The Privilege of Growing Older

Not everyone is allowed the privilege of growing older. Some lives are snuffed out almost before they are lived–others in their prime. When I reflect on this, I feel very sad. I lost my father when he was only 49. I don’t reflect on this sadness often. I prefer to live my life in a positive manner, looking forward, moving ahead. I feel very grateful and blessed that I have had this “growing...
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What Determines Your Success?

My post today is a quote from Jack Canfield, one of my mentors. Jack puts a challenge to us. His answer might surprise you What’s the biggest factor that determines how much money you make – or how successful you are in your career? … Is it your education? … The skills or experience you have? … The number of hours you work or the amount of effort you put into impressing your boss or colleagues?...
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Turn, Turn, Turn, (With Apologies to Pete Seger)

Turn, Turn, Turn (With Apologies to Pete Seger) What are you turning? Is it 40, 50, 60, 70, 80? Every decade has its demarcation. Every time a zero comes up and smacks us in the face, we begin to think more seriously about our lives. I just had one of those zero birthdays last year, and it did set me thinking about my life. Because I expected to live a long life (my mother lasted to a hundred),...
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Let Go of Guilt

If our mothers raised us “right”, we all have some guilt to deal with. Do this, don’t do that. What will happen to us if we do or we don’t. What will the neighbors think. How would it feel to let go of all that guilt and just be ourselves? How would it feel to say to yourself, I did the best I could. But surely, if we allow ourselves to be guilt free, won’t we just become raving,...
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Aches and Pains

I used to wonder why old people complained so much about aches and pains. Now that I have arrived at the Third Age, it’s pretty simple to understand. Now I’m complaining about my aches and pains. I try not to say much, because I know how boring it is to younger people. I mostly complain to my husband, and he to me. My topic today is a little broader than physical pain. I’m going to talk about...
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Never Too Late To Bloom

Never Too Late To Bloom