Tuesday, March 27, 2012

"Don't Yuck On My Yum"

While fixing dinner last night, catching up with my husband on this and that, he responded to an experience I was relaying by saying, "It's like something I read today, don't yuck on my yum." Wow, I like that. Where did you hear it? So he sent me the link.

It is just one of 43 points in a post by J.D. Roth, written in celebration of his 43 years.

This I Believe: 43 Lessons from 43 Years

19. Don’t yuck someone else’s yum. Just because you don’t like something doesn’t mean it’s bad. Pursue your passions, and let others pursue theirs. If you don’t like something, fine. There’s no need to make a big deal about it. (Note: This is a tough one for me to actually practice in daily life.)

The other 42 points are a really good read as well, but this one just struck a cord with me. We all have different opinions and thank goodness we do...it'd be terribly boring if we all thought the same. But there's a way to have differences while respecting another's yum!



And just because this is a blog and you expect pictures, here's a fav I came across recently! It's today's yum, for me.

28 comments :

  1. I love this!! I think we can all learn from this one :)

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  2. I will be using this quote! Love it!!!

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  3. Adding this quote to my stash! I heard one last night while watching Oprahs Life Class and Iyanla said "Don't be addicted to your story". That really hit home with me becuase I've gotten so use to leting my "story" or my past define who I am. She said that it is time to start telling a new story... So true!

    Oh and thanks for the pic! That grey and pink combo is rocking:)

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  4. Perfect quote! I like to say the world would be a boring place if we were all the same, and only liked the same things. I love that picture. It might be the most adorable outdoor shower space ever!

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  5. Agree. And, that outdoor cowboy tub is definitely a yum!

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  6. Oh, I need to share this with my kids! ;-)

    What a fun post! It make my morning more fun.

    xo

    Luciane at HomeBunch.com

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  7. Oh, I need to share this with my kids! ;-)

    What a fun post! It make my morning more fun.

    xo

    Luciane at HomeBunch.com

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  8. This will is the perfect quote for our dinner table! Love it! :)

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  9. Some fabulous and inspirational advice here Janell! "Don't yuck on my yum" is perfect and oh so true! Thanks for sharing.
    Cathy

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  10. Such a great quote, I will use it for sure.

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  11. um, PERFECT saying!

    Bethany
    www.PowellBrowerHome.com

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  12. BEAUTIFUL - YUM. What a great quote - and your hubby is a blogger follower too, huh? Awesome. Thanks for sharing this and I hope you enjoy the rest of your day. xoxo Jalon

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  13. I love that saying! I need to check out the rest of his points. I bet they are all great lessons!

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  14. Sam, they are all pretty great, I could have posted his entire post here...but then you'd be scrolling down this page for a long time! Janell

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  15. Love that! As a culture we tend to be so negative and critical! Nice to change the focus a bit!

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  16. It's a modern twist to the old adage "Live and Let Live". Just sounds more fun:) I will use this with my kids and maybe it will be more impactful than my usual "Let people do what they do and you do what you do". Sure mom!

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  17. I think I need to go read the rest of his advice. That is such a priceless quote. We should teach our children to grow up living that one. Enjoy your day.

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  18. Great quote! Its amazing how a few little words can have a huge meaning. One of our favorite lines is "not wrong...just different". I use this often, especially for my husband who likes to re-stack the dishwasher his way...because my way is "not wrong...just different"!

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  19. I just quickly read all of the 43 lessons. How powerful! I might have to revisit these often. Thanks for sharing.

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  20. Perfect!! Life would be soooooo dull if we all thought the same way! Thanks for sharing this!
    xo
    Ashlyn

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  21. I know a few people I should respond back to with that one liner. Perfect.

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  22. What a funny way of saying something. I like it.

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  23. That made me smile - good advice!
    http://missbbobochic.blogspot.com/

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  24. Fantastic quote. So very true.

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  25. You are so right that it's important to respect everyone's tastes and opinions. I find that much easier the older I get!

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  26. This reminds me of an old saying I often repeat to my children, "If you don't have something good to say, don't say anything."

    I like "Don't yuk on my yum" way better, and will use it from now on.

    Thanks for sharing!

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