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Do you think you make the most of life..

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Paula+

Paula+ Report 29 Apr 2013 21:38

I love life an have so much to be thankful for. I have been called Pollyanna all my life and try to look on the positive side; but as I get older a good old moan can work wonders.

McB

McB Report 29 Apr 2013 22:08

No point in moaning.


No one listens.

I'm 61 now & if i want to do something i do it,

While i can lol

JoyBoroAngel

JoyBoroAngel Report 29 Apr 2013 22:35

better to live one day as a lion
than a lifetime as a mouse
is my motto

and failing anything else
if the glass is half empty
theres more room for vodka ;-) ;-)

Iris

Iris Report 30 Apr 2013 14:08

try to live every day like it was your last, one day it will be . :-)

Guinevere

Guinevere Report 30 Apr 2013 15:03

Oh, I do love a good moan. Currently it's about idiot parents parking outside the school over the road for half an hour before school finishes and clogging up the lane. They get quite miffed if we tell them to move so we can get the car out.

Most of the kids live in easy walking distance but they are too lazy to walk.

But I don't moan about my life at all. I was blessed with wonderful parents, a fabulous son and 'imself is a bit of a treasure. Love the work I do, love being semi-retired.

But I do enjoy a good moan from time to time.

GlasgowLass

GlasgowLass Report 30 Apr 2013 15:30

I've just realised this.... but I definitely moan far less now than I did when I was a school run mum!
Living outside the catchment area, I had to drive the girls to school.
Honestly...I always parked in a quiet street away from the gates, and walked with them the rest of the way.

Like you Guinevere, it was parents with no regard for anyones safety who really bugged me... their own children included!

They would drive up on a dark wet morning and stop,
Then the rear doors would suddenly open onto the road with little kids jumping out in front of the next car.
All the while, the parent sat in the driver's seat
I don't think I ever saw a single parent get out of their car and safely escort their kids to the school gates.

I am so glad those days are over :-)

AnnCardiff

AnnCardiff Report 30 Apr 2013 15:43

I hope I'm a glass half full kinda person - only thingI moan about, like today when gardening, is that I have to keep taking lots of breaks but I'll get there in the end - if you moan all the time no one will want to know you - they'll cross the road to avoid you - I don't want that to happen ever

GlasgowLass

GlasgowLass Report 30 Apr 2013 15:56

I'm on a roll now..
Right about now,, a large 4x4 Mercedes will arrive and park at the entrace to our estate, driven by a school run mum.
In fact, she parks on the exit, in the left hand filter lane of a mini roundabout.
Motorists coming up behind her need to pull into the right hand lane to avoid her
She is waiting for 2 small boys to come off the school bus.

As she has an infant in the rear passenger seat, the boys will run from the bus and to the car. They run across tthe front of her car ( They are too small to be seen by anyone behind the car at this point) and pull the rear door wide ope.n
( drivers side). Those kids will be seriously injured one day, but she seems oblivious to the dangers, and stays seated in the car.

Would you ever have guessed that I was a neurotic mother in my day?

So... I do moan after all.
School run parents and wheelie bin obsessed neighbours are my favs.
Bin day tomorrow after lunchtime, 2 neighbours have their bins out in the street already!

GinN

GinN Report 30 Apr 2013 16:17

Who doesn't have a moan now and again it's only human nature!
I certainly intend to make the most of the rest of my life, including travelling to lots of new places, home and abroad.
If you don't do it now, you never will. Go for whatever you want, folks!