If you can’t say something nice, then don’t say anything at all.

If you can’t say something nice, then don’t say anything at all.

My daddy was a very wise and wonderful man and this week it would have been his 91st birthday. As I plan to start my book in his memory on 19th January, I am recalling so many fond memories. This was a saying he used. It has been such a great one to follow. If only everyone would follow this the world would be a better place. I am sure he would have been proud of me in an incident on the ferry last year. I was returning to my beautiful Isle of Wight and the ferry was nearing Cowes so I returned to my vehicle. I put my bag in the back but was very careful to make sure I put my knee out to prevent the door swinging out, mindful that there was another car behind. The owner of the said car had clearly had a bad day and thought I woud be a great victim to vent her anger! She approached me and shouted!! She accused me of being about to smash her headlight. Quick as a flash I piped up “I’m sorry you have had a bad day. I have had a brilliant one. I hope yours gets better!! and with that I hopped back into the cab preparing to disembark and complete my journey home.:)

Why on earth she wanted to raise her blood pressure over an incident that hadn’t happened, I will never know!!!

Do you have any favourite sayings that remind you of a loved one?


Do as you would be done by

Do as you would be done by! This is one of my favourite quotes and one I live by. There is too much doom and gloom in the world and many people taking out their frustrations on others. I have been a victim of this behaviour but it has never made me turn away from the lessons my daddy taught me. I always try to treat everyone in the way I would like to be treated. It costs nothing and can pay big dividends!

What favourite sayings do you have?