What I’ve Learned From Joan Rivers

Hello, Sunshine! I was completely heartbroken today by the sad news of Joan Rivers’ passing. Love her or hate her, she left her footprint in this world by breaking down many barriers. I loved Joan’s honesty and her lack of fear over being judged by others. Joan offered great advice if you were listening. Here’s what I’ve learned from Joan Rivers:

Life goes by fast. Enjoy it. Calm down. It’s all funny.

Joan deeply loved her grandson, Cooper. She recently shared pictures on Instagram of their trip together in Rome and it was full of wonderful moments of her celebrating #GrandmaWeek with her grandson. I really try to live in the moment and tell my mind to slow down and just be still.

I succeeded by saying what everyone else was thinking.

Oh, how I wish had the courage to say what I was thinking. I’m too good at keeping my mouth shut. I think it’s why I want a punching bag. I’d use the punching bag as a way to vent what is on my mind without having to share my opinions. I wouldn’t say it’s a lack of courage; I just don’t like to hurt anyone’s feelings.

Life is very tough. And if you can make a joke to make something easier and funny, do it.

This is something I’m actually very good at. I don’t know if it’s because of things I’ve gone through in life, but I can a make a joke about anything. I really try to find the ray of sunshine in any situation.

That comes with age. Knowing it’s their problem, not mine.

I need to work on this.  I’m uber sensitive and I wear my heart on my sleeve. I’m too often disappointed by people, and I know it’s their problem, not mine, but it still hurts. I’m trying to get thicker skin everyday.


What we do is not a job. It sounds so stupid. What we do is a calling, my dear. We make people happy. It’s a calling.


The Red Carpet will never be the same without Joan.


  • Meghan says:

    Well said! I am going to miss Joan. I do not remember a time when she wasn’t a celebrity. I feel for her daughter & grandson.

    • Chastity says:

      I read that Melissa really had a hard time making the decision to pull the plug. I don’t wish end of life decisions on anybody.

  • I loved her honesty! In a world that is sooo concerned with always being politically correct and making sure we don’t step on any toes, Joan just said “screw it” and told it as it was.

    • Chastity says:

      Wouldn’t it be nice to not worry about stepping on toes? Everyone is so easily offended. I want to say “screw it” too!

  • I loved how Joan Rivers was brave enough to be herself and speak her mind. Thanks for the post about some of her greatest lessons.

    • Chastity says:

      We could all use a little of Joan’s bravery. I’m happy you enjoyed her lessons.

  • Joan was such a survivor. She made it in a man’s world of comedy, and she survived a lot of personal tragedies. She will be missed.

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