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Good morning,

I hope that you simply and yours are effectively.

First, a giant thanks for all of the emails I acquired final week in response to my e-newsletter about my unintentional new life in France, a journey which started 20 years in the past, such pretty messages. My nonagenarian neighbor Marie-Therese who’s the wisest girl within the village, says that there are extra good folks than dangerous on the planet or else we’d not nonetheless be right here, and after I learn her a few of your messages, she says that I’m one in all life's lucky folks as a result of I’ve surrounded myself with good folks, far and extensive, despite the fact that we could by no means meet in individual.

Normally in spring, a village social gathering is held to rejoice Marie-Therese's birthday, organized by her daughter Bernadette and her-in-law Jean-Claude however this 12 months it has been delayed. Jean-Claude is sad and confined to mattress for 4 weeks after an operation, so we’re loving to carry it in the summertime when he's up and about and I'll inform you extra about it when it occurs! For now, I'd prefer to share one thing she mentioned at her 86th celebration and for me show why she is named a clever girl.

'I've lived all of my life right here on this village, all of my years in the home the place I used to be born, the place I lived with my beloved mother and father after I married, introduced my daughter into the world and mentioned goodbye for now to my darling husband. I’ve lived by way of battle and thru occupation. I've witnessed big change on this little village through the years: tv, telephones, electrical energy in all our homes. I've not traveled far; I've by no means been to Paris. But the whole lot I maintain pricey is right here on this village and that has by no means modified. I’ve reached this nice age, and if you’ll allow an outdated woman to share what she has realized, it’s this: don't waste time on issues that don't matter, strive to not spend an excessive amount of time on belongings you don 't get pleasure from and keep in mind that at this time is an important day of your life, for yesterday is over and tomorrow is but to come back. The most vital factor in life is love. It is an excellent factor to be cherished – and higher nonetheless to like…'

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Best needs and kisses from France,

Janine Marsh is Author of My Good Life in France: In Pursuit of the Rural Dream, My Four Seasons in France: A Year of the Good Life and Always France: Living the Dream in Rural France all out there as e-book, print & audio, on Amazon in all places & all good bookshops on-line. Her new ebook How to be French – a celebration of the French life-style and Art of residingis out now – a have a look at the French lifestyle.

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Newsletter from France – wise words