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Posted on Tue, Jan 22, 2008 21:37

Today is my birthday (the 23rd), and I just wanted to say I am glad to share it with all of you. I'm SCARED, LOL


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Posted on Fri, Jan 25, 2008 18:25

Happy Belated Birthday! My mother used to say that she was 50 and holding... And no one really knew how old she was. Remember that today is the first day of the rest of you life! And if that is not good enough, tomorrow morning will be too!


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Posted on Fri, Jan 25, 2008 09:58

Thank you everyone for you posts. Now here is an email I rec'd that I would like to share: Old Age, I decided, is a gift. I am now, probably for the first time in my life, the person I have always wanted to be. Oh, not my body! I sometime despair over my body, the wrinkles, the baggy eyes, and the sagging butt. And often I am taken aback by that old person that lives in my mirror (who looks like my mother!), but I don't agonize over those things for long. I would never trade my amazing friends, my wonderful life, my loving family for less gray hair or a flatter belly. As I've aged, I've become more kind to myself, and less critical of myself. I've become my own friend. I don't chide myself for eating that extra cookie, or for not making my bed, or for buying that silly cement gecko that I didn't need, but looks so avante garde on my patio. I am entitled to a treat, to be messy, to be extravagant. I have seen too many dear friends leave this world too soon; before they understood the great freedom that comes with aging. Whose business is it if I choose to read or play on the computer until 4 AM and sleep until noon? I will dance with myself to those wonderful tunes of the 60&70's, and if I, at the same time, wish to weep over a lost love ... I will. I will walk the beach in a swim suit that is stretched over a bulging body, and will dive into the waves with abandon if I choose to, despite the pitying glances from the jet set . They, too, will get old. I know I am sometimes forgetful. But there again, some of life is just as well forgotten. And I eventually remember the important things. Sure, over the years my heart has been broken. How can your heart not break when you lose a loved one, or when a child suffers, or even when somebody's beloved pet gets hit by a car? But broken hearts are what give us strength and understanding and compassion. A heart never broken is pristine and sterile and will never know the joy of being imperfect. I am so blessed to have lived long enough to have my hair turning gray, and to have my youthful laughs be forever etched into deep grooves on my face. So many have never laughed, and so many have died before their hair could turn silver. As you get older, it is easier to be positive. You care less about what other people think. I don't question myself anymore. I've even earned the right to be wrong. So, to answer your question, I like being old. It has set me free. I like the person I have become. I am not going to live forever, but while I am still here, I will not waste time lamenting what could have been, or worrying about what will be. And I shall eat dessert every single day. (If I feel like it)


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Posted on Thu, Jan 24, 2008 19:46

Happy Birthday! It is just another day...and the beginning of many more of your dreams coming true. Why would you be scared? Your life is really (who would have thought?) just beginning.... May all your dreams of happiness and love come true to you, now!

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Posted on Wed, Jan 23, 2008 23:59

Happy Birthday, Have a great day. and yes, you do look great.


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Posted on Wed, Jan 23, 2008 16:24

Happy Birthday! You love marvelous!


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Posted on Wed, Jan 23, 2008 11:08

Happy Birthday for someone who does not look a day over 35 .. Celebrate life,


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Posted on Wed, Jan 23, 2008 07:07

Well just think about turning that 54 around to 45....It tends to sound a little better....LOL Happy BD to you. Mine is Sunday....LOL


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Posted on Wed, Jan 23, 2008 05:27

Is your dsylexia acting up again? You really meant to say 35 right? If you want to find out how young you really are come on down to ATL sometime. Now go do something special for yourself today! Happy B'day. -D.


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Posted on Wed, Jan 23, 2008 04:07

Re: nautigal48 write: Today is my birthday (the 23rd), and I just wanted to say I am glad to share it with all of you. I'm SCARED, LOL

Happy Birthday. You look great. Of course you looked better yesterday when you were only 53... lol.. Relax. Go out and celebrate..Get Naughty...Your next really tough birthday isn't until you are 60


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Posted on Wed, Jan 23, 2008 03:25

Happy Birthday. *grins* May there be lots of cake.


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Posted on Wed, Jan 23, 2008 01:37

a BIG HAPPY BIRTHDAY to you Nautical ! Are you planning something fun to celebrate ? Im scared too and im going to be 51,,in march.


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