Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Does a Spoonful of Sugar Really Help? Learning from Mary Poppins


For those of us trying to create faerietale happiness or a more enchanted lifestyle, what can Mary Poppins teach us?

(1) Schedule a regular "day out" for the pursuit of pleasure.

(2) Consider having afternoon tea and your favorite treat every now and then.

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(3) Imagine yourself into the picture of your life you'd most like to see come true. Practice that regularly.

(4) Don't give up hope! Things might work out after all.

(5) Make regular visits to Faerieland. "Everybody's got a Fairyland of their own, " Mary tells us. Find yours and visit often.

(6) Laughter is uplifting! :)

(7) Sometimes, for no particular reason, you will wake up on the wrong side of the bed. The solution: surrender to warmth and comfort and love.

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  1. As always, a charming post . I look forward to reading them and TRYING to put your points into practice. A little trivia as an example of the above title...A spoonful of sugar is used in nursing homes for residents who can't swallow tablets. There's two flavours...strawberry and chocolate! :)


    1. Thanks!! What a great idea for the nursing home residents. Always good to see you here. :)

  2. Love this. What an uplifting post. The pursuit of pleasure is soooo important. Love the picture of the tea party on the porch. I think I'm going to go brew a cup now- cheers!

    1. Hi Sojourner! Nice to see you again. Thanks!! I agree. And I just might join you in brewing a cup of tea. :)


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