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Wistful Wednesday Wisdom

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This is a wistful, melancholy day indeed … for me anyway. I don’t want to face this birthday. I want to pull the covers over my head and fast forward to tomorrow. No wait, rewind would be better, because I’d be young again. Sigh.

I’m really struggling with this one. I’ve reached the age where I need to start getting health checks I never needed before. Not to mention, my life isn’t as I envisioned it, but when is it ever really? I guess I thought I’d have a multitude of friends and family to celebrate such a biggie.

I know, I know, I’m awfully negative. I need to change my attitude, see the silver lining, look on the bright side, be more optimistic, it’s better than the alternative.

Okay, enough of the birthday pity party. I am enormously grateful for my wonderful husband who is always here for me.

I’ll share a quote in today’s Wednesday Wisdom from my favorite song of all time. Yes, the favorite song I’ve ever heard in all of my aging years. 😉 The lyrics to this song always reassured me when my spirit yearned for something more.

Anyone care to share in the comments what song they think it’s from? On Friday I’ll post the rest of the lyrics.

… and if I claim to be a wise man, … it surely means that I don’t know…

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20 thoughts on “Wistful Wednesday Wisdom”

  1. Very belated birthday wishes! The body doesn’t break down; the person allows the body to deteriorate by not taking good care of what was given…trite but true to a great extent. I am 74 and am grateful for the chance to whine sometimes. I made mistake; didn’t we all? Would I go back or rewind? No. My mind and my body are preparing for the transition to a better place.

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  2. Happy Belated Birthday, Lori! So sorry to hear that you feel less than enthusiastic about this one. I don’t think much about my actual age, but am always aware of the passing of time (if that makes any sense.) I think we tend not to welcome another birthday because the older we get, the more our eyes are opened. We look back and see the mistakes we made or wish we had handled certain situations differently. Or we simply wish we’d taken the time to appreciate things more fully before we moved past them. Isn’t it strange how much wisdom can come from missed opportunities? But the beauty of it is, we learn from it and appreciate everything more fully as we get older. So celebrate this birthday! Hugs! 🙂

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    1. Hey Terri, at risk of sounding way too negative, I think what bothers me is what Pete mentioned in his comment. It’s not the age, because I enjoy the mental and emotional growth each year. It’s the breaking down of the body that bothers me. Not just how I look, though that’s certainly a factor, but my health. Eh, birthday is over and done with, I don’t have to think about it. I can move on to more positive thoughts, like those words you shared in the lyrics. Thanks so much for your input and the birthday wishes. Hugs back at’cha.

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  3. Belated Happy Birthday, Lori! I hope you had a wonderful time. I find that if we keep ourselves busy doing the things we love and surrounding ourselves with people we love that we remain mentally and physically strong. As long as we are moving forward, doing the things that make us happy, I think that’s all that matters because when you’re happy, you can stay forever young. 🙂

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  4. Happy belated birthday, Ms. Lori. Sending a big cyber hug to your melancholy feelings. The years pass by so quickly, and many times we wonder how we got to this particular place, don’t we? My birthday wish for you is that the year brings wisdom, joy and growth. That you move closer to your soul’s purpose.

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  5. Happy Birthday, Lori! I know I’ve no right to be saying this as a young whippersnapper of 22, but if it makes you feel better, even I have thought about getting older now that I’m out of college and making my own forays into the real world. I love hearing from older, wiser people like you because it encourages me to savor every moment (and I’m realising just how fast time flies; I arrived here in Paris at the end of May, and it’s already almost time for me to go home).

    In any case, I hope you had a wonderful day and that you have many more to come. I, for one, am grateful for your birth, so here’s to you on your special day! *cheers*

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    1. Hi Ed, what a nice surprise to get such a kind and thoughtful birthday greeting from you. Thank you so much for taking the time to write it out to me. You are wise beyond your years, and humble enough to know to continue to learn. Blessings to you.

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  6. Lori, somebody told me that we should celebrate our life so many time per the year as our age. So I will celebrate 62 more times during the year coming. Wonderful.
    They say that age is only a number, but that’s not true .. I use to say that I want to have my 30th body back .. I want to be 40 and I want to have my 64 years of life experience.
    So happy tomorrow to us both.

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    1. I love it, Viveka. I will celebrate, ahem, well … I won’t say how many times. I refuse to use that number today, but I look forward to more celebrations this year. Thank you, and I celebrate with you tomorrow too.

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  7. Well I’m 48 so I’ve been dealing with those “issues” particularly on the medical side, which really is the problem. It’s not getting “old”, it’s breaking down physically and feeling incapable to do everything I’ve always done. 🙂 I know the song of course as I grew up with it. Kansas was a big part of my life. (not being a spoiler!)

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    1. Hey Pete, thanks for commenting, and yes, that’s exactly how I feel about the aging. It’s not the getting old, it’s the breaking down. I actually had a health issue pop up yesterday, so today’s date just reminds me of it. Here’s to both of our good health. Thanks for commenting about the song. Yes, we grew up with Kansas.

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