Beautiful Pink Bougainvillas

A New Day, A Fresh Start

Here’s a glorious quote from Ralph Waldo Emerson about starting each day fresh, with a clean slate.  

New Day, Fresh Start….

“Write it on your heart
that every day is the best day in the year.
He is rich who owns the day, and no one owns the day
who allows it to be invaded with fret and anxiety.

Finish every day and be done with it.
You have done what you could.
Some blunders and absurdities, no doubt crept in.
Forget them as soon as you can, tomorrow is a new day;
begin it well and serenely, with too high a spirit
to be cumbered with your old nonsense.
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Photo by Tara Hardy

50 Lessons – #36 Growing Old

Growing Old – Gratefully

Growing Old Ain’t for Sissies
Bette Davis

After I posted Regina Brett’s 50 list, I saw an opinion piece in the Globe and Mail that related to #36.

Heather Sanders published a piece in August 2014 about women and our penchant for denigrating ourselves, no matter what stage of life we’re in.  Her hypothesis is that we should age gratefully, and stop being so hard on ourselves.  As Regina puts it:  Growing old beats the alternative – dying young.

Here’s the link to the Globe and Mail website, Ladies, it’s time to age gratefully.  I’ve also included it below in case the link doesn’t work one day.  PS Thank you, Heather. Continue reading

Regina Brett

50 Lessons Life Taught Me

Regina’s 50 List

Regina Brett of Cleveland, Ohio, once wrote a column for The Plain Dealer called “The 45 Lessons Life Taught me”.

It’s pretty insightful and certainly has helped me put a few things in perspective.  It’s not a 50 – 50 list.  It’s a list of observations that can help make life a little easier to enjoy.

The original list was 45 lessons, but she’s added 5 more for good measure.   Continue reading