"Courage doesn't always roar. Sometimes courage is the little voice at the end of the day that says...
'I'll try again tomorrow.'"
~ Mary Anne Radmacher-Hershey
Thursday, March 3, 2011
Guess what today is?
A special birthday!
Although I still have this dreadful flu/sore throat I am so blessed. This morning I got breakfast in bed with big hugs from my two precious children - who I didn't know that I would have at one stage. They are my little miracles. I got hugs from my amazing husband who is still here - alive - after such illness & horror. I am surrounded by blessings every day...so glad to be heading into this decade of my life. The body isn't as good as it used to be, but the brain has learnt so much over the years...
Hippo Birdy 2 mee!
Found this on a website somewhere...many of these aren't in my top 40 interestingly...life is too short & precious to be petty...but I thought I'd throw it up here...
THE TOP 40
1.) Peace of mind (and a piece of property).
2.) A will.
4.) A savings account in your own name (and an IRA in the name of your future security).
5.) A mammogram.
6.) A manicure (not to mention a pedicure, a facial and a massage--all on the same day).
7.) A set of matching luggage.
8.) A ticket to some exotic place to unpack it.
9.) A great hairdresser, gynecologist and stockbroker.
10.) A passionate, fiery, unforgettable love affair.
11.) A little black dress that makes you look five pounds thinner.
12.) A sense of humor, style and purpose.
13.) A selfish streak.
14.) A spiritual foundation that gets you through a very bad night without going crazy.
15.) A facial foundation that gets you through a very long day without going ashy.
16.) A good bra.
17.) A good spa.
18.) A library card (used often).
19.) A credit card (used sparingly).
20.) At least one person in your life who says: "You call, I come."
21.) Good body language (multilingual!).
22.) A broken heart and the knowledge you can survive it.
23.) A cause celebre (domestic violence, infant mortality, save the whales--your choice).
29.) The ability to converse on any subject without benefit of concrete knowledge or access to facts.
30.) A shocking secret.
31.) A pair of silk pajamas.
32.) A lifetime membership in at least one organization dedicated to uplifting Black folks (e.g., National Council of Negro Women, the NAACP).
33.) The phone number of someone who is good with their hands.
34.) At least one drop-dead, don't-speak-to-me-because-you-know-you-don't-know-me gorgeous photo of yourself.
35.) A friendship that has stood the test of time.
36.) One last chance to tell the guy you were crazy about in your 20s who treated you like cigarette ashes on the floor what you were too dumb to know when he walked out with your heart in his hands: "Thank you, thank you, thank you."