My New Happy: Motivational Monday L

Monday, May 9, 2016

Motivational Monday L

As always, it's happened again.  Another year has gone by, and my birthday has come back around.

Birthdays don't bother me.  A few years ago I wrote about my friend Gretchen and her views on getting older.  Basically, the alternative isn't ideal.  I try to celebrate and feel grateful for the chance to live another year.

What I haven't embraced is enjoying that passage of time, especially lately. I worry and fret over the future, and spend more effort than I should wishing I could slow things down.

So I've set a goal for myself.  In the next year, I will consciously work on enjoying the moments of the days, the weeks, the months.  By this time next May, when I turn 50 years old, I plan to have a long list in my head of all the wonderful things that happened while I was enjoying the passage of time.  As I often say....stay tuned.


I'm linking up with Shaunacey today to share some Monday Moments of Gratitude.  This week I'm grateful for:

  • Those milestone events that remind you of the circle of life - like T's senior prom on Saturday.  31 years ago, G wore a white tuxedo to our prom. For years T told us that he would also wear a white tux, and true to his word, he did it.  It's like looking in a mirror.  Well...other than the hair, makeup and dresses, which are so much more attractive now.  Hey, it was the 80's.

In 1985 G borrowed a brand new Camaro from a family friend for prom night. And back to the future in 2016, T borrowed our neighbors' Camaro.  I told them to tell him no, but no one ever listens to me.

  • The long term friendships my boys have developed, with really great kids. Both of them have a core group of friends that they've known for years. They can count on each other, no matter what.  Makes my mama heart happy...and grateful.


Be sure to head over to The Blended Blog today where the lovely Andrea is sharing some spring fever!  And come back on Wednesday for Style Perspectives, and link up a blazer and jeans look.  Have a wonderful week!


  1. LOVE this to pieces Lana!! Oh the throwback Prom Pic (so cute), your handsome Prom boy and hello...Birthday girl love coming your way. Sounds like we can celebrate the BIG one in Toronto next year!!! Whoohoo!!

  2. Your son and girlfriend look gorgeous! How fun that he is mirroring your husband! I love seeing your throwback Prom photos! Happy Birthday!

    Doused In Pink

  3. Ha ha! That last photo is so fun!

    Happy Birthday lady! I hope you have a spectacular day!

    Loved that pink pouffy dress ; P

    I'm turning 50 in a few weeks now. I'm also having a bit more difficulty with the idea of it than I thought I would.


  4. Aw, loved all these other pictures of Prom and all the other white awesome.

  5. Since I'm in my last month of my twenties, I've just been trying to enjoy the little moments. I'm excited for you that you started this in advance!

  6. Your sons are so handsome. I hope the my boys turn out as good as yours. Love the flash backs to your prom. The similarities are uncanny, minus the hair! Ha!

  7. OH my darn cute! White tuxes and proms, love it!

    1. P.S. I hope my kids find a great group of core friends like you boys did :)

  8. Lana, I think that is so cute that your son tried to mimic you and your husband that is adorable... and yes, style is so much better today then back then xox

  9. What!! Did I miss your birthday? I'm sorry friend. You are another year wiser and more beautiful and loving. Thanks for sharing about the two proms. It's very precious indeed!

  10. It's amazing how fast time really does fly by! Love that T took a Camaro as well.

  11. But in the 80's, those were attractive looks! I love the white tux story. What a cool kid.
    And Happy Birthday to you!

  12. I LOVE your prom pic!!!! AH-mazing!!!
    Also, so cool that you AND your son rode in camaros to prom, seriously awesome!
    thanks for linking up and yes, enjoying the moments that are passing really does make a difference!!

  13. OH MY GOODNESS!!! Those Then and Now prom pix are too much!! How wonderful!

    Just today Annie told me, "You're going to be 50 next year!" and I didn't believe her! She had to do the math for me '67-'17. Oh my!
    Making the Most of Every Day

  14. What fun to carry on the prom traditions! Great photos - of both generations. Happy Birthday today, Lana - and while it's true right now we are dealing with many "lasts" I know you will be celebrating many "firsts." Those will be pretty awesome, too.

  15. How much fun that your son recreated how much fun that your son recreated your prom. Looks like fun!


    Whitney & Blaire

    Peaches In A Pod


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