"Learn the rules like a pro, so you can break them like an artist." ~ Pablo Picasso "Know the rules well, so you can break them effectively." ~ Dalai Lama "Life is short, break the rules …" ~ Mark Twain No less than three great men have advised that we break the rules. Ha! The catch is that life comes with no guaranteed rules. If it did, things would be much simpler. My sort-of rule breaking this month is that there are two Winners of the Finest Post. Both the winners write posts that are filled with pointers, guidance and ideas that help readers as we all muddle our way through this journey called life. The Winners of the Finest Post Award this month are: @nuss for the snippet Peace Of Mind! and @DDream for the response in Am I Doing Something Wrong ? One post shares the satisfaction of paying off a house loan. Another sheds light on why a woman might continue in a troubled marriage. The winning posts speak for themselves, so I won’t talk more about them. But I do have to say that I am always struck by how DDream takes the time to compose a well-rounded and action-oriented response to many an OP’s lament. Frankly, I wish I could write like that. Nuss shares with us about life achievements and milestones with an honest recount of the struggles and joys involved. To do that and continue to benefit readers even after receiving unsupportive feedback sometimes, takes courage and a self-confidence that I immensely admire. Thank you @Laks09, @joylokhi and @Mistt for nominating and supporting the two posts. Thank you all for the Likes, comments and delightful banter that we had in the June FP thread. .