over50feeling40: I MATTER! SO GET OUT OF THE HOUSE...Plus, Thursday Blog Hop Time!
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Aug 6, 2014

I MATTER! SO GET OUT OF THE HOUSE...Plus, Thursday Blog Hop Time!

Meet Carol.  She is striking her model-pose at the Henri Matisse Exhibit at the San Antonio Museum of Art. Carol is courageously making changes in her life this year by retiring from full time teaching, and preparing for the birth of her first grandchild.  On this day, she joined me at the museum for art appreciation and lunch on the Riverwalk!

Just like the Matisse signature style, life is full of color and ready to be appreciated each day...with friends, family, and even new

During my 40s, I mostly hid in my house...from low self esteem and lack of passion for where I was in life at that moment.  But, along came my wake up call...changes...and realization that life is so short...LIVE IT PASSIONATELY.  That means, when I MATTER, I take time to spend with friends and others, and I get out and experience events which stir my insides...like Matisse!

In fact, the museum was full of groups of women friends enjoying the exhibit together!

What is something you would really like to do? Call a friend and do it!

Remember, you matter and deserve to enjoy life!

For all I MATTER posts, look in the sidebar...then rush to the blogs of Katie's Favorite Things Blog Hop!

Have a joyful Thursday, everyone!

It’s time to hop! Party and link up! The Thursday Favorite Things Blog hop is where you can link your favorite post of the week or write a post about your favorite things and share it with old and new followers. The hop is hosted and posted on 3 different blogs! Your link will appear on the blogs of Katherine's Corner,  Over 50 Feeling 40, and Vintage Mama.  Three times the opportunity to make new bloggy friends and to share your wonderful blog and discover others to


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  1. This is a great reminder to catch up with friends! I just contacted a special friend and we now have plans to get together for lunch and shopping! Sometimes we get so busy we neglect this, but you reminded me of how important our friendships are and how important it is to get out and do things.

  2. Love this series. Have a wonderful day, xox.

  3. Today I'm heading up to San Francisco bringing lunch to an 80+ year old writer friend (who acts about 60 so hardly elderly!) who has been sick on and off for months. We'll chat writing and life then go to a movie. I'm actually carting lunch on the train, made it yesterday! I know one day I wont have her so I treasure this time.She matters and I matter!

  4. There are so many precious things in our everyday life! Visiting an exhibition with a friend is such a pleasure!! I am sure you enjoyed the day...

  5. I love your post Pam. Looks like you had a wonderful day. I love my friends. They mean so much to me!

  6. Hello cute lady! Thank you for hosting such a fabulous party. Please come and party with us. We would be so thrilled to have you. http://loulougirls.blogspot.com
    Happy Thursday! Lou Lou Girls

  7. You are so correct! You DO MATTER--and we all do! The good news is that there is still time for all of us to come to that understanding! Thanks for hosting the blog hop....~Kathy

  8. Such a great reminder Pam! I'm going to call a friend I haven't seen in a while and set up a lunch date!

  9. Three friends and I have planned a mid-winter trip to Vegas because our lives have become so busy with jobs, elderly parents and so many other demands that we seldom find time to enjoy together. My battle with cancer has made us realize how precious time with those we love is, so with the blessing of our husbands, we have intentionally carved out this time to spend away from home together. I can hardly wait!


Thanks so much for joining in our conversation today! I appreciate your time and love hearing from you!