Saturday, October 15, 2016

Things I love about being alive

Beach combing

My husband's hand in mine
Birds and flowers

            Wood fires
                                                                                                Jeans and sweaters

                      Days on the lake
                                                                                                                      Going to the theater.
Listening to music. All kinds of                                                                      music!   

     Going to Mass
Romantic comedies
Dark chocolate and red wine
             Dressing up
                           Ice cream
Little kids
Red Lipstick

Rainy days where you can cuddle up and read all day long.

Cream in my coffee
Room service
The closeness of my family


Radio shows
           Twirling when I dance
English Country decorating
                  Meals with friends

It's good the great green earth to roam,
Where sights of awe the soul inspire;
But oh, it's best, the coming home,
The crackle of one's own hearth-fire!
You've hob-nobbed with the solemn Past;
You've seen the pageantry of kings;
Yet oh, how sweet to gain at last
The peace and rest of Little Things!

Perhaps you're counted with the Great;
You strain and strive with mighty men;
Your hand is on the helm of State;
Colossus-like you stride . . . and then
There comes a pause, a shining hour,
A dog that leaps, a hand that clings:
O Titan, turn from pomp and power;
Give all your heart to Little Things.

Go couch you childwise in the grass,
Believing it's some jungle strange,
Where mighty monsters peer and pass,
Where beetles roam and spiders range.
'Mid gloom and gleam of leaf and blade,
What dragons rasp their painted wings!
O magic world of shine and shade!
O beauty land of Little Things!

I sometimes wonder, after all,
Amid this tangled web of fate,
If what is great may not be small,
And what is small may not be great.
So wondering I go my way,
Yet in my heart contentment sings . . .
O may I ever see, I pray,
God's grace and love in Little Things.

So give to me, I only beg,
A little roof to call my own,
A little cider in the keg,
A little meat upon the bone;
A little garden by the sea,
A little boat that dips and swings . . .
Take wealth, take fame, but leave to me,
O Lord of Life, just Little Things. 

Thursday, October 6, 2016

How feel younger longer

One of the main reasons we feel old, is the loss of flexibility. Yoga can change all that! No matter what your age or what your size. Yoga can transform your body and your attitude.

Get up, dress up and put on your make up.  Nothing makes a woman feel better than looking good. Find a flattering hair style. Get some professional advice on make up and skin care.   Go through your wardrobe, get rid of all the non-flattering and ill-fitting clothes.  I recommend developing a capsule wardrobe. Many options from a few carefully selected pieces.

You need to feed your mind as well as your body.  READ. LEARN. DO.

Life is short. What are you waiting for? Take that trip you have always dreamed of. Start your own business. Use the good china. Take chances. Quit making excuses.

The only things stopping you are in your own mind. It's not too late to be the woman you've always dreamed of being. What have you got to lose? Try.

Sunday, October 2, 2016

Shaping up and simplifying your wardrobe

Get ready to clean out your closets

                                                                                                    A 30 item list and printable