Wrinkles mean you laughed, grey hair means you cared and scars mean you lived.
I had a spill on my bike the other day. I fell on my face, literally. My eyebrow split open and was in two places on my face. A good samaritan took care of me until Rob could pick me up and take me to the emergency room. All this man said in the face of my injury was, I think you might need stitches. His gentle kindness kept me calm even though I was bleeding profusely.
Having a gash on your face is humbling. Not knowing how it is going to heal makes vanity rear its head. It’s also an opportunity to be with what is. I will most likely have some small scar the rest of my life. I am doing all the things I am told to do hoping to not look like Harry Potter in such an obvious way. And at the same time I keep reminding myself that scars mean I lived.
As my birthday and the new year approach, my 58th time around the sun, I am filled with gratitude that I am able to lead an active lifestyle. Most days I live with an ease of well-being. Sure there are times when I feel every bit my age but not very often. I am fortunate that way and well aware that that is not the case for so many people. I have also had several reminders lately of just how precious life is.
In my birthday/new year’s blog last year, I talked about being an ageless goddess. Meaning, not attaching who you are to the age on your driver’s license. I hear many of my peers talking with a kind of resignation. Because I am this old, I can’t do this, or remember that or try this. Why let a number define who you are and what you can do? For 2022, my plan is to say YES. Yes to adventures, to trying new things and to continue to grow. And yes to babysitting! Our first grandchild arrives in Feb. and I can’t wait to see what this new chapter brings to our lives.
So cheers to wrinkles, grey hairs, scars and living life to its fullest.
New Years Another fresh new year is here... Another year to live! To banish worry, doubt and fear, to live and laugh and give! This bright new year is given me to live each day with zest... to daily grow and try to be my highest and my best! I have the opportunity once more to right some wrongs, to pray for peace, to plant a tree, and sing more joyful songs! ~William Arthur Ward
10 thoughts on “Happy New Year!”
Happy New Year to my favorite yoga goat!!😘❤
aww…I love you, El! XO
Amos-a-Damas, what a lighthearted and terrific writing to start the New Year.!!
You, Dear Sis – always healing so beautifully following falls. Have s blast on your birthday tomorrow & hey you don’t look or act your age AT ALL!! I love you! ❤️ Patty
I love you, Sis! Glad you liked it. It’s a brand new year. Hope it includes seeing you..XO
Happy birthday. We miss you here. Happy new year and go easy on yourself. George and Lorraine
Thanks, George and Lorraine! Happy New Year to you both. Trying to take it easy… as you know its not easy to do less.
Happy new year Amy. What a story! Looks like your surgeon did a great job My story for the last month is that I have been recovering from hip replacement. Adds to the life story after grey hair I guess. Scars. Only 4”. For a few seconds yesterday it actually felt normal to walk. I hope our adventures in 2022 don’t include medical facilities. Enjoy your countdown to that sweet grand baby 🙏🏻 Lee Ann
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Happy New Year, LeeAnn! So nice to hear from you. I am sorry you had to have hip replacement. I hope it improves your quality of life once you get over recovery. 4″ scar is a great improvement from when my mom had hers done.
Yes to adventures away from medical facilities!
Happy New year to you! I miss you and your beautiful heart. Stay in touch! Love, Amy
Amy,I so loved Yoga Goat today.. And, You Go Girl!! Love Libby
Thank you, I’m glad you did. You have always been young at heart. An inspiration!