I don’t often wear pastel colors, but this light blue was calling to me the other day from the racks at MARSHALLS.  I wore it for a full day of errand running and was surprised at how many favorable comments I received that day.  There is something uplifting about light and breezy….in fact our fashion over 50 can really learn lessons from spring.

I have been allowing this “winter” of my life to tug at my joy a lot lately.  After my sinus surgery in January, I have experienced a set back of sorts.  The impacted sinus infection was on the left side of my face and had begun to eat at the eye socket bone.  It was a four hour surgery so the infection clogged in my head had been there for some time.  It appears the eye muscles have been weakened and I am experiencing significant problems with my left eye.  I am about to get the second lens in my glasses in 8 weeks.  My right eye is near perfect…my left eye getting worse.  Sigh…so please no ugly emails about typos.  You can imagine for a magazine editor and blogger that this could be a little frustrating.

But, two things happened this week.  First, I went to see Finding Neverland and was reminded of the importance of inspiration and imagination for a writer.  You can read my full review HERE.
Then I wore this outfit into a day full of beautiful cool spring air (a front had blown out the humidity the day before); and people approached me to talk while out and about.  I was rejuvenated and refreshed.

The spring breezes blew away the “winter” doldrums.  I do not want to allow fear, worry or frustration to steal my joy and take away the days gifted to me.  So, still with a wonky left eye…I choose to wear joy, a smile, and a few spring colors!

Dealing with any of your own winter doldrums?  Please feel free to share and then….

Keep Smiling!


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