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Advice From A Polar Bear August 17, 2016

Posted by nrhatch in Animals, Humor, Less IS More, Sustainable Living.

One of our nieces is leaving for college next week.  She celebrated her 18th birthday this week.

I sent her a combined Birthday/ Bon Voyage card because (a) I am frugal and thrifty and Scottish, and (b) I am a friend to trees and hate wasting paper ~> i.e., blogging is better than logging.

Anyway, here’s Advice from a Polar Bear from the card I sent:

Live Large
Be thick-skinned
Sniff out opportunities
Learn some good icebreakers
Be fearless
Keep it cool!

Aah . . . that’s better!

To order sustainable greeting cards & products, visit:  Your True Nature



1. Jill Weatherholt - August 17, 2016

I always knew the polar bears had it all figured out. Best of luck to your niece, Nancy!

nrhatch - August 17, 2016

Here’s to new opportunities and exciting adventures!

2. Kate Crimmins - August 17, 2016

How wonderful to start a new chapter!

nrhatch - August 17, 2016

Yes! I remember how excited I was to head off to college . . . I felt like a real grown up.

3. anotherday2paradise - August 17, 2016

Great advice, Nancy. Good luck to your niece. 🙂

nrhatch - August 17, 2016

I love this collection of advice cards ~> everything from lizards to bats to wolves to bears to elk to whales to moose to sea turtles and all offering great advice.

I expect that K will do great with this next leg of her journey.

anotherday2paradise - August 17, 2016

Yes, I watched the video. They are great and inexpensive.

nrhatch - August 17, 2016

I enjoyed learning about Your True Nature ~ we need more companies like it.

4. Val Boyko - August 17, 2016

Such great advice Nancy – especially for your neice’s embarking on this new stage of her life away from home. 😊

nrhatch - August 17, 2016

She’ll be attending school in Portland Oregon . . . a ways away from her home in Ft. Collins Colorado. But she seems ready!

5. Don - August 17, 2016

Here’s to wishing your niece well, Nancy. May she follow the Polar bear.

nrhatch - August 17, 2016

Thanks, Don! I expect she’ll acclimate in record time.

6. L. Marie - August 17, 2016

Great advice from a polar bear! 🙂
One of my nieces also has left for college. Now there is only one niece still in high school.

nrhatch - August 17, 2016

It’s amazing how fast they grew up. Of 10 nieces and nephews (all tiny tots just “yesterday”) ~ 3 have graduated from college, 3 are in or starting college, 2 (twins) are in high school, and the youngest is in middle school.

What’s that?
3 + 3 + 2 + 1 = 9?

One niece is a “free spirit” who lives by her own rules. After high school, she decided against college, worked for a time, studied to be an EMT, etc.. She’s doing “OK” and is a “kick” to chill with.

7. Under the Oaks - August 18, 2016

How exciting for your niece, Nancy! Thanks for the link to Your True Nature!

nrhatch - August 18, 2016

I enjoyed looking around Your True Nature. Some really creative and fun advice from Nature.

8. Tiny - August 18, 2016

She should be all set with this wise advice, Nancy!

nrhatch - August 18, 2016

Fingers crossed she rocks her first year!

9. suzicate - August 18, 2016

I think the polar bear gives great advice!

nrhatch - August 19, 2016


This whole line of Your True Nature greeting cards features good advice from nature (the sun, the moon, the stars, the trees, the seas) printed on good for the planet paper.

10. Bun Karyudo - August 19, 2016

We’ll, I might take the polar bear’s advice on those things, but there’s no way I’m eating seals.

nrhatch - August 19, 2016

I’m with you on that, Bun ~> No seals. No eels. And no sushi.

Bun Karyudo - August 19, 2016

I’m with you on the seals and the eels. When it comes to sushi, it depends on the type. I like some of the stuff that makes purists weep, such as duck sushi, chicken and onion sushi and hamburger sushi. 🙂

nrhatch - August 19, 2016

Make mine “veggie sushi” ~> carrots, celery, green pepper.

11. Debra - August 21, 2016

The polar bear wisdom is excellent! And I really like the “Your True Nature” site. This was a first introduction and I’m really impressed with it! Thank you!

nrhatch - August 22, 2016

I’m glad you checked out the site ~ I like to support sustainable business practices.

K left for school yesterday. Fingers crossed it’s a good fit for her.

12. NancyTex - August 22, 2016

Great advice for her birthday and as she heads out to start her next chapter at college. 2 birds, 1 stone. 🙂

nrhatch - August 22, 2016

Who knew polar bears could dish up such great advice.

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