Maeve Binchy – the Irish author – passed away some 7 years ago last month.
She was an incredible writer and person and continues to inspire to this day.
My mum sent me this photo this morning – it was obviously created a few years ago but the quote is mighty and fabulous and timeless.
“Learn to type. Learn to drive. Have fun. Write postcards. (Letters take too long and you won’t do it, a postcard takes two minutes.) Be punctual. Don’t worry about what other people are thinking. They are not thinking about you. Write quickly. (Taking longer doesn’t usually make it better.) Get up early. See the world. Call everybody by their first name, from doctors to presidents. Have parties. Don’t agonise. Don’t regret. Don’t fuss. Never brood. Move on. Don’t wait for permission to be happy. Don’t wait for permission to do anything. Make your own life.”