“Physical exercise, which releases feel-good endorphins, helps with positivity.” ~Jane Fonda


Photo Credit~ Miran White.

I did get my feel good endorphins early this morning while at the gym.

Remember there are no age limits on exercising.

Age is important only if you are a cheese. 

Did you start your week with an endorphin rush?

It Does Nurture the Soul

“Spending time in nature has a way of nurturing the soul” ~Katrina Mayer 


I enjoy the beauty of  Fall while on my morning runs.  This morning it was raining and it still did not stop me from enjoying my run. A little bit of rain won’t hurt me.

Those feel good endorphins after my run, make it all worthwhile.

As Pablo Picasso said, “Age matters only when one is aging.”

“Don’t go through life, grow through life.” ~Eric Butterworth

Have An Attitude

Have an attitude of gratitude and good things will come to YOU.


Cranbrook, British Columbia, Canada.  Photo Credit~ M. White

This photo reminded me that Fall is here and to enjoy all the vibrant colors.

Remember to count your blessings.

Appreciate all the little things you have.

Count your accomplishments. The list is longer than you think!

I am grateful to have been up early this morning and made it to the gym once again.

To Celebrate Growing Older

Regina Brett’s 45 life lessons and 5 to grow on.

May 28, 2006

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 rolls over to 50 this week, so here’s an update:

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.

4. Don’t take yourself so seriously. No one else does.

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. It’s OK to get angry with God. He can take it.

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. But don’t worry; God never blinks.

16. Life is too short for long pity parties. Get busy living, or get busy dying.

17. You can get through anything if you stay put in today.

18. A writer writes. If you want to be a writer, write.

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. Overprepare, then go with the flow.

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 except you.

26. Frame every so-called disaster with these words: “In five years, will this matter?”

27. Always choose 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. Your job won’t take care of you when you are sick. Your friends will. Stay in touch.

33. Believe in miracles.

34. God loves you because of who God is, not because of anything you did or didn’t do.

35. Whatever doesn’t kill you really does make you stronger.

36. Growing old beats the alternative – dying young.

37. Your children get only one childhood. Make it memorable.

38. Read the Psalms. They cover every human emotion.

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. Don’t audit life. Show up and make the most of it now.

42. Get rid of anything that isn’t useful, beautiful or joyful.

43. All that truly matters in the end is that you loved.

44. Envy is a waste of time. You already have all you need.

45. The best is yet to come.

46. No matter how you feel, get up, dress up and show up.

47. Take a deep breath. It calms the mind.

48. If you don’t ask, you don’t get.

49. Yield.

50. Life isn’t tied with a bow, but it’s still a gift..

by Regina Brett, The Plain Dealer

Regina Brett’s Life Lessons

I have posted these beautiful words in the past and it seems through my travels of learning,  I have found this most recent article from Regina Brett.  I apologize for not posting the correct article the first time.  The life lessons have always been correct, it was her age that was incorrect.

Just the same, I just love these life lessons from Regina Brett. I hope you enjoy them as much as I do.

They are worth reading over and over again.




                                           Remember What’s Important remember                      Photo Credit~ Miran White

Life can get so busy we tend to forget what is really important.

Take each day as it comes.

Try to have Faith and believe it will get better.


“The most wasted of all days is one without laughter.”~ e.e. Cummings