Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Sam's 3rd birthday simple party preps

Mickey Mouse & Friends birthday theme for Sam

I was inspired by the Disney On Ice show that my daughter & I watched just this January. And since her birthday is fast approaching, i'm still undecided if i'm gonna give her a themed birthday party or what. The original plan with hubby was to give her a Jollibee party instead para less worries in terms of preparations, kasi it comes in a package na. And I want him to be with us to celebrate it para complete family kami. Mike's original sched to come home was supposed to be on this March & the party was planned to have on March na nga din. He just found out that it'll be moved on April pa, to the worst is on May because of work related issues! I told him that it's really late na to celebrate if we still pursue our plans, kawawa naman si Sam. So in other words, i need to prepare a simple party for Sam just with only a week ahead before her actual birthday. It's also kinda too late na din to booked her to have a Jollibee party, late in terms of invitations. I can't guarantee that everybody on the list could attend if ever. And the minimum packs for kids is 30! Sayang naman kung di din makak-attend lahat because of a short notices nga. So no choice but to celebrate it at home, atleast i can control & assume how many will be coming. In less than a week preparations, and no time to visit our famous Divisoria...hehe, here's what i've got from the malls:

Mickey Mouse & friends birthday banner - this is not availbale in any toy store. They have the banner but in different design and not like this, this is much larger. i bought it @ Lollipops Safety Baloon Center, one of the kiosks @ SM north mall.

Mickey Mouse & Friends Lootbags - loaded with assorted mickey mouse goodies inside. Also available at all leading toy store nationwide.

Themed Part Hats - available @ Toy Kingdom or Toys R'us
Themed Paper Plates & Cups - also bought from Lillipops Safety Baloons Center, not availbale at any toy store. The shop is a license distributor of
disney themed party needs. But if you have time to visit Divisoria, there's a lot of local party needs suppliers there.

18' Mickey Mouse Mylar Baloon - also @ Lollipops Safety Baloons Center

Mickey Mouse & Friends assorted color Lollipop Baloons - available @ any toy store

Mickey Mouse Hotdog Baloon - available @ any toy store

Mickey Mouse & Friends Birthday Cake - made of a delicious moist chocolate cake covered with colorful icing & Mickey Mouse & Friends cake toppers

For inquiries, you may contact the bakeshop thru:

Sweet Home Bakeshopowned by Tess & Betsy Villa
No. 39 Pasig Blvd., Bagong Ilog, Pasig City
Telephone Nos.
Telefax No.

If there's a 30 mins. meal by Rachael Ray, I have my own version of One Week Birthday Preps by Mommy Vanj!...haha! It's really fun to organize a birthday party especially for our little ones. We don't need to throw a big birthday party all of the time, but if you do have the budget, why not diba? Just be creative & resourceful to find the perfect party theme and a budget friendly party supplies that you & your kids would definitely love!

Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Sam's 3rd Birthday celebration!

Our original plan (with hubby) was to give Sam a Jollibee birthday party on March, in time for his annual vacation But since Mike couldn't make it on March, there's no choice but to have her party @ home na lang & to have it on her actual birthdate. After a short & tiring preparation time, I was able to throw a birthday party for my little girl. We were able to celebrate my little Sam's 3rd Birthday party last Sunday, January 27, 2008 with family, some relatives & a couple of friends. Her actual birthday was supposed to be on the 28th, monday. But since the date falls on weekdays , i decided to celebrate it on the 27th, sunday so that everybody can make it.

She had a Mickey Mouse & Friends birthday theme party. I was inspired by the Disney On Ice show that made me decided to choose the said theme...hehe! Good thing there's an ample source of disney party needs @ the mall. I was able to find a perfect dress to match her minnie mouse headband @ Purple Candy children's clothing. I still got her birthday cake from the maker of her Dora & Barney birthday cake she had from her 2nd birthday party last year. Again, i did all the cookings from my special spaghetti, shanghai, fried chicken, hotdogs on sticks (the usual kiddie menu) with my bro's own version of creamy carbonara, my in-law's share of special mechado & mouth watering pork bbq. They also bought some ice cream for the kids to enjoy. Everybody gorged the afternoon birthday menu.

