Here I am again, this same time and place as I was last year. Celebrating another year of life, another year of growth, inspiration, purpose, and peace. As the years continue to go by, much faster it seems, I have learned to appreciate each and every one of them for what they bring.
As a younger woman, with not one single clue in the world, I had a notion etched in my brain that 50 anything was ancient and so amazingly old. The mere mention of anyone around that age resulted in instant laughter and a sometimes innocent igornant approach towards life. I simply didn't know any better. Hindsight is so blatantly obvious at this point in time of my life that I smirk as I remisince on my 'younger' thoughts.
As I continue to age, I realize that it was never what I thought it would be. The grey hairs are quite bold, yet beautiful in a way that reminds me of my grandparents. The back aches come and go and with them come a few extra oohs and ahhs. The need to be out and about just isn't the same as it once was.
The everything in and about life is just different.
I am in awe of how beautiful life is at this age. I'm grateful, blessed and so amazingly happy for all that my eyes have seen and all that is to come. The graceful season of aging in peace, joy, love and an endless amount of blessings, is where I am.
Happy Birthday to me!
~AJ #51 🎂
AJ is a creative writer and storyteller writing from her home in Indiana.
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