* If you don’t have enough money stop spending it or find a way to earn more.
* Stripes are always in. Full stop.
* Know who you are otherwise other people will try and tell you who you are.
* If you don’t have enough time, stop watching TV.
* Don’t wear anything that doesn’t suit the body you have NOW. No matter how trendy it is or how long you’ve had it.
* Most people who offend you have no idea they did. Forgive quickly.
* Quality over quantity is great BUT sometimes you have to seek out the $ deals to pay your bills.
* Read lots. It will teach you all sorts of things.
* Choose people to have in your life that are positive and contribute to you. 

  • Kirsty

    Your a legend Melissa!! Seriously, these are words that people need to be reading!! Love them!!

  • robyn

    Them's good rules ๐Ÿ™‚

  • 4 kids, 20 suitcases and a beagle

    "Most people who offend you have no idea they did. Forgive quickly" – LOVE IT. So true.Kx

  • Sheri Bomb

    LOVE this post! LOVE the lessons! LOVE you!

  • love love love, you are a wise lady ๐Ÿ™‚ Txx

  • I LOVE this post. And I would disagree with you on the stripes, except those shoes are all kinds of awesome. Seems you can pull almost anything off?

  • Awesome post!

  • BOB & MABEL

    Love em all, a great list!

  • Beck

    Amazing! Think your nailed them all. may have to stick this too my fridge, know i need to follow a few of them myslef!

  • Great rules! Except the stop watching t.v. When I say I don't have enough time, it's generally I don't have enough time to watch more t.v.!

  • River

    Those are my rules too. Except for the stripes thing. I don't like stripes much, nor spots. I'm fine with checks.

  • Sarah

    I love this post nearly as much as I love stripes!

  • Suger have I ever told you you should go into motivational speaking? Stripes are always in, my favorite by far : ) x

  • Danielle

    Agree with all of the above! I LOVE stripes too (actually, I just died when your page just came up!)You are very wise Ms Suger!

  • Halle-freakin-lujah to everything there! I could seriously direct quite a few people i know to this post, just to give them a few life lessons….

  • Zoe

    Fantastic rules of life.. ๐Ÿ™‚ Love how positive you are ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Wordxxx

  • I am ridiculously excited that you all like the post. It feels really personal to share this. Which is strange, in some ways, I am sure considering what I share on here. Melissa, oh dear, are we going to have to fight? Stripes are ALWAYS in. ALWAYS. ๐Ÿ˜›

  • Such an awesome post xx

  • Wise words. What you think about stripes is how I feel about polka dots ๐Ÿ˜‰

  • Love this. But I'm terrified of stripes. xo

  • Ha. It turns out you either LOVE or hates stripes! Oh well. Make up your own rules. :DThanks for commenting! xo

  • โ™ฅฮฑยงั’ยฃฮตยฅโ„ขโ™ฅ

    In my case, it would not be turn off the TV- in fact, my sister asked if I've ever even turned my TV on. No, in fact, in my case, it would be *shut down the interwebz*Yes, the interwebz take up a significant portion of my life. Blogging, tweeting, reading, (until now) doing research for projects or classes, klout, general jumping from interesting site to interesting site (like Cracked.com and Mental Floss)…etc. I might be an internet addict.The in-ness of the stripes also sometimes depends upon the direction and manner in which you wear them. Some people can't pull off stripes…it looks awful on them. Some people can pull off stripes no matter what way you put 'em on. *shrug*When you're broke, you're broke. Even necessities break you. Buying food breaks you. It's unfortunate, but no matter how much some people cut down, it's never enough. I've been trying to get a job for 2 years with no luck. Shit happens. The economy is bad, jobs are scarce, people are broke. However, for the most part, the things you said are pretty true for the majority of people. Few people fall into these categories that I mentioned, and I don't know if any of them are even reading this >.< they might not even have internet. I also like reading lots. I read as much as I can. And it's shown in studies that having positive people in your life can lower rates of depression and other mood disorders, as well as physiological disorders, contributing to a longer life expectancy, better attitude about self and the world overall, and can help social and economical issues in a person's life too (hello, having positive friends and making connections!!). So I really do love it. :)~Ashley~

  • Talia

    Very wise words Suger!And I agree with Ashley, above- sometimes for me I need to turn off the computer, not just the TV when I don't have time!!

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