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Life is too short. Sunday November 6, 2016

I heard a session on the radio about life is too short to...

As this was a saying my parents used to say. I decided not to think much just to make a list with what came into my mind.

Life is too short to iron.

Life is too short to fight with family.

Life is too short to judge others.

Life is too short to compare oneself with others.

Life is too short not to have fun.

Life is too short not to enjoy chocolate.

Life is too short to waste even one single minute.

Life is too short to not tell loved ones how much they mean to you.

Life is too short not to be kind.

Life is too short to learn to twitter.

Life is too short to worry if one is original!

So that's all there is. You can write 1 or 101 lines or something in between!!

You can write one line and say why you wrote that line or write a list - your choice.

Disagree with one of my lines.

Have fun! Be serious.

Have a go. Life is too short not to have a go!!

Life is too short to...

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Bearofliddlebrain Sun, Nov 6th 2016 @ 7:06am

Hi Leah!
Life is too worry.
Note to self: stop worrying!
Waving Bear paws at you and Moodscopers this chilly day, and going out on early doggit walk for fresh air!
Bear hugs xx

Leah Sun, Nov 6th 2016 @ 8:57am

Bear yes that is relevant to me. I worry so much I worry if I dot worry.

Hopeful One Sun, Nov 6th 2016 @ 8:36am

Hi Leah - a thought provoking blog. Yes life is too short. The problem is - it's already too far gone before one realises that to make amends . Here is my two penny worth.

Life is too short to quarrel.

'Quarrel not at all. No man who wishes to make something of himself has time for a quarrel. It is better to give way to a dog then be bitten by him' Abraham Lincoln.

Life is too short to postpone things . Don't leave them for tomorrow if you can do them today.

Life is to short not to have a good laugh- it's the cheapest medicine for all our vows.

So here goes...

A drunk walks into a bar and approaches the bartender, "Can I have a pint of Less, please?" "I'm sorry ," the barman replies, looking puzzled, "I've not come across that one before. Is it a spirit?" "I've no idea," replies the guy, " It's like this -I saw my doctor last week and he told me that I should drink less."

Leah Sun, Nov 6th 2016 @ 8:58am

Thanks Hopeful One. I love the joke. I will eat less whne I can find a shop that sells it!!

Bearofliddlebrain Sun, Nov 6th 2016 @ 3:11pm

Tee hee, HO!

Sally Sun, Nov 6th 2016 @ 8:56am

Life's too short to waste doing things you hate doing.
Life's too short to bottle up your feelings,
Life's too short to wish...just do it! ( within reason of course!)
Life's too short for regrets. Put them behind you.
Life's too short for comparisons and envying others...we are ALL unique !
Life's too short not to go with your gut instinct . Look up old friends, test the waters, see how it goes...nothing ventured, nothing gained.

Leah, I would've also have put some of the ones you did, am therefore finding this much harder to do than you'd imagine. Thank you. I shall go on this morning quizzing myself.

Leah Sun, Nov 6th 2016 @ 9:01am

Sally, Thanks for your reply. Sorry it was meant to be fun and easy to encourgae everyone to reply, I like your first one- except the things I hate doing are actually essential like cleaning. I like your list.

Angela Sun, Nov 6th 2016 @ 8:59am

Life's too short to care what people think of me. Struggling inside a big dark hole. Hugs for fellow 'scopers.

Leah Sun, Nov 6th 2016 @ 9:03am

Angelia, sorry you are in a big hole. Many thanks for taking time to reply. You are right that life is too short to worry what others think of you. As Dr Seuss said:"People who matter don't mind,people who mind don't matter. Hugs , Leah.

Tutti Frutti Sun, Nov 6th 2016 @ 9:24am

Angela Sending virtual hugs. Perhaps they can fill a bit of space in the hole to make it a bit shallower for when you are ready to do all the hard work of climbing out. You are absolutely right not to mind what people think of you - minding is a sure fire way to make the hole bigger in my experience. Love TF xoxo

Leah Sun, Nov 6th 2016 @ 9:48am

Angela, sorry for my typo with your name. Please let us know how you are going. More hugs.

Bearofliddlebrain Sun, Nov 6th 2016 @ 3:13pm

Hi Angela- sorry you are in a hole at the mo.....reaching in with a big friendly paw to help you up - with a Bear hug thrown in too xx

Leah Sun, Nov 6th 2016 @ 7:59pm

Angela, this is a wonderful caring space. Hope the hugs help a little. xx

Tutti Frutti Sun, Nov 6th 2016 @ 9:06am

Hi Leah As ever some interesting stuff to think about. Unfortunately the email didn't display properly for me so you may have a lower audience than normal. (I was quite pleased with myself for managing to find the right blog as technology isn't my strong point.) I absolutely agree on the ironing and twittering. Most of your list seems pretty good but some of it might be a bit hard to live up to. I can imagine the not wasting a single minute one being a bit too easy to beat myself up about. Also although I love HOs quarreling quote I think this one would be all wrong for me as I already shy away from sticking up for myself in order to avoid confrontation. The joke is excellent though. Also I sadly need to be a bit less permissive on the chocolate. I tend to get hooked on the stuff and then use it for comfort eating and I get unhappy about my weight. All in all it's better when I can manage to restrict chocolate a bit (say to special occasions and meals out).
Love TF x

Leah Sun, Nov 6th 2016 @ 9:12am

Thanks TF, I like the way you have thought through and reacted to my lines. I gave up chocolate for one month and lost no weight so i thought what the heck, just enjoy!!

