1. Two of the most powerful words in the human language are “THANK YOU”. #gratitude
2. It’s better to row your own boat than navigate someone else’s surf and flotsam (thank you Claire at The Healing Journey for this one!)
3. Love only those who love you.
4. Not invited to the party? #haveyourown.
5. Kindness is free and the ripple effect can be priceless.
6. Pay it forward. It will come back to you, if not tomorrow then at a later time in your life.
7. “If you can meet with Triumph and Disaster and treat those two impostors just the same…” then that will stand you in good stead – from the poem IF by Rudyard Kipling
8. Be glad you’re free (so many people in this world are not, either mentally, physically – or both)
9. You know you’ve found the right person if you can pass the bedsit test. If you can be happy in a tiny place you can be happy in a mansion. The inverse version to this is, no amount of money/bigger, better homes/plastic surgery, etc. can fix a relationship that just isn’t meant to be.
10. Money doesn’t necessarily make you happier but it can help you feel freer. Feel free to give some to someone who has much less than you.
11. Sleep is the ultimate luxury.
12. Your gut instinct is biologically faster than your brain when it comes to sizing up a situation or person. It’s your best choice most of the time.

“You cannot prevent the birds of sorrow from flying over your head, but you can prevent them from building nests in your hair” – Chinese Proverb.



  1. maria helena says:

    lovely, just lovely. i used the ‘IF’ poem for a reading at my father’s funeral earlier this year. btw, not to put too sharp a point on it, the original ‘IF’ was written by robert baden-powell, the man who started the boy scout movement in england. “…if you can fill the unforgiving minute with sixty seconds’ worth of distance run…” lovely.

  2. HonestMum says:

    Beautiful wise words I needed to read today. I also think saying sorry is so important too, knowing when you are wrong and asking for forgiveness whiles forgiving yourself, we’re are just humans trying to do our best x

  3. Alice says:

    Love all of it especially no. 5 which is about kindness. I always knew the first part about it being free. But the second part about it having a big ripple effect gives a greater purpose on being kind. This video truly sums up no.5 – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nwAYpLVyeFU

  4. Jill says:

    Beautiful words. Thank you.