Where were you in 62?
Many couples in the community were having families or getting married in 1962.
It was a big year for the world. Below is some trivia from 50 years ago. Reprinted from Babyboomers.com
(national assoc of baby boomers)
1962 Events & Facts
SPORTS, ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT:
- Soviet missile bases detected in Cuba
- Nazi war criminal Adolf Eichmann executed in Israel
- U.S. establishes semi-permanent military presence in Vietnam
- Lt. Col. John H. Glenn, Jr. becomes first American to achieve earth orbit
- Ranger IV first U.S. space probe to reach the moon
- Telstar becomes the first communications satellite to relay signals between North America and Europe
- Rachel Carson publishes Silent Spring, bringing attention to an environmental crises
- Phil Knight develops the first Nike running shoe
- World Series: New York Yankees over San Francisco, 4-3
- Songs: Blowin’ in the Wind, Go Away Little Girl, Sherry & Big Girls Don’t Cry
- TV Shows: I’ve Got a Secret, Beverly Hillbillies, Route 66 & Ben Casey
- Books: Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest
- Marilyn Monroe dies from an overdose
5 Ways to Make 2013 Your Best Year Ever
The holidays and New Year are times of reflection. Of remembering how far we’ve come, and evaluating where we are going. And, the older we get, the more this time of
year reinforces the idea that time goes by much more quickly than we’d like it to.
Whether you like it or not, time passes and things change. But you can choose the way you deal with it. Here’s how to approach this season with an attitude of gratitude, and become happier, healthier, and enjoy a richer life in the process.
Here’s how to do it:
Wishing you Happy Holidays, and a Bright and Shiny New Year!-
- Let it go. Chances are when you moved here, you had to “let go” of a lot of “stuff” you accumulated over the years. At the time, everything had “sentimental value”, and it wasn’t easy, but with the goal of living here firmly in your mind, you left some of your past behind in order to make space for your future. On the other side, you can see how lightening your load can give you the space you need to let new things in. This is the perfect time of year to take a look your clutter and lighten your load of the things, situations and people who don’t add value to your life. If it’s not helping you grow, you gotta let it go.
- Believe you can. “You are never too old to set another goal or dream a new dream…” C.S. Lewis. No dream that is in your heart was put there by accident. It is there to help you grow into the best version of yourself. The biggest obstacle in not achieving a goal? Not believing that you can. The second biggest obstacle? Not starting today.
- Focus your lens. With all of today’s modern conveniences, it seems that we are more scattered, stressed and overwhelmed than ever. If you followed Step 1, (subtract the things that aren’t adding value to your life) and Step 2, (establish a goal or dream), then the next step is obvious. You’ve figured out what you want to focus on, now all you have to do is apply your energy in one or two areas of your life where you want to see big results. When you get rid of all the other “stuff”, it’s easier to work toward the things you really desire.
- Embrace Change. Decide that change is good. Where we’ve been–the struggles, the victories, the joy, the pain–they create our life’s story. Each change gives us an opportunity to grow and discover something new about ourselves. These days, change happens at breakneck speed--new products, new technology-- and it often feels like we are getting left behind. Decide that change is a necessary “growing pain”, and your attitude will help you sail through the changing tides.
- Enjoy where you are now. It’s not happy people who are thankful, it’s thankful people who are happy. Sometimes we can get so caught up in where we’re going, that we don’t enjoy where we are. Every day of your past brought you to this day, this hour, this moment. It may not have turned out exactly as you planned, but it’s exactly where you’re supposed to be. So live consciously in this moment, and enjoy life as it unfolds, one imperfect day at a time.
Michelle and her husband, Tom, are Tradition Residents and the award-winning musical duo, Latitude.
To find out more about Michelle and Latitude, please visit: www.latitudemusic.net