(Originally published 10-25-14. A timeless lesson we all need to remember now and again!)
Did you expect me to wear glasses today? Did you have any expectations?
Expectations. Boy was wrong I was about you.
What if I told you the secret to true happiness was always there, inside you? The corny line that Dorothy was told to by Glinda in OZ….when she got the ruby shoes, lol. Really. What if I said to you that no amount of money, education or huge career will uncover the true happiness and life success that you know you are missing because you are still not happy?
(Originally posted 9/10/14. Was talking with the OG last night and she hadn’t seen this post yet (Other Grandma) so I had to make sure I reposted it. It really goes well with my entire weekend theme that I didn’t plan on here heh heh. Enjoy friends!)
We do not yet live in a world where women stand united completely. No, we do not. In fact, we are still so far from it and living in 2014. Come on ladies, get it together.
I have been wanting to write this article for years as its gone around and around in my head. Since I restarted this blog it was on my draft list, but left idle as the message I wanted to convey didn’t come into focus as clearly as some others have. However after something I experienced yesterday when interacting with one of my favorite young bloggers and budding authors, I forced myself to sit down and write it today. Whether or not the message comes across in the perfect way I want it to, I must at least begin planting the seeds and hope somehow readers get it and by some stroke of luck we start making real changes. Continue reading
Picture this Grand mom Blogger grinning ear to ear right now. This is officially Beginning Life at 43’s picture of the year. It shows in one picture all I believe and share with you I know is possible. Bursting with pride as I see a picture of hope, change, possibilities and new dimensions of goodness this world is in still store for. Yes it is folks and the best part is NOT that it was re-posted by a GUY friend and originally came from the “Fox & Friends” Facebook page. The best part is she herself is an Arab.
Destroying ISIS and their hateful ideology against women all at the same time! Check out this female fighter pilot from UAE leading the bombing blitz against the terrorists! (Picture and caption courtesy of a post on “The Fox & Friends” News Channel’s Facebook Page)
Why is it that it doesn’t matter if your kids are grown up and moved away– if something bad happens to them or they are hurting, it hurts us JUST as much, if not more, then if it happened to ourselves.
We want to fix it, change it, do anything possible thing we can to make it better, and if we can’t we at least want to help them through it. We know having been there many times ourselves that each day things will feel a little better and eventually everything will be okay again. We know these are obstacles or “stumbling blocks”, in life that usually come when we are making some sort of progress and are designed for us to trip on, fall over, turn around at or just stop. To find our way around these sidewalk-cracking boulders is the real key, and it’s not easy, but it is very possible. And even, after a while of this fancy-footwork, obstacles can be reduced to mere rocks we can just kick out of the way… if we just keep trying and not letting them get us down.