Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Day 2546 - Ageing Positively - The Birthday Edition

Is your birthday still cause for celebration?

My birthday junket to the Gold Coast

I still love celebrating my birthday.  I don't cringe in fear or hide in saggy-baggy wrinkled denial.  Yes I'm getting older but it hasn't really come as a surprise has it?



Yesterday I was 46 and today I am 47.  The reality is I've had 365 days to get prepared for the next digit.

I mean, if I fell into a coma at the age of 21 and woke up at the age of 47 I might feel some sadness, regret and trauma over the sudden realisation I'm no longer a spring chicken. I'd be bummed I'd missed the opportunity to live my life. But I haven't been in a coma.

We can't stop the clock, so we may as well grab the clock and take it dancing instead.

Today is my birthday and it's a great reminder that this whole ageing positively thing is up to us.

Each of us has the opportunity to be the best that we can be.  To do the best we can. To embrace each day and end it with a focus on what went well.  To recognise our years on this Earth in a positive light despite the challenges, the road blocks, the bad decisions and the dramatic story lines. Each of us has the opportunity to treat each day as a gift.

Today I am 47.  

That's cause for celebration.  

Ageing is a gift and I'm going to take my clock dancing! 




Will I feel this way with each new decade?  Yes.  Because that's what' I've decided. 


25 comments :

  1. Happy birthday!!! Have a lovely day. My biggest cause for regret at ageing is the stuff I've missed out on. Love, family and so forth!

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    1. Yeah. I get that. So cool you get to hang out with Pickle.

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  2. Happy birthday! I love my birthday and have no real issue with ageing, happy to embrace it for all that it is. xx

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    1. Embrace, embrace, embrace! May as well. No point fighting it ...

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  3. Happy birthday! I agree 100% with this post and have no problem with aging and celebrate my birthday happily each year. Enjoy !!

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    1. Thanks Deb. There's always something to celebrate.

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  4. Happy Birthday spring chicken from the old mother hen...I am going to be 20 years OLDER than you this year and that is....no words. Anyway, celebrate you and your life and hang onto your positive outlook! Denyse xx

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    1. Not an old mother hen at all Denyse! You definitely don't write like an old mother hen. Plenty of spunk in you yet :)

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  5. Happy birthday. My post today is about getting older lol. It's a good thing. Hope you have a great day. x

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  6. Happy Birthday, Leanne and YES every birthday is still a cause for celebration.

    Thank you for today's words of inspiration and positivity.

    SSG xxx

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    1. I'm heading your way On Tuesday. Will touch base via DM to see if you're available for an IRL cuppa.

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  7. Happy birthday!!! I hope you've been spoilt rotten x

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  8. Happy Birthday. I attempted to celebrate my birthday this year. I didn't go well. Think I will go back to not celebrating. It's not that I'm against ageing. It is more that my 18 year old aunt died the week I was born and my birthday is a huge reminder of that. Which brings a lot of sadness into the equation.

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    1. You had a very scary end to your birthday Raych. Can you have a do over?
      I hear of so many stories of people of family significance dying as someone else is born. It must be tough.

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  9. Happy Birthday! and I can assure you that given I turn 63 next week I love celebrating my birthday each and every year. Age is but a number and getting older (note not OLD) is so much better than the alternative. We need to celebrate whenever we can although I understand Mystery Case's reluctance after her experience.

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    1. Age is but a number. I agree! So much better than the alternative.
      But yes, I can understand reluctance too.

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  10. Love how you went on holidays for your birthday! With my birthday in early January, I've never been able to do that - it's always too darn expensive. However I will be the big 50 in the New Year and would dearly love to run away oops I mean go on a holiday so watch this space .... ;-)

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    1. PS And a very happy birthday to you!!!

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    2. I will watch this space with bated breath! Perhaps instead of running away for your actual birthday you can book your trip on your birthday and create the holiday vision board on your birthday and dress up like you are going on holidays on your birthday then when it eventually does come around you get to extend your birthday by a few months!

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  11. Hope you had an awesome bday Leanne :)

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  12. Birthdays are to be celebrated every year! I've noticed as I get closer to the 40 mark, people are taking their ages down from Facebook. Not me! Embrace I say, and celebrate the wisdom. Hope you had a great day.

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    1. 40 is quite honestly the best decade ever!! I am loving my 40s. LOVE!

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