Saturday, January 31, 2009


When life is good, STAND UP, SOAK IT UP, and TALK IT UP!
When life’s unfair, you SUCK IT UP
When life is funny, you can YUCK IT UP
When life is sad,
When life challenges you, LIVE IT UP --
If you’re being hard,
If your heart is closed, OPEN UP .......
If you want to buy something, SAVE UP--
If you make a mess, CLEAN IT UP
If you drop trash, PICK IT UP
If people fall down, HELP THEM UP--
If idiots start fighting, BREAK IT UP
If the music is great, TURN IT UP
If the message is poisonous, THROW IT UP---If your words are vulgar, CLAM IT UP
If your words encourage, KEEP IT UP
If something needs to be said,
If you make an appointment, SHOW UP
If you make a mistake, FESS UP
If you’re overstepping, BACK UP
If you get behind, CATCH UP
If they knock you down, GET UP
If you’re out of line, STRAIGHTEN UP
When your knees shake, STAND UP-----When your
elders are speaking, LISTEN UP
When your teachers teach, SIT UP
When they preach, WAKE UP
When the fight is over, MAKE UP
If your fly is down,
If you can’t afford stuff, PASS IT UP--
No “bailouts” folks, PONY UP
If you made a promise, you BACK IT UP
And you can take your whining and SEND IT UP---Take inititive, and MAN UP ---
This country was founded on doers, LOOK IT UP --
It’s the American way people, so SIGN UP
Because when life gets boring, you SHAKE IT UP
Cause it ain't entitlement, so SHUT UP!

If you don't agree....well, that's MESSED UP!


  1. Hi Barbie,
    Thanks for the wisdom!!!

    Just to let you know- went to the Ajijic market Wednesday. The chap you commissioned said he had your casa plate done but did not bring it but would next week. Will pick it up then. Have clients coming soon that are fairly keen on being your neighbour- from what they have seen before they get here. I will keep you posted.
    Don & Linda
    Hernadez Real Estate

  2. Thanks Don and Linda - I am thrilled to know that you are carefully selecting the perfect neighbor for me in Chapala! KEEP the CASA DE LA LUZ plate in your office as a reminder of my JOY. You are AWESOME!