Tuesday, January 8, 2013

The New Year 2013



I'm starting the new year with a cold! I haven't been able to taste or smell for 3 days now.
I'm not liking it! So since I have low energy I'm pondering life and what the new year will bring.
Some of it I don't know, which is a blessing. What would life be like if you knew what lies ahead?
This isn't what God intended for us. We can plan for our future though and proceed with those goals.
Some of my plans are to get healthier by signing up with my hubbie at our local community gym and making better food choices.  I've followed many different eating plans in my years. Being over weight is my struggle in life. I keep trying at least. Never give up!

We have a couple of trips planned in the next 3 months. The first is in February with our boys. It will be during #1 son's reading week.
We're going to wait for the last minute deals. It kind of makes me nervous to wait that long but we also have a budget. We're not picking a particular resort right now but scoping out a few choices so that when the time comes we just have to choose the best one. Our second trip will be to Georgia. It's a work trip for hubbie but for my parents and myself it will be a pleasure trip. We went last year for a week so we know what to expect, which isn't much. LOL. It's pretty low key but our accommodation makes up for that.
Pretty nice, the inside is just as great.http://www.gastateparks.org/GordoniaAlatamaha/gallery

 Savannah is 1 hour away which we checked out last year and will do so again. It's a lovely old town with gorgeous landscaped gardens and awesome old homes.

I just read this on facebook, just this minute and thought I want this on my blog. It's written by a lady who is 90. She wrote it to celebrate getting older a number of years ago.


This is something we should all read at least once a week!!!!! Make sure you read to the end!!!!!! 

Written by Regina Brett, 90 years old, of the Plain Dealer, Cleveland , Ohio .

"To celebrate growing older, I once wrote the 42 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 – enjoy it..

4. Your job won't take care of you when you are sick. Your friends and family will. 

5. Pay off your credit cards every month.

6. You don't have to win every argument. Stay true to yourself.

7. Cry with someone. It's more healing than crying alone.

8. Save for retirement starting with your first pay check.

9. When it comes to chocolate, resistance is futile.

10. Make peace with your past so it won't screw up the present.

11. It's OK to let your children see you cry.



12. Don't compare your life to others. You have no idea what their journey is all about.

13. If a relationship has to be a secret, you shouldn't be in it...

14 Take a deep breath. It calms the mind.

15. Get rid of anything that isn't useful. Clutter weighs you down in many ways.

16. Whatever doesn't kill you really does make you stronger.

17. It's never too late to be happy. But it’s all up to you and no one else.

18. When it comes to going after what you love in life, don't take no for an answer.

19. Burn the candles, use the nice sheets, wear the fancy lingerie. Don't save it for a special occasion. Today is special.

20. Over prepare, then go with the flow.

21. Be eccentric now. Don't wait for old age to wear purple.

22. The most important sex organ is the brain.

23. No one is in charge of your happiness but you.

24. Frame every so-called disaster with these words 'In five years, will this matter?'

25. Always choose life.

26. Forgive but don’t forget. 

27. What other people think of you is none of your business. 

28. Time heals almost everything. Give time time.

29. However good or bad a situation is, it will change.

30. Don't take yourself so seriously. No one else does..

31. Believe in miracles.

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

33. Growing old beats the alternative -- dying young.

34. Your children get only one childhood.

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

36. Get outside every day. Miracles are waiting everywhere.

37. If we all threw our problems in a pile and saw everyone else's, we'd grab ours back.

38. Envy is a waste of time. Accept what you already have not what you need.

39. The best is yet to come...

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

41. Yield.

42. Life isn't tied with a bow, but it's still a gift."



 Ok, this is really funny! I wanted to find out more info about the writer, Regina

 Brett. She's not 90 as the link suggests. Here's the link 

 http://www.reginabrett.com/about.php check it out. I'm still smiling.

 Lesson#43 Never trust what you read online! LOL





 

1 comment:

Grace said...

Good for you Teresa!, Happy Anniversary and I hope you feel better.. Great things for 2013 ahead!