Friday, June 24, 2011

Happy Birthday, Me.... and Us

"Forty is the beginning of the end", said a friend. "No, it is the end of the beginning", said another. If there was any difference between the two, I could not find it. Both sounded rather morbid to me. Like an artificial date drawing a line down my life. Beginning? End? Who really knows? Or cares? Maybe half my life is over, or more or less. Can anyone know?
Isn't it better that you are here and now. Happy. Healthy. Productive. And likely to remain so. Why think of the past, or the future, when today is more than enough.


Birthday shoutout for the two Thursday ladies I share half my birthday with (go figure) - Tami and Leigh. Love you both. Here's the only thing a writer can give you- words (even if not my own)

Each day comes bearing its own gifts. Untie the ribbons.
–Ruth Ann Schabacker

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drabble is a story told in exactly 100 words.

14 comments:

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Happy birthday, Rayna! No worries about forty - you have the spirit of a child.

Debra She Who Seeks said...

Happy birthday, Rayna! Forty looks good on you!

Better is Possible said...

Happy birthday to you.

Shaharizan Perez said...

Happy Birthday Natasha! You are in your Fabulous Forties and don't let anyone tell you any different.

Margot Kinberg said...

Natasha - I love your attitude! Worrying overly about what might happen in the future isn't productive. Neither is wallowing in regret about the past. Today is what matters...

Stephanie V said...

Happy Birthday! Love the quote - and the attitude.

They're only numbers.

ladyfi said...

Happy birthday to you all and especially to you, dear Natasha! As someone who has just passed the big 5 - Oh, please let me say that 40 is so very very YOUNG. At last you are entering a phase where you have youth, vitality, experience and can finally start enjoying life a lot more!

Remember it's not the years in your life that matter, but the life in your years.

Amy said...

Happy birthday!! :)

kmckendry said...

Happy Birthday!! :) I turn 39 on Monday. I was having the same kind of thoughts!

Trudy said...

A Happy Birthday to you Rayna! I will also be celebrating the big
'40' in under two weeks now. I choose to think it will just get better from here.

Birthday Blessings to you!
Trudy

dipali said...

Wishing you a wonderful and fruitful decade, and much running!

Patricia Stoltey said...

I'm 69, Rayna, and I can tell you that 40 was definitely not the beginning of the end. I started having the best times of my life after 40, and I'm still loving every new adventure.

Chuck said...

Sorry I'm late but Happy Birthday Rayna! You know 40 is the new 30...and I wish to be forty again!

Wild Child said...

Forty is fun says the woman who turned forty exactly one day after you. (Tami led me here)

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