Jimmy Buffet, Margaritaville and Secrets for Living Well

I read this in Parade on May 5. Jimmy Buffett, “Margaritaville” singer’s mother, Mary Loraine “Peets” Buffett, had a lot to do with shaping her son’s style and outlook on life that I thought it would be fun to share.

Mama Buffett’s life rules:

  1. Read often, even the classics.
  2. Accept everyone for who they are, not what they do.
  3. Be well-traveled.
  4. Learn to be a listener. Shhh!
  5. Live by the sea.
  6. Listen to your spirit and find joy.
  7. Education, like money, doesn’t make you happy or successful.
  8. Love and family are the best things we have.