S: It's a "GOOD" Life
FC: It's been a "GOOD" Life | Lisa's first 50 years
1: Lisa was born in Escanaba, MI on November 13, 1961 | "The best thing about getting older is that all those things you wanted when you were young, you no longer want."
2: It all began with Bud and Patti.
3: "The Love of a family is life's greatest blessing."
4: "If you live a pure life, nothing can destroy you. Take care of your character and your reputation will take care of itself.
6: A mom thinks about her kids, even if they're not with her. A mom loves her kids in a way that they will never understand. A mom will be there for her kids when no one else will. A mom loves her kids even when they neglect and hurt her. A mom will catch a grenade, take a bullet, stand in front of a train, & ask God to take her instead of her child. Lisa loves Molly and Joe to the moon and back and more..
7: 34. Stop and read historical markers along the road. 35. Write "Thank You" notes promptly. 36. Cherish your children for who they are, not for what you'd like them to be. 37. Show respect for teachers, military, police officers and firefighters. 38. Buy whatever kids are selling on card tables in their front yards. 39. Learn to identify the music of Chopin, Mozart and Beethoven. 40. Stop blaming others, take responsibility for every area of your life. 41. Set your priorities, No one ever said on their death bed, "Gee, if I'd only spent more time at work." 42. Buy vegetable from truck farmers who advertise with hand-written signs. 43. Make the best of bad situations. 44. Slow Dance. 45. When undecided what color to paint a room, paint it antique white. 46. Don't worry that you can't give your kids the best of everything. Give them "your" very best. 47. Don't carry a grudge. 48. Loosen up. Relax. Except for rare life-and- death matters, nothing is as important as it first seems. 49. Don't waste time grieving over past mistakes. Learn from them and move on. 50. Live so that when your children think of fairness, caring, and integrity, they think of you. | 1. Laugh a lot, a "Good" sense of humor is a cure-all. 2. Watch a sunrise at least once a year. 3. Remember other people's birthdays. 4. Over tip breakfast waitresses. 5. Have a firm handshake. 6. Say "Please" and "Thank You" often. 7. Learn how to read a financial report. 8. Learn to play a musical instrument. 9. Use credit cards for convenience, never for credit. 10. Use the "Good" silver. 11. Count your blessings. 12. Plant flowers every spring. 13. Own a great stereo. 14. Be the first to say, "Hello." 15. Live beneath your means. 16. Buy great books even if you don't read them. 17. Be forgiving of yourself and others. 18. Learn three clean jokes. 19. Floss your teeth. 20. Praise in public, criticize in private. 21. If in a fight, hit first and hit hard. 22. Return all things you borrow. 23. Teach some kind of class. 24. Be a student in some kind of class. 25. Never buy a house without a fireplace. 26. Avoid exposure to the sun. 27. Treat everyone you meet like you want to be treated. 28. Vote. 29. Plant a tree on your birthday. 30. Strive for excellence, not perfection. 31. Make new friends but cherish the old ones. 32. Keep secrets. 33. Fly "Old Glory" on the Fourth of July.
8: Y | You can't build a reputation on what you are going to do. If you wait to get everything right, it will be very late when you get there.
10: If you live a pure life, nothing can destroy you. - If you want it badly enough, there are no limits as to what you can achieve. - Happiness is the key to success..- Success is a journey, not a destination. - Live as if you were going to die tomorrow, learn as if you are going to live forever. - Do what's right, the right way, at the right time. - People are as happy as they make their minds up to be. - Be the change you want to see in the world. - The quality, not the longevity in life is what is important. -
19: Life is a mystery to be lived, not a problem to be solved.
20: Lisa | Presented to Lisa at her 50th Surprise Birthday Party, Oct. 12, 2011