Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Top 5 Life Lessons

I read an article off MSN here that I am quoting:

"What a person learns and leaves is as individual as his fingerprints. But I found some heartening insights into common themes in this new research from Priceless Legacy, a company that turns interviews with older adults into life
stories in print or video format. An analysis of its projects shows that the top five life lessons shared by people ages 65 to 104 are:

1) The simple things matter most.
2) Humor and time cure most pains.
3) There's more satisfaction in giving than getting. Service to others is the most satisfying activity.
4) Choose your spouse carefully. It will be your most important decision.
5) Work hard and in a field or role that you enjoy."

Sunday, July 26, 2009

Dolly article

In keeping up with my Dolly Parton fascination, see an article here .

What I love about this article is that Dolly is 63-years-old and has no plans for slowing down. As a matter of fact, she's got ALL KINDS of plans. As someone that is perhaps quite a bit younger than her (with bipolar lets not forget) that has been feeling like there's not much more left for me to do, that it's all over (I admit to feeling that way sometimes lately) I love her example that it's never over, that there's still so much more to do.

I love that she's 'real' and simply as an aside she is an example to me that you can have an enormously fulfilling life without ever having a child, which as I said is an aside, but it has meaning to me. Go Dolly!

Thursday, July 2, 2009


I may be bipolar, but I do find peace, especially in my backyard, watching that fire I told you about annnnnd being in the hot tub. Yes, we have one. I have a lovely backyard and this time of year the Junebugs are out and when I am out there this song comes to mind. Of course, Dolly has the perfect song. I wanted to find a rendition of it that showed the beautiful countryside that can be found around where I live too. Enjoy.
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