Today is my Birthday
Today is my sixty-fifth birthday. I am officially an OAP, as the British say it. (Old Age Pensioner)
I don’t remember growing older, but here I am.
It’s about time for me to fix dinner, for us and the cats. And to indulge in some of that nice scotch my brother-in-law gave me for Christmas. Lunch at the beach, reading, puzzles–just another perfect day in paradise.
“Today you are you! That is truer than true! There is no one alive who is you-er than you!”
“Age is a case of mind over matter. If you don’t mind, it don’t matter.”
“If you look over the years, the styles have changed – the clothes, the hair, the production, the approach to the songs. The icing to the cake has changed flavors. But if you really look at the cake itself, it’s really the same.”
“The great thing about getting older is that you don’t lose all the other ages you’ve been.”
“God gave us the gift of life; it is up to us to give ourselves the gift of living well.”
“Don’t just count your years, make your years count.”
“Youth has no age.”
“I was forced to live far beyond my years when just a child, now I have reversed the order and I intend to remain young indefinitely.”
I had intended to put in a quote for every birthday, but I hear some scotch calling me.