To celebrate my 50th Birthday my dear friends Jill and David and their girls hosted a prom in my honor. It was truly amazing. They turned their home into “Prom Night” with everything from a Dance Floor with Disco Ball and a Prom Picture area. We even had a Taro Card Reader. According to my reading I am right on track!
My MasterMind group was there in full Prom attire. Alyson Stanfield (artbizcoach), who got her prom pictures uploaded in record time, wore her original prom dress. Okay that is truly amazing. Elizabeth Yarnell (Glorious One Pot Meals Cookbook Author), wore a recycled dress she bought at an auction, and Cynthia Morris (Creative Impulse) wore an amazing fun outfit that looked fabulous on her (and she brought a cute date).
The biggest surprise of the night (I am totally kidding) was my husband Adrian and I were crowned Prom Queen and King. Actually I hadn’t told Adrian about this part and he was surprised (he is so sweet).
To be honest I was having a challenging time with turning 50 but thanks to my good friends, and I do have very good friends, I am feeling so much better about it. I am ready to continue the adventure and see what the next 50 will bring!!!!!!
Here’s to Turning 50!
Insight Number 24
Be kind to strangers – One of the things I know is it is easy to be nice to friends, that doesn’t take a whole lot of effort. However it is a greater thing to be nice to strangers. Help someone that you don’t know – this is the greatest kindness you can show. Imagine what an amazing world it would be if everyone just helped one stranger a day!
Insight Number 23
Hair does grow out – Don’t be afraid to cut, color or whatever to your hair. It will grow out. Hair in fact is one of the safest way to experiment and try a new look. If you don’t like it give it a few months and it will grow out – it will be like it never even happened.
Insight Number 22
Yes it hurts when you spray mace in your face – Yes I actually tried this one. I wanted to know what it felt like to have mace sprayed in my face. I was wondering if it would really stop someone if they were attacking me. The answer is yes it hurts and yes it would stop someone. The lesson here, you don’t have to always try something to know that it isn’t a good idea. There are times when taking someone’s word for it is good enough.,
Insight Number 21
Forever doesn’t last very long – One of the things I learned early on in my life is that forever doesn’t last very long. I have had relationships, jobs and even lived places I thought I would be forever. Well forever sometimes lasted only a few months or several years but it didn’t last forever. If you are in a situation that you are not happy with, don’t despair. Forever rarely last for that long.
Insight Number 20
Forgetting isn’t going to happen – My father always said, “I can forgive but I never forget.” When I was growing up I thought that was awful. I had always heard “Forgive and Forget.” Now I realize that people may forgive but usually don’t forget. I am not saying that is the best thing, I am just saying it is human nature.
Insight Number 19
Forgiveness is the key to happiness – When I figured out that forgiveness doesn’t have anything to do with the other person but is all about me I was freed. I thought that if I forgave someone for doing something hurtful to me I was letting them off the hook. What I realized was that as long as I didn’t forgive them I was the one on the hook. Forgiving is a gift you give yourself.
Insight Number 18
Smile – When I was getting ready to take my first trip to New York City everyone told me not to smile at anyone in the city because they wouldn’t smile back and that the people were hard and cold. So of course the first thing I did when I got to the city was smile at everyone I saw. You know what, the majority of people smiled back! Smile, if nothing else it will makes you feel better.
Live the Day Radio – Monday January 18th at 3pm MT
Listen live on Blog Talk Radio http://www.blogtalkradio.com/Coach-Lee48Call in and join the show 646-929-2440.
You dream of traveling around the world. Have you ever wondered what it would be like to hold a baboon, feed a giraffe, or dig for archaeological treasures?
Join me as I interview Jane Stanfield as she shares her amazing stories about her volunteer vacation adventures.
A volunteer vacation gives you a chance to experience new adventures in places you have never been with people you have never met while having the time of your life and making a difference. What is not to love?
In this exciting interview Jane will share with use some of her amazing experiences and what she has learned along the way. She will share her tips and tricks on how to create the best adventure possible. In this interview Jane will walk you through the step by step issues to consider as you map out your international trip.
You will learn how to:
* Find the volunteer agency that is right for you.
* Record expenses for possible tax deductions.
* Locate airfares with agencies that know international flights.
* Organize your vaccination schedule.
* Pack lightly and efficiently.
* Track your purchases for ease at U.S. customs.
* Create your “to-do” list for when you return
To find out more about Jane Stanfield and volunteer vacations visit Jane’s website at http://www.janestanfieldwish.com/Jane_Stanfield_WISH/Welcome_Bio.html
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Insight Number 17
Be kind most of the time – It isn’t always easy to be kind and we all have our days, however I have found that being kind is just a much better way to be. Even when someone does something that I don’t like, such as cutting me off in traffic, I find that just blessing them on their way feels better than yelling and screaming (which they won’t hear anyway). Every time you get the chance be kind. It is the nicest thing you can do for yourself.