At the beginning of life,
everyone’s bar code looks about the same…
white space with black lines of varying thicknesses.
It is rather bland, but has unlimited potential.

bar code

Since you don’t know your expiration date,
live a full life every day.

You are the determining factor
of the beauty created in your life.

The Redhead Riters bar code of life

How does your bar code look today?

What are you going to add to your bar code?

Are you waiting for the “perfect” moment?

The only perfect moments are those you make…
not those you procrastinate.

The Redhead Riter


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Sherry Riter is also known as The Redhead Riter. Sherry is witty, intelligent and addictive as she writes about cooking, family, marriage, failures, blogging tips, art, humor, inspiration, travel, PTSD and aging. Her goal is to inspire, motivate, educate and to make her audience laugh. Sherry embraces being a redhead and helps others to see the redhead point of view…"In some eras redheads were worshipped while others thought us witches. Personally, I like the former and think every day is 'Love a redhead day!'" She can also be found on Facebook, Google+, Pinterest, StumbleUpon, Linkedin, tweeting as @TheRedheadRiter and you can subscribe to her free blog feed.

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1 Leslie January 7, 2011 at 5:22 am

Recently I learned the lesson that you can't always wait for that "perfect" moment..

The morning after the solar eclipse last month, it was 7:14am in morning. I was taking my dog out for her morning walk and was awstruck by the size of the moon and the awesome red color it was. Mind you I had already been up at 4:00am that morning taking pictures of it in the dark sky, but during this sighting it was absolutely HUGE! Because of the large trees in my yard I couldn't get a good picture of it so I hoped in my car not even thinking about the fact that I looked like what the cat dragged in, in my pj's, robe and slippers. I just knew that further down the road there was a cleared corn field where I knew I could get the perfect 'shot'. Before I knew it that 'just down the road', had me more than three miles away from my home driving like a mad man, hands gripped tight on the steering wheel, following the decend of the moon and still not finding that 'perfect' spot.

One last stretch I thought and there it will be, my horizon where I can take the most beautiful shot, but alas it went down into a valley and I missed my perfect shot. I turned my car around and sadly drove myself back towards my home. However, as I'm driving I looked out much further than the road itself and saw the most beautiful sunrise I'd seen in a very long time. I now had a renewed charge of energy and figured that my chances of getting a picture of something coming "up" was easier than something going "down", so I actually drove past my house and down another 2 miles to an open area near a large development. I sat there taking many perfect pictures and reflecting on just what you wrote about "Waiting for the perfect moment" and will never procrastinate again..


2 RetroCollage January 7, 2011 at 7:06 am

One of the benefits of enjoying a digital camera (which I always carry with me) is that there are so many wonderful little moments one can capture forever with within a few seconds. I don't look for a "perfect shot", I just feel the moment is ripe for the snapping.


3 Leslie January 7, 2011 at 2:09 pm

Hi Retro, You're absolutely right and the Moon taught me that lesson! 🙂


4 bluecottonmemory January 7, 2011 at 3:49 pm

LOL! I am glad it is not my birthday – all those barcode lines could mess with my self-image! LOL What a great idea, though,if you do not compare barcode lines to wrinkles:)

I think because the older we get the less we submit to procrastination because we are so much braver – this is where the phrase, "Youth is wasted on the Young comes from."

Be blessed Red!May you have lots of barcode lines of adventure but no wrinkles


5 Home In The Hollow January 7, 2011 at 8:55 pm

I don't like procrastinators! I am definitely NOT one of those!…:)JP


6 Holly January 8, 2011 at 8:04 am

Good point.. I am occasionally a procrastinator… *shame* My barcode is very random… LOL!! Working on it, though.


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