Sometimes we can get mired in the worries of the world and the confusion in our heads and we need to take a deep breath and think about what’s good and kind and gentle in the world.
Smell the roses friends…
Identical twin sisters Beryl Baguley and Matilda Hanlon (nee Wilson) of Auckland turned 100 yesterday as reported on nzherald.co.nz. These two gorgeous women have a very simple philosophy on life and on longevity.
Mrs Hanlon said "I have always eaten simply, lived simply and have never wanted for much...I have always just used soap and water on my face and no fancy products too,"
Neither of the twins have ever been seriously ill nor have they had to undergo any type of surgery. Their advice on surviving a major recession was also simple.
“Don't get a credit card, I've never had one and I don't think people need them," said Mrs Hanlon, who has lived in her three-bedroomed Papatoetoe home since 1947.
"My husband bought some carpet for our home on a time-payment basis many years ago but we found it very hard to pay it off so I swore we would never get anything on credit again."
Both women have outlived their husbands and some of their children. Neither of them have ever been on a plane nor visited the NZ’s South Island.
I think sometimes we can make life so very complicated and I could certainly take a page from their book and no doubt be happier.
Read the story if you can be bothered – it sure made me feel good. NZ Herald.
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