stop… and take a minute to read this (it’ll make you smile like her… or is it a him?)

I don’t often do the re-post thing but when I stumbled across these I felt I just had to share them. Take a minute and read them. Really read them. They’ll make you smile… in gratitude, thanks, self love and respect. Thanks to Regina Brett who shared this list with us “to celebrate growing older” (Regina just turned 90!).

It’s so easy to neglect ourselves. Sometimes all we need to remind us of our value is something little like this.

Happy reading xx

1.  Life isn’t fair, but it’s still good
2.  When in doubt, just take the next small step.
3.  Life is too short to waste time hating anyone.
4.  Don’t take yourself so seriously. No one else does.
5.  Pay off your credit cards every month. Continue reading

smartykat is taking a summer vacation!

Loyal readers, friends and fans,

SmartyKat has decided to take a summer vacation! Now, before you allow images of frolicking in the sun to run riot in your minds, and before you all begin to scoff in blog withdrawal dismay – allow me to qualify that statement… SmartyKat has decided to take a working summer vacation. Images of frolicking gone now? Good!

Before the blogging new year gets off to a roaring start SmartyKat’s mind needs to take a wee time out so that it can focus on a couple of projects that need its undivided attention. So, what does this mean for you? Well, not so much really. 1st of the month book bargains will still be happening as will Local Life Lovin’ interviews. It’s just the other, everyday ‘filler’ stuff that you may not see as often.

On that note, adieu! In the meantime, feel free to catch up on some older blog posts.

image courtesy of David Cox

xx SmartyKat