Tuesday, 5 August 2014

Happy Birthday to me!

Well this is it, the day has arrived. I am now very old - 60 years! Where have all those years gone. I have been dreading this birthday and for the last few weeks I have been getting increasingly grumpy and difficult. I just don't know why this birthday has affected me so much.

However, after the depressing build up, now that the day has arrived the irony is that I feel fine. This morning on my Facebook page Birthday wishes have poured in from all over the world, and that has made me feel so loved and I realise just how very lucky I am.

I googled '60 years old' this morning to see if there were any words of wisdom. One I didn't like and would have been mortified if someone had sent me was: "Every wrinkle has its story. You must have a lot of stories to tell" Not really what you want to hear is it?!

But two others made me feel a lot better. The first "Who said you’re sixty? You are just a 20 year old with 40 years of experience" and the second - You are not turning 60. You are just turning 20 for the third time. Much more palatable words to hear.

So this morning I am feeling good to be enjoying my birthday in this beautiful country with the sun shining down. Tonight we have hired our favourite boat Alis 1 with the fantastic captain Ali and together with some very dear friends we shall watch the sunset over the water and celebrate together.

What more could I ask?

Well just one thing that my children and grand daughter were here to share it with me. Unfortunately this has not been possible. But this morning I received a video of my grand daughter singing Happy Birthday to you. She is only 22 months old, they must have been practising for weeks. I'm so proud.

Feeling loved! Maybe being 60 is not as bad as I thought after all!

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