I stay away from actually making formal resolutions about losing weight, but it's still in my head, and maybe in one of my planners, because I know I'm just going to screw it up.(lol)
Webster defines a friend as "a person you have a strong liking for and trust, a person who is not an enemy". Another definition indicates there is a bond of mutual affection and is exclusive of sexual or family relations.
Wouldn't it be great if friendships lasted forever and ever? I've been fortunate to have quite a few friends for 20+ years, and it's still going strong. Friends who are constructively honest and supportive are great, and make us the best persons we can be. It's also neat when friends have different views and interests because that's a great way to learn new things. Even though these things haven't happened to me, the instances mentioned below have happened to other people I know, and it's so sad.
Friends shouldn't get a pass to say/do mean-spirited or underhanded things, or to cheat and secretly text with your husband/wife or boyfriend/girlfriend. They're not going to do or say things behind your back to intentionally hurt you. It's also very uncool for a friend to give you something, only to come to your house every Christmas to take your gifts back, and then re-gift them to others because you haven't used some of the items fast enough. Is your relationship one-sided? When confronting your friends, at the very least there should be some sign of remorse or an apology to address the hurt feelings. If you've got friends like this, or worse, 2019 is your year to quickly run in the other direction. No one deserves these types of headaches.
Have you ever watched a soap opera? Do you remember All My Children which started in 1970? Susan Lucci, as Erica Kane was super popular and nominated 19 times for an Emmy before finally winning in 1999. On the soap, she was married to 6 different guys, but in real life, she's been happily married to Helmut Huber since 1969! The series ended on television in 2011, but the online version ended in 2013.
Have you ever heard of Blue Zones? These areas are home to some of the healthiest and oldest people in the world, with many living to be 90-100+ years of age. I would definitely have to give up my cheeseburgers, because almost all of these places emphasize plant based food, beans, fruits and veggies as part of their diets.(lol) Also, walking, resting and family bonding are part of their lifestyles.
I'd just like to point out that there are NO cold places on this list, and you know I love cold weather.(lol)
1. Sardinia Italy
2. Okinawa Japan
3. Ikaria Greece
4. Loma Linda California
5. Nicoya Costa Rica
In addition to coupon shopping, which I've been doing for years, I love finding freebies on the Internet along with my good buddy Mary over at scarymarythehamsterlady.blogspot.com/ who shares her freebie haul every Friday. In the UK, there are these great freebie sites:
In the US, try www.sampables.com, freebieshark.com, or reddit.com. Here are a few things I've picked up over the past couple months.
|This stands your phone up and is super cool.|
|Can't say this seaweed was my fave-lol|
|These wipes worked perfectly|
|This coffee was pretty good and did suppress the appetite.|
|Carlie C's Friday Freebie - What is Sipping Soup?(lol)|
|Cat Food I'll be giving away|
These are my 2019 Planners that I love, and I thank my good friend Elizabeth from alteredbooklover.blogspot.com
for sending me lots of amazing stickers to use this year.
|Not guaranteeing anything(lol)|
Sara Bareilles said it well in 2013, and it works this year too. "You can be amazing , and I want to see you be BRAVE"