Thursday, September 6, 2007

Conventional Wisdom

In order to get myself back on track with posting, I thought I would copy what Mighty Girl is doing over at her blog. She is posting from her book No One Cares What You Had For Lunch: 100 Ideas for Your Blog.

Favorite Advice:

Don't judge people too quickly. Even if you think you know the whole story, chances are you don't so it's best to reserve judgment.

Give yourself more time than you think you're going to need to get some place. You can never tell what might come up to put you behind schedule. If you get someplace early, you can have a book or knitting on hand to amuse yourself while you wait.

It's better underreact than to overreact--unless someone cuts you off in traffic.

Less is more.

Your kids need less stuff than you think they do.

Be patient.

Be kind.

Learn how to make your own bread.

Keep your advice to your self.

Learn how to spell.


Rachel said...

You're too good at the no judgement thing. It makes me feel guilty since that's the one that bites me in the ass every time.

Sarah said...

Well, it took a while, but I finally figured it out on my own. I'd be all harsh on someone only to find out later that I didn't have all the facts. Or I'd pass judgment on someone's actions only to find myself doing the same thing later, for good reasons or not.

"Judge not, lest ye be judged"--Yeah, it always comes back on you, you know? And it smarts all the worse because it's your own self-rightousness landing on your head.