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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?
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.
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
KEF - it was a few years ago - does coolness wear off? Perhaps it transmogrifies into eccentricity
Coolness does transmog, its called Margaret Rutherford
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!
I'm only 27 who are Margaret Rutherford & Joan Hickson?
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.
I'm 50 next month, not old if you're a tree
Mark, it's ok - you're only 27 - we all are!!!
Thanks Dove, can you please tell that to my hair
I've been explaining to my son - he has a mature hairline
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.
Diamonds come in small packages Lily .... that's one for the Quotes!
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.
So true Dove
Izzy8..love that one
Lily posted on another thread about poison in little bottles, hadn't read this...no offense meant. My Mum was 5'2" and now 4' something..little devil, but my Mum