Monday, February 22, 2010

Working on the Lemonade

Saw an interview on Good Morning America this morning with Alexandra Penney, the author of The Bag Lady Papers: The Priceless Experience of Losing It All. She was one of the people caught up in the Bernie Madoff scheme. As a former editor of Self Magazine and pretty entrenched in the ‘who’s who’ social set, I can’t identify with her on that level. But after pretty much losing her life savings (she still has her Baccarat crystal), she had to figure out how to earn a living.

Through the things she learned with this new page of life handed to her, Alexandra has developed a SNT attitude. Stop Negative Thinking is something a lot of us have to consciously do each day (me, me, me!) and I applaud her for it.

Just goes to show, no matter how who we are, a positive attitude is something that can help us get through our circumstances and live life instead of indulging in an on-going Pity Party.

Now, I’m off to make the tea for my SNT party.


Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Back with Attitude

Or at least I will have attitude after I rest up! What a fun trip, but traveling for 36 hours with very little sleep tends to make Lizzie a grumpy girl.

Didn't see a lot of the things we were scheduled for because of the weather, but no problem. Met so many fun people on the ship that it didn't put a damper on the trip. I laughed so hard my ribs were sore most nights when we went to bed.

I'll get the pictures downloaded a post (or attempt to post) some here in the coming weeks and share the details about them.