My 50th Birthday Celebration!

Today I am 50 years of age. Notice I did not say “old”.  I do not feel a day older than yesterday. I had a few minutes to reflect on the things I love about myself and what I have accomplished by age 50.

  • I love how healthy and physically fit I feel. I am in good shape and rarely have illnesses.
  • I love my new job, the people I interact with, the programs I am involved in coordinating, the hours I work and the people I work with.
  • I love that I am able to provide health insurance for my whole family.
  • I love that my daughter is quickly becoming an independent and responsible adult.
  • I love that my son has a sense of confidence and direction for his future.
  • I love that my husband is in good health and enjoying his retirement with fun activities that give him (and me) pleasure.
  • I love that we splurged on the new kitchen. Every day it gives me pleasure to cook healthy, delicious meals for family or friends.
  • I love how productive my garden has been this year. I enjoy harvesting bouquets of flowers, pints of raspberries, armloads of collard greens and bunches of fresh herbs.
  • I love the attention my dogs give me- especially on days when I return from work. Whether they want to go for a walk or just cuddle up for a snuggle, they are loyal companions.
  • I love all the outpouring of love and support from my greater family: parents, sisters, cousins, in-laws, who are always there to encourage my endeavors and cheer me up when I need it.
  • I love having the time to compose my thoughts and share my reflections with everyone who follows my blog.

In thinking about all these positive things that I love about being myself at age 50, all the negative things that I fear or hate- like grey hairs, wrinkles, age spots and reading glasses- seem so shallow and insignificant. Anyone who knows me, sees a much more positive picture. Going into my fifties, I still have the same spunk I had when I was in the single digits. This should be a really good decade.

LAURAS

Thanks to all my family who made me feel special!

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7 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Carol
    Sep 20, 2015 @ 23:08:00

    This decade, and those that follow, will be what you make them, at least in large part. Given that, you’re well on your way to some excellent years!

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  2. themiddlegeneration
    Sep 21, 2015 @ 08:08:11

    Thanks for your kind words. I’m looking forward to some good times.

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  3. Jim Hall
    Sep 21, 2015 @ 09:09:18

    You are a lover! Nice.

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  4. suzicate
    Sep 21, 2015 @ 11:13:13

    Happy Birthday to you!

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  5. Wilma Hal
    Sep 21, 2015 @ 19:41:29

    Lovely/ a lot for you- and all of us who love you- to Celebrate and be grateful for. Xoxo

    Sent from my iPhone

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  6. Looking Out The Window
    Sep 23, 2015 @ 10:03:22

    What a wonderful post and a great birthday present to yourself, love of life. Enjoy!

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