Wednesday, September 21, 2011

New words to live by......

 
 Someone once said, "There comes a time in your life, when you walk away from all the drama and people who create it. You surround yourself with people who make you laugh. Forget the bad and focus on the good. Love the people who treat you right and pray for the ones who don't. Life is too short to be anything but happy. Falling down is a part of life, getting back up is living." Being alive is a gift, being happy is by choice.....
As we come to the end of the summer and get ready to head back to Florida, us "beach people" have a gathering at Jack's house in town.
Last summer was the year of the hip for me. This summer others had health issues which were quite serious. We look forward a healthy season next year. We celebrated with some food and drink.
The words were posted on Facebook.
Have a wonderful week!

22 comments:

Snappy Di said...

Isn't this just the truth... drama just has no place in our lives after a certain coming of age in our 50's and 60's. It's simply time to enjoy each day for what it is and find happiness therein. :-)

Marilyn said...

Hope you have a wonderful time in Florida this winter!! Prayers for your good health!!
Marilyn

EliFla said...

Today I chose to visit you...and chose to be happy too...hugs, Flavia

Claudia said...

Oh yes. Life's too short for too much drama and for friends who are overly negative. Here, here! And here's to a healthy year ahead.

xo
Claudia

Zondra Art said...

I agree,life is just one!
Need to surround yourself with good and honest people.

Kisses and greetings:)

Brynwood Needleworks said...

Looking forward to seeing your "beachy" face back in Florida! Love your words of wisdom for the day.
xoxo
Donna

Vee said...

Such good advice if only we can let the drama go. What a lovely tradition to carry on...a meal with the lake people as summer winds down. Don't go too soon now...

Olive Cooper said...

What a delightful and apt quote. Joe and I choose happiness every day despite the fact others have rejected us. I am so glad you have had a better year. hugs♥Olive

Cozy Little House said...

Amen, sister!
Brenda

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Good words to live by! Sounds like you had a nice get-together Carol, enjoy:@)

Archie the wonder dog said...

Beautiful words, thank you!

Pam said...

I'll agree to that. I can now let it go in one ear and out the other. That's the benefit of "age!" I've got to talk hubby into FL winters!!!

Eileen said...

It looks like the food was delicious. Hopefully everyone will be healthy next year.
I completely agree with the words in the beginning of your post ~life is too short to be surrounded by that. I started weeding those folks out of my life several years ago and it's been one of the best things I've ever done. Thanks so much for coming by to visit my shop. I did a little sprucing up at both of my blogs, if you get a chance to stop by sometime. :)

Rettabug said...

Good Friends + Good Food = Good Times!

Sounds like you had it all.

See if you can get the recipe for that bruschetta with the pistachio nuts on it, will ya???? It looks delicious!

Hoping we get to see you down south in Feb.
Safe travels,
fondly,
Rett

Karen said...

Amen, sister is right!

Pamela Gordon said...

Another summer gone. Looks like a fine celebration. May you have a healthy year ahead to enjoy the winter down south and the next summer up north. Enjoy these last hours of summer. Pamela

Sheila said...

Words of wisdom to be sure and it must have been special to be celebrating with all your beach friends and looking forward to going back to your lives left behind. I loved the beautiful flowers on your last post!

Sheila said...

Well my mistake - you're off to the beach - now that makes much more sense! have a wonderful BEACH SEASON!

From Beyond My Kitchen Window said...

It's the drama that makes us crazy. Great post!!!

Riet said...

That is the best advice people can get. I think I am going to adopt it, WE need to laugh to live happily.
Have a good day
Riet

Janine said...

A beautiful post. I wish you health and happiness :)

Maggie said...

What excellent words of wisdom they are too!
Maggie

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