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.

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

It won’t happen tomorrow unless you do something about it today.

No matter how hard you try, you will watch your waist disappear sometime in your 40s.  Wave it farewell and get on with life, albeit with a slightly larger circumference.

There will always be someone who’s car is newer, house bigger, income more disposable.  Don’t try to compete.

You are not qualified to give advice unless you have lived it first (or happen to write a blog about life lessons, then knock yourself out).

Do you really want to be a part of the moral majority if that majority is bigoted and selfish?

Being a part of a herd is important for warmth and security when you are growing up, but once grown, you will find there is more sweet pickings to be found outside of the herd.

Good music is often found lurking outside the “Top 40”.  There is huge fun to be had in hunting it out. (www.wearehunted.com is a great place to start).

Ask those important to you to write their favourite recipes or advice to you by hand.  You will treasure this once they are gone.

People who espouse hatred are not to tolerated, not matter how famous they are (see Mel Gibson).

Living quietly has virtue.

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