Friday, April 15, 2011

On Me and the Middle Ages

As I approach the "dreaded" Four Oh, I can't help but reflect on the last four decades of my life. When I stand aside and look at snapshots of me taken at five year intervals, I am struck by two things. At no stage could I have ever predicted who I would become in the next five years. And at every stage I was happy being who I was.


Which only means I was born under a lucky star. Lucky for leading an interesting and enriching life. But more importantly, lucky because I have it in me to be happy.

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I am also doing a three-way with the Awesome Deb and Barbara at The Middle Ages. If Middle Age means growing to be like them, I can't wait!!!

Last year, it was M for Mummies, ... and Money

15 comments:

Meera said...

Way to go Nuts...If we can look back and think of ourselves as lucky...why, what more can we ask for?

Deb and Barbara said...

<3 <3 <3 And that's the best news: it keeps getting better. Except, you know, for the memory and the eyesight ;)
B

Stephanie V said...

Very true. The part about not being able to predict who you become in the next 5 years. I wonder if we would behave differently if we could?

Marjorie said...

I'm glad you are happy at 40. I only hope I can be as happy as you in 10 years.

Mason Canyon said...

Being able to be happy at any age is truly a gift that you do seem to have. You also share that wonderful gift with others.

Mason
Thoughts in Progress

Margot Kinberg said...

Natasha - I like your attitude! I think you will be one of those people who grow and evolve and become for the rest of your life, and that is wonderful :-).

Tina said...

I enjoyed the transition into my 40s. However, 50 is now closer than 40...What I've noticed most is my body really starting to show the wear and tear I put on it these last 46 years. I like what you said about having it in you to be happy being you. I think that speaks to the whole contentment issue I wrote about for C.
Tina @ Life is Good

Ann said...

To experience contentment at all stages of your life. Truly blessed.

Chuck said...

Here's wishing to be 40...again! Enjoy your threesome!

Lisa said...

The capacity for happiness is wonderful thing at any age! And the dreaded 4 - 0 isn't so bad. I promise. Happy upcoming birthday!

Ella said...

I may be apprehensive when my b-day approaches, but I know I am lucky,too!
I am happy you are wise enough to appreciate and live your life. Age is just a number~

Al said...

4-0 isn't any worse than 3-0 in my experience.

Murr Brewster said...

I'm 57. Pretty sure. I usually have to do the math, but I'm tired. Every one of my peers thinks of herself as middle-aged. So look what else you have to look forward to: divine delusion.

GigglesandGuns said...

Being happy with who you are, what you have and what you've become is the key to a lot of life.

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Natasha .. I wondered how the Middle Ages had transferred itself to India!?! Now I know .. it's you ..

It's great you're happy and appreciate life .. live and enjoy each and every minute .. happy birthday when it pops up .. life really does carry on after 40!! and on and on ... cheers Hilary

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