Well here it is, today is my birthday, oh my goodness, insert you favorite cliché here. Ageing can be tough. But, it sure beats the alternative right (wink). As I write this I wonder, should I write something profound, share some wisdom earned over my almost 60 years. Instead I find myself wondering how I can have a wrinkle and a pimple at the same time!
Aristotle said, “Knowing yourself is the beginning of all Wisdom.” But, I think that was long before my muffin top turned into a bagel.
I invite you to enjoy the splendor that is an autumn leaf with these photos from our recent autumn stroll. As I muster up some ageing realizations.
I will do my best to impress upon you the importance of embracing your individuality and share with you, that your age is just a number (I know its cliché, it’s my birthday, indulge me or insert in sentence above). Will my “words of wisdom” nudge you into shifting your perspective on ageing? Will it take you from where the heck did my eyebrow go, to knowing that each wrinkle on your face is not earned easily, each one reflects more happy memory making moments than sad ones.
The truth is ageing is not a terrifying dark abyss waiting to swallow you up after a certain age. The arrival of each birthday is not a reminder of your mortality and impending demise.
But, it’s a reminder for you to embrace the day, enjoy the little indulgences and celebrate another year of loving those who fill your heart with joy.
I shed a silent tear of gratitude for every day, for every joy, for every hug and even, for every birthday.
Have a beautiful day sweet bloggy friends and don’t forget to enter the birthday giveaway. I’ll see you back here tomorrow for TFT party.