Seven Secrets to Being Happy

If you don’t like it don’t join.

If you join and then don’t like it, leave.

If you think it’s about you, it’s probably not.

If you read it and you don’t like it, stop reading.

If you follow it and you don’t like it, stop following.

If you say something mean about someone else, a fairy dies*.

If it isn’t fun, remember it’s not a legal requirement. Take
a day off.

* May not be strictly true.


Sally is a full-time blogger and founder of the Tots100, Trips100, Foodies100 and HIBS100 communities, along with the MAD Blog Awards. She spends a bit too much time on the Internet. She’s also a very happy Mum to Flea, the world’s coolest ten year old.

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  1. 24th June 2010 / 1:25 pm

    In which case, I’m responsible for single-handedly wiping out the fairy population of Northern Europe this past weekend 😉

  2. 24th June 2010 / 1:36 pm

    If everyone lived by those seven rules – the world would be a much nicer place (especially for the fairies lol).
    Well said

  3. 24th June 2010 / 2:11 pm

    Yea think those cover most things
    Does thinking mean thoughts do anything to fairy life expectancy?

  4. 24th June 2010 / 2:13 pm

    No, the fairies have special flak jackets that filter out bad thoughts.
    Tsk. Doesn’t EVERYONE know that? *fairy keels over*

  5. 24th June 2010 / 2:51 pm

    You Fairy Killer You…I no longer like you Sally.
    Wise words, well said.

  6. 24th June 2010 / 3:12 pm

    Very wise and well said. I try and stick to the live, laugh, love tenets of life. Hehe, trying saying that after you’ve had a drink or two.

  7. 24th June 2010 / 3:31 pm

    I think saying sorry brings the fairy back to life 😉

  8. 24th June 2010 / 3:34 pm

    That is GENIUS and almost definitely true. Also, I heard that drinking a glass of wine and taking 10 deep breaths can work.

  9. 24th June 2010 / 3:34 pm

    Ah, yes, I have that sign in the hallway of our house. Tis all that really matters.

  10. 24th June 2010 / 3:35 pm

    I can’t blame you. I brought it on myself, I know.

  11. 24th June 2010 / 3:38 pm

    Wise words.
    Now i’m off to make Fifi laugh, as the well known reality film Tinkerbell tells me that a fairy is born each time a baby laughs. I will single handedly counter-balance some of these deaths..

  12. 24th June 2010 / 5:45 pm

    Hear hear. Life is far too short to be negative and miserable – those poor fairies. Live, laugh, love is popular in our house too.

  13. 24th June 2010 / 8:33 pm

    I think you deserve a cape for this sort of mission.

  14. 24th June 2010 / 8:34 pm

    Indeed – too short by a long shot, in some cases.

  15. Priness_L_88
    24th June 2010 / 10:50 pm

    Wise words!

  16. 24th June 2010 / 11:25 pm

    Well said. I am happy, I have had a fab day with my boys and watched The Wiggles and enjoyed them! Tomorrow I will be going on childrens rides and enjoying the sun.

  17. 25th June 2010 / 10:56 am

    Well said. Summarizes it all in my view.

  18. Liz@VioletPosy
    25th June 2010 / 9:18 pm

    Words to live by