10- The Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade! Since I was a little girl my sisters and I would wake up early and run downstairs to watch the parade on TV. I never wanted to miss a moment of it! I loved seeing each guest, musical number, and my all time favorite- the big broadway numbers. The funny thing is we still sit there now years later in our PJ's taking it all in, enjoying it just as much as we always have.
This blog comes to you from seat 18D on a Delta flight from Denver to Reno.
So I'm sitting here and I'm thinking about the age old question. " If you could go back in time, what would you tell your younger self?"
Well initially, I should have told myself to save all my leggings, legwarmers and flannel shirts and not give them to good will. (Who would have ever thought they'd be back in style! ) But I guess, when you go back in time and tell yourself something - it should always be quite serious and life changing.
But besides that,
I think I have two reoccurring things I would have loved to tell myself. One being- "You'll be alright". My teenage years were filled with such emotional drama. I feel bad for each person that has to live through those crazy years.
Does anyone remember that incredible old saying that we used to hear when we were growing up? The one that said, “If you can’t say anything nice, don’t say anything at all.” Of course our mothers would usually tell us that one when we would mouth off to them and we totally hated it BUT if you really think about it, it’s kinda great “rule”. Our mom’s knew what was up. They knew that if we could just keep our (mostly rude) opinions to ourselves we wouldn’t end up hurting anyone’s feelings and in turn, wouldn’t feel bad about what we said. It’s a win-win. Sometimes I wish we still had our mothers follow us around every day so when we go to freely give someone our opinion, or tweet something rude to someone, or rudely blog about someone we don’t even know, that our sweet mothers could be there and say, right before we hit that send button, “Now remember, if you can’t say anything nice, don’t say anything at all….