Tuesday, June 18, 2013

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I just had a birthday...happy birthday to me...

( as we continue here in our little town )
and many more 
...on channel 4..and stay alive on channel 5...

 I reflect over my life as I have come smack dab to the middle of it-- here are the things I have learned

1.  Keep it simple
2.  Be nice
3.  Give
4.  Fight like hell for something worth the fight...cussing and stomping included
5.  Let go if you need to let go...cry in your closet and wear red lipstick to the grocery store
6.  Learn all you can from bugs and birds and 5 year olds...they are the wisest creatures on all the earth
7.  Love, love love love love...and love some more and tell it when you love it...like...
 "I love you so stinkin much"
but tomorrow I will love you more than that
 and guess what?  I love you!

and now that I am convinced that 60 is the new 30...(that makes me 26)...I will do over my 20s and 30s in a whole new not so foolish way


1.  I don't need cute shoes or purses to go with every outfit...and I don't need an outfit
2.  I am nice
3.  A giver is a liver and a taker is a spleen
4.  I don't have to fight like hell anymore because I have everything I could possibly need or want
5.  I did let go and I have 4 tubes of red and orange lipstick and I go to the grocery store mostly for wine
6.  Have you seen Epic?  Sneak in a ginger martini to go with your salty popcorn and "get it"...it's for real!



7.

8.  
Get back to your cello woman!
make some music because you have a whole life ahead of you!




14 comments:

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Oh Gina, what a WONDERFUL POST and happy, HAPPY BIRTHDAY! What's great about growing older is you DO grow up, you do grow wiser if you really sit down to think about it and talk about it. I'm five years shy of THE NEW 30, so I've learned quite a few things and I love it. Simplicity, kindness, gratitude and a sense of satisfaction with what you do have rather than disappointment over what you DON'T have makes for a much better journey. And to give IS better to receive. However, receiving advice, wisdom from above and a daily dose of humor is part of the mix.

Thank you so much for coming by to visit today! HUGS and happy birthday Anita

TSL said...

Beautiful post, happy, poignant, full of wisdom and you must be my sister soul mate on account I agree with everything!

Tina@WhatWeKeep said...

Happy Birthday, Gina!
Love this post.
Keep wearing that red lipstick!

Annmarie Pipa said...

so lovely!! and happy happy birthday!! I am coming to your same conclusions...keep is simple and be kind!

Algodão Tão Doce said...

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Siga-me e pegue o meu selinho!!!

Obrigada.

Beijos Marie.

Nancy said...

Gina, Happy Birthday dear one! Im with you! I know I really don't even need a thing, and I just try to be in the moment as often as I can. You are wise Grasshopper and I hope you continue to live life to the fullest!
xo Nancy
powellbrower.com

Nancy said...

Gina, Happy Birthday dear one! Im with you! I know I really don't even need a thing, and I just try to be in the moment as often as I can. You are wise Grasshopper and I hope you continue to live life to the fullest!
xo Nancy
powellbrower.com

carolyn bradford said...

Now THIS just made my day! Maybe even my year! LOVED EVERYTHING about this post! Happy Birthday to you!!!! I hear you girl on the lipstick and the grocery store trips for mostly just wine! Sometimes I just stick a few "extras" in there so they won't think I'm a lush! Hmmm…bet they've caught on by now! Seriously, I hope your birthday has been extra special!

Heather - New House New HOme said...

Happy Birthday, my friend. I love the age I am now (57) because I really get me! Sounds like you've been doing that for a while. Have an awesome year!!

podso said...

Happy Birthday!

The Magical Christmas Wreath Company said...

I'm not sure that I can pull off number 5 down at Marks & Spencer! x

SHERRY HART said...

Happy Birthday....if 60 is the new 30 then I am 31!!! Hope you had a wonderful day!!!

Geneva said...

Happy Birthday to one of the "nicest" and "wittiest" ladies I know!
Be Blessed!

Marissa said...

Happy belated birthday... Yay!! great post...fun lady..