Well, I have to confess I was slightly skeptical about the JB concert. 

But, it was AH-MAZING–I mean fireworks, lasers, robotic moving stages, video screens, wardrobe changes, back-up dancers! Some of you are thinking, Well if he was really all that talented, he wouldn’t need all of that FLASH. But, I mean the kid plays the drums, piano, and can really sing and dance! 

I’m acting like I didn’t know all of that already, but I will confess that I learned all about him when I saw Never Say Never in 3D (I’m a closeted fan. Or a not-so-closeted fan)…The greatest part of the concert was watching my goddaughter unashamedly sing her guts out, dance her face off, do hand-motions, and enjoy every moment. She didn’t care what anyone thought of her–pure presentness, joy, and good old fashioned first concert fun. I remember seeing MC Hammer, Boys II Men, Whitney Houston, and Kenny G (?!) and feeling the same way. 

I am going to proudly (swaggily) sport my gold tennis shoe JB keychain as a reminder to live shamelessly like my awesome goddaughter! 

Here is our advice from some amazing 60-something women, who I know would have danced their butts off at the concert too! 


Gaye, 60

1.When looking for Mr Right. Don’t settle.

2. If you’d be embarrassed if your grandmother read what you did in the morning paper, DON’T DO IT.

3. Never apologize or feel guilty for doing the right thing.

4. Learn some exercise you enjoy and can do for years and years. Same with a hobby.

5. Always say 2 positives before a negative.

6. Learn to like yourself for who and what you are. Don’t try to change to fit someone else’s mold.

7. Have fun, even when you are by yourself.

8. Be compassionate and flexible. Don’t sweat the small stuff and don’t hold grudges.

9. Follow your heart, but use your head when doing it.

10. Laugh and get over it.

11. Read your bible regularly- there are amazing stories of love and forgiveness I missed out on for years.

Ruth, 66-years-young:

My advice is to plan some time into each day to take care of yourself; that assumes that you have discovered what activities fill you up. It is not selfish or unproductive to rest and to do things which restore our souls. 

anonymous, 67
If I could go back to when my son was little this is the advice I think I would give: 

At that time my goal was his happiness, and comfort. Now that I am older, I think I should have kept an eye more on what would’ve helped develop his character (even if it wasn’t so comfortable or happy at the moment). I think moms in general go for making everyone happy, but character is sooooo important. 

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