New Year seems to be a time for harvesting advice doesn’t it? Gleaning and winnowing of course, to suit one’s own dear self, and to be quietly amazed at some offerings, always good for a snicker. So here are some:
from Advanced Style, six of ninety-nine year old Rose’s twenty tips:
10.”Be Happy, enjoy what you have at every moment!”
11.Stay Organized “If you take even a toothpick out, always put it back where you found it: time spent looking for it later is a waste of time.”
12.”Always tell the truth or you’ll have to think of another lie.”
13.”Be More, appear Less.”
16.”Never loan, Never borrow.”
17.”Never keep anyone waiting. Always be 15 minutes early.”
18.”Never look back. always look forward.”
There are others of hers I agree with, but I’m not there yet.
From Seth Godin : I couldn’t agree more.
For fun and pleasure I am turning to Desire to Inspire to party as it should be done. I am an introvert so you will find me here
while the party cavorts all over the rest of this amazing Queenslander. This will be my virtual reality tonight.
I learned that my vanity wasn’t dead, only resting.
I learned again that I truly love what I do, and believe in it.
I realised (again) that gardening, demolition and building are necessary for my sanity.
And that I am lazy when it comes to walking.
2011 has been an amazing year for me and Rough Linen, and I am going into 2012 heartened, excited and awestruck at everything which glitters before me. In 2011 I learned it is possible to work too hard (work smarter!), that it is possible to be a morbid optimist (lighten up!), and that I love to have bloggy friends – truly, it makes an enormous difference to my life every day, windows on worlds I could never have known.
Happy New Year to everyone!