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  • Bad Economy and YOU...

    29 posts, 26 voices, 850 views, started Dec 7, 2008

    Posted on Sunday, December 7, 2008 by Stephanie

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    • Carnelian
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      Fabulously40 wants to hear what you have to say!

      How does Fabulously40 help you thrive and survive during tough economic times? ex: resources, moral support, expert advice, branding and promoting your business, building new friendships.



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          (華娃娃) ChinaDoll wrote Dec 7, 2008
        • Great friendship with listening ears meant a lot to me.



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          Cynthia Schmidt wrote Dec 7, 2008
        • During these times I can come here to encourage and be encouraged. We can all share our trials and our triumphs. We can cry with each other, we can say a prayer for those in need, we can lift up the ones who are down. We can celebrate with each other, too. I also find a diversion here when I need one. There are funny posts to laugh at, silly photos to post, recipes to share. Any of us can find what we‘re looking for here just about any time.

          Oh, gad, my husband just pressed the buttons on all of the animated Christmas stuff in the house. I’m listening to a frog do a rendition of jingle bells.



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          Termite wrote Dec 7, 2008
        • Moral support, helpful ideas, great bargains posted. And who can forget all the great friendships we make while were here. Great conversation and great friendships goes far!



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          Yana Berlin wrote Dec 7, 2008
        • Ladies, we need your help, please, please talk to us.

          We are spreading the word that Social Networks not only help people build new friendships, but to find new customers, brand themselves and their businesses, etc.

          If you haven’t answered already, please do so.

          Your help is most appreciated.

          THANK YOU



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          Carine Nadel wrote Dec 7, 2008
        • definitely moral support and friendship!  No one says-you have to be realistic, go work for anyone doing anything, instead it is “go out there and try for what you want!  If not now, then when?”
          great comraderie



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          Cynthia Schmidt wrote Dec 7, 2008
        • You mentioned business and branding. I’ve received a lot of help here with regard to my business. I’ve had feedback on my chocolates, I’ve gained customers, and I feel this is a place I can bounce my ideas off and get honest but yet supportive comments.



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          Almostfive0 wrote Dec 7, 2008
        • I have not only made what I consider close friendships but I have learned a lot about myself.
          I have also gotten a lot of good advice on business and how to get to take the next step in ideas that I have about business or projects that I want to undertake.



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          Fxydiva wrote Dec 7, 2008
        • The moral support and friendship I see on this website has touched me tremendously and keeps me coming back every day, sometimes 4 or 5 times a day!!  I am a very giving and caring person and if I can give my advice or help a friend out, I’m eager to share.  I have made quite a few friends during the 2 weeks I’ve been here, and I really like reading comments and blogs posted here.  I even have made a friend on the website that we‘re gonna do lunch when I’m in her town next time!!  Exciting!!



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          Jenz ~ wrote Dec 7, 2008
        • Moral support through our sisters here & building new friendships.
          Asking for and receiving advice.



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          Twinb wrote Dec 7, 2008
        • I’m a complete newcomer to this site and, well, any social networking site. it’s funny, i make my living creating content for social networking sites for this cool company—-Smashbox Cosmetics—-so I get the concept yet I’ve never felt compelled to connect until now. Finding my way through this site and trying to figure out how to add friends and communicate is hilarious. I feel like it’s my first day snowboarding and I somehow missed the bunny slope and went right to the lift. At any rate, speaking positively, living positively, acting positively, even when my thoughts are completely tweaked and suspicious and paranoid and verging on that “ohmygawd, the world really is coming to an end, and we are all going to end up on the bread line” hysteria. that’s what I try to do. I refuse to give in to what I hear around me, which is people, all around me prefacing what they have to say with “Well, given the economic uncertainty...we‘re going to have to...(fill in the blank). It takes a lot of discipline to be happy and optimistic. This I believe is true for a number of reasons but primarily it’s something a friend of mine taught me. Our world has an overabundance of negativity in it. Hence, it’s almost our natural state to succumb to negativity the moment we wake up in the morning. Happy, positive energy is harder to create, harder to find because it is outweighed by negativity. Oooooh. This is not coming out right. Basically, I feel it is my responsibility as a human being to ACT HAPPY until I feel happy. And to act HAPPY even when I don’t want to act happy. Enough minutes, hours, days go by that my acting becomes authentic and preferred. I believe everything happens for a reason. For one reason only. When I didn’t believe everything happens for a reason, I was miserable, lonely, discontent, irritable, and, generally pissed off. When I changed my thinking my default mechanism is gratitude which translates to—-GREAT ATTITUDE. get it. oh I so apologize for my capital lettering. too much coffee. will throttle it back in the future. Swear.



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          Jenni0811 wrote Dec 7, 2008
        • Friendship, love and moral support. Sisterhood and camaraderie. If one of us is hurting we offer an ear and empathy; if we’ve had a good day, we rejoice;  we share in daily laughs and tensions. There is always someone to teach us new things or offer new information. The biggest testament is the number of hours we all spend everyday with each other!



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          Bobbi Bacha wrote Dec 7, 2008
        • Well I found this site from Facebook as I think I accidentally clicked on it trying to win more points for Texas Holdem Chips.. but I was amazed over the range of topics and advice and all the loving hearts on this site.  

