7 November 2013

Top Five Life Lessons Listography.

Music enriches your life!


She's back - the inimitable Kate Takes 5 with her Top Five whatever takes her fancy at the time and those of us who wish to join in with ours, follow her subject lead with our own post and link up.  It's called a Listography.

She's returned with a whopper of an idea - our Top Five Life Lessons and hers are well worth learning.  She included one mentioning that magic happens when you play with your kids and after my last post it would have been natural to have said something similar, but, seeing as it's already been done (and particularly nicely) here are my others instead:  


1) You need peace and space and no-one gives them to you when you are a mother - it might be necessary to make it and take it!  Life works better when you have chance to listen to yourself and listen to the Universe.

2) Don't get rid of all your old clothes, boots and shoes.  I'm seeing fashions for the third time around now and regret most of my clearing out spurges.  Plus, once you've got kids and lived in jeans for a few years, you'll hanker over all your old ones made of fine fabric that you took for granted beforehand, even if it's just to stroke them because you can't see yourself ever fitting into a size 8 again.

3) Cherish your friends. Make an effort to stay in touch, especially with those who you've known a long time.  It's important to have people in your life who will encourage you, give you perspective and help you to see things you sometimes can't, even if it's just so they can take the mickey in years to come.  There's nothing like old friendships.

4) Walk. It's free healing for the mind body and spirit.  Combined with the peace and space it might give rise to = one happy soul.

5) Music.  This is something I'm still getting to grips with.  Have it in your life.  Explore and discover what floats your boat.  Learn to play instruments and sing songs with the kids, despite them insisting on their own (fart based in this house) lyrics.  It enriches every day, can alter your mood in a moment - powerful enough to get you dancing in the kitchen when no-one's watching or be grounding when everything's a bit hectic - and make or bring back memories.  Even the radio can be good company.

What would you add?  If you're as old as me. you'll have a few too.  Leave a comment below or link up your own post to Kate's and check out the others!

18 comments:

  1. Yours are so very different to mine but I love all of them x

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    1. Thank you. I loved yours too and keep reminding myself to breathe since! xx

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  2. Every time I read another listography I want to add to my own. I'd definitely like to add, walking, music, peace and quiet, old friends.... all of them in fact. I have actually kept a load of my old clothes - still hoping ;)

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    1. I've picked up tips on each one of them, including yours and good for you on the still hoping front! ;) x

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  3. Perfect list. I'm afraid to say I still need to work on the friendships one - being too busy is no excuse!

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    1. As was yours Kate, thank you. Everything is always a work in progess :)

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  4. Love all of these (especially the music one, obviously - you need to do my Soundtrack to my Life)

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    1. Nice to know we see eye to eye coz I loved yours too! I lack confidence on the music front but will check that out, thank you :)

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  5. A great list, and number 1 is my favourite... ;o) xx

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  6. Might have known you would achieve great wisdom!

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  7. What a fabulous list.... really, really warming. Yes, taking time to listen to that inner voice is so very important, and music is simply food for the soul, I always write best with it in the back ground. X

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    1. Thank you - glad you concur. I prefer absolute silence for writing though - and there's another lesson - something we don't get enough of! xx

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  8. Walking is a major one. The most overlooked, yet beneficial thing to do to relax

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  9. love my old clothes and especially shoes, most I still have & most are older than a lot of people I know, hopefully passing them onto girl child :) Love music, been my saviour many times, massive earphones on and get lost in the music!
    New friendships can be good for you too ;)

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  10. That's all good to hear - and, of course, you're right ;) x

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