Lessons I Learned from I Love Lucy


It’s October 15th, and you know what that means: It’s National I Love Lucy Day! Wait, you didn’t know? Now you do. You’re welcome.

That fiery and funny redhead certainly deserves a day all her own. The Hallmark Channel plays reruns nearly every morning so my days always start with the sounds of Lucy talking her way out of trouble and Ricky singing Babalu in the background. It’s one of those shows that never gets old, no matter how many times you watch it.

“I Love Lucy” was declared the greatest television show of all time according to a survey from ABC News and People Magazine. And rightly so. Apart from a few major misses (remember that episode where Lucy “goes” to Scotland and Fred and Ethel are a two-headed dragon?), every episode is classic hijinx with a happy ending.

But it’s also chock-full of life lessons. Nearly everything I know about life today has come from an episode of I Love Lucy.


Lesson 1: Nobody (and I mean nobody) wants to see your fish lips or duck lips or any other kind of animal lips when you pose for a photograph.lips

Lesson 2: When words fail, but you want that person to know what you really think of them…

Lesson 3: It’s important to get a full night’s sleep to avoid dark bags under your eyes.

Lesson 4: It’s also very important to exercise your brain. Good ideas require effort.idea

Lesson 5: Feeling beautiful is all about confidence.

Lesson 6: There really is no such thing as a “pretty crier”


Lesson 7: Sometimes the struggle is real.

Lesson 8: Nothing beats getting lost in a good book.

Lesson 9: Sometimes it’s ok to play with your food.

Lesson 10: Always have your “don’t-mess-with-me-look” ready to whip out at a moment’s notice.

Lesson 11: The best way to end an argument is to just walk away.
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Lesson 12: Stay out of jail. You’ll miss major life events.

Lesson 13: Never make bets that you aren’t able to win.

Lesson 14: Always have a good friend(s) along for the ride.

Do you have a favorite I Love Lucy episode? I’d love to hear!

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