This is soooooooo me

You know how you go thru life and then all of a sudden you get an email that sure fits you to a tee – well my friend Kathy sent me this on for my birthday and it’s me – had to share

blog1I would never trade my amazing friends, my  wonderful life, my loving family for less gray hair or a flatter belly.  As I’ve aged, I’ve become kinder to myself, and less critical of  myself. I’ve become my own friend. I don’t chide myself for eating  that extra cookie, or for not making my bed, or for buying that silly cement gecko that I didn’t need, but  looks so avante garde on my patio. I am entitled to a treat, to be  messy, to be extravagant. Whose business is it if I choose to read or play on the computer  until 4 AM and sleep until noon? I will dance with myself to those wonderful tunes of the 60 &70’s, and if I, at the same time, wish   to weep over a lost love … I will.

I have seen to o many dear friends leave this world to o soon; before  they unders to od the great freedom that comes with aging.

 

blog2I will walk the beach in a swim suit that is stretched over a bulging body, and will dive in to the waves with  abandon if I choose to , despite the pitying glances from the jet set..They, too, will get old.

 

I know I am sometimes forgetful.  But there again, some of life is just as well forgotten. And I  eventually remember the important things.Sure, over the years my heart has been broken. How can your heart not  break when you lose a loved one, or when a child suffers, or even when somebody’s beloved pet gets hit by a car? But broken  hearts are what give us strength and understanding and compassion. A heart never broken is pristine and sterile and will  never know the joy of being imperfect.

 

blog-3I am so blessed to have lived long enough to have  my hair turning gray, and to have my youthful laughs be forever  etched in to deep grooves on my face.

So many have never laughed, and so many have died before their hair could turn silver. 

blog4As you get older, it is easier to be positive. You care less about  what other people think. I don’t question myself anymore.
I’ve even earned the right to be wrong.
So, to answer your question, I like being old. It has set me free. I  like the person I have become. I am not going to live forever,
but while I am still here, I will not waste time lamenting what could  have been, or worrying about what will be. And I shall eat dessert  every single day(if I feel like it). MAY OUR FRIENDSHIP NEVER COME APART ESPECIALLY WHEN IT’S STRAIGHT  FROM THE HEART!

 

 

Thanks everyone for making my birthday soooooooooo special

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