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Saturday, September 13, 2014

Life Tips From Those Who've Been There

These life tips were collected from men and women 85 or older. Some have been through wars, others through depressions, sickness, and even concentration camps. They are a generation that was unlike any other, and we can all profit from their advice. Even those of us over 85 ourselves, because these days, it is never too late to get good advice.


1. Drink lots of water.
2. Eat your breakfast like kings, your lunch like princes, and your dinner like beggars

3. Eat more things that grow on trees and plants and less things that are made in factories. Remember your digestive system doesn't know it's the 21st century, so help it out by feeding it stuff it's built for.

4. It's always a good time for some TEE - Truth, Energy and Empathy!
5. Walk 10-30 minutes a day. 

6. Get more actual games in your life, games that have no gain but the simple pleasure of playing them.

7. Read more books than you've read last year. 

8. Sit silently (without a TV) for at least 10 minutes a day and take time to ponder things (for some - pray). 

9. Invest at least 7 hours a night in your sleep. It'll pay back big time later on.

10. Smile while you walk those 10-30 minutes a day.

11. Do not compare your life to those of others, it's easy to see the good but the bad is as well hidden as yours, or better. You have no idea what their lives are really like or if they are happy inside, get on with yours instead.

12. Don't waste time and energy thinking of things you will never be able to change. Instead, use that energy to works towards future positive moments.

13. Don't be extreme in any action. Remember that truth is mostly in the middle, and life is hardly black and white. 

14. Accept the fact that you will sometimes lose the argument, and that you were wrong. Or if you still think you are right, agree to disagree. Very few people have ever been shouted into true agreement.

15. Don't waste your energy complaining about people you don't know and their actions. You have no idea what motivates or what lead them to that decision. Judging is so easy even 4 year olds can do it. The driver honking at you might have had a horrible day, or is anxious to see his sick wife at the hospital while worried about making rent. We only see the behavior, never the events leading to it. 

16. Dream more while you are awake.

17. Envy is a waste of time. You already have what you need, and being envy won't create more for you.

18. Life is too short to hate people. You should fear some and pity others, but hate is a bigger waste of time than any other emotion.

19. Make peace with your past, or it will make short work of your future.

20. No one controls your level of happiness but you.
21. Life is the school, remember that you are here to learn. Problems are like tests, and the lesson you take will help you solve the next one correctly.

22. Smile and laugh more with your entire face, including your eyes. Find humor when you can.

23. Don't take yourselves so seriously, no one else will!
24. Call your family often enough so they feel like you are walking besides them in this life.

25. Every day - do at least one good thing for others that really helps them out. It will make you feel better about your own and later on - someone grateful will help you when you need it.

26. Try to forgive, it's the hardest thing there is, much harder than hate, but it's doable. 

27. Spend some time with people over 70 and under 6 - it will teach you patience and empathy.

28. Try to make at least 3 people smile, every day.

29. What other people think of you is none of your concern, since they'll never tell you! So why bother? Live your life and stop wondering what's on the other side of their skulls, you will never know the complete truth!


30. Do the right thing.
The kind that doesn't leave anyone hurt, despite your personal feelings. It will be worth its while in the long run.

31. Get rid of anything that isn't useful, beautiful, sentimental or brings you true pleasure in life.

32. Forgivness can heal more than you can ever imagine. Forgiveness is way to show strength, and strength is impressive and attractive.

33. Doesn't matter how good or bad the situation is - it will change at some point. So plan for either and don't lose your head to overjoycing or over fearing.

34. Doesn't matter how you feel at this particular moment - get up, get dressed and be there on time. A good start will help get rid of that feeling.

35. If actors can become huge successes in their 70's, you can believe that the best is yet to come. And if it isn't, then try to create the best for someone else, it will often be suprisingly great for you as well.

36. When you wake up alive in the morning, don't take it for granted - embrace life!

37. The biggest secret is that anyone can be happy. But some decide they won't be and then look for reasons to support that theory. Don't fall for that! Assume you are happy and find reasons to support that claim! Keep creating these reasons, and you just might start believing it.

38. Enjoy yourself, every day. Remember, life is just a ride, and you are shown many different things, some wonderful, other awful. But you always continue and it is always just a ride. Enjoy it.
So remember! "Enjoy yourself, it's later than you think... enjoy yourself, while you're still in the pink... The years go by... as quickly as a wink...."

Tuesday, September 9, 2014


September 9 celebrates National Teddy Bear Day.  We have all had a special cuddly teddy as a child.  Some of us still have our teddy bear from our childhood.  Whether or not you still have your childhood teddy, today is the perfect day to celebrate your childhood friend!

The teddy bear, which is celebrated in story, song and film and is an iconic children’s toy, was created simultaneously by toymakers Morris Michtom in the United States and Richard Steiff in Germany in the early 20th century.  The bear was named after President Theodore “Teddy” Roosevelt, Jr.

Teddy bears are one of the most popular gifts for children.
Teddy bears Signify love, congratulations or sympathy when given to adults.

Sunday, September 7, 2014

Easy Peasy BBQ'd Pulled Pork Sandwiches

I cam across this idea on Jillee's blog One Good Thing and
 then ran into it again on her Pinterest Page. 
She had found it on Pinterest (of course!) LOL
It was a quick and easy way to shred cooked chicken
with your KitchenAid!

Her photos are pretty self explanatory.
Using the paddle while the chicken is still hot,
start out slow on low speed then increase speed as
the chicken becomes for shredded.


SO, the other day I needed a quick and
easy meal to come home to.
I threw a pork roast into the Crock Pot so it
would be nice and done for Pulled Pork Sandwiches.

After I got home I removed the roast from the Crock,
let it drain, then started the task of pulling.
 Jillee's idea popped into my mind.
I thought it was the perfect time to try it out.

Did as she described

And Voila!
All shredded super quick and easy.

All I had to do was add a bottle of
BBQ sauce and we were ready to eat
 our Pulled Pork Sandwiches!

 Lve my KitchenAid!

How To Stop Church Gossip

"How To Stop Church Gossip"
Mildred, the church gossip, and self-appointed monitor of the church's morals, kept sticking her nose into other people's business.
Several members did not approve of her extra- curricular activities, but feared her enough to maintain their silence.
She made a mistake, however, when she accused Frank, a new member, of being an alcoholic after she saw his old pickup parked in front of the town's only bar one afternoon. 
She emphatically told Frank (and several others) that every one seeing it there would know what he was doing!.
Frank, a man of few words, stared at her for a moment and just turned and walked away. He didn't explain, defend, or deny.
He said nothing..
Later that evening, Frank quietly parked his pickup in front of Mildred's house ... walked home .... .and left it there all night.
(You gotta love Frank!)


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