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I was reminded today that when we take life too seriously, life has a way of reminding us to have FUN! I was also reminded that you can’t do it alone, it’s not necessary to suffer in silence and there’s an answer to every situation.


1) Raising teenagers is like nailing jelly to a tree-Trust me I know, I have two daughters.

2) Wrinkles don’t hurt-Have not had the opportunity to find this out.

3) Families are like fudge…mostly sweet, with a few nuts-That about sums it up nicely!

4) Today’s mighty oak is just yesterday’s nut that held its ground-I constantly have to remind myself of this. Sometimes it’s hard to stand in the midst of a storm. 

5) Laughing is good exercise. It’s like jogging on the inside- It’s better than jogging.

6) Middle age is when you choose your cereal for the fibre, not the toy-So I’ve been told.



1) Growing old is mandatory; growing up is optional-Most definitely!

2) Forget the health food. I need all the preservatives I can get- Life is for the living, eat everything!

3) When you fall down, you wonder what else you can do while you’re down there-Take notes.

4) You’re getting old when you get the same sensation from a rocking chair that you once got from a roller coaster-Paitantily awaiting the opportunity to find out if there is truth in this.

5) It’s frustrating when you know all the answers but nobody bothers to ask you the questions- It most certainly is, especially when you know they need those answers.

6) Time may be a great healer, but it’s a lousy beautician!

7) Wisdom comes with age, but sometimes age comes alone- So true, I see this on a daily basis!

1) You believe in Santa Claus.

2) You don’t believe in Santa Claus.

3) You are Santa Claus.

4) You look like Santa Claus.

At age 4 success is . . . . not piddling in your pants.

At age 12 success is . . . having friends.

At age 17 success is . . . having a driver’s license.

At age 35 success is . . . having money.

At age 50 success is . . . having money.

At age 70 success is . . . having a drivers license.

At age 75 success is . . . having friends.

At age 80 success is . . . not piddling in your pants.

Don’t take life too seriously, our stories begin and end the same!

This is my contribution to Debbie’s Forgiving Friday series, where she writes about and invite others to share their reflections on Forgiveness, Self-Love and Personal Growth. Thank you, Debbie Roth,  I am eternally grateful to you for allowing me to contribute to your blog.

~ Happy Friday

©Etta D. Richards


7 thoughts on “Phenomenal Friday-Why We Shouldn’t Take Life Too Seriously……

  1. Oh Etta D, this is so helpful! I agree with you – it’s important not to take things seriously. In truth, what we do here is about learning and loving, nothing more than that! And a bit of gratitude as a positive attitude, right?

    Bless you Etta. So grateful for you. Will share this in tomorrow’s post.
    Be well. Love and Light, Debbie

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