Monday musings

more things “they ” don’t teach you in school…  or things I wish someone would have told me when I was 25. 

Use good manners.  If you don’t know what they are, read and learn.  Good manners will take you farther than money will.

You are worthy of excellent food.  You can make that sentence a truth or a lie.  If you are not eating excellent food, then maybe you need to work on you.  Educate yourself about nutrition.  You, your family and friends will all benefit. Keep an open mind.  Um, no, milk does not do a body good……and on and on and on

It has been proven over and over, skipping one day a week on all your supplements will help you heal faster.

Being nice to someone who is trying to heal is a very kind thing to do.  Even the smallest of things you might do, helps, it really does. Being thoughtless, hurts and does not help them heal.

Leaving a card for your spouse is a good thing.

rice breakfastEating a savory breakfast really helps you stay on track all day long.  Today, I started the day with hot brown rice cereal topped with sesame seeds a drizzle of sesame oil, kelp, scallions and sliced almonds.   The aroma was heavenly and it tasted warm and really, really good.  I was a member of the clean bowl club.

Using Castor oil on painful joints and muscles with a heating pad REALLY works to ease the pain.

Continue to educate yourself, the fuller and bigger your life will be.

Get fresh air and exercise every single day you want to thrive.

Learn how to set a beautiful table.  It makes even so-so food taste better.

Learn how to make something with your hands.  It makes you proud of yourself.

Learn how to do something out of your comfort zone.

Plan and follow through on a trip somewhere. Saving up, anticipation, learn about the place you are going, make all the arrangements, gather the right clothes, plan, organize, and then go and have a wonderful time.  Come home and make a book about it.  You will be able to re-live it over and over and over again.

Feeling and acting better than others is a nasty way to live your life.  You are not better than others. 

Riding a bike is good and makes you feel happy.

Send care packages.  They make a difference.

Don’t be mean.  Don’t say mean things to people.  It hurts feelings even when people are over 50 years old.  From this moment on, NO excuses.  Even if you were never taught to be kind, choose to be kind now.

Keep an open mind about spelling, grammar, writing, tenses, vocabulary.  You are judged by your speech and sentence structure.  Here is a thought, even after you are done with formal schooling……………learn a word a day and use it!

Work on being a decent person.  Be a good friend.  It matters.

Buy and wear good quality socks.

Send birthday, anniversary, sympathy cards.  While a comment on face book is good, an actual paper card through the mail has a touch of class.

Go to the library at least once a month, if not more.  You will be amazed.

EVERYONE looks good in a beautiful black turtleneck and jeans for fall. Cowgirl boots don’t hurt one little bit either.

Learn about keeping your body in ph balance.

Buy a really good quality, comfortable sofa.

Buy quality cookware and knives.  You won’t ever have to buy them again.

Take photos and PRINT THEM.  Frame them, live amongst the goodness.

Buy and wear beautiful lingerie.  You are worth it.

Make your own laundry soap.  Saves a ton of money and cuts way down on the horrid chemicals.  duh ( I will share the recipe again, if anyone wants it.)

Keep an envelope & fill monthly for car upkeep.  Then do it.  Keep your car in tip-top shape and clean as a whistle.  It will be there when you need it.  For that matter, get Dave Ramsey’s book on finances.  Learn it & live it.  It helps, honest it does.  When it comes to money, it is a wonderful road map.  If not Mr. Ramsey, find someone who you “fit” with.  Choose someone to get on board with by the time you are 25 (or start today).  IT MATTERS!

Get an animal.  You will be a better person for having to take care of another being.  It matters.

Look at a map.  Roll one out on your dining room table today.  It is a huge world waiting for you to explore.

imagesCAJQWT7WLearn to count your blessings.  Be grateful.  It makes life so much easier.

“Learn everything you can, anytime you can, from anyone you can – there will always come a time when you will be grateful you did.”

Sarah Caldwell

9 thoughts on “Monday musings

      1. I don’t usually like to bother people with my blog but I am happy to tell you that I am a fan of maps and had mine out the other day and wrote a post about the happiness of having an Atlas; a geniune ‘old school’ Atlas 🙂

      2. I adore rolling out a big map or opening a bigger than life Atlas. Just the action of clearing off the table to fit the big wide world on gives you a great big feeling. Spreading your arms wide to smooth the paper. Then rubbing your hands together right before you begin. Then the search. It is all just lovely. I might actually love the smell of the paper of old maps as well.
        If you would be so kind as to share your blog, I would rather enjoy reading it.
        Thanks for stopping by. Made me smile just thinking of maps again.

      3. You know how it is exactly; especially smoothing the paper 🙂 Thanks for stopping by to look at my blog. By the way, do you remember those big roll down maps across the blackboard at school? Did you have those?

      4. okay, picture this……….fourth grader………saddle shoes…………sitting in class …probably ripped tights or at least ripped knees, haha…………. teacher had a long wooden stick that lay in the chalkboard tray. It had a hook on the end. She was so short, she could not reach the map to pull it down. She would hook it in a ring and pull down. We all watched and held our breath that she didn’t yank it off the wall. Then she would use her arms (jiggling a bit, she was a fluffy teacher) and then straighten out her dress and the lesson would begin. Almost every single day we were in that class.

        Yes, girlfriend, I remember those. 🙂 Thanks for the smile and walk down memory lane.
        You made my evening! Thanks for stopping by.

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