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Friday, August 14, 2009

Ok.. you were is Happy Birthday to Me!

I was going to post this.. then not. Then you guys busted me, so I will!

Can it be true, this flat out seems impossible? This Birthday is one of the big ones, lets just say some may consider me eligible for a senior discount, God forbid. Well wait, I guess I can handle a discount.. I just don't like the senior part.

As far as I am concerned, I am not old. If you ask my their perspective they may say yes, Gramma is old. Honestly I do not "feel" old, after all, they age fine wine, right? And the longer they age it, the finer it is, right???

The good news is they ( the grandkids) still love being with me, and laughing with me, and getting silly around me. I love doing the same with them, as well as with my own girls, their mothers.

The older I have gotten, the more this Birthday number becomes just that, a number.

I just want those of you who are so far away from this "number" to know, that every day between the "number" you are at, and the "number" I am at, is an opportunity to live a day you did not have before, and will not have again. And these days go by even faster as time goes on, how can that be so?

I have more advice for those who are still young.. being old and all, I can now dish this stuff out, bare with me...

If I could go back and do some things different, you bet I would. I would worry less about stuff, and love more.

Yep, my advice is to be who you really are,
love your family and the things that are your passion in life. Laugh often, and smile :). As my mother says, do what you love now, don't wait.

Remember the glass is half full, not half empty.
I also always liked that saying "don't sweat the small stuff, it is all small stuff", you know you get less wrinkles this way! I had a gramma who did not worry, she also had the most beautiful complexion you ever saw, right up to when she died at a very old age.

Say your prayers, and remember, that when this time runs out here... well, there is an eternity to be prepared for, so prepare!

So there you go, pearls of wisdom from an official old woman!

And if you hear about a fire in my neck of the woods today, it is just the candles on my cake! Don't worry, I will get some help to blow them out!


  1. HAppy Birthday to you!! Very good pearls of wisdom...totally agree with every one of them especially since I am over the hill and on the downward slope. Don't sweat the small stuff because that's exactly what it is...sage advice for someone younger. Hope your day is filled with many blessing...I know it is already!

  2. happy wonderful birthday to you... hope you have a fabulous one!!!!!!!

  3. Happy Birthday! The Evil Twin just turned the big 5-0 and I just got a 5 candle and a 0 candle, so we wouldn't have to call in the fire department! :-)

  4. Happy Birthday, Jan! All the best for the day! :)

  5. Happy Birthday Jan.. Hope you've had a fantabulous day xx

  6. I do not know if it is the narcotics I am taking or if that was one of your best posts made me shed a tear! Happy Birthday Mom!~

  7. Whoo hoo HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!! I loved this post!! I feel this way too!! Fom one old woman to another - wonderful advice and thoughts!!! Have a wonderful day!!! Namaste, Sarah

  8. Wonderful words of wisdom! It is all so true! I hope you have a wonderful birthday!

  9. woot woot happy bday... have a glass (or 2) of chardonnay... you 've got your priorities straight.. age'll do that to ya :)


  10. Wishing a very happy birthday to my very special friend! Thank you so much for your words of wisdom, I am so glad you decided to post this. I really needed to read it. I have been lying in bed the last 2 days, after Jim goes to work (he's been going in early this week) just worrying about things. I know I shouldn't but it is so hard sometimes. Thank you! I am going to focus on the Truth and the here and now. I can't do anything about the past but I can live for today and do the best I can now to have a better future! I hope you had a wonderful day, big hugs!

  11. A very, very happy birthday to you! :) (came over from Tamis's blog!)

  12. YOU ROCK!!!!

    Now go drink some wine to celebrate. Of course, no wine is finer than YOU!



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