Wishes for you

I am one of those weird women who celebrates getting older πŸ˜›

A lot of my friends shake their heads when a birthday looms and they tease me and say, ”21 again coming up, right?” and I reply with, ”Nope. *my real age* and I wish I was 60!”

My madness is based on my ‘wisdom desire’. They say that as you get older, you get wiser. And so because I have this deep desire to be wise, and seek wisdom, I am very accepting of adding another year to my age.

I am not always accepting of scrutinising myself in the mirror on the day, and finding ‘overnight friends have come to stay’ – new wrinkles (smile lines πŸ˜‰ ) and new grey hairs (tinsel πŸ˜‰ ) but I also know that it’s my genes to blame πŸ˜›

This last week has been a difficult one with illness and death. People close to me have been rushed off to hospital, extremely ill. People I knew have left this world in tragic ways. I won’t go into details, but I was reminded yet again of how much my children and I ‘see’ every day, and how sad it is that for us ‘this is life as we know it’. How close to home everything is. But that’s for a different post entirely. For today, this is what I have for you…

When I looked in the mirror yesterday, and found new overnight friends, I also found that my hesitance to accept them in past years had been replaced by a warm welcome in my heart. And it introduced a whole new gratitude discovery to me….

The overwhelming feeling of being able to say ‘thank you’. To be alive, and healthy (other than some creaky bones πŸ˜› ) and have the opportunity to see new lines on my face and grey hairs on my head. To not only be given a new day, but another year, and more possibilities!

So, a day after finding more flaws in my appearance, I want to say to every person who is reading this :

You have this moment. Now. Please take a deep breath and as you exhale, remind yourself that you are worthy! You are amazing! You are seen! Because you exist, somebody’s life is better! You make a bigger positive impact than what you will ever think you do!
And then get out there, wrinkles and all, and remind someone else that they matter too! ❀

With a very grateful heart, and an abundance of love, I wish you all a week that exceeds even your own ‘best expectations’! ❀

12 thoughts on “Wishes for you

    1. The funny thing is that even in the difficult, and the turmoil, and the bad, I still know there is good… which I am forever grateful for.
      Here’s hoping you have a great week too! πŸ™‚


  1. You wish you were 60!! πŸ˜†πŸ€£πŸ€£

    I think there are two things going on hereβ€” yes you get wiser, but also the baseline perception of your wisdom by other people increases. Which is annoying, because even when you’re young and wise, only a few people take you seriously. Then as you get older, more people take you seriously, just by default. And especially if you looked young for your age you suffer with this problem!

    “You have this moment. Now.”

    When I hear lines such as this, or other things about valuing the present moment, it actually creates an instant anxiety response in me which freezes me. It gives me the feeling of being a child and being commanded/expected to do things by teachers, or parents, that fear of ‘falling behind’ (which I inevitably did) and the punishment that comes with it.

    I already suffer with over-awareness of my finite existence and regret for lost present moments, so trying to consciously value this present moment necessarily means (to me) that I under-valued previous ones, so why should this one be any different? πŸ˜†

    It’s a challenge of trying to get out of your own head without the external stimuli which otherwise would naturally do it for you. Or at least having things to do in your head which are constructive and make you forget about the concept of the present moment altogether.

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  2. Hi Meg,
    I was so sorry to read your recent post of how difficult it has been for you recently.
    I am grateful though for your reminder about how valuable life is. We lost my Uncle a few months ago after a long illness and upon my return I was burgled with a lot of my personal possessions taken and mentally I have been affected very deeply.
    This last year overall has been a year of loss for me, Kath left me just over a year ago and my world fell apart.

    I just wanted to say thank you though for the reminder of how valuable life is and how thankful we should be for the fact that we woke up this morning.
    I wish you and your family well and send my deepest best wishes to you all. πŸ™πŸ€—β€

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    1. Thank you, Paul.
      I know that you have an incredibly difficult time that has lasted far too long… but please never forget Who we trust.
      Sending you a big hug and love πŸ™‚


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