Sunday, November 2, 2014

Your Best Days Are Ahead of You

A Song About the Better Days Ahead of You

In a world of constant change, sometimes it takes a dose of musical medicine to help us move forward with the times

Well, take 2 teaspoons of My Best Days are Ahead of Me by Danny Gokey every four hours as needed! The lyrics remind us that 'age ain't nothing but a number'...'I can be whatever I wanna be'. So you think that's cliche do ya!...well you'll enjoy this list of people who didn't 'make it' in life until after 50!
  1. Ray Kroc founded the McDonald's Corporation when he was 52 
  2. Laura Ingalls Wilder published her Little House on the Prairie Books in her 60s 
  3. Raymond Chandler didn't publish his first novel 'The Big Sleep' until he was 51 years old
  4. Charles Darwin published his Theory of Evolution at 50
  5. The Inventor of the Thesaurus, Peter Roget, was 73!
  6. KFC's Secret Recipe didn't happen until Colonel Sanders was 50
  7. Grandma Moses (Anna Mary Robinson, born in 1860) gave up embroidery at 76 years old because of painful arthritis and thus began her painting career. She lived and painted for 25 years (you do the math), and in 2006, her 1943 painting called 'Sugaring Off' sold for a record $1.2 Million.
So, if you're thinking you're on your way out in terms of dreams, think again! These seven examples clearly
show us that the only cliche in life is this accurate quote: 'It ain't over til it's over.'

When we're tempted to close the door and call it quits, we should put away those debbie-downer thoughts and open a window instead. Or we could listen to what Morgan Freeman said in Shawshank Redemption, 'Get busy living or get busy dying.' Grandma Moses, sure the heck, decided to get busy 76! 'You went, girl!'.

The Lyrics say it well:

"Age ain't nothing but a number
Sometimes I have to wonder what does it really mean
Hey, I'm still putting it together
I keep getting better, if I keep getting better
I can be whatever I wanna be
My best days are ahead of me"

Here's Danny Gokey's song, enjoy!


  1. So what you're saying is that there's still hope for me? (lol) Seriously, this is a great reason to appreciate what is still ahead in life. Age really is just a number and means very little in what we can accomplish in life. Way to go Gramma Moses!

    1. Susan! yes that's apparently what these success stories are telling us, never stop building that dream!! age IS just a number! :)

  2. Wow! I love those examples you have given! I was just chatting with a friend this morning about how we needed a real financial plan for our futures. We are both reaching what used to be considered retirement age. I am encouraged by your article today. Time for all of us to jump out there and make our millions :)

    1. I say let's get 'er done Cynthia! no time like the present to start (actually you've started already and so have I, let's keep on keepin' on!

  3. We just keep on keeping on and that's the way to do it! Congrats Barbara, you're doing what you should be for yourself and I'm proud of you! This is a great song, because yes, "aga ain't nothing but a number," I think I'm probably living proof of that! hahaha!

  4. Nancy my beautiful friend, you are proof that we can do what we set out minds to! You inspire me young lady!

  5. Great message for the baby boomer generation, of which I am a part. Love the examples and the song!


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