Southern Living Ornament at Dillards on over 50 Feeling 40

Happy Sunday, everyone!  I began celebrating the holidays 62 days out! So why the concentration on silver linings and the holidays for 2020?

I think you all know why….it has been a year which took it’s toll on our psyche and emotions…and, quiet honestly, robbed many of their joy!

Silver Lining quotes on over 50 Feeling 40

We must not allow these changes and stresses to defeat us.  Nothing can bring on age faster than bitterness, anger, stress, worry and depression. These kill emotional and physical health!

Seventeen years ago, I made a choice to always find the silver linings, the joy, and hope in every situation.  I stopped allowing the world around me to control my joy.

At that point when I turned 50, everything changed.  I found the silver linings everywhere…no matter what was happening and committed to a life of prayer.

My faith grew…my joy grew…my optimism grew and life became fun again. 

Family grows on over 50 feeling 40

Yes, 2020 has been the pits…but I look at my grandchildren (cousins) meeting our new addition and remember the silver linings in this year.

I know you all have them…and I encourage you to list them today.  Just sit down and write every silver lining you can from 2020…then sit back and smile.

Call it a Gratitude Journal…or Blessings Journal…nevertheless, it helps to switch your thinking in this way.

We need a little Christmas this year more than ever….so come along as we celebrate JOY until we bid farewell to this horrible year.

North Texas Sunset on Over 50 Feeling 40

This picture was taken from my daughter’s back porch.  I use it to remind us that beauty is all around us if we just take the time to see it.

Recipe Contest on Over 50 Feeling 40

In this recipe contest it is such fun to see what you are sending.  Please go HERE to read the instructions…and two of you are going to easily win a gift box with holiday tea towels, a holiday apron,  holiday spatula and beauty items!  It is a fun box!! Enter today!

Also, I have shopping links and sale information below!  Planning gifts for others is another way to focus on joy.  

Would anyone like to share one or two of your silver linings from the year?  Please do…it will bless others….and always

KEEP SMILING!!

Gift Giving on Over 50 Feeling 40

REMEMBER BLACK FRIDAY SALES ARE REALLY EARLY THIS YEAR!

Nordstrom Black Friday

Kohls Black Friday

Nordstrom Rack Black Friday Deals

Macy’s Black Friday Deals

Walmart Black Friday  

Target Black Friday

Home Depot Black Friday Deals

Lowe’s Black Friday Deals

Best Buy Black Friday Deals

Sephora Holiday Sales Event

Rack Room Shoes Black Friday

Williams-Sonoma Black Friday

JJILL

Chicos

Eileen Fisher

Black.co.uk

Aerosole

Naturalizer

Anthropologie

Madewell

Sephora

Ulta

DSW SHOES

Rack Room Shoes

J Crew Factory

Eloquii (for Plus Size)

NEST Fragrances

Art of Tea

Rugs.com

World Market

Kirklands

Ebay

Talbots

Etsy

Anthropologie Home

Crabtree & Evelyn

Artfully Walls

Overstock

Bed Bath & Beyond

Pottery Barn

West Elm

MY COMPLEXION LOVES CHAMONIX…KEEPING ME YOUTHFUL!  Currently, running a FALL SPECIAL, BUY TWO, GET TWO FREE!

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By Pamela Lutrell

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