Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Over 40 years ago...

November 3...at 9am central time, I entered the world - always to share my birthday with another important person in my life...my father, for I was born on his 25th birthday (sorry dad, I had to share that fact). Unfortunately, we don't get an opportunity to celebrate together as much for dad & mom are in Minnesota and I am here - but

Happy Birthday Dad!

 Birthday Balloon

Happy Birthday Lisa! 
 

I am proud of my age...for the most part. Most of the time, I don't feel like someone who is over 40 years old. What is that suppose to feel like anyway? I wake up early in the morning (the majority of the time) and spin on my stationary bike 1-2 hours, take a morning walk with DH and the dog and walk the kids to school (but yes, my body isn't what it use to be; things are settling in different places). I am able to keep up the boys and all their activities and running arounds (but I don't keep up with the house cleaning...that isn't due to age, that is just due to priorities...and probably a little laziness). My face is changing, but I have been working hard at keeping the crows feet and age lines at bay.

What is over 40 suppose to feel like? Well, I think it is suppose to feel like, whatever I feel...age is attitude and while there are always the daily struggles (especially lately), keeping a good attitude, a positive attitude can keep you feeling, acting and looking young. I have a 91 year old grandmother and she is my role model on how to live and how to stay young and how to be proud of your age. Everywhere she goes, when she introduces herself she says, "Hi I am Dolores and I am over 90 years old." 

Well...I will conclude this birthday post with this:

Just for today, I will appreciate all that I have in life...


When you live in the present moment, time stands still.  Accept your circumstances and live them.  If there is an experience ahead of you, have it!  But if worries stand in your way, put them off until tomorrow.  Give yourself a day off from worry.  You deserve it.  Some people live with a low-grade anxiety tugging at their spirit all day long.  They go to sleep with it, wake up with it, carry it around at home, in town, to church, and with friends.  Here’s a remedy:  Take the present moment and find something to laugh at.  People who laugh, last. ~by Barbara Johnson


Thank you for visiting and taking time to reach the end of this post. The warmth of your support I get from your visits mean the world to me! Take care of yourself...enjoy the moment...appreciate what you have and remember...

Live, Love, Laugh and Stitch often! Lisa


19 comments:

Tracey said...

Happy birthday! Hope it's wonderful and stitchy!

Heather said...

Happy Birthday Lisa!!!

Cole said...

Very nice post Lisa, Happy Birthday to You!! (and your dad too!) Hope your day is filled with everything you could ask for!!

Gaynor said...

I hope you both have a wonderful birthday!

valerie said...

Happy birthday to you and your dad! May both your birthday wishes come true. Be sure to enjoy the day and put some x's to fabric!

Branlaadee said...

Happy Birthday! The 40's are great. You'll enjoy them. :)

CindyMae said...

Happy Birthday Lisa!!! I hope that you have the most amazing and wonderful and Blessed birthday today! You tell the boys that I said to be nice to their Mom today!!! LOL I hope your dad has a wonderful and blessed birthday too!!

CindyMae said...

ooops, forgot to tell you to stop by my blog for more birthday wishes!!

Jill said...

Happy Birthday! Hope you have a great day.

Angela P said...

Happy Birthday Lisa :) Hope you have a wonderful day!

Mel said...

Happy Birthday!!

Daffycat said...

Happy, happy birthday, Lisa! Many happy returns!

Beth said...

I wish you and your dad that happiest of birthdays. Have a great one; you deserve it!

Love,
Beth

Carolyn said...

Lisa,
Happy Birthday to you and your Dad!
I hope you both have a wonderful Day!

Shari said...

popped on over via Cindy Mae's blog! Happy birthday to both you & your dad!!!!! My son shares his Birthday with my mom! Those family birthdays are special!! Hope you had a great day!!!!

Madammeke Ongeduld said...

Happy birthday, Lisa

Lisa said...

Happy Birthday Lisa! I'm sure you were the best present your Dad ever received on his birthday. hehe. All the best LISA V

Natasha said...

Lisa, May love,laughter, and contentment decorate your day and fill your year.

Carolyn NC said...

Happy Birthday!