What's the best advice you're ever been given?

(351 Posts)
Flickstix Mon 21-Jan-13 21:40:52

Be it from mumsnet or real life!

ThePathanKhansWitch Mon 21-Jan-13 21:46:55

A pound at your back, is far better than a pond on your back.

ThePathanKhansWitch Mon 21-Jan-13 21:48:31

Pound, a pond on your back would be wet and heavy.grin

sausagesandwich34 Mon 21-Jan-13 21:51:31

Don't stress the things you have no control over

TheFallenNinja Mon 21-Jan-13 21:53:29

Don't pronounce the words look and book like your from Stoke, you'll never get taken seriously.

True story

While you are waiting for your bus to come, you might as well talk to the people in the queue.

I was single at the time.

AuntLucyInPeru Mon 21-Jan-13 21:56:26

Never eat yellow snow.

YDdraigGoch Mon 21-Jan-13 21:58:38

Do as you would be done by

Wherever you go there you are. Stopped me running away from everything

amistillsexy Mon 21-Jan-13 22:02:11

Marry for love...

amistillsexy Mon 21-Jan-13 22:03:13

...Love where there's money. grin

deleted203 Mon 21-Jan-13 22:03:20

Don't let the bastards grind you down! grin. Or 'be yourself' probably.

foslady Mon 21-Jan-13 22:06:25

You've got to believe in yourself, or no one will believe in you (thanks Ozzy!)

Lifeisontheup Mon 21-Jan-13 22:07:18

'Be available but boring' when referring to babies/children at night.

Horsemad Mon 21-Jan-13 22:08:51

'It's the quiet ones you've got to watch' Thanks Mum! grin

HomeEcoGnomist Mon 21-Jan-13 22:08:59

If in doubt, leave it out

Mintyy Mon 21-Jan-13 22:10:09

Put the baby down to sleep when she/he is still awake.

TalkinPeace2 Mon 21-Jan-13 22:13:22

Regret what you have done, not what you have not.

Ilovemydogandmydoglovesme Mon 21-Jan-13 22:14:31

Push through the pain.

Said by my lovely midwife mid-labour. Was the most important thing I ever learnt. Well it felt like it at the time. smile

BinksToEnlightenment Mon 21-Jan-13 22:15:02

Just give things a try instead of being a miserable killjoy.

AWhistlingWoman Mon 21-Jan-13 22:15:25

Be careful of the thing you want, you'll get it.

OhIWishThereWasABook Mon 21-Jan-13 22:15:29

Pretend to be brave, no one will know the difference.

It's not important if it won't be important in a year.

80sMum Mon 21-Jan-13 22:20:25

If you can't afford it, live without it.

puds11isNAUGHTYnotNAICE Mon 21-Jan-13 22:23:02

Sweat the petty things and don't pet the sweaty things. Thanks dad.

spatchcock Mon 21-Jan-13 22:25:27

sauce thickens on standing.

It really does!

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