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Today, I'm turning 50

Thursday, March 10, 2011

49 + 4/4 = happy B-day!!!
That's the equation DH kept on repeating the last couple of days, as I'm crossing the limits of half a century. Big deal !

Six months ago, when I first came to SP, I was well motivated to lower my weight of 30 lb by today. It was suppose to be my gift to myself - starting a new year with a new figure. Instead, I'm starting this new decade in a new house, in a new town, welcoming new opportunities. OF course, I feel a bit disappointed as I came to realize that I have forgotten all about my gift along the way. But I'm not going to put myself down for this.
On this side of life, experience and wisdom are bringing a thrill into my life that just can't compare to youth's excesses.

Starting with being grateful for so much abundance in my life. I have health, and friends, and love ones and work. I am rich of all my past experiences and all my future plans.
So, I won't become President of a big corporation - I kind of knew it from the start - but look where I came to : I'm a respected consultant, with faithful clients. I'm the mother of a beautiful 25 years old young women who's bringing me to a professional photograph studio with her on Saturday to have our picture taken together. I have being bless with the love of a kind, caring, loyal man for 5 years now. I'm living in a peaceful country, where civil rights are still respected.

As I take those minutes to reflect on my privilege situation, I ear birds singing.
Today, I'm taking time for myself.
Today, I'll celebrate with joy every second of each minute as gifts
Today, I'm setting new goals - future gift - and giving me an appointment with myself
Today, I pledge to myself to take better care of my body - every day - in keeping good eating habits and welcoming back working out time.
Today, it's the beginning of the second half of my life. It's off to a good start!
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  • ROSEWCI
    Happy Belated Birthday my friend! How wonderful that you've got such an adoring family! You are indeed, rich in life's bounty! What an achievement! You are blessed! May you continue to enjoy good health & well-being in the second half of your life!

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    3589 days ago
  • DDHEART
    Happy Birthday! We're twins....well, not exactly...I'm 59 today, but I think this whole birthday thing is just about another day...you have a lot of successes to be grateful for and to celebrate...I didn't get to my good weight until I came here and so met my goal at 58....you've got a couple of years to accomplish that!! You'll do it! emoticon
    3639 days ago
  • DOLLMAKER4HIM
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    Happy Birthday!! (oh, to be 50 again!) Hope today is a very special day!!
    emoticon and just keep working on "your gift to you"....
    3639 days ago
  • DAISYTERRI
    Happy Birthday to you
    Happy Birthday to you

    Happy Birthday, Dear Marisabelle
    May God Bless You!!!!

    Terri
    3639 days ago
  • DEBJONES4
    Happy Birthday Rachelle!!!! Turning 50 is not such a bad thing. I will soon be 52 - see - I made it and as am happy now as I was at 40. emoticon
    3639 days ago
  • HEALTHY4ME
    Happy Birthday and you are right - you have much to celebrate and the promise you made to yourself starts right after your birthday meal anc cake?
    Continued success and longevity well healhty longevity !!!!
    3639 days ago
  • RACHELLE_S1983
    happy b-day
    3639 days ago
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