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 grandchildren...in 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!