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RULES FOR LIFE

RULES FOR LIFE

Today is International Women’s Day. A day that celebrates the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women and reinforces a call to action for gender parity.

Some of you believe in celebrating days like this and some do not.

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A celebration for International Women’s Day!

That’s ok, if this isn’t for you, feel free to leave (see Rule Number 9).

At this point in my own life, I’m looking at the downhill trail of the mountain I’ve climbed. I’ve learned a few things along the way and I wanted to share those with you on this special day. Perhaps it will make some other woman’s path easier.

This is a list that I’ve been keeping and altering for a very long time. Some of these rules came from someone else, pieces of wisdom picked up along the way.

It goes without saying that I believe in being kind, helping others and so forth. Instead, these were hard fought lessons I’ve had to learn. None came as easily as offering others kindness. None were things I picked up from childhood.

Sometimes I have had to learn these rules again and again.

This list of rules keeps me safe, tells me what to watch out for and for what to keep my eyes open in wonder.

I would love to hear what you have to say about your own rules for life.

I hope you find a piece of your own truth herein.

RULES FOR LIFE

A cutting board with fried green tomatoes on top

Fried Green Tomatoes? Of course!

RULE NUMBER ONE

Always say yes to the fried green tomatoes! (there’s a great recipe, Fried Green Tomatoes)

RULE NUMBER TWO

Stay away from poison. All kinds (people, jobs, situations, actual poison, etc.)

RULE NUMBER THREE

If you want to know the answer, follow the money.

A close up of the pinto beans in a dutch oven showing the pot liquor

If you aren’t going to trust them, maybe you should limit these

RULE NUMBER FOUR

Never trust a fart.

RULE NUMBER FIVE

When someone tells you who they are, believe them. (Thanks Maya Angelou).

A photo of the prepared dish from the side Lamb Shanks in Wine Sauce

If it looks like a goat….

RULE NUMBER SIX

If it looks like a goat, acts like a goat, makes noises like a goat, and smells like a goat, it’s a damn goat.

RULE NUMBER SEVEN

Most people in the world are good.

RULE NUMBER EIGHT

Believe your intuition.

RULE NUMBER NINE

Remember you are always allowed to leave.

powdered sugar outline of scissor handles on a counter top

Cut the ties and leave…

RULE NUMBER TEN

Always drive your own car so that you are able to leave and because no one else should be behind the wheel of your life.

 

Leave me a comment and tell me about your own rules for life….

 

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jodie filogomo

Friday 15th of March 2019

Oh, this is good, Wendi!! My mom taught be #10 for sure. And I taught #7 to my hubby. And if you are around those that aren't good...then do #9!! XOXO Jodie www.jtouchofstyle.com

Wendi Spraker

Friday 15th of March 2019

Hi Jodie!! I’m so glad that we have some of the same rules! Brilliant minds, right? Lol

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