My little girl is really growing. Not just physically, but socially. She's already becoming more mature & friendly to everybody especially to kids of her age. She used to have her tantrums kasi from her past two birthdays and cries a lot. As in crying to the max everytime her birthday guests starts to arrive. Doesn't want to be touch by anyone & always clinged to me. This year was different. I thought she'll be going to throw her crying drama again...haha!.. But to my surprise i saw the big smile on her face when she saw her young titas (mike's cousin's from her dad's side) with her lolo arrives. She looks so very excited. She entertained them & even shared her toys & played with them. While i'm still busy for the final touched up of her party, im hearing her laughing, giggles & loudly playing with her guests. She really enjoys the company of her young titas! She was able to see her Tita Irish again, whom she initially cried upon arrival but finally gave in after giving her her birthday presence..hehe! We were able to finally meet na din si mommy steff & keanna who happens to be our neighbors lang..haha!. Sayang nga lang that some of her guests didn't make it because of some important reasons. But still looking forward to have a playdate with them in the future..(*wink!*)..hehe! Everybody had a great time & even very tired na, I'm still seeing the big happy smile of my girl @ the end of the day. Happy 3rd birthday baby! =)

Click HERE to check out her complete birthday pics!

Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Sam & Tinong at Kidz @ Work, Megamall

Since Sam's birthday if already getting nearer and nearer, I'm already in my panic mode about the birthday preps. Mike suddenly informed me that he can't make it home on March, the month that we've planned for Sam's Jollibee birthday party. So changed of plan and Sam's birthday is already only a week ahead!...arrgh! Need to have my birthday to do list at once and one of them is to find a better cake for Sam. I really like the cake from the bakeshop where I got her 2nd birthday cake last year, she had a Dora & Barney themed cake. So to avoid my life to be a little bit more complicated, I've ordered her 3rd birthday cake again on the same shop. Since it's along Pasig, I need to ask my brother to baby sit Sam for the meantime. Good thing he's working @ Megamall and he'll be out by 3pm. So Sam & I headed immediately @ the mall to meet my bro. While I'm on my way to the bakeshop, my bro texted me that he'll bring Sam at Kidz @ Work. An indoor playground where kids rules. From the big slides, to a pool of colorful balls, Sam had a wonderful time. Good thing my bro brought his digicam & he was able to capture everything. =)

Saturday, January 19, 2008

Sooo Amazing Disney On Ice Show!!!

Super duper amazing show!!! Don't dare to miss it! Great show to watch by the whole family!

Show comes in 2 parts!

Part 1

Journey 1 - The Lion King
This is the first journey of Mickey & Friends, the untamed savannah of Africa. A young lion cub, Simba, struggles to find his place in nature's "circle of life." Adopts the "hakuna matata" (no worries) attitude of Timon & Pumbaa.

Journey 2 - 101 Dalmatians
Mickey and the gang return to London and see spots around every corner. Cruella de Vil is up to her old tricks, but she's no match for 101 high-spirited puppies.

Journey 3 - The Little Mermaid

Mickey and his friends journey under the sea to experience the enchantment and romance of life in the ocean floor. Ariel bargains with Ursula, the sea witch to win her prince's heart.

~ Intermission ~

Part 2

Journey 4 - Peter Pan
They're off the Neverland for a swashbuckling adventure. It's yo-ho-ho and a barrel of laughs as Peter Pan once again foils Captain Hook and his band of pirates.

Journey 5 - Lilo & Stitch
Their adventure concludes in the tropical paradise of Hawaii. The gang enjoys the land of luaus and leis as Lilo and Stitch leave no one behind when they learn the true meaning of "ohana." Aloha!

simple reminders:

*still, videocam & digicam are still bawal...but there's no imposible to a sneaky moms like us!..haha! so tago nyo lang maigi di naman masyado mahigpit ngayon unlike nung barney. slr cams can still sneak in kasi dami ko nakita sa loob
*have your cam fully charged! or better have a spare battery. mine's almost got lowbat. because upon the start of the show, non-stop na din ang camera shots nyo...hehehe! =)
*food from outside (baon) is not allowed, there's an ample food vendors inside.
*be there on time or as early as possible para you'll not miss a thing in the show. every part of the show is really worth.
*be alert to spot vacant seats na mas nearer sa seats nyo. for example vip center has just the same ticket price as of the vip sides. ive got kasi the vip sides. good thing i spotted a vacant seat along the center, and second row lang. best view talaga kasi harap na harap!
*best of all, enjoy the show! don't make hinayang to the price of the ticket! what you paid really worth! =)

Sam @ the DOI entrance booth after the show

Friday, January 18, 2008

Sam's Lip Injury

I panicked yesterday when Sam suddely tipped off to our three-steps concrete marble tiled stairs yesterday afternoon. She already mastered going up & down to the stairs and i always remind her to be very careful and watched her steps everytime. But yesterday she seems missed her balanced and fell down two steps from the top. She really cried and I immediately checked her for bumps and bruises. Im very particular with the head and neck and praying that she didn't hurt those badly. Upon checking her face, i saw the cut on her upper lip and blood already dripping inside her mouth. I got really scared and took a closer look at it if she broke a tooth. Thank god that the injury concentrated only on her upper lip!

