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Wednesday, March 08, 2017

Today I turn 50! Seems like quite an accomplishment. Then I say oh p-shaw, people have been doing this for ages. And then I think about my cancer battle & my friends who didn't survive theirs & I am truly grateful to still be here. I am grateful to have seen the Bradford Pear trees in their beautiful bloom as well as the daffodils who don't know the weather man says that there is going to be snow on Sunday.

I am grateful that I will get to see all 3 of my kids today. I'm repairing my relationship with one of them but there's always ebbs & flows in every relationship. So I'm going with the flow. I'm grateful that as much as she drives me NUTS I still have my 95 year old grandmother. I'm grateful for ALL of the amazing friends that I have & for the love they show me!!!

My body isn't perfect by 50. I didn't wake up this morning & magically weigh 150 pounds. But I am a work in progress & my progress IS its own perfection. I now have a part-time job where I easily walk 10,000 steps in a day. One year ago, I could NOT have done that. I do Zumba & Jazzercise which make me feel so alive. I get on the treadmill & I am able to walk a mile & I will be increasing that distance.

Do I have wisdom having reached this milestone birthday? I don't know. My advice? Here it is...You only get ONE life. LIVE it. Don't sit on the sidelines waiting to lose 20 pounds or 10 pounds or any amount. Go out & do the things you want to do. Wear a bathing suit. Wear the shoes. Buy the dress. Have the wedding of your dreams. Fall in love. Get out of a bad relationship. Hug those close to you. Go on vacation. Don't wait to LIVE your life. LIVE it NOW!!!
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