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Bucket List

Well, girls, I have to do this.  Today is my birthday - I honestly hope I'm at the midway point in my life.  My kids are grown.  I have a good job (career on track).  Weight loss is coming along - not at goal yet, but I'll get there.  I'm not dissatisfied at all.  As I look forward to the second half of my life, I have to say....

 

Today, I'm buying a new serum/moisturizer that I've had my eye on - so much for No-Buy-July!  I'm also getting the Ole Henrickson eye lift gel - Bags, bags go away; come again...after I'm dead.

 

I'm buying frames for my husbands B & W photography to put in my office.  It's time I made that place mine!

 

I'm buying new, fluffy wash cloths that don't have mascara stains on them - don't laugh.  You know you are irritated by this as much as I am.

 

But my big one, my one thing that I will do before I die, that I start saving for today - I'm going to learn to fly!  I have a great big jar in my living room.  Every time I take a sandwich instead of buying lunch, the saved $'s go in the jar.  Every time I finish a product instead of buying the next greatest thing that just came out - $'s go in the jar.  You get the idea.

 

I guess the thing I want to encourage us all to do is to look at your life.  Figure out what's really important.  Use things to win people, not the other way around.  Yeah, all this beauty stuff is fun, but there is:

 

no more beautiful accessory that an smile

 

no more alluring trait than confidence

 

nothing more attractive than a loving, giving spirit

 

no greater compliment than the knowledge that when people are uncertain, afraid, anxious, they know they can find refuge, comfort and peace with you.

 

Sorry to be so long.  Mid-life crisis, I guess.  Grace & Peace,

 

Wendy

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Happy Birthday!

 

I agree that this doesn't sound like a mid-life crisis at all!  You know who you are, where you are, and where you're going.  We should all be so lucky!  Hopefully those of us who aren't quite there yet will have the good sense to take your hard won wisdom to heart.

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Happy Birthday! This is such an inspirational post! 

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Happy Birthday! Smiley Happy Wonderful inspirational post

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Awesome post! I love it! And Happy Birthday !!!!!!!!!!!!

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"The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams" - Eleanor Roosevelt

 

We may talk a lot about other kinds of beauty items here, but ultimately its the beauty in our life that makes life worth it.

 

Keep on dreaming and reaching those dreams Wendy!  Have a beautiful birthday!

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HAPPY B-DAY DOLL!!!!!!

I love your post, very true! Hopefully you achieve your dream of flying how fun!!

 

In the words of Audrey Hepburn: “Make-up can only make you look pretty on the outside but it doesn't help if your ugly on the inside. Unless you eat the make-up.”  <3

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Happy B-Day I hope you have a great day!

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Hi Wendy,

 

Happy Birthday! Such a thoughtful and great post for you to share with us- Your positive outlook an optimism for life and the future is something that I know many of us could work to increase in our lives. Smiley Happy

 

Wishing you a very happy birthday and many more! Smiley Happy

 

Luv&Lipgloss, Diana

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Happy Birthday!

 

This is a wonderful post.  Thank you for making it.

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You go girl!! 

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