Sunday, May 20, 2012
Me Old? Really?!
Today is my 54th birthday. I look at my hair and I see a little more salt than pepper. I look at my neck and I see the beginning of that chicken skin that old ladies get. Yet, in many ways, I feel younger. I try to do all of the right things: I exercise, eat right, drink lots of water and get my share of sleep and rest. I'm fortunate to have rewarding work where I'm challenged to keep learning. And I enjoy the life I've been blessed to have with my wonderful husband and loving friends and family. I realize that with the passing years, I see time differently and I look at my todays with more awareness and gratitude. I also have a deeper appreciation for my yesterdays and the people I have loved who have shaped my life for the better. I continue to see tomorrow as an adventure (with only a bit of trepidation now and again). So, as the candles keep piling onto my birthday cake, I see them as blessings, as lights to guide my life going forward. I choose to view those candles as the number of laughs I should have in a day or the number of opportunities to give thanks or the number of ways to help another. So, with this birthday, I celebrate the blessings of my good life. Me old? Really?! There's still so much more to experience!