Tutti Frutti Sun, Nov 6th 2016 @ 9:15am

Just realised that I sound a bit gloomy and doomy above. It's actually a nice sunny morning in London and I am OK. Love TF x

Leah Sun, Nov 6th 2016 @ 9:21am

Not gloomy but very thoughtful, as I said. It is night time here in Australia after a sunny spring day. Take care.

Sophie Sun, Nov 6th 2016 @ 9:52am

Life is too short to save nice crockery for 'best'.
Life is too short to save nice underwear for 'best'.
Life is too short not to wear whatever colour lipstick you like.
Life is too short to put things off.
Life is too short to worry about pleasing others when you're not even pleasing yourself yet.

Leah Sun, Nov 6th 2016 @ 9:54am

Sophie, Thanks for your list. I am nodding in agreement at them all! Saving for best- my mum did that but I don't.

Sophie Sun, Nov 6th 2016 @ 10:03am

Hi Leah, I enjoyed your blog. It can be easy to fall in the trap (how it feels to me, anyway) of beating ourselves up for sweating the small stuff because yes, life is too short and we only get one chance etc. I think tha'ts why I try to look for the smaller, less significant things that I can do (like using the best crockery) that will make me feel a positive emotion - happiness, gratitude, excitement, joy. For now at least, as I'm suffering with anxiety quite a bit at the moment, if I can maybe do lots of little things they might have a cumulative effect and actually bring me into a relaxed and content state of mind!

Leah Sun, Nov 6th 2016 @ 7:50pm

Sophie, I like your idea about concentrating on the small things. I hope it helps with achieving a clamer state of mind for you. Thanks again for your comments I am sure they will help many people.

Eva Sun, Nov 6th 2016 @ 12:21pm

Life is too short to be uptight!
And I like not to make a big whoha when folks mess up, everyone messes up now and again, give leeway, (or Leah way) I think is my thing currently.

Hope you had a great spring weekend Leah :)

Leah Sun, Nov 6th 2016 @ 7:51pm

Eva, Thanks for your comment. itis something I need to be reminded of a lot!!. Hope you have a nice autumn ? weekend.

Jul Sun, Nov 6th 2016 @ 12:53pm

Hi Leah. Life's too short not to write a blog for Moodscope. I agree with everyone else's too! Except I do like Twitter. Julxxx

Leah Sun, Nov 6th 2016 @ 7:53pm

Jul, Thanks Jul. I lot of people would disagree about twitter because it is so popular. I have just never understood it!! xx

The Gardener Sun, Nov 6th 2016 @ 2:59pm

Thanks Leah - love Sophie's 'add ons'. Was it Shirley Conran who said 'life's too short to stuff a mushroom'? Ironing has been at a minimum for yonks. Mr G loved white cotton shirts - so I taught him to iron them - he became an ace ironer. So if you can't eradicate what life is too short for, delegate! My 'not wasting a minute' has come up and bitten me. Car full of rubbish for dump - then found had to get Mr G's luggage and walking frame in as well. He takes ages to get going, so no time to get to dump - hauled most of stuff in, replaced with Mr G (he did have a seat) etc - by the time I'd finished it was bitterly cold, I'd strained my back, all the rubbish had to be chucked back in and I'd got a list of 30 things to do for starters. During a tough few weeks/months I've been reaching for wine, chocolate, biggest most calorie filled cake in the bakers and butter with everything. Nemesis has caught up - overweight and a bad back are a bad combination. I decided long ago life too short for Shorthand (apparently still a requirement) cleaning windows (delegate). Sorry you're in a hole, Angela - I try and still care what people think of me - but in my situation I find it's a strange amalgam of pity and plaudits for my courage (bloody-mindedness) in carrying on. Also, people are full of advice but no solutions.

Leah Sun, Nov 6th 2016 @ 7:57pm

Gardener, Thanks once again for a post frull of anecdotes and wisdom. I really agree that "people are full of advice but no solutions". I think 'bloodymindedness" is an admirable quality and one that has helped many people. It sounds much better to me than stubornness. Keep up with the chocolate and wine . I am sure you are so active that would burn off all thos calories. Enjoy. Hugs from down under. xx

Leah Sun, Nov 6th 2016 @ 8:06pm

Life is too short to worry about a mix up with today's blogs.
Life is too short to worry that computers have a grudge against me!!

Thanks everyone who found my blog and read and commented. I am always interested as to how people comment on my blog and how much I learn.

It is not to late .never is, to write a comment especially if you have not relpied before or you post regularly.
Life is too short not to comment on a moodscope blog today.!

Hugs to everyone who is not in a good place.

g Sun, Nov 6th 2016 @ 10:53pm

Life is too short . fullstop

Life is too short to be bored .

Life is too short for writing complaints letters , hating , criticizing , paying any attention to trolls ...........

Leah Mon, Nov 7th 2016 @ 1:16am

Thanks g, Life is indeed short.

g Sun, Nov 6th 2016 @ 10:54pm

Thank you Leah .

Leah Mon, Nov 7th 2016 @ 1:17am

Thanks to you g, the comments keep me going.

LP Sun, Nov 6th 2016 @ 11:17pm

Life's too short to let folk get you down. Xx

Leah Mon, Nov 7th 2016 @ 1:18am

LP, Thanks don't let folks bring you down. Hope you are doing ok.xx

the room above the garage Mon, Nov 7th 2016 @ 6:14am

Life is too short to do things you don't want to! more for me :-) Thank you Leah! Love ratg x.

Leah Mon, Nov 7th 2016 @ 10:32am

Thanks Ratg, Going to parties that you are forced into , definitely life is too short for that,

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