Ok, this one had special meaning for me when I came across it yesterday. I've been trying to get really happy about turning 50. I mean, 50 is a cool number right? Pretty soon I can look forward to discounts, being called ma'am... I'm sure there are other wonderful things. It can't all be about aches and pains, losing touch with technology, using phrases like "kids now a days".
However, yesterday when I saw the ecard it hit home. My birthday is December 24th. If the Mayans have called it, what have I got to worry about? Yep, there was that perspective again. I realized very quickly that given the choice between the end of the world and turning 50.... you know what I'd pick don't you? Yeah, I'd pick turning 50. Actually, put in those terms, 50 sounds absolutely astoundingly awesome.
There are so many rotten things that could be happening to me at any given time, but for the most part my life really is wonderful.
See, where as before I was doing my best to ignore 5o, even push it away... all I needed to do was think about it a bit differently and 50 suddenly sounds like a damn good goal to me. I can do this. I can rock 50! I could be the next Jane Fonda! Well maybe not... but I can be the best me I can be... whether I'm 30, 40, 50 or 60. I make me who and what I am. I define me.
So in the next while, I'm going to be defining 50 for myself. And it is going to be awesome!
There ya go. Calorie Wise Food For Thought for Today!
Rock your Sunday! Literally, don't forget that it is the world wide flashmob for kindness today. Even if you aren't formally a part of it - get up and do some dancing for kindness. Wishing each of you plenty of opportunity to be kind and to receive kind today and everyday. A little bit goes a long way when it's done together.
Affirmation for the day: I have the power to heal.