Some days just start out good and just keep rolling along that way. The weather today is beautiful….sunny, dry and the tinge of fall in the air.
It is really a perfect day to turn 62. Yep…I just told you my age because I really don’t care! I know they say a lady never tells her age, but this lady does, because to me…it is just a number.
On my way to town this morning the sky was so pretty. The clouds against the blue of the sky and the sun shining through. The sight of it made me a bit late for meeting one of my sisters. I just had to stop and take a picture because beauty like that does not last all day.
My sister took me to Le Meilleur this morning for the most amazing pastry. It was a cinnamon roll made from a croissant. Our tea was the perfect beverage to go with it.
Le Meilleur is a small bakery in our small town. Unfortunately it is moving to the south of us; to the town where my sister lives.
I am glad it is not going far as I would miss this fun meeting place! The fact they have delicious pastries is a huge bonus as well.
The day just kept getting better. Once I returned home a package arrived in the mail for me.
I had totally forgotten that I had put my name in a drawing at the Veteran’s Booth at the Clay County Fair a few weeks ago.
Today, I found they had drawn my name and I had won a beautiful stitched American flag! I was thrilled and it was even better that it arrived on my birthday. I have not yet mentioned to my husband that I just may need a flagpole to fly this flag.
I did have to take some ribbing from my husband this morning. I showed him a birthday wish a friend had sent on Facebook. The post included fireworks. My husband commented that of course there were fireworks. With that many candles any cake would blow up!
He also reminded me I am now eligible for Social Security. I reminded him that I had finally caught up with his age! (I am also kind of hoping I am like a fine wine and just getting better with age.) That may or may not be true, but I kind of like the logic.
One thing I have learned in my 62 years is to make sure to live while you are alive. Maybe I have learned more than one thing….I also know that it is good to find joy in a sky filled with beautiful clouds and streaming sunlight.
I know that each day is a gift because I am not assured of the next. I have learned that life is good…if you let it be…attitude counts for a lot and there are good people everywhere.
I pray that when I am all done with my birthdays and have reached the end of my days…that I am greeted with the phrase, “well done…good and faithful servant.” And I pray that when my friends and family think of me….it brings a huge grin to their face and maybe leaves them wondering….just a bit.
And in the end,
it’s not the years in your life that count.
It’s the life in your years.