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!”