Life Over 50: Time to Toss the Trash!

The event I told you about earlier this week was at a trendy, popular place in San Antonio called THE PARAMOUR.  When I saw this chair on their balcony, I immediately wanted a picture in it…actually, I wanted the chair for my office..queen-style at work!  It would not fit in my purse, so next best thing was to snap a picture.  You can imagine my disappointment when I put in the card and found all the pictures with a TRASH CAN proudly in the image!

I was so upset…all I could do it focus on that trash can and be sad the pictures were a bust.  But, were they?  Just as I was about to hit delete, a small voice of reason said CROP.

So, I did…and the image I wanted was there.  All I had to do was re-focus my thoughts.

Isn’t this what we tend to do every day?  We look in the mirror and just see the fat, or the gray, or the wrinkles, or whatever problem we believe we have.  Sometimes, we need the voice to say STOP and CROP.  Crop out the negativity and re-focus on what makes us special.  It may be your smile, or your eyes, or your complexion, or your hair…or all of it.  But, there is something special about you!

Please join me in throwing out the trash and focus on all that makes you the queen your are!  Life is too short to do it any other way!

Does anyone else usually see the trash first or have ways you avoid it?


Keep Smiling!


  1. Love the photo of you in the pink queen chair Pam. Your smile says it all — fun!!! And your thoughts are spot on for what I need to remember today.

  2. Thank you! We as women especially over 55 are down right unkind to ourselves. The struggle is real however, accepting I'm growing older is one thing acting on is another.Like the old adage "Wish I new then-what I know now".Encouraging words from your post.Appreciate your words.

  3. A blogger that I read encourages us to take photos of our outfits so we can see how we are seen by others. Your trash can illustrates that exactly. We see the things we're searching for and ignore the rest.

    1. I am not sure if I would have seen it if I was taking the photo…I was so excited about the chair, I did not think about what was around it. When I saw the photo after I got home, I was surprised to find the trash!
      Thanks for commenting Jean!

  4. It's like when your friends say "can you see this huge bump on my nose?" and you never noticed it until they pointed it out… Starting noticing the good things about yourself, just as you do with those you love.
    big hugs,

  5. Stop and Crop! Pam, that deserves to be on a tee shirt. Thank You for the words or wisdom illustrated with that gorgeous chair.

  6. What a lovely reminder to do this in life as well as in pictures, Pam! I often do the "finger framing" around something I want to remember – I call it a mental snapshot. Thank you for this lovely post – you look beautiful in that awesome chair! I like the trash can – we never see that kind any more. It's all recycling bins.

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