Tomorrow marks the end of an era for me; it’s the end of having any teenagers. My “little boy” is turning 20 years old and it seems preposterous to me! How did things move so quickly? I still vividly remember the day that all three of my kids went to school, and how I actually had a few hours of time to myself, on a consistent basis. Now, it seems like I blinked… and I have months of time to myself, on a consistent basis.
The really strange and ridiculous part of having kids in their 20′s is that I still feel like I am in my 20′s. I do! And realizing that my kids are all in their 20′s feels like a bit of a reality check.
I really don’t see myself as much different than I was 30 years ago. Of course I look a little (OK, maybe a lot!) different, but mentally I feel pretty much the same. I still feel young and I still feel optimistic and excited for what lies ahead and I still feel… pretty cool!
What’s interesting is that someone close to my age would probably enthusiastically support my feelings, saying something like. “Linda, you ARE young and you SHOULD feel excited about the future and you are EXTREMELY cool!. (What are you laughing at?) But someone in their 20′s, maybe even 30′s would probably call me “old,” or “boring” and maybe even “uncool.”
Is our opinion or perception of someone influenced by the number of years they have lived compared to how many we have lived? Is older wiser? Is younger cooler? Does everyone stop aging mentally when they hit their twenties? How old do you feel?
HAPPY BIRTHDAY JACK RYAN!!!
So glad I got a boy!
I have fallen madly, deeply, hopelessly in L-O-V-E… with the devil! Not THE Devil, but with the book “Outwitting the Devil,” by Napoleon Hill. Love bordering on obsession. This book has stretched my mind in ways I didn’t know were possible. And I’m finding it hard to feel “down,” even though I’m involved with some challenges.
And I love it! Continue reading
We’ve all probably heard the saying “When the student is ready, the teacher appears.” How about “When the teacher is ready, the student appears”? Or more accurately, “When the teacher is ready, the student teaches.” Continue reading
If you read my previous post, you know my daughter was in the hospital last week. I am HAPPY and GRATEFUL to say she is now home and progressing well. Thank you for all the GOOD THOUGHTS you sent our way. Continue reading
I’m currently working with several people who are enjoying “The Strangest Secret,” by Earl Nightingale. Yesterday, I read a few quotes from the book and asked a client to choose one that resonates with him. He chose the following, by Ralph Waldo Emerson…
“A man is what he thinks about all day long” Continue reading
Forgive me for generalizing, but I believe engineers just think differently than the average person. My opinion, based on working with and being friends with my fair share of engineers, is that their brains process things differently than mine and perhaps yours. Continue reading
I know, understand and actually help others understand the importance and the power of our thoughts.
I know, understand and actually help others understand we cannot attract what we do want when we are thinking, feeling and obsessing about what we don’t want or don’t have.
I know that, but last week I had a really hard time doing that. Continue reading
YUK. I hate salmon!
Imagine reading the menu in a fabulous restaurant. There are so many delicious things to choose from. You can have steak or chicken or lobster or pasta or the big salad or perhaps… salmon. Continue reading
Typical screenshot of my stats showing what people typed into Google that led them to my blog
Apparently, people are curious about the difference between thankful and grateful. This picture shows the search terms people entered that led them to my blog on Thanksgiving Continue reading
Yesterday, on our Go-Giver Coaching call, Christie Ellis shared wisdom from Larry Winget, author of Shut Up, Stop Whining and Get A Life. Larry is world-renowned for his no-nonsense approach to success. If you want to change your results, YOU need to change. And I’ll add to that by saying, if you want to change our results, you must change your thoughts, feelings and words around them. Continue reading