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Thursday thoughts…

Age is a case of mind over matter.
If you don’t mind, it don’t matter.
Satchel Paige

Yesterday was my birthday. I know how old I am and it’s weird. I mean how did I get so old? And why don’t I feel old? Okay, I do know that I don’t physically feel the way I did when I was young. But I don’t feel as old as I thought I would feel when I was young and thought about old age. But then I didn’t really think I would ever be this old. Given my lifestyle back in the day I think most people thought the same.

One thing I do know for sure is that I am happier as an old woman than I was as a young one. That’s one of the gifts I have been given over the years, happiness. And the sense that I am okay. I’m not brilliant, or especially beautiful. Oh, I am smart enough and though I was not much to look at as a teen I did get better with time and age and was often told I was beautiful. And these days people seem to be surprised when they learn how old I am so I guess I’m doing the aging thing okay. Or maybe they are just humoring me. Whatever, it doesn’t matter.

Anyway, yesterday was a good day, a happy birthday. And now yesterday is gone and it is today which is the only day I can live so I’ll make the best of it. Everyday has its good and not so good and occasionally some pretty miserable stuff happening but in everyday there is joy. I am abundantly blessed and so thankful for another day of life.

26 thoughts on “Thursday thoughts…

  1. Happy Birthday Patricia. I loved what you wrote…the honesty wrapped in wonder with a humble center. To be happy and peaceful…that is the height of success if you ask me.
    And your two loyal friends, Teddy and Jack, who love you no matter what.
    This cheered me. ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. Thank you, Susannah. I debated about writing about my birthday. It’s just another day. But when thinking about the post, it almost wrote itself. I wonder what young people think of what I wrote? Do young folks read my blog? Hmmm. Oh well, thanks for visiting, and have a wonderful weekend, my friend.

      1. Your blog is one if the finest out there so, I’m guessing, you have a wide audience. I’m glad you wrote about being older. Your honesty spoke so beautifully to me since, I too want to revel in it rather than be daunted or ashamed the way society taunts us to be. It was one of your best essays Patricia. Truly!!! ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. A belated Happy Birthday to you! I have many of the same feelings as you do. I never expected to get this old, but I’m glad I did. I’m happier now, too, as an older person. I’m 78.

    1. Thank you, Anne. My gramma used to say that youth is wasted on the young. I thought she was crazy but now I understand why she said that.

  3. Happy belated birthday, Patricia.

    I’ll be 70 this year and I’m loving life. Slowing down, but am loving every minute I have.

    Have a fabulous day. โ™ฅ

    1. Thanks, Sandee. I thought being as old as I am now would be awful. I was so very wrong! Aging is a gift to be thankful for and enjoyed.

    1. Yes, it was a good day…like most days are. My ’70s are not at all what I thought they would be like and that’s a good thing!

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