|Seriously? Someone administer|
CPR to this poor girl
More people should know what NPR and PBS are and listen/watch them. They are really missing out on something wonderful.
Sitting down and talking to an elderly person and really listening is like opening up a treasure chest. They have so much to give and share and most are happy to do so. You may see a tiny, wrinkled old lady or man in a wheelchair, but they still may feel and remember like the 20 year old they once were. They are gifts.
Same with children and people who are younger than you. Amazing what we can learn from each other - all ages, races, colors, religions and sexual orientation. JUST LISTEN.
If you survived childhood bullying I applaud you. I know you had a rough and horrible time. I pray it made you a stronger and more compassionate person, not a mean and cruel one (know both).
I read an article many, many years ago on women who do not have other women friends and why you shouldn't trust them. I thought it was interesting, but a little silly. As I grow older I began to understand what the writer was trying to say. There are many exceptions, of course, but basically when I meet a person, male or female, I look at who they surround themselves with. If they don't have a good network of friends, there is obviously a reason why. And, if their friends are jerks - walk away
You are really not as fascinating as you think you are. (Something I continue to learn, I am ashamed to say.)
Spitting in public is disgusting. Women spitting in public is beyond disgusting.
|Common sense is free, too|
Which leads me to manners. Learn 'em and use 'em.
Find your own spiritual path. If it is within the church you grew up in, that's great. Or maybe you need to find a different church. Or, if like me, you walked away from it all and found your own path and truths that work for you, that's OK, too. No matter what your spiritual life is, it will give you peace as you get older.
Walk away from bullshit. Whether it be work, church, politics or even your family - you need and deserve to survive without drama and to follow your heart. YOUR HEART - no one else's. And, respect those who do just that. You may not like the path they choose, but if it safe and not hurting them or anyone else, let them be.
A little kindness goes a long way.
Children are not sweet all of the time. If your kid is being obnoxious in a public place, please get him/her the hell out of there and save the rest of us our sanity.
|This is not cute|
Laws are in place for a reason no matter how trivial you think they are.
Sunday Morning on CBS is one of the very best television programs ever. Been around for close to 40 years and most people have no idea of what it is. It's classy, informative, quirky and wonderful.
Audrey Hepburn was fabulous. So was Cary Grant.
R.E.S.P.E.C.T. , don't know what it means to me. We need to respected each other more.
Listen to the trees, flowers, breeze. See the birds and flowers. Listen to the waters and the silence of the mountains. You will be a far better person.
Dress nicer when you go out. Whether it be to dinner, weddings, funerals, church or the store.
Americans are slobs (this written as I sit here in old yoga pants and a ripped sweat shirt, but I wouldn't dare wonder far from my house like this - maybe the mailbox).
First impressions are more important than you think (see above).
There is a lot to be said for the little black dress
|The impeccable Ms. Hepburn wearing Chanel.|
Can you get any classier?
If you have a front porch, sit on it.
Compliment other people. Even if you don't know them. See a person with a great outfit on? Tell them. You'll make their day and you'll feel better, too.
Elvis Presley was one of the most gorgeous men who ever walked on this Earth. And, he had a voice to match is beautiful face. My grandmother loved him. Me, too.
Picky eaters are irritating. I'm not talking about food allergies. Grapefruit makes me gag. But, try not to limit your palate. Try it, you might like it!
Most of us have health issues of some sort, especially as we grow older. Try not to talk about them very much. Most people care and want to help, but they really don't want to hear about it all of the time.
Be grateful. Be grateful. Be grateful.
Dogs are the best creatures on this Earth.