Here's a dozen of my favorite things never to apologize for:
1) Never apologize for acting on your instincts.
2) Never apologize for being passionate.
3) Never apologize for being smart.
4) Never apologize for demanding respect.
5) Never apologize for saying no.
6) Never apologize for not embracing someone else's agenda.
7) Never apologize for disagreeing.
8) Never apologize for your faith.
9) Never apologize for your own sense of creativity.
10) Never apologize for ordering dessert.
11) Never apologize for being funny.
12) Never apologize for living your truth.
Every one of us casts a shadow.
There hangs about us, a sort of a strange, indefinable something, which we call personal influence--that has its effect on every other life on which it falls. It goes with us wherever we go. It is not something we can have when we want to have it--and then lay aside when we will, as we lay aside a garment. It is something that always pours out from our lives . . . as light from a lamp, as heat from flame, as perfume from a flower.
The ministry of personal influence is something very wonderful. Without being conscious of it, we are always impressing others by this strange power that exudes from us. Others watch us--and their thinking and actions are modified by our influence."
"Be very careful, then, how you live--not as unwise but as wise, making the most of every opportunity." Ephesians 5:15-16
~J. R. Miller, "The Shadows We Cast"
terça-feira, 22 de março de 2011
60 Minutes Correspondent Andy Rooney (CBS)
“As I grow in age, I value women over 50 most of all. Here are just a few reasons why:
A woman over 50 will never wake you in the middle of the night & ask, 'What are you thinking?' She doesn't care what you think.
If a woman over 50 doesn't want to watch the game, she doesn't sit around whining about it. She goes and does something, she wants to do, & it's usually more interesting.
Women over 50 are dignified. They seldom have a screaming match with you at the opera or in the middle of an expensive restaurant. Of course, if you deserve it, they won't hesitate to shoot you, if they think they can get away with it.
Older women are generous with praise, often undeserved. They know what it's like to be unappreciated.
Women get psychic as they age. You never have to confess your sins to a woman over 50.
Once you get past a wrinkle or two, a woman over 50 is far sexier than her younger counterpart.
Older women are forthright and honest.. They'll tell you right off if you are a jerk or if you are acting like one. You don't ever have to wonder where you stand with her.
domingo, 20 de março de 2011
quinta-feira, 17 de março de 2011
~ Your kids are becoming you... and you don't like them... but your grandchildren are perfect!
~ Going out is good... Coming home is better!
~ When people say you look "Great"... they add "for your age!"
~ When you needed the discount, you paid full price. Now you get discounts on everything... movies, hotels, flights, but you're too tired to use them.
~ You forget names .... but it's OK because other people forgotthey even knew you!!!
~ The 5 kilos you wanted to lose is now 10 and you have a better chance of losing your keys than the 10 kilos
~ You realise you're never going to be really good at anything .... especially golf.
~ Your spouse is counting on you to remember things you don't remember.
~ The things you used to care to do, you no longer care to do, but you really do care that you don't care to do them anymore.
~ Your husband sleeps better on a lounge chair with the TV blaring than he does in bed. It's called his "pre-sleep".
~ Remember when your mother said...
"Wear clean underwear in case you GET in an accident"?
Now you bring clean underwear in case you HAVE an accident!
~ You used to say,
"I hope my kids GET married...
Now, "I hope they STAY married!"
~ You miss the days when everything worked with just an "ON" and "OFF" switch.
~ When GOOGLE, ipod, email, modem - were unheard of, and a mouse was something that made you climb on a table.
~ You used to use more 4 letter words ...
~ Now that you can afford expensive jewellery, it's not safe to wear it anywhere.
~ Your husband has a night out with the guys, but he's home by 9:00 p.m. Next week it will be 8:30 p.m.
~ You read 100 pages into a book before you realise you've read it.
~ Notice everything they sell in stores is "sleeveless"?!!!
~ What used to be freckles are now age spots.
~ Everybody whispers.
~ Now that your husband has retired ... you'd give anything if he'd find a job!
~ You have 3 sizes of clothes in your wardrobe ... 2 of which you will never wear.
~ But old is good in some things:
And best of all, OLD FRIENDS!!