As kind of a personal tribute to the late great Terry Pratchett, we have some quotes of his around the house, so I'm going to use them as my rules. Not actual rules, obviously, but more like thoughts I'd like them to keep in mind.
A good plan isn't one where someone wins, it's where nobody thinks they've lost.- The Amazing Maurice and his Educated Rodents
There isn't a way things should be. There's just what happens, and what we do.- A Hat Full Of Sky
Sometimes the only thing you could for people was to be there.- Soul Music
Goodness is about what you do. Not who you pray to.
It is said that your life flashes before your eyes just before you die. That is true, it's called Life.- The Last Continent
And an extra one, so that they know it's okay to bend the rules - sometimes you're meant to do five of something, but maybe you can squeeze in just one more...
“If you don’t turn your life into a story, you just become a part of someone else’s story.”“And what if your story doesn’t work?”
“You keep changing it until you find one that does.”
- The Amazing Maurice and his Educated Rodents
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I hope Smiler, Noah and Petal grow up recognising that they are absolutely unique, as is everyone else. I want them to learn about themselves and each other as well as the world around them. I don't want them to waste time waiting for their lives to start, because twenty years down the line they might wish they'd taken those opportunities they'd had way back when, when they were too busy to go and do and try and see and experience. I hope they grow to realise that none of us have all the answers, and none of us really know what we're doing, but some of us are just better at hiding that than others.
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To carry this on, I'd like to tag these lovely lovely people ...
Merlinda of Glimmer of Hope; Amanda of City Girl Gone Coastal; Bella of Free Falling into 40; Susan of Once Upon a Time; and Mrs H from Mrs H's Favourite Things.
Click back through, see what it's about, and let me know when you've worked out your five life lessons!