more hungry.

Sometimes in life, you need to just pull up your big girl knickers and just deal with stuff.

Yes, these boots are made for walking, but they do come in handy when we need to kick some arse.  And we can do it fashionably at the same time.

In the words of Michael Franti, you can bomb the world to pieces but you cannot bomb it into peace.

If you think there is a new life form developing under your bed, you probably need to vacuum.

Consume less every day.  Think before you buy: can I get this second hand?  Do I need to replace this?  Is this a want or a need?

Be true to yourself, no-one else will unless you set the example.

Sometime in life, you just need to swear like a drunken sailor.  Just make sure the windows on your car are up first.

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

there is never a good time to get sick.

staying in bed all day is a MUCH nicer option... than necessity.

psychics are not to be trusted.

once you have children in your life.. you will never again hear the word "nits" without instantly needing to scratch your head.

words to live by: "if it isnt fun.. than i am not playing."

 a bargain is only a bargain.. if you have the money to pay for it.. and you need it.

 beware of spending too much time in shopping centres ... they will suck your soul right out of your body.
 

Sunday, June 6, 2010

A little bit of dirt never killed anyone.  Wash your hands with soap and water.  Back away from the antibacterial hand-washes etc.  Do you really need to have your toilet cleaner kill 99.9% of germs?  What do you intend to do in your toilet that it needs to be that clean?

Someone much wiser than us has said, it is better to turn the other cheek.  However, sometimes you need to turn the other cheek and give them an absolute gobful.

Where you live is not as important as how you live.

One of your life’s ambitions should be to be just a little bit eccentric, quirky, odd.  Life is so much more interesting with eccentricity, quirks and oddity in it.

If you start a course of antibiotics, finish it.  One day someone you love may suffer needlessly from an antibiotic-resistant infection brought about by people not finishing antibiotics.

Sing karaoke.  It is HUGE fun.

You might not believe this, but we do have excellent taste in music.  Just ask us to share our favourites with you.  You might enjoy them.  Or not.

We will always be your advocate, your supporter, your advisor.  Promise. 

Don’t poke snakes, lions or other biting snarly animals.  The same goes for biting snarly humans.
 
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