Monday, September 16, 2013

Activate the Omega 13

1. Things change every day, so if things are bad right now, just wait a while. Just hold on. "If you're going through hell, keep going." - Winston Churchill

2. Smile more often, even if your teeth are kind of crooked and bad, people are not noticing as much as you think they are.

3. What you see very much depends on where you stand.

4. Speaking of which, standing up is much better for your health than sitting down, and it uses more calories, too.

5. There is no one way to paint. You should try to learn a lot of ways to paint, actually.

6. Measure yourself against your previous self. (I wish I had made this one up, but I stole this one from here.)

7. You don't have to answer any questions unless you want to answer them, even if you're in court on the witness stand and then you can plead the Fifth Amendment, but get a lawyer first.  In real life, you really don't have to answer questions like "how much do you weigh, anyway?". You can bluntly refuse to answer or be evasive - deflection and distraction is the key, politicians are very good at this kind of thing.

8. Time whips past you like Kungfu Panda homeruns at a Giants game. Don't mess around, and stop watching so much television, too.

9. "Awards are meaningless, unless of course, you win one." - Mark Twain

10. Mark Twain, Samuel Johnson, Winston Churchill, Shakespeare and Oscar Wilde have said just about everything there is to say already. This shouldn't keep all of us from adding to the general verbal landfill, however, or making advice lists, as some of us are driven to do.

11. What looks like bad news, very often turns out to be good news. You just never can tell about anything, since you - since all of us - are operating on the basis of incomplete information. Never give up, never surrender!


Candace X. Moore said...

Good one, Linda. Your post was a great way to start the week.

Nice to have that omega-13 around...never know when it will come in handy.

Linda Tracey Brandon said...

Thanks, Candace! I usually carry a metal flask of omega-13 in my handbag.

Alexandra Tyng said...

Great reminders, Linda, thank you.

Linda Tracey Brandon said...

Thanks, Alex!