Celebrate Warm Weather!
Pin Stiped jacket & Necklace: Lane Bryant
Traveler’s Cami: Chicos
Floral Skirt: Kohls
Enzo Angiolini Sandals: Marshalls

“Celebrate your success and stand strong when adversity hits, for when the storm clouds come in, the eagles soar while the small birds take cover” -Anonymous

Midlife is a challenge…there is no sugar coating that fact. Everything seems to speed up. Suddenly, more people around us are leaving this world….more are experiencing hardships like divorce…more are entering the dreaded empty nest…and more wrinkles begin to appear where we least desire them to be.

Jewelry:  Avenue

In the past week, I have walked through some realities that sent me into a flood of memories. I found myself in the middle of my bed, looking through all of the pictures of my three children growing up. I lingered on those of friends and family who are no longer with us. I wept over couples who are no longer together. I had a private moment to re-live the past and cherish the moments.

Gigi also celebrates warm weather

But, I also recently found myself in a gathering of over 50+ women just like myself. The majority seemed so sad that life is changing rapidly. They appeared to accept that their vibrant times are over….a quite life babysitting the grandkids was the only place they could find joy…when I asked a couple what you are doing besides babysitting, there was no response. The women I spoke with just came off despondent and I absolutely refuse to accept it. A change in life simply means there are new joys to experience…not that everything stops.

That is why I am going to focus on celebrations for a while. There is something we can find to celebrate every single day. Each day is a gift!  The focus is up to us.

TODAY, I am celebrating my high school newspaper staff…. They won the STATE CHAMPIONSHIP for high school newspapers this past Saturday!! They are an incredibly talented and gifted group of young adults who work very hard to produce a 32-page newsmagazine once a month and maintain a news website. I started our school journalism department ten years ago and this will be the third time we have won the STATE title….for that I absolutely celebrate!!!

Examples of their work!

Would any of you like to share what you are celebrating today??

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