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25/11/2013 at 08:54

When times get tough there are all sorts of positive thoughts and silly things that help us through.

For instance - my son was a sound engineer and worked with all sorts of musicians and stars - when working with Lionel Richie they shared a drink or two and talked about their families - LR said, "Your mum sounds cool."

On a bad day it can really help me to smile, knowing that Lionel Richie thinks I'm cool!!!  LOL   

Have you got some positive thoughts or silly things that make you smile when the going gets tough?

25/11/2013 at 09:09

Hiya cool Mum, I sometimes have to tell myself it could be worse I could still be working at ********** a place I worked years ago and totally hated.

I have a little pot ornament that is a small bowl with beans, pulses and a little silver coin in it. Called a Pot of Plenty. Idea being if you own this you will always have all you need, you might never be rich, but you will have enough. I've had it since 1981 and even though not the prettiest of things I keep it almost like a safeguard.

25/11/2013 at 09:15

In the past I have had some really bad jobs! But now I work for an oil company in Aberdeen, good pay good working conditions, my own office listening to Classic FM.

I look back on the past jobs and think I'm so glad to be where I am now

25/11/2013 at 09:38

KEF - it was a few years ago - does coolness wear off?  Perhaps it transmogrifies into eccentricity 

25/11/2013 at 09:45

Coolness does transmog, its called Margaret Rutherford

25/11/2013 at 09:55

Now I'm getting aspirational!  Although I've always fancied being Joan Hickson   my children called me Miss Marple as I could always suss them out!

25/11/2013 at 10:16

I'm only 27 who are Margaret Rutherford & Joan Hickson?   

25/11/2013 at 10:38

I remember them. Growing older does make me worry at times in case I can't manage the garden. One of my sayings that makes me smile is "old age is not so bad, just consider the alternative.

25/11/2013 at 10:45

I'm 50 next month, not old if you're a tree

25/11/2013 at 10:48

Mark, it's ok - you're only 27 - we all are!!! 

25/11/2013 at 10:54

Thanks Dove, can you please tell that to my hair

25/11/2013 at 11:01

I've been explaining to my son - he has a mature hairline 

25/11/2013 at 11:14

I think of my mum so very often, but when I get down at times I think of her beautiful smile and her words of advice she gave me over the years and I manage to get through it. She was only 4ft 11in, but a great mum and although quite shy, a though little cookie.

Family andfriends are so important.

25/11/2013 at 12:02

Diamonds come in small packages Lily   .... that's one for the Quotes!

25/11/2013 at 12:08

my son has a dry sense of humour. some years ago he used to tell me ,do you realise  mother that you're  twice my age. well not anymore. he's 45 now.


25/11/2013 at 12:09

So true Dove 

25/11/2013 at 12:36
Lovely ideas and stories, thanks for cheering me up.
25/11/2013 at 12:38
A little bird told me ".... if you have good thoughts they will shine out of your face like sunbeams and you will always look lovely.???
25/11/2013 at 12:40


25/11/2013 at 16:34 that one

Lily posted on another thread about poison in little bottles, hadn't read offense meant. My Mum was 5'2" and now 4' something..little devil, but my Mum

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