• It Might Not Be What You Think - This post will really surprise you if you are used to all the negativity of life after 50. | 50 plus | menopause | aging | fashion over 50 | second act | #aging #midlife
    The Second Act

    What Not To Wear After Age 50 – It Might Not Be What You Think

    Google ” what not to wear after age 50 ” and you will have your pick of thousands of articles telling you what looks terrible on your old  body. I want to point out to the writer who wrote the ‘no-no’ article, you need to remember you are writing for women after age 50, not preschoolers. I don’t think I’ve said ‘no-no’ since my youngest was a toddler. We could spend hours studying the clothes we shouldn’t wear after age 50 and the slang we shouldn’t use and the makeup techniques we need to retire. Here’s me, weighing in on this topic. You are over 50 for f*ck’s sake. Wear…

  • People Will Always Remember How You Make Them Feel
    Life Lessons

    People Will Always Remember How You Make Them Feel

    People Will Always Remember How You Make Them Feel This story came to me many years ago and I am not even sure I remember exactly who sent it to me, however, I thought it was an important lesson for each of us to learn. I do hope you will share and help others learn as well. I arrived at the address and honked the horn. After waiting a few minutes I honked again. Since this was going to be my last ride of my shift, I thought about just driving away, but instead I put the car in park and walked up to the door and knocked. Just a…

  • Humor,  Life Lessons

    Life From The Seat Of A Tractor

    Life from the seat of a tractor.. An old Farmer’s Words of Wisdom we could all live by……. Your fences need to be horse-high, pig-tight and bull-strong. Keep skunks and bankers at a distance. Life is simpler when you plow around the stump. A bumble bee is considerably faster than a John Deere tractor. Words that soak into your ears are whispered¦….not yelled. Meanness don’t just happen overnight. Forgive your enemies; it messes up their heads. Do not corner something that you know is meaner than you. It don’t take a very big person to carry a grudge. You cannot unsay a cruel word. Every path has a few puddles.…

  • Children,  Life Lessons

    TIME

    TIME A young man learns what’s most important in life from the guy next door. Over the phone, his mother told him, “Mr. Belser died last night. The funeral is Wednesday.” Memories flashed through his mind like an old newsreel as he sat quietly remembering his childhood days. “Jack, did you hear me?” “Oh, sorry, Mom. Yes, I heard you. It’s been so long since I thought of him. I’m sorry, but I honestly thought he died years ago,” Jack said… “Well, he didn’t forget you. Every time I saw him he’d ask how you were doing. He’d reminisce about the many days you spent over ‘his side of the…

  • Children,  Life Lessons

    Grandma’s Hands

    Grandma’s Hands is a wonderful story that everyone should read. Grandma, some ninety plus years, sat feebly on the patio bench. She didn’t move, just sat with her head down staring at her hands. When I sat down beside her she didn’t acknowledge my presence and the longer I sat I wondered if she was OK. Finally, not really wanting to disturb her but wanting to check on her at the same time, I asked her if she was OK. She raised her head and looked at me and smiled. ‘Yes, I’m fine, thank you for asking,’ she said in a clear strong voice. ‘I didn’t mean to disturb you,…

  • How Heavy Is The Glass
    Life Lessons

    How Heavy Is The Glass?

    How Heavy Is The Glass? How heavy is this glass of water? The answer will surprise you. A psychologist walked around a room while teaching stress management to an audience. As she raised a glass of water, everyone expected they’d be asked the “half empty or half full” question. Instead, with a smile on her face, she inquired: “How heavy is this glass of water?” Answers called out ranged from 8 oz. to 20 oz. She replied, “The absolute weight doesn’t matter. It depends on how long I hold it. If I hold it for a minute, it’s not a problem. If I hold it for an hour, I’ll have…

  • Life Lessons

    Is The Jar Full?

    Is The Jar Full? A professor stood before his philosophy class and had some items in front of him. When the class began, he wordlessly picked up a very large and empty mayonnaise jar and proceeded to fill it with golf balls. He then asked the students if the jar was full. They agreed that it was. The professor then picked up a box of pebbles and poured them into the jar. He shook the jar lightly. The pebbles rolled into the open areas between the golf balls. He then asked the students again if the jar was full. They agreed it was. The professor next picked up a box…

  • Life Lessons

    The Shoe Man

    The Shoe Man A “Soul” Touching Life Lesson     I showered and shaved………….. I adjusted my tie. I got there and sat………….. In a pew just in time. Bowing my head in prayer……… As I closed my eyes.. I saw the shoe of the man next to me….. Touching my own. I sighed. With plenty of room on either side…… I thought, ‘Why must our soles touch?’ It bothered me, his shoe touching mine… But it didn’t bother him much. A prayer began : ‘Our Father’…………. I thought, ‘This man with the shoes, has no pride. They’re dusty, worn, and scratched. Even worse, there are holes on the side!’…