          I think the biggest attraction for me is that any woman no matter where she lives, or what her social or economic level can actually sound in and voice opinions, share and be totally accepted.  Many sites snub members over things like that and I love that just being a woman is enough to qualifiy and being over 40.

          I do think that the site should really stick to the age commitment of being over 40 to join because attaining this age, is a right of passage and women are usually on a different mental level past 40 than thier younger peers.

          Ive met many beautiful hearts and spirits on this site.  

          Women I would never had the opportunity to meet otherwise.  So my hat is off to Fabulous 40 and beyond.. keep up the good work.  

          Yana.. your site is like the TV program the View, but with all women able to participate.  Which to me, makes it even better.  The drama, the tears, the struggles, the joys in each womans life here unfolds like a soap opera but its real, and real women are here to listen, and send words of encouragement.  

          Words are very powerful but what is more powerful is the heart.. and women are sending heart felt emotions and feelings on this site.  I see it every day.  And that is why, I come back, to help, to share what Ive learned,, many lessons in life.. and to make a small difference if I can.  

          Love you Ladies..



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          Leslie House wrote Dec 7, 2008
        • BEING ABLE TO HEAR WHAT OTHERS ARE GOING THROUGH, AND WHAT THEY ARE DOING TO FIX IT.



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          Beverly Mahone wrote Dec 7, 2008
        • I can’t say that I’ve found any customers here, however, Fabulously40, is a place where I can share my writing and random musings.  I enjoy reading posts from others which gives me a glimpse into the window of their world.

          I do look forward to making valuable friendships here—although I’m not here as frequently as some others.

          Yana is the reason I remain committed to the site—



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          Cheryl Sharpton wrote Dec 7, 2008
        • I found fab40 by accident and it was the best mistake I’ve made in a long time.  I came here to tell my story so I wouldn’t feel alone.  But I stayed for the real friendships I made.  Everyone seemed real and were not afraid to take off of their masks and show their true selves.  I hate to say misery loves company but it helped me to know that I was not alone in how I felt or what I was going through.  I don’t have to pretend to be brave or happy or any of those things.  I can just be plain ole’ bald-headed me and you ladies actually like me.  Who would have thunk it!



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          Lisa Middlesworth wrote Dec 7, 2008
        • Fab40 is a great place to put your business out there and get the traffic flowing.



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          Inakika wrote Dec 7, 2008
        • Fab40 has meant the world to me. Having moved to a new State, I have been missing my California girlfriends so much. It was so nice to find this sisterhood of women, I have been so happy the last few months.
          I have found women I can relate to, women that understand when I talk about even the silly things, I don’t have to explain myself to someone that did not grow up in my era.
          In a sense, I have discovered the real me, a person I was not sure of yet.



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          Jacquie6363 wrote Dec 7, 2008
        • FAB40 is a place unlike most.  Since being on this site, everyone has been kind, gracious and very very nurturing.  I have found in this group of beautiful women a friendship that is beyond many physical friendships.  I have found lots of encouragement, inspiration and a sense of life in different walks of life.

          Being here reminds me of the days when I was a little girl and could not wait to get home to see the Electric Company on TV, now I can’t wait to get home and boot up my laptop.  I am glad that I have found this site because I have gained an online community of FAB women 40 & Beyond.



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          Sharman G. Lawson wrote Dec 7, 2008
        • I love coming to fabulously40 and reading people’s blogs, comments, opinions, ideas, attitudes, emotions, feelings, and getting the LOVE!  

          It truly does feel like a family. People agree, fight, get mad, make up, want to leave, and then come back for more. Because at the end of the day, whether you like what they say, feel, love, or hate—we‘re family!



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          Cindylouwho1966 wrote Dec 7, 2008
        • I am very happy with the business help the site gives, and that is one of the main reasons I came back. I really don't know any other free resource where I could get my candles sold all over the country, and get honest feedback to use as testimonials.



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          (華娃娃) ChinaDoll wrote Dec 7, 2008
        • In my humble opinion
          I think it is a matter of preference
          I think this is my own judgment
          Not to judge others, rather rely on my conscious.

          Facebook was my prior experience
          I was surrounded with friends who already knew me
          as well as my life and family history
          With Fab40
          It is my 1st online community
          I don’t know where others come from
          nor their backgrounds as well as other indifference
          Maybe I am from another planet
          with my own culture and methods of raising me up
          Yet I am learning so much from here:
          They accept me of who I am, what I was, and how I become,
          They give ideas to cope when there are difficult moments;
          Friends here are rather close and intimate
          They support and voice their honest opinions
          Also they lend a shoulder, an ear and a tissue box.
          I like Fab40 and Beyond, wish I would discover it much earlier.



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          Films With feathermaye wrote Dec 7, 2008
        • As I’ve worked to build recurring traffic on my personal blog and website, I’ve found Fabulously40 to be a valuable resource in connecting with many women who share similar interests.

          As a result, my blog traffic has greatly increased, and my movie column has become very popular!



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          Mz. Queen wrote Dec 7, 2008
        • Fabulously40 calms me, helps me relax and unwind after a successful, busy day. Since I now live alone,somedays there is no one who really has time to talk to me let alone listen to me ramble except my Fab40 Sisterhood.

             I enjoy being here every chance I get.

          much love
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          Leadinladytracy wrote Dec 8, 2008
        • The sisterhood on this site is undescribable. I am so happy I found it on facebook.



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