Hello, Friends, and Happy 2012! I'm back with a nice little post I am stealing from someone's Tumblr. Sorry I'm not sorry I don't know where it came from. I don't get Tumblr.
Written by Regina Brett, 90 years old.
“To celebrate growing older, I once wrote the 45 lessons life taught me. It is the most requested column I’ve ever written. My odometer rolled over to 90 in August, so here is the column once more:
1. Life isn’t fair, but it’s still good 2. When in doubt, just take the next small step. 3. Life is too short to waste time hating anyone. Change the way you think. 4. Your job won’t take care of you when you are sick. Your friends and family will. Stay in touch. 5. Pay off your credit cards every month. 6. You don’t have to win every argument. Agree to disagree. 7. Cry with someone. It’s more healing than crying alone. 8. Release your children when they become adults, its their life now. 9. Save for retirement starting with your first paycheck. 10. When it comes to chocolate, resistance is futile. 11. Make peace with your past so it won’t screw up the present. 12. It’s OK to let your children see you cry. 13. Don’t compare your life to others. You have no idea what their journey is all about. 14. If a relationship has to be a secret, you shouldn’t be in it. 15. Everything can change in the blink of an eye 16. Take a deep breath It calms the mind. 17. Get rid of anything that isn’t useful, beautiful or joyful. 18. Whatever doesn’t kill you really does make you stronger. 19. It’s never too late to have a happy childhood. But the second one is up to you and no one else. 20. When it comes to going after what you love in life, don’t take no for an answer. 21. Burn the candles, use the nice sheets, wear the fancy lingerie. Don’t save it for a special occasion. Today is special. 22 Just because you believe you are right, doesn’t mean you are. Keep an open mind. 23. Be eccentric now. Don’t wait for old age to wear purple. 24. The most important sex organ is the brain. 25. No one is in charge of your happiness but you. 26. Frame every so-called disaster with these words ‘In five years, will this matter?’ 27. Always choose a good life. 28. Forgive everyone everything. 29. What other people think of you is none of your business. 30. Time heals almost everything. Give time time. 31. However good or bad a situation is, it will change. 32. Don’t take yourself so seriously. No one else does. 33. Believe in miracles. 34. Your job is to love your children, not choose who they should love. 35. Don’t audit life. Show up and make the most of it now. 36. Growing old beats the alternative — dying young. 37. Your children get only one childhood. 38. All that truly matters in the end is that you loved. 39. Get outside every day. Miracles are waiting everywhere. 40. If we all threw our problems in a pile and saw everyone else’s, we’d grab ours back. 41. Envy is a waste of time. You already have all you need. 42. The best is yet to come… 43. No matter how you feel, get up, dress up and show up. 44. Yield… 45. Life isn’t tied with a bow, but it’s still a gift."
And therefore finally update the blog. These are both very moving for different reasons, but made me tear up today, during a time of year all about figuring out what's really important and where to go from here.
I love a good aquas frescas, but they are hard to find and pretty pricey. So, when I found this Dole Sensations Watermelon Juice, I was hoping it might be an easy access alternative. Well, friends, I LOVE THIS JUICE. So good. Not too watery. Watermelon year round, without the seeds or the awkward, "I'm holding a watermelon, OMG, is this what it will feel like to be preggo" march from the grocery store to the car to the heave of watermelon onto the kitchen counter. Trust me, this shiz is great.
I have emerged, even though I am still in my Muppet coma. (Obviously that movie was AWESOME and thanks to Mr. Awesome for suggesting a midnight showing as a fantastic date.) I have missed blogging and decided to update this and my other blog each morning along with my coffee and Good Morning America.
Okay! I have been dying to tell you about my favorite shoes. Possibly one of my top five pairs of shoes ever. These are SO comfortable. Seriously, like slippers. Supportive, versatile, lightweight, and inexpensive. Say hello to the Women's Claire Scrunch Flat. Go get these. For you, for your mom, for your sister. Say "Happy Holidays" and "thank me later." Trust me. (Or read the glowing reviews.)