Monday, March 31, 2008

FUN MONDAY

Rotten Correspondent tells me that Robin at Pensieve is our Fun Monday hostess this week and this is what she's asking us to write about -





"Regardless of what motivated me to choose this for a theme, next week please share words that inspire and motivate you--brief or bloviatory, silly or serious, from great world leaders to last night's Comedy Central...from a Hallmark greeting card to your favorite book. Choose one, choose many; let the quotes stand on their own or tell where you first read or heard them and how they affected you. There's a lot of leeway with how this topic can be handled."

So here goes:

One of my favourites and one that I always preached to my teenagers:

“If you can’t say something nice, don’t say anything at all”

No idea where it comes from but I love the sentiment, unfortunately not one I have ever been any good at implementing!

Another saying I have spouted regularly to my kids over the year, in response to endless whines of “ that’s not fair, so and so’s mum says he/she is allowed to (insert any number of dangerous/risky activities)”…… is:

“Get over it, life’s not fair!”

Happy Monday!

12 comments:

Maggie May said...

My Grandma used to say,"Laugh & the World laughs with you, weep & you weep alone" I have found that to be mainly very true.

I'm sure you explained things very well on your last post. Don't forget I am a technophobe!

aims said...

My favorite - If there's a will - there's a way...

People groan when it comes out of my mouth...

Joy T. said...

I followed you over from Aims blog because I noticed you were Canadian. I always like to say hi to other Canadians in my blog travels. So hi :o) Then I notice you participate in Fun Monday! Which is very cool because I don't think I've seen you on the FM list before and would hate to think I missed someone. Wow I talk a lot. Great quotes and ones I have used a time or two in my lifetime!

softinthehead said...

Maggie, I was being ironic in my comment :) I am just amazed ANYONE understood my request enough to give me advice!

Aims - well we all know you have the will!!

Joy -Hello and welcome, Canadian but British born. It is my first FM, I just kinda hijacked it from RC's blog, if I am supposed to do something more do let me know. Am I meant to sign up or something? oops.

wakeupandsmellthecoffee said...

Yeah, my dad always used to say the Life's not fair one to me. I hated it so much, I've never ever said to my own kids.

Sally's Chateau said...

However young a prune may be it's always black and wrinkled.

Living the Dream said...

My mum always used to say to me, Don't put it down, put it away. Funny but I think of that every time I throw my clothes on the chair and sometimes I even pick them up and put them away!!!! Thanks for commenting on my blog, it's good to have you visit

travelling, but not in love said...

My favourite expression?

You know what, I don't really have one - I have lots of things that I say over and over, but none of them could be called wisdom.

The expression I hear the most? For some reason, I hear many people say 'nobody likes a smart-arse' quite a lot.....

travelling, but not in love said...

It came to me in the night - "buy cheap, buy twice".

It's the excuse i use for buying fancy everything instead of mundane anything. ho hum.

Mean Mom said...

If I complain about the stupid mistakes my grown up sons make/have made, my mother always says 'You can't put an old head on young shoulders.' Pity!!

I've never made any mistakes, of course!!

Debra in France said...

Hi there, one of my mantra's for the day is 'first do what you have to do, then you can do what you want to do'.

Expatmum said...

Wasn't it Mae West or someone who said, "If you can't say something nice about someone, come over here and tell me".
I'm going to adopt "Don't put it down, put it away" forthwith.