Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Half Way There

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As of July 1st I am almost 40.  I will admit to being a little "bummed" about the whole ordeal.  Don't get me wrong, I love my birthday.  But this number does bring a pause for most people.  Forty is the age that middle school girls think is really old.  At least I did.

I can write nothing new about aging, or what it feels like, or how you should do it.

But I can try and enjoy it.  I can do so much more at this age.  I am WAY more active than I was at 20...or even 30.  I have so many interests that it is hard to keep up with myself.  I have more to look forward to then I ever did before.  I watch less TV.  I run more.  I say sorry more because I know how easily I make mistakes and I hate it.  I give more.

There is a bit of sadness that can creep in when you look at a number that is attached to you...saying goodbye to traditional "youth"....getting older means loosing more people in your life...but it is also the beginning of something new.

YESTERDAY IS GONE
tomorrow has not come
We Have Only Today
LET US BEGIN

 -mother teresa

8 comments:

  1. Happy Birthday!

    ~Have a lovely day!

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    1. My Birthday is actually in December...July is my half-way mark....I really like my Birthday and I usually have to get people remembering early ;)

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  2. Isn't your birthday in December? 40 was easy for me: that's the year I married and then had three babies after that. 60 is hard. You are one of my three dear friends 20 years younger than I--amazing!

    God bless you, dear friend! Kathy

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    1. My birthday is in Dec. that is what I meant by half way there...6 months away. Life is full of surprises . You are the best mom ever Kathy... Any age.

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    2. http://www.themid.com/livelihood/it-goes-so-fast-not-a-parenting-essay?u=Fkkl9zwUrS

      I connected with this the other day and bet that you will, too!!!

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    3. I LOVED that article. It is exactly how I feel. So much time just slips away and you look back wishing you did not waste it being annoyed...or tired, or impatient. I think that is where the wisdom with aging comes in. You live more in the present because you realize there is an end to the present in a way you never considered before.
      Thanks Lisa for sharing that with me!
      Lisa

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  3. I love your blog but have never commented before. I turned 50 this year and it didn't bother me. I try to look at it as you are the age you are and you can't change it so you may as well embrace it!

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