Day 88

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Last night we accidentally completed Challenge 88 – to have dinner by candlelight. Master 3 discovered the stash of tea-light candles left over from the Easter dinner and decided we would have them for our dinner. So we lit a whole lot of them and enjoyed the atmosphere together. Albeit with Masters 3 and 1 seeing if they could blow some out while we ate.

Today I also completed Challenge 76– to put a note under someone’s windscreen. I chose a selection of ‘truisms’ from a 90-year-old woman which I absolutely love. I didn’t take a photo as my camera is pretty big and I was at the supermarket and didn’t want to look like a weirdo!

Master 1 and I had one of those joyful moments when he discovered the windmills spinning outside.


Here is the piece I put under someone’s windscreen – hopefully they liked it as much as I do

The list below was written by a 90-year-old lady. She was a wise lady.

1. Life isn’t fair, but it’s still good.
 2. When in doubt, just take the next small step.
 3. Life is too short to waste time hating anyone.
 4. Your job won’t take care of you when you are sick.  Your friends and parents will.  Stay in touch.
 5. Pay off your credit cards every month.
 6. You don’t have to win every argument.  Agree to disagree.
 7. Cry with someone.  It’s more healing than crying alone.
 9. Save for retirement starting with your first paycheck.
 10. When it comes to chocolate, resistance is futile.
 11. Make peace with your past so it won’t screw up the present.
 12. It’s OK to let your children see you cry.
 13. Don’t compare your life to others.  You have no idea what their journey is all about.
 14. If a relationship has to be a secret, you shouldn’t be in it.
 15. Everything can change in the blink of an eye.  But don’t worry; God never blinks.
 16. Take a deep breath.  It calms the mind.
 17. Get rid of anything that isn’t useful, beautiful, or joyful.
 18. Whatever doesn’t kill you really does make you stronger.
 19. It is never too late to have a happy childhood.  But the second one is up to you and no one else.
 20. When it comes to going after what you love in life, don’t take no for an answer.
 21. Burn the candles, use the nice sheets, wear the fancy undergarments. Don’t save it for a special occasion.  Today is special.
 22. Over prepare, and then go with the flow.
 23. Be eccentric now.  Don’t wait for old age to wear purple.
 24. The most important sex organ is the brain.
 25. No one is in charge of your happiness but you.
 26. Frame every so-called disaster with these words ‘In five years,will this matter?’
 27. Always choose life.
 28. Forgive everyone everything.
 29. What other people think of you is none of your business.
 30. Time heals almost everything.  Give time some time
31. However good or bad a situation is, it will change.
32. Don’t take yourself so seriously.  No one else does.
 33. Believe in miracles.
34. God loves you because of who God is, not because of anything you did or didn’t do.
 35. Don’t audit life.  Show up and make the most of it now.
 36. Growing old beats the alternative – dying young.
 37. Your children get only one childhood.
38. All that truly matters in the end is that you loved.
 39. Get outside every day.  Miracles are waiting everywhere.
 40. If we all threw our problems in a pile and saw everyone else’s we’d  grab ours back.
 41. Envy is a waste of time.  You already have all you need.
 42. The best is yet to come.
 43. No matter how you feel, get up, dress up and show up.
 44. Yield.
 45. Life isn’t tied with a bow, but it’s still a gift.


4 responses

  1. How cool! I wish I could have been a fly on the wall when the person opened it – Alex reckons it would have made their day! 🙂

  2. WOW love that list! x x

  3. I hope it did make their day. I did send up a little prayer that it wasn’t someone with a stalker so it didn’t freak them out!

  4. I love that you did this M. You are such an inspiration. I’m just reading back over some of your posts before I found you because this is such a cool space. So uplifting and really puts perspective back into place, reminding us to look outwards. Bless you chicky xo

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