Attitude, Gratitude, and a Rose
Hey, November 39ers, feeling blue with another birthday this month? You know they come every year. The trick is to listen to your mind, which invariably thinks you’re younger than your body-age.
That’s why we choose to be 39 and Holding every year! You’re old enough to have learned some valuable lessons, and young enough to keep that spring in your step! So let’s celebrate with another UN-birthday month!
Welcome to November, 39ers … the month of the year when we feel gratitude for simply being here. Sound like a Pollyanna attitude? Absolutely. But an attitude of gratitude this month and every day is a step towards more than accomplishing goals—it’s a necessity for wellness inside and out.
, “… effective stress management is associated with many health benefits. If you tend to be pessimistic, don't despair — you can learn positive thinking skills.” Do it.
39 Years Ago this Month ~ NOVEMBER 1979
November 9th: It isn’t often a screen debut results in an Oscar nomination. While may have been loosely based on Janis Joplin, Bette Midler owned the audience in her first major film role. Which of course, didn’t hurt her singing career, as the title track burst into the top ten at KFRC/San Francisco and around the nation, in the early summer of 1979, to become one of her signature hits.
November 26th: Every wonder when we stopped Rockin’ ‘round the clock? Figuratively speaking, I can tell you, it was on this day in a command appearance for Queen Elizabeth II. It became Bill Haley & His Comets' final recorded performance of the infamous song, “Rock Around the Clock.” Tick tock.
For 39ers who Follow the Stars …
Though Scorpions may be a mystery to many, those who work to discover the key to these enigmatic people will witness the magic within. Friendly but introspective and creatively planning (Oct 23 – Nov 21) will figure you out in a heartbeat, but it may take years (if ever) for you to get where they’re coming from. Your honesty and integrity will help.
On the other end of the Astrology spectrum, meet an energetic, lead-follow-or-move-out-of-the-way, ambitious (Nov 22 – Dec 21), and life will be much easier, albeit very busy. They often have a larger-than-life presence (think Jupiter—their ruling planet) and can’t wait to get to the next adventure. Always spoiling for a party, it’s a good bet they’re already ensuring New Year festivities are on target.
With the power of three (+) Zodiac enlightenment symbols to draw from: Scorpion, Eagle, and Phoenix—Scorpios are naturals at coordinating elements of life; though implementing may prove a tougher challenge. Sagittarians, however are focused as they take aim and hone in on the horizon. Charge!
Aging with ATT-i-tude Platitude
What you do from this day forward is a result of your attitude about what went before and the anticipation of what awaits you. Love it—live it. ~ L. Rochelle; founder 39 and Holding Club, Blast from Your Past, and Penchant for Penning.
Great cheese and wine need aging, but 39ers know Age is Just a Number … LIFE is ATT-i-tude!TM
Happy UN-Birthday NOVEMBER 39ers,
(This one’s for you, kids – 39AHC UN-Birthday 39ers: JV, LinDee, Jackie)
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Are you a 39er this month? Feel free to share your UN-birthday comments below (click on Comments or if it says No Comments, click that to be the first) and tell us how you really feel about your age and aging. Keep the stories coming!
LinDee Rochelle is a writer and editor by trade, and an author by way of Rock & Roll. She has published two books (of three) in her series, available on Amazon (eBook and print): Book 1 – Rock & Roll Radio DJs: ; and Book 2 – Rock & Roll Radio DJs: . Coming soon, … The Psychedelic Seventies!