It's been strangely quiet on this here blog lately. Sorry.
Not because I don't have anything to say, but because I am still computer-less at home.
And at work? Well that darn thing called work keeps getting in the way. Been busy.
Not much new here in Anger Managementland. EXCEPT.......it's the start of Birthday-rama. This Friday, October 16, I will be 52 years old. Yes, 52 and proud of it.
So, in honor of my 52nd Birthday here are some words of wisdom from people far smarter than me (hello, not that hard!):
Age is an issue of mind over matter. If you don't mind, it doesn't matter. Mark Twain
Years may wrinkle the skin, but to give up enthusiasm wrinkles the soul. Samuel Ullman
Growing old is mandatory, growing up is optional. Chili Davis
The years teach much which the days never knew. Ralph Waldo Emerson
Wrinkles should merely indicate where smiles have been. Mark Twain
A woman is not old until regret takes the place of dreams. John Barrymore
Every wrinkle is but a notch in the quiet calendar of a well-spent life. Charles Dickens
Forty is the old age of youth, fifty the youth of old age. Victor Hugo
Everyone is the age of their heart. Guatemalan Proverb
Age is a high price for maturity. Tom Stoppard
By the time I have money to burn, my fire will have burnt out. Author Unknown
Old age is fifteen years older than I am. Oliver Wendell Holmes
Men do not quit playing because they grow old, they grow old because they quit playing. Oliver Wendell Holmes
Does age poison us, or do we poison age? Astrid Alauda
Some people, no matter how old they get, never lose their beauty - they merely move it from their faces to their hearts. Martin Maxbaum
Grandchildren don't make a man feel old; it's the knowledge that he's married to a grandmother(Jerk!). G. Norman Collie
None are so old as those who have outlived enthusiasm. Henry David Thoreau
First you forget names, then you forget faces, then you forget to pull your zipper up, then you forget to pull your zipper down.
The years between 50 and 70 are the hardest. You are always being asked to do more, and you are not yet decrepit enough to turn them down. T.S. Eliot
You know you've reached middle age when a Doctor, not a policeman tells you to slow down. Author Unknown
The great think about getting old is that you don't lose all the other ages you've been. Madeleine L'Engle
One of the best parts of growing older? You can flirt all you like since you've become harmless. Liz Smith
In a dream, you are never eighty. Anne Sexton
I don't do alchol anymore, I get the same effect just standing up. Author unknown
Regular naps prevent old age, especially if you take them while driving. Author unknown
Middle age is when your classmates are so gray and wrinkles and bald they don't recognize you. Bennett Cerf
Youth is when your allowed to stay up late on New Years Eve. Middle age is when your forced to. Bill Vaughn
True terror is when you wake up one morning and discover that your high school class is running the country. Kurt Vonnegut
In dog years, I'm dead. Author Unknown
If youth but know, And old age only could. Henri Estienne
There was no respect for youth when I was young, and now that I'm old, there is no respect for age---I missed it coming and going. Ann Priestly (This is the story of my life!)
And finally my two favorites:
DO NOT REGRET GROWING OLDER. IT IS A PRIVILEGE DENIED TO MANY. Author Unknown.
OLD AGE AIN'T NO PLACE FOR SISSIES! The late, great Bette Davis.
I ain't no sissy-la-la. I can handle being old!!!