Sunday, July 17, 2011
...and I'm 50 years old!
I have had one or two people ask me how I feel about turning 50. This seemed like a strange question to me because I don't really feel like I'm turning 50. In fact, most of the people around me say they can't believe I'm almost 50. I would like to believe that is because I have a gorgeous complexion, no gray hairs, I don't ache when I walk a few miles or don't have a hard time moving after gardening or cleaning the floors. But for some reason I think they mean something else.
I refuse to grow up! I think I have way too much fun. I enjoy life to it's very fullest and want to savor every moment like a perfect bite of my favorite food...pizza! I am so afraid that I will not get to do everything I want to do in the rest of the time I have left. So, the race to do it all truly began a few years ago and hasn't stopped. I have never laughed harder in my life than I have in the past few years. And after reading this blog, if you don't remember anything else, remember that laughing cures pretty much everything so do it a lot!
I could at this point make a long list of things I have learned in the past 50 years but then I would miss out on reading my book waiting for me next to my cozy bed. In short, I have learned everything every one else has learned at this point in their lives. But, the most important things I have learned...be nice, be good, be sweet and be yourself! It's ok to be a little "off" because then it keeps people wondering. And mostly...it feels so stinkin' good to not worry about impressing anyone but myself by kicking higher than anyone else and laughing so hard I can't catch my breath and my sides are aching. Life is too good and too precious to waste not laughing especially if it's with my dearest friends and my family. Thank you all for making me laugh and a special thanks to my honey who makes me laugh the most. Looking forward to spending my 50th birthday with you!