The longer I live, the more I am amazed at the way the paths of life interweave and lead us down highways and byways we never knew existed.
How many times do we avoid doing something because we decide that it’s impossible? My sister, Ruth, came up with the following amazing example.
I love quotes that are are assigned to unknown authors. We never know where they came from or the kind of person who wrote them.
Recently, someone I know was complaining about his work situation to my husband. When pushed to explain why something wasn’t done right, he said, “I’m trying.”
The setting was a small town in the heart of the Nicaraguan jungle along the San Juan River. The large room was full of women, seated in chairs draped in white with huge pink bows. They were women of all ages, dressed in simple blouses and skirts.
I am not one for saying, “I wish I would have…”
The decisions that I made through the years, good and bad, made me the person I am today and, in general, I am pretty satisfied with that person. Oh, there are certainly things that I wonder about.
Like most women in the Sixty and Me community, there have been times in my life when I have felt completely overwhelmed. I have also faced situations that I could have never predicted – some positive and some downright scary!
When we think about International Women’s Day, our thoughts usual go to famous women throughout history. Perhaps we think about the achievements of scientists like Marie Curie (1867-1934) or Jane Goodall (1934), who challenged stereotypes, while making the world a better place.
Every year, I plan an international trip for my birthday. It’s a wonderful way to mark the passage of time and an excellent excuse to go somewhere fun. I especially love milestone birthdays and, since this year was my 60th, I wanted to do something extra special for myself.
In some ways, getting older is easier for celebrities like George Clooney. With an army of nutritionists, personal trainers and financial advisors following them around, they have the resources to get the most from life after 60.