There you go. I am FIFTY. Tada!
It has been a fun few days celebrating this milestone birthday. Throughout it all I have felt such gratitude for the life I have lived and all that I have to look forward to.
I really have not had a moment of regret or sadness as I faced this reality. The journey has certainly not been perfect with some pretty significant bumps in the road. But, if I have learned anything it is that regret serves no purpose but to suck the joy out of the present moment. So why bother?
If someone had told my twenty-year-old self that this is what my life would be like when I turned fifty I would not have believed I could be so fortunate. If I could go back in time and speak with her I would advise her to slow down, pay attention and be present in every moment, with everyone. Life is too short to let it go by unconsciously.
So, I am celebrating what is right in my world this birthday and everyday.
I have so much to look forward to, so much left to do, to see, to feel. It has been said that “Aging is the best way to live a long life” so, bring it on!
Enjoy a little inspiration and have a look at one of my all-time favourite speakers in action:
Here is a snippet, you can watch the full video on his website:
"By celebrating what's right in a situation, we find the energy to fix what is wrong" ~ Dewitt Jones