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    Posted by Dorine King on July 11th, 2016 in About Dorine, Uncategorized

    My Philosophy: Enjoy the Everyday

    My philosophy is to enjoy as much of life as I can!

    This life is short so why not enjoy what we can? My mom used to say that if you are going to have children, you may as well have cute ones. This is also true in life. You are here, so you may as well enjoy it! Work hard, accomplish your goals, and then, enjoy the fruits of your labor.

    If you are studying for your degree, why not make friends, join a study group, or be an active participant in the class. Raise your hand, ask questions, get answers, take a chance and laugh if you are totally wrong and the teacher sets you straight – hey? You’re still learning, right?!

    If you are working full-time, put your all into work during your working hours and then enjoy your evenings, weekends and holidays. My husband used to say “I work so I can live my life, I don’t live my life so I can work.” My friend Val always said “I work for a paycheck, for vacations, and for retirement!”

    Do you enjoy the everyday? I really believe that we need to. Even folding the laundry, doing dishes and taking out the trash should be enjoyable. Perhaps I owe this philosophy to my childhood when my mom and grandma taught me a couple of nursery rhymes. You may remember these as well.

    • Wash on Monday
    • Iron on Tuesday
    • Mend on Wednesday
    • Errands on Thursday
    • Bake on Friday
    • Clean on Saturday
    • Rest/Play on Sunday

    I think you are really supposed to Churn butter on Thursday, Clean on Friday, and Bake on Saturday, but I’ve adjusted for my own life. I’ve even seen one where Thursday is Brew Day! I will have to remember that if I ever take up beer or wine brewing!

    When I first left the corporate world, I was a bit lost and didn’t quite know how to structure my day or my time, so I went back to this old adage. It truly helped me be organized and I actually enjoy my week.

    My goal is to have a traditional Sunday dinner with the whole family but my daughters all work full-time away from home and they don’t have the time – but I do try (on occasion!).

    Another nursery rhyme we learned was Here We Go Round the Mulberry Bush

    Here we go ’round the mulberry bush,
    The mulberry bush,
    The mulberry bush.
    Here we go ’round the mulberry bush,
    So early in the morning.

    These are the chores we’ll do this week,
    Do this week,
    Do this week.
    These are the chores we’ll do this week,
    So early every morning.

    This is the way we wash our clothes,
    Wash our clothes,
    Wash our clothes.
    This is the way we wash our clothes,
    So early Monday morning.

    This is the way we iron our clothes,
    Iron our clothes,
    Iron our clothes.
    This is the way we iron our clothes,
    So early Tuesday morning.

    This is the way we scrub the floor,
    Scrub the floor,
    Scrub the floor.
    This is the way we scrub the floor,
    So early Wednesday morning.

    This is the way we mend our clothes,
    Mend our clothes,
    Mend our clothes.
    This is the way we mend our clothes,
    So early Thursday morning.

    This is the way we sweep the floor,
    Sweep the floor,
    Sweep the floor.
    This is the way we sweep the floor,
    So early Friday morning.

    This is the way we bake our bread,
    Bake our bread,
    Bake our bread.
    This is the way we bake our bread,
    So early Saturday morning.

    This is the way we get dressed up,
    Get dressed up,
    Get dressed up.
    This is the way we get dressed up,
    So early Sunday morning.

    Here we go ’round the mulberry bush,
    The mulberry bush,
    The mulberry bush.
    Here we go ’round the mulberry bush,
    So early in the morning

    Hummm….. maybe I learned all this happiness from my mom and grandma!

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