Tomorrow is my birthday and I feel that I can now officially say that I am a young-at-heart old lady. I am being spirited away to the Norfolk coast for a week for my birthday treat. I can only hope for good weather to accompany us. I shall not become downhearted as yet another year has passed – life is good, and I am living it to the full as best I can – keeping my brain active with lots of reading, writing and crosswords; promising myself to learn something new – this year it has been crochet and overcoming my fear of technology – and stretching my inventiveness trying to keep this blog interesting for all you good folk out there.
Here are a few positive quotes about ageing.
Today I am 65 years old . I still look good. I appreciate and enjoy my age. A lot of people resist transition and therefore never allow themselves to enjoy who they are. Embrace the change no matter what it is; once you do, you can learn about the new world you’re in and take advantage of it. You still bring to bear all your prior experience, but you are riding on another level. It’s completely liberating. (Nikki Giovanni).
I’ve enjoyed every age I have been, and each has its own individual merit. Every laugh line, every scar, is a badge I wear to show I’ve been present, the inner rings of my personal tree trunk that I display proudly for all to see. Nowadays I don’t want a perfect face and body, I want to wear the life I have lived. (Pat Benatar)
But if we are truly happy inside, then age brings with it a maturity, a depth, and a power that only magnifies our radiance. (David Deida)
There is a fountain of youth – it is your mind, your talents, the creativity you bring to your life and the lives of the people you love. When you learn to tap this source, you will truly have defeated age. (Sophia Loren)
‘Til we meet again - I will be back with tales to tell – keep well mes ami.