I’m An Antique of Youth

I once read somewhere that forty was the old age of the youth and that fifty was the youth of the old age.

I am a few weeks shy of my 42nd birthday so I must certainly be an archaic youth. Really its like being aged in Betty White years.  I am the Betty White of the youth.  0a6eff06778d989696adafa32edb018b

I can honestly say that I had very difficult time moving into my forties.  I didn’t handle it well.  I’ve had many conversations with friends and co-workers about this new decade of life.  For me personally, I think it is much more difficult for a woman in her forties than a man.  And maybe I am very wrong in saying that.  Remember this is just the view from inside my head.

I feel like I got to 40 and was like “now what?”  When you are in your 20’s, forty seems so much older, so far away.  The choices in life seem endless, time seems endless.  Then real life pops up and time flies by and things don’t seem so endless anymore.  71685a1ddfbd22d763a0de28380855f4

In some ways I still feel youthful, but full of more life experiences.  We all have things that we have learned along the way that we would love to share with our younger self.  Tidbits and words of encouragement.  Maybe suggesting a different path on the fork in the road.  Or maybe you would do it all the same, because everything happens for a reason.  Maybe you are meant to be exactly where you are.

Maybe it will be the next twenty years, when you move into the youth of your old age, that you will take the wisdom from the past part of you life and live! Experience life to the fullest in the truest way to you.

For me, I am trying to be the healthiest me that I can be. Mind, body and soul.  I want to move into the next parts of my years with clarity and awareness.  I want to push myself past my comfort zone, even when it scares me.  They say the best stuff happens there.

So has I navigate these golden years of my youth, I try to remember that every year that I go older it is a blessing.  Not everyone gets to do it.

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3 Days/ 3 Quotes/ Day #3

One of the blogs that I follow, SonofABeach69, has been participating in a 3 Days/ 3 Quote Challenge and has left an open invitation for others to play along.  I love quotes.  Any kind will do.  Funny, inspirational, dry or sarcastic humour, whenever works for your soul or mood on any given day.

The rules of this challenge are simple:

  • Thank the person who nominated you
  • Post a quote for 3 consecutive days
  • Nominate 3 bloggers each day.

I’m not going to follow these rules.  I will post for 3 days, but like SonOfABeach, I will leave it open to anyone who wants to play along.

Day # 3

It is what it is.  I say this often. There are so many things in our lives that are out of our control.  We can change it, so we must accept it and move on.  And that is okay.

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3 Days/ 3 Quotes/ Day #2

One of the blogs that I follow, SonofABeach69, has been participating in a 3 Days/ 3 Quote Challenge and has left an open invitation for others to play along.  I love quotes.  Any kind will do.  Funny, inspirational, dry or sarcastic humour, whenever works for your soul or mood on any given day.

The rules of this challenge are simple:

  • Thank the person who nominated you
  • Post a quote for 3 consecutive days
  • Nominate 3 bloggers each day.

I’m not going to follow these rules.  I will post for 3 days, but like SonOfABeach, I will leave it open to anyone who wants to play along.

Here goes Day 2

Today I choose a quote from Michael J Fox.  If you have ever read any of his books, or even just some quotes from him, he is very inspirational.  I highly recommend Lucky Man.  It still remains one of my favourite books and made me love him even more.

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3 Days/ 3 Quotes/ Day #1

One of the blogs that I follow, SonofABeach69, has been participating in a 3 Days/ 3 Quote Challenge and has left an open invitation for others to play along.  I love quotes.  Any kind will do.  Funny, inspirational, dry or sarcastic humour, whenever works for your soul or mood on any given day.

The rules of this challenge are simple:

  • Thank the person who nominated you
  • Post a quote for 3 consecutive days
  • Nominate 3 bloggers each day.

I’m not going to follow these rules.  I will post for 3 days, but like SonOfABeach, I will leave it open to anyone who wants to play along.

My first quote will come from my favourite all time song Bittersweet Symphony by The Verve. The first time I heard this song was in the movie Cruel Intentions.  I have loved the song and the movie ever since.

I think this song and its lyrics speak so accurately about life and honestly, if I could have, I would have quoted the entire song.  But here is what I have chosen.

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I think that is quote describes a lot of people, especially parents.  We are so many different people through a day.  We wear many different hats and take on many different roles.  A million people from one day to the next.

If you decide to play along, tag me, I would love to read what you have chosen.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Let’s Never Find A Cure

It is amazing what laughter can do for a person.  How it can infect one’s soul with energy and awaken us.  How is can change a bad day. Or bad news.  How it can offer relief, even if only temporary.

What makes you laugh?  Is it a funny joke or a comedian?   A witty one liner?  Maybe something silly or goofy you spouse or kids did.  Perhaps a pet that has done something ridiculous? Sometimes it’s someone else’s laugh.   You know the one.  It gets you laughing so hard you can’t even remember what you where laughing about in the first place.  Where your belly aches and your eyes become a stream.

Have you laughed today? What was it that made you laugh? Was it just a chuckle or may a full out roar of laughter? How did it make you feel?  Did it change your day in anyway, even if momentarily?

Infect your soul today with laughter and then spread it on!  Change a moment of your time and feed your soul some happiness.  Let’s never find a cure!

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