Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Happy Birthday to Me

Today I turn the ripe old age of... 37. There's a part of me that can't believe I'm really that age, but another part of me that definitely feels it (oh, my aching bones;). And those wrinkles that insist on creeping into my face, along with a few added gray hairs, only help to verify that I'm definitely not a spring chicken anymore.

Hopefully I've grown wiser. That's one of the things I'm looking forward to about old age. But then, I've met a few people who seemed to miss the boat on that all together;)

And please don't feel bad if you're also 37 (or around there) and this post is making you feel your age; 37 doesn't seem old in other people, only in myself:) I remember when we threw a surprise 50th birthday party for my father (many moons ago). I thought at that time that anyone with so much energy and enthusiasm couldn't possibly be considered old, lol. And he hasn't changed much since that time.

So here's a few quotes on aging (to hopefully encourage myself;)

"Age is an issue of mind over matter; if you don't mind, it doesn't matter." Mark Twain

"The aging process has you firmly in it's grip if you never get the urge to throw a snowball." Doug Larson

"A man is not old until regrets take the place of dreams." John Barrymore

"The key to successfull aging is to pay as little attention to it as possible." Judith Regan

"When it comes to staying young, a mind-lift beats a face-lift any day." Marty Bucella

I feel better already:) Have a great day!

13 comments:

IF said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

Missy said...

Happy Birthday :) Hope you have a good one!

Gwendolyn said...

I'm 37 too! Except I'll be 38 in January, and that is sneaking up on me. Scary.

Happy Birthday!

Kaye said...

Happy, happy birthday to you!

By the way...when I saw that I had THREE comments from you on my blogs, I was excited. You made my day!

Have a wonderful time celebrating your day with your family!

Angela said...

Happy Birthday!! I hope you have a great day and get to do lots of fun things! :)

Nikki said...

Happy Birthday!! I hope it's a wonderful day for you. What are you doing? I hope something fun!!

Frasypoo said...

Happy Birthday !!!!
You are a sweetheart,always encouraging and uplifting.

Mrs. Darling said...

I saw you today and you didnt say one word! What are you doing for your birthday?

Happy 37th you young chick you! When I was 37 I had a 5 month old baby, a 4 year old, and a runaway teenager! Oh boy life was good....sigh.

Marva said...

I hope your day was blessed! Happy Birthday, sweet friend!!!!

MyKidsMom said...

Thank you for all the happy birthday wishes!

Brandi said...

Happy belated birthday!

Wow, I'm behind on checking blogs! I hope your day was extra special!

Nikki said...

Happy, happy birthday!!

Susannah said...

Happy Birthday! As one who just turned 40, it keeps getting better! In fact, I started my blog right after turning 40 b/c I've got some things to say, & 40 gives me the "who cares what someone thinks?" to say it. (In the interest of full disclosure, Sarah Palin's nomination was the final inspiration!) Nice blog. Thanks!