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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 …

13 comments:

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

    Kellemes hétvégét.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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    Yours. Have a nice day. !

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  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 !

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  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!

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

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

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

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

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