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Old 01-25-2009, 09:11 PM   #1
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Lightbulb A New Turning Point in My Life

Today, I left behind the 50's, as well as the 40's, 30's, 20's, 10's and Youth years!!

Somehow, I don't feel different or older...yet!!

I hope I'll still have the same amount of energy and spirit to continue going to the different rallies coming up!!!

See you down the road soon!

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Old 01-25-2009, 09:18 PM   #2
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Welcome to Middle Age!


Welcome to the world of "Modern Maturity!" .. Leaving the 50's behind a while back wasn't nearly as hard as I thought it might be... Just get used to having conversations with various body parts or regions asking why they refuse to cooperate adn do their jobs...

No problem with energy or curiosity or enthusiasm... Just the usual issues of time and money...

Cheers, and Happy Birthday!!


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Old 01-25-2009, 09:19 PM   #3
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Happy Birthday, Paula! You are not alone ...this is our year, too, to leave behind the 50s...

Hope you have many more happy returns...
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Happy Birthday... im only 17 years behind you... will go in a flash!

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Old 01-25-2009, 09:23 PM   #5
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I'll second that! Yea Paula. You go girl!!!! I bet many of we older and bolder can give the younguns something to aspire to!

Have a happy day!

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Happy Birthday!

I, too, left the 50's behind this past October. SuEllyn crosses over this coming June. All I can say is that I sure do hope what they say about the 60's being the new 40's is correct.

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Happy 60th Birthday Paula!

Happy Birthday Paula! We hope you had a wonderful day.

Gemma shares your birthday, January 25th!

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aaaaah! Another Class of 67-er?

Susie preceded you by three days. Happy Birthday Paula!

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Clearly you are young at heart, but I think AS keeps many people that way!

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Originally Posted by codybear View Post
Today, I left behind the 50's, as well as the 40's, 30's, 20's, 10's and Youth years!!

Somehow, I don't feel different or older...yet!!

I hope I'll still have the same amount of energy and spirit to continue going to the different rallies coming up!!!

See you down the road soon!
Get out and, walk your way to youth~!
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Old 01-26-2009, 10:26 AM   #11
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Congratulations Paula. I look with great anticipation to hitting that milestone in another year and a bit. Any time I make another year I'm delighted. They are all gifts packages with the contents all the fun things and wonderful people we had in our lives during the year past.

Many of my friends who have hit 60 seemed to suddenly realize that they were now at an age where they could officially take life in stride, not feel the day to day pressure of trying to keep up, and it shows in how they now typically have a very relaxed approach to pretty much everything.

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Old 01-26-2009, 10:44 AM   #12
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Going backwards.


Since we have had the pleasure of spending wonderful times with you and Steve, we can honestly say the you have never acted your age! We think you are related to Benjamin Button. Happy Birthday.

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Happy Birthday.....

> > Old Age, I decided, is a gift
> >
> > I am now, probably for the first time in my life, the person I have always wanted to be. Oh, not my body! I sometime despair over my body, the wrinkles, the baggy eyes, and the sagging butt. And often I am taken aback by that old person that lives in my mirror (who looks like my father!), but I don't agonize over those things for long.
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> > I would never trade my amazing friends, my wonderful life, my loving family for less gray hair or a flatter belly. As I've aged, I've become more kind to myself, and less critical of myself. I've become my own friend.
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> > I don't chide myself for eating that extra cookie, or for not making my bed, or for buying that silly cement gecko that I didn't need, but looks so avante garde on my patio. I am entitled to a treat, to be messy, to be extravagant.
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> > I have seen too many dear friends leave this world too soon; before they understood the great freedom that comes with aging.
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> > Whose business is it if I choose to read or play on the computer until 4 AM and sleep until noon?
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> > I will dance with myself to those wonderful tunes of the 60&70's, and if I, at the same time, wish to weep over a lost love .... I will.
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> > I will walk the beach in a swim suit that is stretched over a bulging body, and will dive into the waves with abandon if I choose to, despite the pitying glances from the jet set.
> > They, too, will get old.
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> > I know I am sometimes forgetful. But there again, some of life is just as well forgotten. And I eventually remember the important things.
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> > Sure, over the years my heart has been broken. How can your heart not break when you lose a loved one, or when a child suffers, or even when somebody's beloved pet gets hit by a car? But broken hearts are what give us strength and understanding and compassion. A heart never broken is pristine and sterile and will never know the joy of being imperfect..
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> > I am so blessed to have lived long enough to have my hair turning gray, and to have my youthful laughs be forever etched into deep grooves on my face. So many have never laughed, and so many have died before their hair could turn silver
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> > As you get older, it is easier to be positive. You care less about what other people think. I don't question myself anymore. I've even earned the right to be wrong.
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> > So, to answer your question, I like being old. It has set me free. I like the person I have become. I am not going to live forever, but while I am still here, I will not waste time lamenting what could have been, or worrying about what will be. And I shall eat dessert every single day. (If I feel like it)
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Happy Birthday Paula.My birthday was on January 25th also.Turned 49.Feel like a youngster.


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