I administered immediate compression as first aid to stop the bleeding. And applied frosty iced candy (good thing we have some stock inside the freezer) to her lips to constrict the blood vessels and again, to prevent further bleeding. I immediately called her Ninang Pedia for her availability. She just lives two blocks from our house. I brought Sam to her to check and see if there's further injury. I was releived after she was checked and informed me that it was only a minor cut on her upper lip, and her teeth were not affected. She just asked me to administer a paracetamol every six hours for the pain, unless there's an occurance of fever, every four hours.

This incident really woke me up. Accidents really happened anytime and anywhere especially to our kids who explores a lot and will try everything within their curosity. But still Prevention is the best Treatment. It is still up to us, the parents to develop rules, instruct our child, be a role model, and set the necessary boundaries in order to ensure our child's safety.Constant reminders and heart to heart conversation should be done between us and our kids. We should explain that were not always at their sides to supervise them. Kids of their ages do not have the knowledge, maturity, and foresight to understand the consequences of their actions.They may not understand what were pertaining at first but regular talks will somehow stick the reminders to their little minds. Especially if they already experienced the consiquences and feeling of being hurt, it will alarmed them and hopefully will be really very careful on their actions the next time. =)

swollen upper lip

she looks like she was punched by Paquiao here...hehe

my poor little girl =(

Disney On Ice presents Mickey & Minnie's Amazing Journey

About the Show:
Disney On Ice presents Mickey & Minnie's Amazing Journey takes audiences on an action-packed tour of the imagination to fice exciting destinations filled with favorite Disney friends. Straight from their seats, guests will be transported to the enchanting worlds of Disney's the Lion King, Lilo & Stitch, The Little Mermaid, 101 Dalmatians and Peter Pan. The arena will be filled with music, magic, and best of all Mickey & Minnie acting as a tour guide for the trip packed with surprises and excitement, including a special appearance by Tinker Bell.

Each scene brings the story to an unusual and exciting new location, including a dreamy London cityscape, a colorful tropical island, an underwater kingdom and the untamed savannah of Africa. Audiences will experience the madcap mischief of Peter Pan's Lost Boys, an upbeat hula with Lilo and Stitch, the easygoing "Hakuna Matata" of simba and friends, and a reggae-spiced ramp led by Sebastian of Disney's The Little Mermaid. "It is an extraordinary show, an adventure through imagination and a family vacation all rolled into one incredible nigh," says producer Kenneth Feld. "You really get a sense you are travelling right alongside Mickey, Minnie and their friends. At the end, without ever leaving your seat, you feel like you've toured London, taken a dip in the sea, joined a safari, and enjoyed a Hawaiian luau."

Disney On Ice presents Mickey & Minnie's Amazing Journey features an international team of award-winning skaters, exciting choreography and a musical score full of hits the whole family will enjoy. These elements appeal to the senses and bring the picture-postcard worlds within the arena to life. "Not is this show a journey to many Disney destinations, it is a journey of emotions," says Director Jerry Bilik. "From the high-flying, daring adventures of Peter Pan to the antics of Sebastian, from the warmth of 101 Dalmatian puppies to the majesty of Simba ascending to his role as the king of all the beasts, the audience will experience excitement, humor, friendship and much more."

Each destination has its own mood and lighting created by Patrick dierson. The foggy London skyline that can be seen from the Darling children's window soon changes to the mysterious forest where Peter Pan and the Lost Boys live in their treehouse., while Simba, Pumbaa and Timon cavort amid the African sunlight of foliage.
The many moods of the show are enhanced by the late Robert Smith's scenic design both on and off the ice. For example, Lilo's Hawaiian home is on the ice, while Stitch's alien planet is depicted above it, creating a multidimentional feel for the show. Captain Hook's rollicking crew sails across the ice on an enormous pirate ship measuring more than 35 feet long and nearly 18 1/2 feet wide, and King Triton's daughters emerge for their music lessons from oversized shells. Costume Designer Arthur Boccia has assembled specific and appealing looks for all the Disney locales. Creatures and characters along the way sport everything from nightgowns to grass skirts to fur coats. Dozens and dozens of black-and-white spotted Dalmatians give way to Triton's finclad daughters.

