• Fundamentals for Fun at Fifty-Five

    1. Dare to try new things

    2. Say yes to opportunities

    3. Relax, smile, dance away your worries

    4. If not now, when?

    5. Just do it (you can analyze later)

  • Discounts for Fifty-Five +

    Golden Griddle Restaurant - 10% discount (excluding alcohol)
    Shoppers Drug Mart - 20% discount on Thursdays
    Zellers - 20% discount first Monday of month
    Thrifty Rental - 5% off time and mileage
    Best Western - 10% off room rates
    Sandman Hotels - 25% off room rates
    Howard Johnson Hotels - 10% off room rates

  • Fifty-Five is …

    fabulous, fanciful, fancy-free, fantastic, far-out, fashionable, fearless, feisty, fiery, fine, flamboyant, flashy, flattering, flirtatious, folksy, forthright, fortunate, foxy, frank, free, fresh, friendly, frivolous, fulsome, fun, funky, funny

Tickling The Funnybone

Hanging out with my daughter last week, I realized how much more fun life is when you’re not taking things too seriously. It’s impossible to take things seriously when we’re together. What one doesn’t think of, the other does. And laughter is always hovering around the edge of every conversation, just waiting to spill over in joyous exuberance.

There was a long period in my life years ago when things were very difficult. Smiles were hard to come by. There were a lot more tears than chuckles. And, looking back, I can see how I began to feel old before my time.

As I get older, I find I laugh far more easily. A hearty laugh that bubbles up from deep inside without warning and cascades down in melodious tones of pleasure. And it makes me feel alive and, dare I say it, youthful.

Maybe that’s the secret to¬†eternal youth – a ready laugh that comes from the heart and the ability to be more silly than serious, more exuberant than exhausted, more buoyant than boring.

To get you in the mood, here’s a Charlie Brown image that always makes me smile (and want to kick up my heels!) How about you?

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  • Julie Wise is …

    a writer, author (Dream BIGGER: Reclaiming a Life of Joy and Ease), life/relationship coach and an intuitive healer by day. By night, she dances flamenco, thrives on chocolate and good red wine (shiraz will do!) She secretly plots to change the world, one dream at a time.
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