I LOVE this song...and this lady
When I think of strong women, Doris Day comes right to mind. She bolted out of the gate a fighter and eventually learned the true lesson to living a positive life..."whatever will be, will be," and she lived it. She turned 91 this year.
There is a saying that Doris embraces, originally penned by Vivian Burnett of the Christian Science religion...“Our gratitude is riches, Complaint is poverty…” I stumbled upon a blog post on myorbit365.wordpress.com about gratitude and letting go and it pretty much says it...it is what is happening to me right now and I'm in awe as to how well this works. No worrying, giving it to the universe or a higher power and just letting what will be...be. It's how I have always believed life should be. I have posted the article below...it is well written:
"At the beginning of the year I chose “Gratitude” as my word for the year. I thought I would share some insights that I’ve gained this past year on this particular subject:
It really will change your life...for the better. Instead of living with disease (dis-ease) you will live with ease and that my friends, is how you come one step closer to grasping the true art of living.
One of my mother's favorite desserts was cheesecake and she worked year after year, holiday after holiday, perfecting the perfect recipe for home made cheesecake. She literally spoiled me to store-bought cheese cake because once you have had the best of the best, there is no going back. I hope you will love this recipe as much as I do...so, so, so delicious!!!
1-3/4 cup graham cracker crumbs
1/3 cup butter, melted
1/4 cup sugar
Combine ingredients and press into bottom and sides of a round, spring-form pan. Set aside.
3 - 8 oz. packages of cream cheese, softened
1 cup sugar
2 tsp. vanilla extract
3 eggs, room temperature
1 cup sour cream
Beat cream cheese, sugar and vanilla until creamy. Beat in eggs, 1 at a time. Blend in sour cream. Pour into crust and bake at 350 degrees for 60 to 70 minutes or until center is set. Turn off oven. Leave cake in oven for 1 hour with oven door slightly open. Cool completely and put on favorite topping. I like to put cherry pie filling over the top just before I serve.