Sleeping with my boss!

Not sure who deserves a medal the most, yet I stand tall & proud to admit I’ve been sleeping with my boss since we launched on Valentine’s Day 2001 and all in all, it’s been a blast – I mean, not many of us can own up to that sort of saucy claim now, can we!?

Today marks mine & David’s 30th wedding anniversary – quite an achievement when you consider it’s actually our SECOND marriage (for both David & I) AND we’ve been living & working together 24/7 for over 20 of those years 😲

The 30th Anniversary is known as the PEARL ANNIVERSARY because historically, wives were presented with pearls – and like pearls, couples who reach 30 years of marriage are seemingly rare nowadays.

A pearl is considered a symbol of beauty, which is cultivated over time, as it grows within its oyster.

It’s this beauty from within and the pearl’s scarcity that forms a special bond, similar to that which drives a solid 30-year relationship (apparently).

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So, as David & I celebrate 30 wonderful years of marriage today, I thought I’d share a few PEARLS of wisdom of my own with you in this week’s FIT Matters….


  • You’ll NEVER fail until you stop trying – the only thing failure cannot tolerate is PERSISTENCE


  • When things don’t go RIGHT go LEFT, because a bend in the road is NOT the end of the road, UNLESS you fail to make the turn


  • If you want to SEE progress, look BACKWARD – if you want to SEEK progress, look FORWARD, because you cannot plan your future looking through the rear-view mirror


  • You DON’T have to be GREAT to get STARTED, although you DO have to get STARTED to be GREAT


  • The only place SUCCESS shows up before WORK is in a dictionary – and on the road to success, one thing’s for sure….there is NEVER a crowd on the extra mile




  • You will ALWAYS miss 100% of the shots you DON’T take, so do that which you fear most – and the death of fear is guaranteed


  • Forgiving someone enables you to stop that person renting valuable space in your head


  • Experience is what you get when you didn’t get what you wanted


  • Challenges & obstacles are sent to INSTRUCT not OBSTRUCT – so ask yourself the question: “what LESSON is there for me to learn?”


  • If it doesn’t CHALLENGE you, it won’t CHANGE you – so don’t LIMIT your CHALLENGES, CHALLENGE your LIMITS


  • And finally – NEVER get so busy making a LIVING that you forget to make a LIFE!


I also discovered that the 30th Anniversary is represented by the colour GREEN and its flower is the sweet-scented LILY, although far more fascinating than that… is the discovery that the modern-day gift for a 30th Wedding Anniversary is no longer PEARLS – it’s DIAMONDS 💎 #JustSayingDavid

Have a great week – and keep FIT!

Best regs

Marie X

Hello... I'm Marie Cross

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