“Life isn’t tied with a bow, but it’s still a gift.”
Posted Jun 23 2013 8:04am
Carbs, coffee, and a quiet corner is exactly what we need this morning – the 4:15AM alarm was way too early… Friday we flew down to Florida for my cousin’s wedding that was held at The Ritz Carlton Key Biscayne. Holy moly, it was beautiful and we thoroughly enjoyed ourselves!
breakfast from the Food Network Kitchen in the Ft. Lauderdale Airport
The rehearsal dinner was held at one of the beach bars, we swam in the ocean, lounged under the cabanas, played around in the pool waterfalls, ate so much we needed to take a nap, and enjoyed a few adult beverages. I always love catching up with extended family who we don’t see often enough. We only all get together at weddings, but since there aren’t any more planned in the immediate future, we discussed starting an annual family reunion at some lake house next summer, which would be awesome!
I’ll save pictures from this weekend for tomorrow, but two more tidbits…
The winner of the Van’s giveaway is Becca, whoop whoop! Please email me your mailing address at firstname.lastname@example.org and I’ll pass it along to Van’s.
My momma forwarded this email to me earlier this week and I thought it was a cute reminder how special life is…
Written by Regina Brett, 90 years old, of The Plain Dealer newspaper in Cleveland, Ohio
To celebrate growing older, I once wrote the 45 lessons life taught me. It is the most requested column I’ve ever written.
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. It’s OK to get angry with God. He can take it.
9. Save for retirement starting with your first paycheck.
10. When it comes to chocolate, resistance is futile.
11. Make peace with your past so it won’t screw up the present.
12. It’s OK to let your children see you cry.
13. Don’t compare your life to others. You have no idea what their journey is all about.
14. If a relationship has to be a secret, you shouldn’t be in it.
15. Everything can change in the blink of an eye, but don’t worry, God never blinks.
16.. Take a deep breath. It calms the mind.
17. Get rid of anything that isn’t useful. Clutter weighs you down in many ways.
18. Whatever doesn’t kill you really does make you stronger.
19. It’s never too late to be happy. But it’s all up to you and no one else.
20. When it comes to going after what you love in life, don’t take no for an answer.
21. Burn the candles, use the nice sheets, wear the fancy lingerie. Don’t save it for a special occasion. Today is special.
22. Over prepare, then go with the flow.
23. Be eccentric now. Don’t wait for old age to wear purple.
24. The most important sex organ is the brain.
25. No one is in charge of your happiness but you.
26. Frame every so-called disaster with these words ‘In five years, will this matter?’
27. Always choose life.
29. What other people think of you is none of your business.
30. Time heals almost everything. Give time time.
31. However good or bad a situation is, it will change.
32. Don’t take yourself so seriously. No one else does.
33. Believe in miracles.
34. God loves you because of who God is, not because of anything you did or didn’t do.
35. Don’t audit life. Show up and make the most of it now.
36. Growing old beats the alternative of dying young.
37. Your children get only one childhood.
38. All that truly matters in the end is that you loved.
39. Get outside every day. Miracles are waiting everywhere.
40. If we all threw our problems in a pile and saw everyone else’s, we’d grab ours back.
41. Envy is a waste of time. Accept what you already have, not what you need.
42. The best is yet to come…
43. No matter how you feel, get up, dress up, and show up.
45. Life isn’t tied with a bow, but it’s still a gift.
It’s estimated that 93% won’t forward this. If you are one of the 7% who will, forward this with the title ’7%’… Friends are the family that we choose.
Question: What’s your favorite song to dance to at a wedding?
Question: What’s a life lesson that you live by and would pass on?