Thursday, February 28, 2013
Aging - Getting Old!
Well, today is my birthday!!! Happy Birthday to me!! I love "Maxine" and her "years" of practical advice!! I'm sure she must have seen it all in her days!!! Really though, she can get by with saying things the normal everyday person won't think of really saying!! But I'll take her advise on "aging" as I pass on to this next year. I realize that I am one year "older" but I truly hope I have also become one year "wiser"! It really isn't the number of candles on the birthday cake but the number of lessons learned in life that really count. The number of people's lives that I have touched and offered encouragement, joy, and laughter to. It is not only the number of lives that I have touched . . . but the number of lives that have touched me and been there for me. 2012 was a unique year for me wrapping up with my "Christmas Miracle". A MRI showed I had two malignant tumors the size of tangerines embedded in my brain. My "Christmas Miracle" resulted in removal of both tumors from the lining of the brain - not embedded in the brain and no sign of cancer! I thank all who have been there to encourage me. I am looking forward to 2013 with great anticipation of new things, new hopes and new dreams. No longer in the caterpillar/cocoon mode but that of the beautiful butterfly soaring high in the sky and stopping to smell the beauty of each colorful flower along the way!
Another birthday . . . another candle . . . another day!!!