The stories of my life on a little island in the middle of the Mediterranean sea ... and my occasional adventures beyond these shores.

Friday, 18 January 2013

Break The Rules

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I found this quote at We Heart It. I am not sure who said it but I do believe it to be true.
With my birthday coming up on Monday, I do find the inexorable  marching feet of Time to be depressing at times. Life passes by before we even have the time to catch our breath. We could all sit in a corner and decide to mope about it. Or we can perceive each day as a new adventure; break a little rule every day; be a little bit outrageous. It doesn’t take much. I admire older people who are cheerful and who flaunt convention just a little bit – like Armande and her red petticoats in Chocolat. So do something memorable each day and, above all, love truly. And laugh, laugh uncontrollably – at life, at the world, at yourself. Wishing you all a weekend of broken rules; be eccentric and do something totally unexpected … Now if only I would follow my own advice …


  1. Hello Loree:
    Carpe Diem - this really does have to be the order of not just one day, but everyday.

    Kellemes hétvégét.

  2. Happy Weekend to you, Loree, and a glorious birthday too!

    Break many rules as you can, and just have fun for now!

  3. Love you, birthday girl. May heaven open and just shower you with good things you didn't even know to wish for.

  4. Happy Birthday! Remember, we don't stop laughing because we get old; we get old because we stop laughing. So, enjoy!

  5. Happiest Birthday
    I wish you a day of discovery, love and good food

  6. Happy Birthday Loree, never mind about breaking the rules for a day just focus on having fun!

  7. Very cool blog. Interesting posts. ;)
    Nice atmosphere guests with you here on the blog. ;]
    Yours. Have a nice day. !

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    I'm very concerned about this, please. :)

  8. I don't know if life is short, if I live like my grandma in good health until 95, I would be rather happy ! Anyway since I am retired I enjoy life very much ! I have no worries anymore and can do what I want with my time, that's good too !

  9. I do understand about birthdays. I don't get excited anymore but I am thankful that I have lived another year. Thanks. I will do something memorable. I think I'll do a road trip with hubby and kids. June is warm and the flowers will be in full bloom. Very reflective post!

  10. Happy Birthday, Loree! I hope you had a wonderful day! xoxo, B

  11. Dear Loree - Happy Birthday - and enjoy every moment - life is uncertain and every day should be a celebration - especially a birthday!

  12. Beautifully said! Tanti Auguri!!!
    Happy Birthday! Hope this year brings you many many blessings and great peace and joy!

  13. Love this, great advice
    Thought about often, put into action? not so much
    Will work on that xx


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