Musically, Disney On Ice presents Mickey and Minnie's Amazing Journey combines familiar tunes from Disney's Peter Pan, and The Little Mermaid along with new favorites from Disney's Lilo and Stitch and the Academy Award winning songs from The Lion King that the whole family will recognize. The unconventional mix of music inspired Choreographer Cindy Stuart to incorporate original moves, like the boisterous pirate line dance and the fanned-out precision number for Pongo and Perdita's gigantic Dalmatian litter. Stuart also included more classic skating, like David and Nani's touching surf duet, Cruella De Vil's slithery solo and Prince Eric and Ariel's pas de deux. All the elements blend together to create an ingenious and inspirational production that wil pique everyone's interest. The fast pace takes off with Peter Pan and friends' flight to Never Land and continous to soar with a rock-star Stitch surfing above the crowd.

Jam-packed with exciting and original effects, Disney On Ice presents Mickey and Minnie's Amazing Journey through some of Disney's most beloved stories, sure to delight the entire family.

Venue: Araneta Coliseum


Event Date/Time:
January 18, 2008 Friday at 2:00pm
January 18, 2008 Friday at 6:00pm
January 19, 2008 Saturday at 1:00pm
January 19, 2008 Saturday at 4:30pm
January 19, 2008 Saturday at 8:00pm
January 20, 2008 Sunday at 2:00pm
January 20, 2008 Sunday at 6:00pm
January 22, 2008 Tuesday at 6:00pm
January 23, 2008 Wednesday at 6:00pm
January 24, 2008 Thursday at 6:00pm
January 25, 2008 Friday at 2:00pm
January 25, 2008 Friday at 6:00pm
January 26, 2008 Saturday at 1:00pm
January 26, 2008 Saturday at 4:30pm
January 26, 2008 Saturday at 8:00pm
January 27, 2008 Sunday at 1:00pm
January 27, 2008 Sunday at 4:30pm
January 27, 2008 Sunday at 8:00pm

Seat and Price: Seat Location Price
Patron VIP (104, 115, 1st rows of 105-108, 111-114) (Reserved Seating) 1340
Lower Box VIP (200-201) (Reserved Seating) 1340
Patron (Reserved Seating) 1100 Lower Box (Reserved Seating) 1100
Upper Box A VIP (Reserved Seating) 900
Upper Box A (Reserved Seating) 640
Upper Box B (Free Seating) 350
Gen. Admission (Free Seating) 150

Thursday, January 17, 2008

Sam on Pamper's Extra Sleep, Extra Laughter Baby Pic Contest!

Hey guys, Sam joined the Pamper's Extra Sleep, Extra Laughter Baby Pic Contest! Vote for her please!...hehe! as if she can still catch up to the! You can visit the site to check out pther cute entries.

Here's her link

We need to register first to vote. Kaya join na rin your babies! C'mon mommies!

her laughing photo entry

Sunday, January 13, 2008

Alvin & The Chipmunks @ Trinoma Mall

Inspite of the heavy rain yesterday, Jan. 12, Sam & I were still ble to watch & enjoy the 11:30am show of Alvin & the Chipmunks @ Trinoma mall's activity center. The front stair seats just in front of the stage were already jampacked with kids of all ages. We still got a better seats just near the center. Sam was actually asking to seat at the front together with all the kids but i did'nt allowed because she doesn't have anyone to be with her aside from me. With Alvin, Theodore & Simon dancing & singing around plus their boss Dave makes the show very enjoyble especially for the kids. I was lucky enough to get a free stub for the meet & greet opprtunity which is only limited to few early birds (thanks for tip again sis Nina..hehe). And luckily more, they gave the hard copy for free! =)

Click HERE to see more of our chipmunks pics!

