Happy Thanksgiving Weekend

                                       Happy Thanksgiving to YOU. 

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Happy Thanksgiving to my Canadian friends that are celebrating this weekend.

                          There is always something to give thanks for.

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Wishing you blessings of health, happiness, love and success on Thanksgiving and always.

Our grown kidlets have decided with all this beautiful fall weather we are having, they are going camping this weekend. We are invited for turkey dinner tomorrow and wouldn’t you know it, they are calling for rain.  Yikes.  You have to understand that I am not a camper.  ha ha  Oh well. We have decided we will join them for an hour or so only if it is not pouring rain. We have been enjoying a long stretch of summer like weather, so just maybe the rain will hold off while we are there.  Wishful thinking.   ;)

I really don’t know where they get their camping ideas from as my hubby and I have never been into camping.  Now on the other hand maybe if we had a motorhome we would feel differently.

The weekend will be full of fun and gratitude’s just the same.  I love my family and treasure them all.

Enjoy your weekend and thanks so very much for taking time to visit my blog. I appreciate you.

(Photo credit~ Thank-you to my lovely niece Miranda W. and her daughter P. )

Wishing this Thanksgiving finds you with plenty of reasons to give thanks.

                                     Give Thanks Today and Everyday

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Do It Today

Hug someone today.

A hug is a great gift. One size fits all, and it’s easy to exchange.

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Photo credit~ M. White.

Hug your favorite pet. Pets are comforting and can help you feel secure in times of loneliness.

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Hugs just feel good. I am a huge fan of hugging.

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Embrace hugging, it’s good for you.

 There is a saying by Virginia Satir, a respected family therapist, “We need four hugs a day for survival. We need eight hugs a day for maintenance. We need twelve hugs a day for growth.”

Give out hugs whenever you can.

Have you hugged someone today?

Photo Credit of the bottom two photos are from an email that was forwarded to me this morning and I wanted to share them with you.

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.

Enjoy.

 

One Way To Do It

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Photo credit~ Miranda White

Hi Everybody. It seems to me like I am having struggles with getting back in the swing of things with blogging.

I have been trying to keep learning and tweak my blog as I go along. Again I have to keep mentioning my blog helper, Donah .  I appreciate this lady so much as she has guided me and given me tips.  Thanks so much my friend.  Another beauty blog to visit also with plenty of blogging tips.

We are done in my family with all the August birthdays.  My daughter was on the 7th and then my Hubby and grand daughter both share the 12th.

August 22nd my Hubby and I celebrated our 44th wedding Anniversary. Sometimes one can make plans and they just don’t turn out like we would like them to.  We spent our evening in the hospital.

My Hubby had come in from work and was only home half an hour when he collapsed on our kitchen floor.

Oh my gosh! What a scary feeling to watch all these medics working on my Man.   I was grateful that our daughter was here and for God giving me strength to cope. Our son is a truck driver and he was on the road.  It was one of those times we were happy to be able to connect with him via technology.

Heat stroke, COPD and other issues. We were home by midnight after many tests and an x-ray. He has to follow up now with his family doctor and then we go from there.  It is tough when you don’t have all the answers.

I am not mentioning any of this for sympathy. I only wanted to share a bit about us and hopefully I can get back to my blogging.

To be totally honest at times it is difficult for me to  “Let Go and Let God” as I am a real worrier.

On another note I am so grateful that I keep up with my fitness throughout my life as it sure helps me cope with stress and worry. This morning I enjoyed a 5K Run and with my endorphin high it will help me to keep on smiling.

Just for today……………………  I will try hard to turn things over to my Higher Power and have a more relaxing day.

I wish you a wonderful day as well~

Happy Anniversary

Never underestimate the power of a smile. Especially yours.

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Today gives us many reasons to smile big.

August 22, 1970 was so long ago.   Our wedding day.

Happy 44th  Anniversary to my favorite Man.

May we continue to grow up together and always remain ‘in love’.

You hold the key to my heart.  I love you over the moon.

“Happiness is different from pleasure. Happiness has something to do with struggling and enduring and accomplishing.”
– George Sheehan