over50feeling40: Surrounded by Women of Strength Because I MATTER....Plus the Thursday Blog Hop!
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Feb 11, 2015

Surrounded by Women of Strength Because I MATTER....Plus the Thursday Blog Hop!

Isn’t “hope” the most wonderful word?  There is no situation where we cannot have hope of improvement…of a better life.  I meet women daily who are strong and have persevered through trials with determination and diligence.  Women who believe their lives are just as important at 50 as they were at 30!
The two bloggers I spent last Friday with in LA, were such women.  Strong women leading vibrant and meaningful lives after midlife.  Alexandra and her twin sister have a blog for Baby Boomer women, FUN AND FIT about the benefits of staying fit.  She is one busy lady…teaching at a University, mom, wife, speaker, blogger, and writer.  I was impressed with Alexandra because she lives what she writes…I watched her eat healthy and show us some cool yoga moves!  Add all this to a quirky sense of humor, and you have one over 50 woman enjoying each day of her life.

Antoinette of De Divah Deals rises early every morning to drive over an hour to her job…return late evening…cook for her family…and stay up until the wee hours of the morning working on her blog.  She proves to us, hard work pays off.  Antoinette has persevered through many difficulties in her life, and is a true example of living hope.  She literally is always on the job…always thinking of ways to improve her product.  She made me want to get home and work even harder.
If you are in need of hope later in your life, surround yourself with strong women.  Seek them out.  And look for the silver linings in each life.  We can receive inspiration from others and learn so much from those around us.  When we do this, we are saying MATTER! 

One member of our LA production crew said the three bloggers needed a reality show because we played off of each other so well.  The reality is…we laughed and enjoyed the moment.  I hope you will do the same today!
(Oh yes, the teaser picture from Monday…really was just a teaser, but we truly did say some crazy things... when you get a blogger from CA, a blogger from the Northeast, and a Texan together…it can get a little dicey!)  Love you both!  I know that inwardly you carry the I MATTER sign!

Now, please go get inspiration from the bloggers of Katie’s Favorite Things Blog Hop…and hop on yourself!
Have a joyful

thursday favorite things blog hop hostesses
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Lets HOP♥


  1. Love visiting your blog! I come across Hope Street in downtown LA quite often. I like the name and of course the meaning too. Great post!!!

  2. Now that is a reality show I would actually watch. xoxoxo

  3. Nice to meet you and read about women sustaining each other. It's a topic I've always been interested in and working on! Happy Thursday Favorite Things Blog Hop! Following you via Bloglovin!
    Coco et La vie en rose - Valeria Arizzi

  4. Pam, it was truly wonderful meeting and working with you and I do hope that we have an opportunity to do so again in the future. You are definitely a strong, vibrant and beautiful woman inside and out and may God continue to bless you and the family. BTW - How did hubby like the boots?

  5. Hello Gorgeous! I love stopping by your amazing party each week. Thank you for hosting. Please take a moment to stop by our party. We would love to have the chance to party with you twice! Happy Thursday Lou Lou Girls

  6. Pam you meet the coolest women that I have such admiration for! Yes we all matter and so many women DO need to remind themselves of this every single day! Thank you for the inspiration!!

    The Arts by Karena

  7. Such a great group of ladies! I love your comment about surrounding yourself with strong women - something I need to work on.

  8. Sounds like you got to meet up with some great and inspiring women! That is always great to be in company with others that are so inspiring.

  9. It looks like you ladies had a hoot!! I'll be checking them out!
    Looking forward to meeting you myself:)

  10. Pam,
    Thanks so much for stopping by and for taking the time to comment!!

    Thanks for hosting each week!!


  11. Lovely pics and what a sage reminder! I make it a point to surround myself with strong women whenever possible. Just lunched with a fab mentor the other day. :) Thanks for hosting this link up. T. http://tickledpinkwoman.blogspot.com

  12. Hanging out with fellow strong women is so fun and invigorating and encouraging for us all. I am fortunate to have friends that make me better. Happy Valentine's Day. Linda

  13. So happy to have found your blog. I love your message of hope and love. I am really excited to be a part of the thursday link up. I have never done this kind of thing before. Super excited to connect.

  14. As a glass half full kind of girl, who's survived more than I sometimes can imagine, I blog about hope a lot. Didn't know you hosted the hop! I must get onboard.

  15. You inspire me in so many ways, Pam! So much so, I've nominated you for a Very Inspiring Blogger Award! Thakns for helping us all be the very best version of ourselves! http://thefivefacets.blogspot.com/2015/02/healing-and-two-sides-of-inspiration.html

  16. Looks like you had a fabulous time! Glad to hear it!

  17. hahahaha. I didn't know you did a shootout for me. Thanks. And it's true - we had a blast being together. And you looked Mahhhhhvelous, dahling.


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