playing around

To be able to watch and get a better seat for the Alvin & The Chipmunks show, It is required to get the free tickets & stub for the Meet & Greet opportunity one day before the show. And that's what i did. Sam & I went to Trinoma's concierge before the mall opens last friday, January 11, for the January 12 show. BTW, I'm very thankful to my good friend Nina for reminding me about this thing. I ensured to arrive there before it hits the 10am mall opening and to have this better chance to grab that precious M&G stub which are only limited to few and a one/family system. Glad I was able to grab a piece! I'm just wondering about the stubs, the color of the stubs. It's not limited to one color only. At the start of the show, i noticed that there's this different stub colors. From yellow, the color of the free tickets for the show, and the red which is the color of the stub for the meet & greet opportunity, the one that i got one day before. Then all of a sudden there was this blue, purple, pink & orange different colors! The blue & purple holders were those got in first for the center seating. Then the pink, orange & red just got the same seating arrangement...meaning you can seat anywhere you want!! Oh well, i think it depends on the mall, they have their own mechanics and procedures to comply.

Because the mall just opened, Sam grabbed the opportunity to play in the mall's indoor playground while there's just only few kids playing. She enjoyed the climbing, horsey horsey backriding and the sliding with no long line waiting. As soon as the 1st day 11:30am show starts, the playground was already accumulated with different kids. We just had our lunch after, did a little shopping, went to the hypermart to do some grocery and then went home.

Click HERE to see more of my playing Sam.

Saturday, January 12, 2008

Alvin and the Chipmunks live @ Ayala Malls!

Get ready for a rocking musical extravaganza as the Ayala Malls bring your favorite singing chipmunks to the Philippines with “Alvin and the Chipmunks: Live on Stage,” a high-energy and interactive show filled with laughter, music, dance and feel-good fun for the whole family.

“Alvin and the Chipmunks: Live on Stage” follows the escapades of Alvin, Simon and Theodore as they help Dave Seville, their struggling songwriter friend, fulfill his dreams of having a number one hit. It all starts with Dave going home one long hard day from his uninteresting job as a product tester and then catching the Chipmunks in an impressive song number. Their enthusiastic presentation reminds him that his day job is just temporary and that once his latest song is heard, fame, fortune and that ever-elusive number one hit will surely all be his. However, when Dave receives yet another rejection call, he decides to finally give up on his dream, once and for all. The Chipmunks, of course, won’t let that happen! And so they secretly record Dave’s song “Witch Doctor,” and even come up with some dance steps for the song.

Learn the words to the “Witch Doctor” song and even the cool moves as Alvin, Simon and Theodore themselves teach you during their performances at the Ayala Malls, the only premiere destination bringing in world class shows to the country. Catch the adorable singing Chipmunks as they give out performances TriNoma on Jan. 11 and 12 at 11:30 a.m., 3 p.m. and 6 p.m.; Market! Market! on Jan. 19 and 20 at 1:30 p.m., 3:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.; Alabang Town Center on Jan. 26 and 27 at 11:30 a.m., 3 p.m. and 6 p.m.; and Ayala Center Cebu on Feb. 2 and 3 at 1 p.m., 3:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.

Tuesday, January 8, 2008

Cover model wannabe!

There's this site where you can personalize a certain magazine cover with your own photo. It's . The one and only site on the web where you can upload a picture and turn it into a magazine cover! It looks fun and decided to upload some of Sam's photos. Well, the results turned out like the real one so i tried a few more styles...hehehe! Check 'em out!

Sunday, January 6, 2008

Last Man On Earth

My ReviewI've got the dvd copy from my brother. I'm not familiar with the movie & even haven't seen the trailer yet. But to think it's a Will Smith movie, i'm sure it's a hit and will be another blockbuster! My bro said that it's still coming soon here in the Phils. Don't ask where he got the movie copy..hehe! =) Anyways, This is the story about a man, the last man (Will Smith) a military scientist Robert Neville and his only companion, a German Shepherd named Sam (aww..imagine that!!). I guess he’s also technically speaking, mayor of New York and president of the United States, since there’s no one else left to fill the jobs. Three years ago, the population of planet Earth was wiped out by a plague, and as far as Robert can tell he’s all that’s left. Except that is, for the mindless, vicious, vampire-like, sunlight allergic creatures which scream, hunt, and bloodlust just outside his front door each and every night. As much as i've wanted to tell the whole story, it's up to you to find out!..hehe. But for sure, i can say for those whose into sci-fi and action-adventure movies, this is one of those edge-of-your-seat, gasping-for-air types movie. It's intense and startling. It will scare you and it will make you chuckle! =)

