Focus and simplify

I begin each day with those two words firmly implanting in my mind.  By 9 a.m. I’m already scattered across three counties and creating impossible situations.  Am I destined to live this way? 
Today I refuse – and will take drastic action to find an easier path. You have to work hard to get your thinking clean to make it simple.

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Pack up all your cares and woes


It has taken me three-quarters of a lifetime to learn the secret of how to stop worrying. 

It is so simple I’m embarrassed to share this information.The absolute easiest and quickest cure for worry is to have a project you can engage in to the exclusion of all else going on in your life or the world. It must be something that consumes you, something that makes your heart sing..

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Aging backwards

bag ladies

I’ve learned two wonderful things over the past few years.  1) My gang of Baby Boomers  has suddenly grown too old to die young – whew, what a relief.  But 2) more important, we’ve found one is never too old to be young at heart – or so someone said – and we decided to test the hypothesis. (This photo is special because it has two of our “mamas” who left us much too early – Mrs. Higgins and Mrs. Hooker who are seated at left.  They could always hang with us despite being a generation ahead of us.)

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Here’s a prescription to get hooked on

laughter pillI have this cousin – Bill Poe is his name.  Well. He’s not really my cousin but we pretend we are – it’s a long story which I won’t go into here because I can’t wait to share a brilliant prescription he gave me this week – ostensibly to be used in annoying moments – but I’m finding it has multiple applications.

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