The Wit & Wisdom of Women over Forty | Andy Rooney

The Wit & Wisdom of Women over Forty | Andy Rooney

Wine isn’t the only thing that gets better with age. Andy Rooney was attributed with the following. (While we don’t know exactly who wrote it, we think the sentiment is awesome!)

the wit and wisdom of women over fortyAndy passed away in 2011 (and said this: “I didn’t get old on purpose, it just happened. If you’re lucky, it could happen to you.”) – we’re glad he shared this insight into the wonderful women of forty-plus!

ANDY ROONEY said:

As I grow in age, I value women who are over forty most of all. Here are just a few reasons why: A woman over forty will never wake you in the middle of the night to ask, “What are you thinking?” She doesn’t care what you think.

If a woman over forty doesn’t want to watch the game, she doesn’t sit around whining about it. She does something she wants to do. And, it’s usually something more interesting.

A woman over forty knows herself well enough to be assured in who she is, what she is, what she wants and from whom. Few women past the age of forty give a hoot what you might think about her or what she’s doing.

Women over forty are dignified. They seldom have a screaming match with you at the opera or in the middle of an expensive restaurant. Of course, if you deserve it, they won’t hesitate to shoot you, if they think they can get away with it.

Older women are generous with praise, often undeserved. They know what it’s like to be unappreciated.

A woman over forty has the self-assurance to introduce you to her women friends. A younger woman with a man will often ignore even her best friend because she doesn’t trust the guy with other women. Women over forty couldn’t care less if you’re attracted to her friends because she knows her friends won’t betray her.

Women get psychic as they age. You never have to confess your sins to a woman over forty. They always know.

A woman over forty looks good wearing bright red lipstick. This is not true of younger women. Once you get past a wrinkle or two, a woman over forty is far sexier than her younger counterpart.

Older women are forthright and honest. They’ll tell you right off if you are a jerk, if you are acting like one! You don’t ever have to wonder where you stand with her.

Yes, we praise women over forty for a multitude of reasons. Unfortunately, it’s not reciprocal. For every stunning, smart, well-coiffed hot woman of forty-plus, there is a bald, paunchy relic in yellow pants making a fool of himself with some twenty-two-year-old waitress.

Ladies, I apologize.

For all those men who say, “Why buy the cow when you can get the milk for free,” here’s an update for you. Now 80 percent of women are against marriage, why? Because women realize it’s not worth buying an entire pig, just to get a little sausage.”

What can you add that women know/do better than others?

For the record, we LOVE girlfriends plus or minus 40 years of age – ALL women are welcome here and are appreciated for the insights and inspiration you offer. But, we just thought this little bit of female appreciation was a great way to look at all the wonderful ways we women age and impact other lives.

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Valentine’s Day & Friendship Inspired Favorite Videos

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Love is friendship quoteHappy Valentine’s Day Girlfriend! Celebrate Friendship & Love!

Love is friendship, friendship is love. If love fails, friendship should remain. For friendship is the foundation of love. – Unknown

We hope your day is filled with LOVE on this Valentine’s Day Eve! Actually, we hope you have a day where you feel loved and you show your girlfriends how much they love you too!

We like to share our favorite videos that we’d share with a friend. And, being almost Valentine’s Day, we had to share our favorite videos about and inspiring LOVE.

Be LOVED. LOVE yourself! LOVE your friends!

What is Love? An amazing story of couple who were married for 50 years!

The Science of LOVE. For single girlfriends – share with your girlfriends! (And even if you’re married, why not tell him the qualities you love in him.)

What would YOU do? And yes, sometimes … LOVE is scary! 🙂

What would Ellen do for Valentine’s Day? Here ya go …

Who doesn’t LOVE Pink? Here’s her awesome ‘True Love’ song – Crank it UP!

 

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What are you doing for your friends for Valentine’s Day? Share below (& inspire!) Don’t forget to make your Friends feel special too! (Ideas below!)

Keep in mind, that some friends may not have a GREAT Valentine’s Day – so share these Valentine Videos with them to show them that you’re thinking of them. Hopefully these videos will brighten their day!

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10 Must-See Holiday Romances | Girlfriend Advice from author Susan Mallery

10 Must-See Holiday Romances | Girlfriend Advice from author Susan Mallery

What’s YOUR favorite holiday movie? Is it a romance? Silly Santa or sentimental oldie? What movie(s) do you watch every Christmas?Holiday movies Romances Susan Mallery

Holiday traditions, girlfriend traditions … combine the two and you’ve got the making of memories and sharing the holidays together. Why not invite a friend or three over to share in watching some of the great holiday romances recommended by romance author (and great girlfriend to Girlfriendology!) SUSAN MALLERY … why not?!

