Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Half a Century and I'm Still Here!

Yes..yes..yes! I've officially hit 50 years old, my friends!

I stayed 49 right up until 2:05am then I couldn't put it off anymore. Just kidding,  I'm actually quite glad to a) still be here, b) have most of my faculties, c) have the experiences I have had, to date, and d) still be here.  Did I say that already? Well, guess that means I'll be even more all over the place in my blog!

Looking back, I can recall bits and pieces of years that I could say I took chances that might have removed me from this Earth.  Haven't we all?

To say that I have learned lessons from those and other experiences is an understatement.  To say that I have learned what is important and urgent and what can wait is something I can say appeared in the last few years. To say that I have learned that there are going to be those that like me or what I say and some that don't is something I made peace with at my 40th year. To say that I'm grateful to be able to be here and to possibly pass on whatever I've learned to young ones, is a joy to me.

Therefore, I can say that my life is pretty joyful, in general. 

I'd like to share this with anyone who may need to see what real joy looks like...Enjoy!


Here in the U.S. we are celebrating the holiday of Thanksgiving.  Time to recount what you are thankful for and we like to share the day with friends as well as the usual family, eat, watch American football, sleep a little, then eat again.  Why do we do this? Because we are THANKFUL! Oh, the pity I feel when someone can't come up with anything to be thankful for.  There is always someone or something, if you think hard enough.  It may not be much but it's YOURS and it's a gift.

The First Thanksgiving is hilariously illustrated by Eddie Izzard, who I think is a brilliant comic and actor! For those who are not familiar with him, don't be thrown by the outfit and makeup!

Tell me where else are you going to find these two videos presented in the same blog?  ONLY HERE, FOLKS! LOL

It was basically the first time America had to show some humility, which is never a bad thing.

And so, we will do the same tomorrow.  We show how humbly grateful we are for how much or how little we have, that we are happy with what we are given, that we have no legitimate right to complain about our lives and shame on us if we do!

Happy Thanksgiving to Everyone, Every Day!


Nya hasn't met Bruno Mars (yet!) but she did receive an autographed cd and is happy, sweet, and beautiful, as always!