A few simple things I've learned along
the way that makes life easier.
Always carry a $50 hidden in your wallet.
Because you never know when you'll need
emergency cash (my father).
Always carry a hankie or tissue.
Tucked in your purse, pocket or up your
sleeve (my mother).
Here are a few from my mother's hankie collection.
When you see a bathroom stop and go.
You never know when you'll see another one.
Never leave home without a 'roadie',
a container of water. God forbid you should
get stranded or run off the road and need
to survive a few days (see nightly news).
Plus you should stay hydrated.
Take a bite of the best thing
on your plate first.
Your enjoyment is at it's peak and diminishes
more after several bites.
(as in: never leave a bite of lobster
on your plate because you are too full
from eating the sides.)
The law of diminishing returns.
Never save the best of anything for last.
Because by then you are either; too full,
too tired, too old, too sick, or too dead.
(our trip to Venice, Italy)
If you are in a morning rush and don't
have time to make your bed,
the police will not come.
But do eat something.
There's always time to eat!
Plan to leave 10 minutes early.
That way you will leave on time.
Learn to cook for yourself.
Start with grilled cheese or scrambled eggs
and go from there. If you cook for others, they will come.
Don't be a picky eater and
don't raise picky eaters.
Every few years give the foods you
won't eat a second chance.
That's why I now love to eat capers, cilantro
and mangos. It took some convincing.
This way everybody will happily feed you.
Every Day: have a good laugh,
have a good meal,
have a good hug (dogs count).
Have a moment to appreciate a sunset,
or anything in nature.
Take time to smell the roses.
Links: My 1929 Charmer, The House In The Roses,
Under The Table and Dreaming,
Between Naps On The Porch