My little red tether is my anchor in running with my friends. A beautiful guide dog has been my tether/anchor in mobility and independence for 17 years: 1. Pantera 2. Cricket, and now my beautiful 3. Georgina (Georgie). A life of family and friends is my joy and anchor in life.

The human spirit is stronger than anything that can happen to it. CC Scott

Friday, January 15, 2010

Happy '39.4' Birthday to Me!

I like birthdays mostly for the fact of being able to connect with family and friends. It becomes a celebration that lasts for days! I've reflected on this birthday for quite some time. The last few months when it hit me that this was the big 45 that felt old. As a younger colleague told me yesterday -- yeah, that's really middle age. Thanks! (Picture below is of the ABC's of Ageing Gracefully - fine wisdom, I think).Last year I took the 'real age' test and was a little surprised (I felt so young!) that it calculated my age as 44. So this year I have worked on making some healthy lifestyle changes (taking vitamins, yoga/exercising more regularly, eating healthier) and was happy when I took the test and my real age was 39.4. I am excited for this next year in my life and have learned with age to appreciate each day and the joy it brings. Each day comes bearing its own gifts ... untie the ribbons. Happy Birthday to my sister-in-law, Eiko who I share this day with and we will celebrate together tonight.

13 comments:

L^2 said...

Happy Birthday!!! Hope you have a wonderful day.

Lacey said...

You deserve such a wonderful day! Hope you have a great one!

Mimi and CC Cabana said...

Happy, happy birthday, Becky! Thank you for touching our lives with your kindhearted presence. 45 is a good age--at least it has been for me this year!

Katrin said...

Happy Birthday Becky!! I hope you have a terrific day!

Ro said...

Happy Birthday!! Congrats on those lifestyle changes reducing your actual age ;) It's so wonderful to get healthy! Have a wonderful day!

Alphini's Puppy Raiser said...

Happy birthday Becky! Yeah, that "real age" thing is fun isn't it? Best of luck with your new endeavors.

Clive said...

Wishing you a very Happy Birthday Becky!

Good luck with the resolutions.

3 labs 4 me said...

Happy Birthday to you!!!!
Love ya,
Debi & the pack

Becky said...

Thank you!! Your comments brightened my day!

Brooke said...

Happy Birthday Becky! I love reading your blog-- you are always so positive and have such a great outlook on life.

I hope you had a great day!

wendy said...

Well, you look exactly not a day over 30.4 Happy birthday. Love the yellow roses. Yellow my fav color.
I love the ABC's of aging --good stuff for sure.
kido, 45 is young, I am 58
It is all relative eh

wendy said...

Oh, and I am probably a real 57.5

Becky said...

Wendy - ha, ha. I bet your 'real age' is much younger! I love your humor and celebration of life. Yes, I love yellow too.