Some years it seems that I learn very little (like keeping my mouth shut) and some years I learn lessons that stay with me forever. This is one of those years.
Here are some of the things I finally figured out about being me at age 55:
I'm clumsy. I don't care how nice high heels make your ankles and legs look. A one inch heel is as daring as I care to get.
I'm awful at keeping in touch with people I love. It's not because I don't want to. I truly love my friends and family. It's time management I'm lousy at.
I admire people that know how to balance everything. I don't.
I could care less about "what's trendy". I wear what's comfortable and really don't care what the label says.
I'm handy around the house. I can figure out how to fix things but I know enough about me to never mess with electricity (remember the clumsiness?).
I speak WAY before I think. My mouth precedes that "little gray matter" in my head - OFTEN. Daily.
I believe in miracles, UFO's, ghosts and the afterlife. It's okay if you don't; just don't tell me I'm mistaken.
Laughter is truly one of the greatest gifts. Laughing soothes, heals, bonds and softens us.
Unless I have somewhere to go - pajamas, t-shirts, sweatshirts and yoga pants are my "uniform". Is there a rule that you have to be "dressed" if you're home?
I burn candles every day of my life. I burn them for myself and for the ones I love that have crossed over.
I love movies of all genres, especially comedy, action and horror films. (a good zombie movie is always welcome.)
I can be abrasive, irritating and loud. Hard to admit, but I am. The abrasive and irritating part, I can't explain. "Loud" because I'm hard of hearing. There...I said it.
Now that I'm admitting to the 'older age" ailments, I'll allow you the information that I'm also "visually challenged". If we happen to run into each other and it appears I'm giving you the "stink eye", it's merely a squint. (If I'm not wearing glasses, I probably don't see you.)
Getting older truly is a blessing.
Now for the good part. Love is the most important thing in this UNIVERSE. Being loved is incredible, loving back is just as beautiful.
Believe in miracles, burn candles, laugh, stay in touch with loved ones, watch funny movies, try not to take life so seriously.
In the meantime, I'll try not to fall, think before I speak and try not to be so loud.
I wish you the most loving, peace filled, satisfying, prosperous year of all.
Much love, Kathy