It’s a day. Just another day in all ways except one.
I’m 70 today. How the F did that happen?
I feel 40. I haven’t embraced the word “elderly” or “senior” or “Golden oldie.” ( I like the discounts though.)
Instead I want to do the same things I did when I was in college … anything outdoors, travel, informality.
I’ve embraced new things like the computer (Maybe that doesn’t count. I went digital in 1995.)
I saw Arcade Fire a couple of years ago when I won free tickets from NPR. Loved that show.
I’m wide open to new experiences and new foods. Adventurous even.
Sure my balance isn’t great. Got to work on that
I did core exercises this morning. I quit at the half-way mark They were hard, but it’s a win in my mind.
I suppose after 70 years I have earned the right to share life lessons. Here they are:
Never has it been more important to live in the present.
Corollary: The past is past. Influence the future by being smart about the present.
Do what you can to stay healthy.
Smile and laugh a lot.
Stay positive. Look at the bright side.
AND ABOVE ALL, ignore the lifespan table.
Anyone out there have favorite life maxims to live by?