Monday, 14 July 2008

Rest in Peace, Olive Riley...



The World's Oldest Blogger, Olive Riley, has passed away...She was 108, when she passed away peacefully at her nursing home, on 12th July, in Australia...



In her last days, through her friend Eric Shackle's blog, Mrs Riley blogged about how happy she was "singing happy songs". Her words were simple, and yet, it was touching.



"Mike often encourages people to sing more songs, and I've found that it helps me whenever I feel sad. If you're feeling blue, sing a happy song out loud. People might think you're going round the bend, but don't let that worry you.


I love singing that old favourite, Happy Days are Here Again.

Happy days are here again
The skies above are clear again
So let's sing a song of cheer again
Happy days are here again


Then there's:

I want to be happy
But I can't be happy
Till I make you happy too."



I think we can all learn from her simple philosophy of life. Make others happy, and you will be happy too. How profound, huh?


You can read Mrs Riley's original blog here...



May you rest in peace, Olive Riley, and continue to 'sing happy songs', wherever you are. And this blog owner wishes to extend her condolences to Mr Shackle, and all who knew Mrs Riley...





2 comments:

Jo-D said...

She is old and has lived a good life. May she rest in peace and hopefully we all learn to happiness like her.

Kerp (Ph.D) said...

my deepest condolences to mrs Riley's family and kin. may her soul rest in peace.

just a thought to share. whenever i'm down, i hum to any tunes of nursery rhymes. it may sound silly but it does help to cheer up a bit. and presently with a toddler to mind around the house, i've got a few tracks up my mind i can choose from. the alphabetic Skip To My Loo being my current favourite.