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10 Must-See Holiday Romances

by Susan Mallery, Bestselling Author

The holiday season can be stressful, especially for women. We’re the nurturers, and whether it’s reasonable or not, many of us feel that it’s our responsibility to make the season magical for the people we love. If we can’t afford the latest gotta-have-it toys for our kids, we feel guilty. If we’re too busy to cook everything from scratch, we feel like we’re not doing it “right.” We do the majority of the shopping for husbands, boyfriends, parents, kids, friends… and we do it while working a full-time job. And yet, we feel guilty if we don’t find a few spare minutes to decorate eight dozen sugar cookies.

De-Stress Your Life during the Holiday Season

Hit the brakes, girlfriend! Let go of all that guilt and remember that what makes the holiday season truly joyful is love.

My favorite way to relax, decompress, and get into the holiday spirit is to read holiday-themed romance novels. (You might have guessed that, seeing as I’m a romance writer.) But running a close second is watching holiday-themed romantic movies. When I’m watching holiday romance movies, I don’t want any harshness – no Bad Santa cynicism for me. No, what I’m looking for is wide eyed, unvarnished optimism. Sentimental is good. My heart is open, and I’m ready to be moved.

A Romance Writer’s Top 10 Romantic Holiday Movies (in no particular order)

10. It’s a Wonderful Life – The scene with Jimmy Stewart and Donna Reed on the phone, trying desperately not to let on that they were overwhelmed by each other remains one of the most romantic movies in movie history. The screen burned with sexual tension in a day when “sex” was a four-letter word.

9. Mrs. Miracle – Debbie Macomber writes wonderful Christmas romances, and this 2009 Hallmark TV movie starring Doris Roberts as a nanny who just may be magic, is a lovely screen adaptation.

8. While You Were Sleeping – The chemistry between Sandra Bullock and Bill Pullman felt so true that their scenes alone felt almost like eavesdropping on a real-life first date. Was I the only one who kept hoping the brother would stay in his coma?

7. Moonstruck – Cher and Nicolas Cage made for a weird pairing, but somehow it worked. Gets to me every time.

6. The Shop Around the Corner – Like many modern day moviegoers, I discovered this gem after it was remade as “You’ve Got Mail” starring Meg Ryan and Tom Hanks. The original is better, though both are good. Jimmy Stewart may be kind of scrawny, but the man knew how to make his woman – and the audience – feel the strength of his love.

5. Elf – I admit it’s stupid, but it’s funny, too, and heartwarming. Buddy the Elf feels every emotion to the extreme, including (maybe especially) love, and it makes for a fun holiday tradition.

4. Miracle on 34th Street – Cynical single mom and her disbelieving daughter get the best gift ever from Santa – a husband and a father who will love them forever!

3. The Holiday – Two romances for the price of one. I never would’ve guessed I’d fall for Jack Black, but I did, right along with the lovely and sad Kate Winslet. Jude Law and Cameron Diaz’s story was compelling, too, and the ending was perfect.

2. Anything on Fa-La-La-La Lifetime – I love the Lifetime channel so much that it’s mentioned in almost all of my Fool’s Gold romance novels. (Fool’s Gold has a man shortage, so the local bar caters to women by playing Lifetime and HGTV on the big screen TVs instead of sports.) If I do happen to get around to baking cookies in December, you can bet I’ll have my TV tuned to Lifetime’s Christmas movie marathons. I can always count on Fa-La-La-La Lifetime for a heartwarming, romantic holiday movie.

1. Love, Actually – I don’t think I’m giving away any surprises by sharing one of the last lines of the movie: “Love actually is all around,” said by Hugh Grant’s character as though the fact were a revelation. There’s a lot of cynicism about love in the world, but when you let go of your so called sophistication and really look at the people around you, you’ll realize something I have always known to be true: Love exists, and it can last forever.

New York Times bestselling author Susan Mallery knows romance! Susan is the author of the popular Fool’s Gold romance novels (http://www.foolsgoldca.com), including her latest, ONLY US: A FOOL’S GOLD HOLIDAY NOVELLA, an ebook exclusive available for the Kindle, Nook, and wherever ebooks are sold. Read Chapter 1 for free by joining the Members Only area at www.susanmallery.com. www.facebook.com/susanmallery, www.twitter.com/susanmallery

What movie(s) do you watch every year? What’s your favorite holiday romance?

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Thanksgiving Inspired – 5 Friday Favorite Videos – on Gratitude

Thanksgiving Inspired – 5 Friday Favorite Videos – on Gratitude

 Gratitude Thanksgiving Quote WilderWe can only be said to be alive in those moments when our hearts are conscious of our treasures.  ~Thornton Wilder

Happy Thanksgiving Girlfriend! Hope your day was fun and friend-filled!

