I want to learn from all my life experiences, good and bad. Breaking my wrist, wearing external fixators (don’t look if you’re squeamish), and going through a major hurricane = bad. Surviving, healing, getting stronger (slowly) = good.
What’s come to the front of my mind as I contemplate the “bad” is: most of what I worry about is truly the small stuff. An unexpected bill, a grumpy Facebook commenter, brown spots on my hands, getting a handyman out to fix the door (the one that let in all the hurricane water!).
These concerns are so minor when we take the perspective that the present moment is all we really have. My “official” life expectancy is twenty more years, or 7,300 days. Why spend any of those days fretting about traffic or hairballs (from kitty, not me)? I want to major in the majors, like commitment, friendship, creativity, music, knowledge, and joy.
And now for a dose of fun and beauty, here are some fabulous outfits from the over-40 women of Visible Monday this week:
Make a classic combination more personal: Terri of Meadow Tree Style is Fall-gorgeous in her print knit topper, over a black jumpsuit. It’s a chic, modern way to dress for cooler days, finished with a wide belt and black-and-gold jewelry. So nice.
Mix super-feminine with denim: Nicole of High Latitude Style is looking buoyant in this amazing red tulle skirt, with an always-stylish striped tee and denim jacket. Statement purse and belt, and sassy haircut – just perfect for Fall.
Do a jumpsuit your way: Cherie of Style Nudge mixes edgy and sophisticated in a cropped floral jumpsuit, bold jewelry, and a cashmere wrap. Beautiful combination of colors and textures, and of course some polished footwear.
Stay fabulous, and wear what you love every day, and don’t sweat the wee things, xo
Some cool-weather pieces to browse: