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What I Do Every Morning...

educational motivation Aug 19, 2016

My morning ritual... Do you do any of these?

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Senior Olympics Here I Come

fitness laughter motivation Aug 15, 2016

I've been so inspired by the Olympic athletes that I thought I'd try a few gymnastics moves... Of course I can do a handstand, a cartwheel, & a somersault!!! I'm STRONG!!! I've been doing these at-home workouts for 2 1/2 years! I am Not Your Average Grandma!!!

ok... it did not turn out like I had imagined it... My body was much lighter in my dream.... Well, I have 4 years to perfect my moves!!!#‎keeppracticing#‎itsnevertoolate#‎nothingisimpossible

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Some Accidents Are No Accidents

educational motivation Aug 07, 2016

I like to listen to books & videos on YouTube & Audible when I drive. Listening to motivational speakers and self help gurus puts my mind in a positive & thoughtful place. It's so much better than listening to the news or mindless talk radio. I listened to this great message by Rick Warren, author of a Purpose-Driven Life. One thing he said really resonated with me. It was very personal - so much so, I went live on Facebook and shared it. #‎mytruth

Watch his video first, then mine that follows below.

 

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Random Thought After Dirty Bathroom Experience

educational laughter Aug 06, 2016

I can't understand why someone hasn't come up with a good contraption for us women.... Forget developing a new phone app! No app will make it easier for me to pee!!!! Create something that will truly make a difference in people's lives! 

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Butt Flops!

family laughter Jul 23, 2016

Butt flops!!! It's important to teach your grandchildren the important things in life! 

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Bernese Mountain Dogs - Best Dog Ever!

laughter Jul 09, 2016

I had a GREAT day yesterday because I got to spend it playing with a Bernese Mountain Dog!!! Meet Bella, the therapy dog who came to visit my mom's assisted living facility. I made a point to be there for this activity! I thought my mom, who loves dogs too, would love it but I think I loved it more.

I used to have Berners several years ago. I had 3 of them from 1982 - 2003. My first lived to 12 years old, my second to 10 and my third died of a horrible intestinal disease at 3 1/2.

When I lost my last one, it about killed me. So I decided to switch to a small dog so I'd have a longer time with him. My long-haired chihuahua is now 12 years old... And shows no signs of slowing down.

So... while my reasoning of moving to a smaller dog has paid off, I miss my Berners so much. They are the BEST dogs EVER!!! And I hope one day I can own another one. If you're looking for the perfect pet, check them out. They are loving, kind, smart, happy, beautiful and love children. The only negative is...

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Big Day! Time to Reunite with Some Old Friends...

aging health laugher Jul 09, 2016

BIG DAY in Laurie-land!!! Or should I say Laura-land (Not many people know that is my real first name but it's on my Senior picture so it must be true!) Tonight is my 40th high school reunion and I get to hang with peeps who knew me when I was a young pup. Before I even knew me!!! LOL!!!

I always get excited to see old friends and hear about their lives. And after 40 years, there's been a lot of life going on! My class has been great about doing reunions every 5 years but I missed our last one so I haven't seen many of them for 10 years or longer.

I was lying in bed this morning thinking about how my life has changed more in the past 10 years than it did in the previous 30 years...

- I got separated then divorced - I lost my father - I remarried - I moved twice - I gained a wonderful new family - I relocated to a new town - I gained 2 sons-in-laws - I became a grandma - I got in the best shape of my life - I changed careers - I got my eyebrows tattooed

Gosh!!! There's...

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12 Steps to Being a Happier Person

I am already happier from watching this & listening to this!!! 

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Celebrating Love!

family motivational Jul 03, 2016

Today I'm celebrating LOVE!!! A true, deep, and abiding love… A love that has endured… Today is my 7th wedding anniversary. And it marks the day I took a big risk. 7 years ago I chose to go with my heart and take a HUGE leap of faith at this thing called love. It wasn’t my first rodeo…

To say the last 7 years have been easy would be a lie… I mean, seriously, I married a 52 year old bachelor!!!! What was I thinking?!!! He did not instantly turn into this perfect husband who made life easy.

I had previously been married for 25 years so I was someone who was comfortable in the sharing department.

Husband V2 had never heard of the word compromise. He had never uttered the words “Can I get you something while I’m at the grocery store?” He was used to drinking his milk straight from the carton. (Yes! I married a man who had been essentially living in a cave!!!)

But, we had a deep and serious LOVE that helped us get through those rough...

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Focus on Today & Quality Time Together

aging family health Jun 26, 2016

I spent some time with my mom today. I took her to the dermatologist and then out to lunch. I wish things were different. I wish I still had the mom I remember from before my dad died. Sometimes there are little moments where she appears, but they are too few and far between. After I got home, I decided to post this video message (click on the link below to see it) as a reminder to relish the time you have now.

Focus on quality time with your parents while you still have them around... Things can change overnight. They did for me 9 years ago...

Sorry I got a bit emotional but it's an emotional subject for me.

https://www.facebook.com/laurie.c.wright.9/posts/10154184983390903

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