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{December 5, 2013}   A Real “Happy” Birthday…

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Growing old is no more than a bad habit which a busy man has no time to form.

Andre Maurois

I’ve always dreaded birthdays because I used to use them as yardsticks for my life. I had EXPECTATIONS for what I should have accomplished by a certain age. No more.

When I think back to childish thinking, 55 was OLD!  The expectation back then was that 55 was retirement age; work accomplishments were over. But it is a totally different world now; many people don’t retire at all. It just so happened for me that I don’t really have a “career” anymore, but I’m not retired; I will likely work until I can’t anymore, but that’s a good thing! What else is good about it? I can get discounts in some places!

Seriously, I feel physically strong and I’m looking forward to the creative things I will do with the rest of my life. Today is just another beginning!

We turn, not older with years, but newer every day.

Emily Dickinson

I’m with you, Emily!

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rommel says:

Happy Birthday! I used to think that way too. Probably because my parents were about that age. As for me, I can only count up to 29 so I won’t be adding more years after that. Ahihihihi :D



sued51 says:

Good idea, Rommel…29 is great age…:-)



Pat says:

Happy birthday to you. It excites me that you are enjoying your 50′s. I found my 50th decade to be the best of my life – I was confident, happy, strong, and at the top of my game. It sounds like you are feeling the same.



sued51 says:

I’m feeling strong…that’s the best gift anyone can have. :-)



Happy Birthday, dear…. Thats not true that 55 is a lot. Im a weird one, but not even as a teenager or a kid have i ever thought any age was OLD. I guess i just never had this attitude.
Today is just another beginning, as you say, and i wish you all the luck in this journey!



sued51 says:

That’s a great attitude to have, Chatty…YOU will never be old! :-D



We both never will! :)



Excellent! and Happy Birthday to you :)



Herman says:

Happy Birthday! I’m going to hit 55 next year…



sued51 says:

Herman…I hope you feel as good as I do!



Peter S says:

Peter Wolf and Iggy Pop are in their sixties, and still rockin. 55 is not even close to old. Happy Birthday!



Mike says:

Felicitations, birthday and seasonal greetings – many excuses for a party :D



Jo Bryant says:

Hey 55 is the best !!! I should know. ;)
Hope you had [sorry I am late to the party] day !!!!



sued51 says:

Thanks, Jo! You know the most fashionable people are always late! :-)



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