We may not have all the answers for living a happy life, but luckily, we get by with a little help from our friends...or our followers.
Yoko Ono, the wife of the late John Lennon from The Beatles, sought the help of social media for some guidance.
The 85-year-old asked followers to "Give us some advice that will make our lives heal and shine."
Whether the specifics of her request were prompted by a societal disconnect or political disparities is unclear. But what we do know is that we are all in dire need of positivity.
Give us some advice that will make our lives heal and shine.— Yoko Ono (@Yoko Ono)1549039720.0
Yoko's followers answered the call and blew up her thread with jokes and life hacks. Some of the shared wisdom was more revealing than others ranging from understanding symbols on your car dashboard to inspiring a visit to the ocean.
Regardless of whether or not they're applicable to our lives, there is something for everyone here.
One cheeky Beatles fan held a decades-long grudge.
@yokoono Don’t split up the Beatles when they have a few more albums in them.— The Nafemeister (@The Nafemeister)1549113690.0
And another ardent fan quickly reminded that Yoko was John's muse.
@nafemeister @yokoono Think of all the wonderful music the members gave us after the split. Remember, John loved Yo… https://t.co/4OSLezK3R0— bswag71 (@bswag71)1549177687.0
If you're always in doubt about which side of the gas pump to drive up to, now you know.
@yokoono The little arrow next to the pump logo tells you which side of the car the tank filler hatch is on :) https://t.co/nu4O0jNwYM— Charlie O'Malley (@Charlie O'Malley)1549099627.0
@RachelSCPHN @charliebadger99 @yokoono OMFG!!!— Jon Tuck (@Jon Tuck)1549111657.0
There are shortcuts to every destination.
@yokoono It's much quicker to get to the Central Line at Tottenham Court Road by turning right then left at the bot… https://t.co/0xcFnqrmdq— Ralph Sinclair (@Ralph Sinclair)1549104328.0
@RalphSinclair @yokoono Shit, don't tell everyone! I thought this was a secret known only by a select few.— Alistair King (@Alistair King)1549108503.0
Connect with animals.
@yokoono Rescue a magpie. Teach him to say Merry Christmas #magpiemike https://t.co/0WPUzPY0Av— Penelope Pendragon (@Penelope Pendragon)1549104297.0
We would never have known this if it wasn't for Yoko.
@yokoono Lids are held on jars through the operation of a vacuum, not because they are screwed on tight. Put a spoo… https://t.co/50JwtlBWCV— Denise Mina (@Denise Mina)1549111547.0
If you want a clean bum, guaranteed.
@yokoono Always check there is paper, before you sit down..— graham davies (@graham davies)1549122377.0
Wouldn't this be a nice gesture?
What a fab idea!
@SouthernBikeBox @GJDavies001 @yokoono If you use the last piece and there's no replacement, prop the seat lid with… https://t.co/g4feLF7FD2— emilyrobe (@emilyrobe)1549149891.0
@emilyrobe @SouthernBikeBox @GJDavies001 @yokoono What is an actual decent person doing on the internet?? 🤔— Lauren 🧟♀️ (@Lauren 🧟♀️)1549188772.0
A culinary game changer.
@yokoono Turn your tins of beans upside down when you put them in the cupboard, that way none get stuck in the bottom when you open them— Matt Stephens (@Matt Stephens)1549126988.0
@MStephens1977 @yokoono https://t.co/mctBpgIXb5— Stormy Dan (@Stormy Dan)1549166199.0
A practically perfect nanny would appreciate this.
@yokoono Feed the birds.— Roz DeKett (@Roz DeKett)1549114036.0
@RozDeKett @yokoono Tuppence a bag.— Waterstones Piccadilly (@Waterstones Piccadilly)1549137366.0
@WaterstonesPicc @RozDeKett @yokoono Tuppence?— Daisy Savage (@Daisy Savage)1549149945.0
@EllieMae8471 @SavageD1984 @WaterstonesPicc @RozDeKett @yokoono Tuppence a bag.— Lucy O Martin (@Lucy O Martin)1549158097.0
It is, after all, the best medicine.
@yokoono Seek out comedy. Laugh more.— Jeff Cohen (@Jeff Cohen)1549039761.0
Only if you ever find yourself face to face with a raptor.
@yokoono Keep absolutely still. His vision is based on movement.— Aidan McCarthy (@Aidan McCarthy)1549112055.0
The world is your oyster.
@yokoono ‘Nothing splendid has ever been achieved, except by those who dared believe that something inside themselv… https://t.co/6qawoGuDN7— Phil Gould (@Phil Gould)1549148460.0
As John Lennon's widow, the peace activist honored his legacy by funding Central Park's Strawberry Fields in Manhattan and the Imagine Peace Tower in Iceland, and inaugurated a biennial LennonOno Grant for Peace in 2002.
The grant is an award in the sum of $50,000 given to people and organizations personally chosen by Yoko.
A champion for human rights, she is the recipient of the Dr. Rainer Hildebrandt Human Rights Award, which annually honors those committed to fight peacefully for human rights.
John would be proud.