We’re thankful for our friends and family, for this season of gratitude (or, as Thornton says above, being ‘conscious of our treasures’) and for the blessings we experience all year ’round. So, this week we’re celebrating GRATITUDE on our weekly Favorite Videos.

Enjoy these segments of wisdom and inspiration. Share them with your friends. And let them resonate with your celebration of Thanksgiving.

(And check out last week’s Favorite Friendship Videos!)

The Science of Happiness – a study in Gratitude. Who would you call? What’s stopping you?

Today is a gift. And the only appropriate response is gratefulness. Celebrate gratitude. And share this with a friend who could use that message.

Wanna feel grateful? You can’t help but be once you meet Nick Vujicic. I promise.

Want more JOY in your life? Be GRATEFUL. Active ways to be more grateful from ‘vulnerability expert’ Brene Brown. (Listen to this intelligent, grateful woman!)

Calling to say THANK YOU. You weren’t expecting this message … but you’ve influenced my life, you’ve made me happy and a better person. Hear what happened after the first of our gratitude videos above.

Gratitude Video GRATITUDE VIDEOSWho’s day can you make by sharing these favorite videos on GRATITUDE? Share! And have a friend-filled day girlfriend!

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Favorite Thanksgiving Quotes, 2 – Show Your Girlfriend Gratitude!

Stop to thank JFK quote, Thankful ThursdayWe must find time to stop & thank the people who make a difference in our lives. John F. Kennedy / Thanksgiving Quote

Happy Thanksgiving Girlfriend!

Sometimes we just can’t find the right words, ya know? Like when you know how much you love and appreciate a dear friend but you just don’t express it the way you wish you could.

Well, like the JFK quote above, we all need to stop and thank the people who make a difference in our lives. So, we’ve ‘prettied up’ a few Thanksgiving quotes to show your girlfriend gratitude (tweet them, post on their Facebook wall, send an email!) – just make sure you share them with the people who give you lots to be thankful for on Thanksgiving and all year round!

Share these Thanksgiving Quotes with Friends and have ‘an attitude of gratitude!’

Because … Feeling gratitude & not expressing it is like wrapping a present & not giving it.
– William Arthur WardThanksgiving Quote Feeling Gratitude

Celebrate Thanksgiving by telling your FRIENDS how grateful you are for them! Here’re some Thanksgiving quotes to share with a girlfriend.

Let us be grateful to people who make us happy; they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom. – Marcel Proust / Thanksgiving QuoteThanksgiving quote let us be grateful

One of the most beautiful qualities of true friendship is to understand & to be understood.
Lucius Annaeus SenecaThanksgiving quote true friendship

I thank my God upon every remembrance of you…
– Philippians 1:3

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Time spent on gratitude is never wasted. Take a moment to send a quote/image from above to a friend and let her know how thankful you are for her friendship. Show your girlfriend gratitude. You’ll be blessed as well! Happy Thanksgiving Girlfriend![Tweet “Great Thanksgiving Quotes to share with Friends & Family!”]

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Olympics-inspired Best Videos to share with a Girlfriend! | Friday Favorite Videos

Olympics-inspired Best Videos to share with a Girlfriend! | Friday Favorite Videos

dorothy hamill quote olympicsThe OLYMPICS … when the world comes together to compete and hopefully to make some friends!

Friday favorite Videos Banner, videos for women“I was passionate. I found something that I loved. I could be all alone in a big old skating rink and nobody could get near me and I didn’t have to talk to anybody because of my shyness. It was great. I was in my fantasy world.” – Dorothy Hamill

There is something magical about the Olympics … the coming together of opposing countries, the challenge of competing against the best of the best, the highs and lows, the stories of passionate athletes and their supportive family and friends. Magical.

Each Friday we post our favorite videos – the kind we would share with our girlfriends. In honor of the Olympics, we’re celebrating this amazing athletic event that makes countries into FRIENDS.

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To get us started, an epic Olympian that I had the honor of meeting last year – Dorothy Hamill … in the 1976 Olympics

Quite possibly the most-loved Olympic athlete (or at least in the top five!) – MARY LOU RETTON

Girlfriend Carla recommended this amazing performance by Torville and Dean, Bolero in the 1984 Olympics

A fun look back at the Winter Olympics – the Best of the Winter Olympics

Did you know that this is the first year for ‘women to fly’ at the Winter Olympics? YES! Debut of Women’s Ski Jumping at Sochi 2014. Here’s what you need to know!

2014 Sochi Winter Olympians to Watch!

Enjoy the Olympics with a friend and share these videos with a girlfriend!

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