About the movie:Robert Neville (Will Smith) is a brilliant scientist, but even he could not contain the terrible virus that was unstoppable, incurable...and manmade. Somehow immune, Neville is now the last human survivor in what is left of New York City...and maybe the world. But he is not alone. He is surrounded by "the Infected"--victims of the plague who have mutated into carnivorous beings who can only exist in the dark and who will devour or infect anyone or anything in their path. For three years, Neville has spent his days scavenging for food and supplies and faithfully sending out radio messages, desperate to find any other survivors who might be out there. All the while, the Infected lurk in the shadows, watching Neville's every move, waiting for him to make a fatal mistake. Perhaps mankind's last, best hope, Neville is driven by only one remaining mission: to find a way to reverse the effects of the virus using his own immune blood. But his blood is also what The Infected hunt, and Neville knows he is outnumbered and quickly running out of time.

Production Status: Released
Genres: Action/Adventure, Science Fiction/Fantasy, Thriller, Adaptation and Remake
Running Time: 1 hr. 40 min.
Release Date: December 14th, 2007 (wide) MPAA Rating: PG-13 for intense sequences of sci-fi action and violence.
Distributors: Warner Bros. Pictures Distribution
Production Co.: Weed Road PicturesVillage Roadshow Pictures Entertainment3 Arts Entertainment, Overbrook Entertainment, Heyday Productions, Original Film
<">Studios: Warner Bros. Pictures
U.S. Box Office: $206,129,574 Filming Locations: Los Angeles, California, USANew York City, New York, USA
Produced in: United States

Wednesday, January 2, 2008

40 Tips for a Powerful New Year

1. Take a 10-30 minute walk every day. And while you walk, smile.It is the ultimate anti-depressant.

2. Sit in silence for at least 10 minutes each day. Buy a lock if you have to.

3. Buy a Tivo (DVR), tape your late night shows and get more sleep.

4. When you wake up in the morning complete the following statement, "My purpose is to ___________ today."

5. Live with the 3 E's -- Energy, Enthusiasm, Empathy.

6. Watch more movies, play more games and read more books than you did in 2007.

7. Make time to practice meditation, yoga, tai chi, qigong and prayer. They provide us with daily fuel for our busy lives.

8. Spend more time with people over the age of 70 and under the age of 6.

9. Dream more while you are awake.

10. Eat more foods that grow on trees and plants and eat less foods that are manufactured in plants.

11. Drink green tea and plenty of water. Eat blueberries, wild Alaskan salmon, broccoli, almonds & walnuts.

12. Try to make at least three people smile each day.

13. Clear your clutter from your house, your car, your desk and let new flowing energy into your life.

14. Don't waste your precious energy on gossip, energy vampires, issues of the past, negative thoughts or things you cannot control. Instead invest your energy in the positive present moment.

15. Realize that life is a school and you are here to learn. Problems are simply part of the curriculum that appear and fade away like algebra class but the lessons you learn will last a lifetime.

16. Eat breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince and dinner like a college kid with a maxed out charge card.

17. Smile and laugh more. It will keep the energy vampires away.

18. Life isn't fair, but it's still good.

19. Life is too short to waste time hating anyone.

20. Don't take yourself so seriously. No one else does.

21. You don't have to win every argument. Agree to disagree.

22. Make peace with your past so it won't screw up the present.

23. Don't compare your life to others'. You have no idea what their journey is all about.

24. Burn the candles, use the nice sheets, and wear the fancy lingerie. Don't save it for a special occasion. Today is special.

25. No one is in charge of your happiness except you.

26. Frame every so-called disaster with these words: "In five years, will this matter?"

27. Forgive everyone everything.

28. What other people think of you is none of your business.

29. Time heals almost everything. Give time time.

30. However good or bad a situation is, it will change.

31. Your job won't take care of you when you are sick.Your friends will. Stay in touch.

32. Get rid of anything that isn't useful, beautiful or joyful.

33. Envy is a waste of time. You already have all you need.

34. The best is yet to come.

35. No matter how you feel, get up, dress up and show up.

36. Do the right thing!

37. Call your mother and father often.

38. Each night before you go to bed complete the following statements: "I am thankful for __________." Today I accomplished _________.

39. Remember that you are too blessed to be stressed.

40. Enjoy the ride. Remember that this is not Disney World and you certainly don't want a fast pass. You only have one ride through life so make the most of it and enjoy the ride.