Thursday, January 30, 2014

Coffee Talk

We had an impromptu Coffee Talk for LIFE this Wednesday as our Ikebana program was cancelled due to weather. Claire Gunnels and Usha Dontharaju lead a discussion about LIFE lessons we have learned over the years. This is some planning we are doing to perhaps write a book with stories from our lives which teach an irreverent lesson. Claire wants to write a chapter called, "Don't Let Anyone Move in on You." She got this advice from her late father-in-law. Many of our thoughts were of mottos to live by. Here are a few:
  • Clean your plate, there are starving children in Africa.
  • Do unto others as you would want others to do unto you.
  • To have a friend, be a friend.
  • What goes around comes around.
  • If it doesn't belong to you, don't touch it. (When Sharon's husband said this in his jury voir dire, he was instantly excluded).
  • Learn other customs when traveling.
  • Find out social information about everyone you meet. IT will make you more charismatic and productive. "Social Investment"
  • Keep letters and pictures since that is your heritage.
  • If you lie with dogs, you wake up with fleas.
  • What you keep is lost, what you give is forever yours.
  • Tell me who you walk with and I'll tell you who you are.
We enjoyed coffee and banana bread (Claire's mother-in-law's fabulous recipe).

Claire Gunnels
Usha Dontharaju

1 comment:

fat dog said...

As a practicing hypocrite I can only wish I could find it easy to follow the good advice. Often, I will know it is wrong, but do it anyway. A personal failing, but the advice is good! Without the good advice, one would would only learn from experience, if that. Thanks for the good advice!! ken