Hi Friends, 

John & Gaia here, your F**k It guides through good times and scary times.

We recently asked those of you on our mailing list – 

“What’s your Rice Pudding for the Soul?”

In other words –
what words would soothe you through these difficult times?

And we got MASSES of replies.


I (John) have spent a good amount of this week reading and replying to your suggestions.
It’s been a very soothing week for me 🙂

And below, I’ve listed some of them.
(Not all of them, by any means, so sorry if yours isn’t here, this is just a selection).

Are you ready to be soothed?
Grab some (real) rice pudding or a cuppa,
Sit back,
And enjoy this –

Rice Pudding for the Soul –

“Life isn’t about waiting for the storm to pass. It’s about learning how to dance in the rain.”
From Kim & Carmen

“Almost everything will work again if you unplug it for a few minutes….
Including you.”
Anne Lamott

From Sam

“The sun will carry on rising and setting whether I fail in geometry or not.”
Anne of Green Gables

From Debbie

All we have is now
From Aga

“Forget your perfect offering
There is a crack in everything
That’s how the light gets in”
Leonard Cohen’s song, Anthem

From Johanna

“These are the times that try men’s souls.”
Thomas Payne, 1776

From Ron

‘You had the power all along my dear’
Glinda the good witch

From Pia

For the world to be different, all that needs to change is you.
From Keith

“Serenity is the strength to accept what you cannot change,
the courage to change what you can
and the wisdom to know the difference”

The Serenity Prayer
From Louise

“Without the rain there would be no rainbows.“
From Carmen

If you realize that all things change,
there is nothing you will try to hold on to.
If you are not afraid of dying,
there is nothing you cannot achieve.
Lao Tzu

From Corina

“Change is the process of all existence”
Mr. Spock, Star Trek

From Jannette

Juicy strawberries ????
Rich luscious cream????
Crunchy sugar ????

From Mary-Jane

Kindness shown in any way feeds the heart and the soul whilst bringing peace to the mind 
From Tanya

“What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger.”
From Shirley

‘Whatever you are doing and however you are feeling, that is fine.
And there are plenty of other people out there feeling just the same.’
From Bryony

‘And now that you don’t have to be perfect, you can be good.’
John Steinbeck

From Pia

All will be well 
From Jennifer

‘We’re all just walking each other home.’
Ram Dass
From Elizabeth

“You can’t always get what you want…
but sometimes, you get what you need”
The Rolling Stones

From Vidya
(And note from John, The Rolling Stones played this from their homes just a few hours ago as part of One World, Together at Home…

And F**kiteer Michelle Taffe has recorded this song to help soothe you:

Trust the process.
From Ruthie

Take care of what is in your control, don’t worry about things that are beyond your reach.
From Joan

“The sun is shining, the birds are singing. All’s well with Nature”
From Lois

“It is something to be able to paint a particular picture, or carve a statue, and so to make a few objects beautiful.
But it is far more glorious to carve and paint the very atmosphere and medium through which we look.
To affect the quality of the day – that is the highest of arts.”

Henry David Thoreau
From Susalefsky

Ahhhh, how lovely are those?

Some really soothing words.

We thank you all for sharing –
And thus helping to soothe others in our F**k It community.

Love to you all,
John & Gaia xx

P.S. A longtime F**k It friend (he came to The Hill years ago) and genius songwriter and musician, Jont, has created a wonderful communal project –
Where people around the world do a version of his uplifting anthem ‘I Think It Could Be Possible’…
His inspiring video and details are here (and includes our boys, Leone & Arco) –

Will you take the “possible” challenge?
Our boys did.
As well as Leone & Arco (singing, playing guitar and beatboxing) being on Jont’s main video.
Their full video is on that page too –

So, if you’re of a musical bent,
Do join in, and do your own version for Jont –

And be part of this amazing project –


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