Today is my birthday. Funny thing about turning 50. There’s a lot of mental hoopla. And then you arrive at 50 and you just keep living. You’ve made it. You survived yourself and all your bad choices. And the prize for that is to keep living and squeezing all the wonderful joyous moments you can get from the rest of your life.
Highlights along the path to my momentous occasion are finding my husband after a whole miserable lifetime of another marriage, and having two kids, one at age 38 and another at age 46. This miraculous feat by the way, indicates I’m due for a long long life. I’m built for distance.
So in knowing that, I want to wisely spend the rest of my days purposefully living and using my skills and talents to make our world a better place. I don’t know how this will all pan out but I swear I’m gonna have fun doing it. And I’ll have a functional happy family to do it with. The going is gonna get tough on occasion and I want to be resilient enough and wise enough to weather those patches with dignity and clarity. I’ll keep building my esteem and bearing my soul.
So here’s to turning whatever age you will be with grace and good humor. Because everything else is no longer yours to control. You just need to make the very best of your life and body and soul in every way you possibly can. Be present, be patient, and be wondrous.
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