Feel-good Friday: the RULES of LIFE

A little lightness going into the weekend…

Jeanne retained sharp mental faculties. When she was asked on her 120th birthday what kind of future she expected to have. Her reply, “A very short one.”

The image is a piece of art by L. Lichtenfells

Here are the Rules of Life from Jeanne Louise Calment:

“I’m in love with wine.”

“All babies are beautiful.”

“I think I will die of laughter.”

“I’ve got only one wrinkle, and I’m sitting on it.”

“I never wear mascara; I laugh until I cry often.”

“If you can’t change something, don’t worry about it.”

“Always keep your smile. That’s how I explain my long life.”

“I see badly, I hear badly, and I feel bad, but everything’s fine.”

“I have a huge desire to live and a big appetite, especially for sweets.”

“I have legs of iron, but to tell you the truth, they’re starting to rust and buckle a bit.”

“I took pleasure when I could. I acted clearly and morally and without regret. I’m very lucky.”

“Being young is a state of mind, it doesn’t depend on one’s body. I’m actually still a young girl, it’s just that I haven’t looked so good for the past 70 years.”

At the end of one interview, the journalist said, “Madame, I hope we will meet again sometime next year.” To which Jeanne replied, “Why not? You’re not that old; you’ll still be here!”

Have a wonderful weekend.  See you back here in September (or maybe before).

 

Little things

Life is a good teacher and a good friend.  Things are always in transition, if we could only realize it.  Nothing ever sums itself up in the way that we like to dream about.  The off-center, in-between state is an ideal situation apparently , a situation in which we don’t get caught, and in which we can open our hearts and minds beyond limit.” – from When Things Fall Apart.I am now the proud mom of Siamese Twins

And the little camper that could go practically any place, from beach to rocky road and everywhere in between

It’s all BIG!

Words – the difference between school and life

In school you’re taught a lesson and then given a test.  In life, you’re given a test that teaches you a lesson.friends3
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If you have learned to disagree without being disagreeable, then you have discovered the secret to getting along – whether it be business, family relations or life label6itself – Bernard Meltzer

 

A true friend is someone who thinks that you are a good egg even though he knows that you are slightly cracked.label10

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LIFE Quotes

 life1Life has many ways of testing a person’s will, either by having nothing happen at all or by having everything happen all at once.” – Paulo Coelho

Hate. It has caused a lot of problems in this world but has not solved one yet.” – Maya Angelou

Success consists of going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm.” – Winston Churchilllife2

“The past has no power over the present moment.” – Eckhart Tolle

“I am the greatest, I said that even before I knew I was.” – Muhammad Ali

life3“No matter what the situation, remind yourself “I have a choice.” – Deepak Chopra

Taken from a store window
Taken from a store window

Quotes – the GOOD LIFE

Not life, but good life, is to be chiefly valued – Socratesgood life

The good life is one inspired by love and guided by knowledge – Bertrand Russell

The secret of a good life is to have the right loyalties and hold them in the right scale of values – Norman Thomas

Life comes from physical survival; but the good life comes from what we care about – Rollo May

If you want to have a good life, you should focus on your family, on your business, on your dog, on your fun, and you’ll have a good life – Adam Carolla

When life gives you a hundred reasons to cry, show life that you have a thousand reasons to smile — Unknown

“I’m selfish, impatient and a little insecure. I make mistakes, I am out of control and at times hard to handle. But if you can’t handle me at my worst, then you sure as hell don’t deserve me at my best.” – ― Marilyn Monroe

You only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough.” – ― Mae West

To live is the rarest thing in the world. Most people exist, that is all.”- ― Oscar Wilde

“Sometimes the questions are complicated and the answers are simple.” – ― Dr. Seuss

Life is an opportunity, benefit from it.
Life is beauty, admire it.
Life is a dream, realize it.
Life is a challenge, meet it.
Life is a duty, complete it.
Life is a game, play it.
Life is a promise, fulfill it.
Life is sorrow, overcome it.
Life is a song, sing it.
Life is a struggle, accept it.
Life is a tragedy, confront it.
Life is an adventure, dare it.
Life is luck, make it.
Life is too precious, do not destroy it.
Life is life, fight for it.”
― Mother Teresa