life · Thursday thoughts · yesterday

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.

Friday, truth or tale... · Stories · whatever!

Friday, truth or tale…

Something new for Friday.
I will write a story that will be truth or tale.
Some stories will be 100% truth (or close to it) others will be 100% tale.
Most will be a little bit of both.
You can decide where the story belongs.

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Fifty was her favorite birthday. As a child, she did what she was told, as a teen she rebelled, as a young woman she was sad and lost. But at fifty, she felt like she finally knew who and what she was meant to be.  It was a lovely liberation from the chains of the past.

It was like she was at last free of the cocoon that held her prisoner for so long. She decided to mark the day in a special way. She got a tattoo of a butterfly! A butterfly just beginning to open its wings to take flight. Perfect!

Celebrate the Small Things · gratitude · Uncategorized

Happy me…

I am celebrating my birthday that was yesterday…today.

This was delivered to me at work today!
edible
Too cute and delicious.
Pineapple, melons, grapes
and chocolate covered strawberries!
Of course, the strawberries were the first to go.

I also had other things on my desk;
a box  from a wonderful bakery filled with
brownies, honey nut cranberry shortbread and
carrot cake cupcakes, a monogrammed bag, a change purse,
and gift cards for a donut shop and a gourmet olive oil
shop that also has gourmet pasta and other goodies.
The day before my birthday I was surprised with a flower pot and
homemade oatmeal cranberry bread pudding.

I have the best friends and I celebrate every one of them!

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In Other Words (Quotes) · old age · someone said

There’s nothing I can do…

In Other Words

“There’s nothing I can do about it.”
Jeralean Talley
Her reply when asked about her secret for living to be 116 years old.

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Five Sentence Fiction

Birthday wheels…

This weeks Five Sentence Fiction prompt

WHEELS

train

Today is his birthday and finally it’s happening.
He has waited his whole life for this day.
He is getting his very own wheels.
At last he can explore the world.
He can hardly wait to ride down the driveway,
all the way down the street to the corner, and
someday around the block!

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