Friday, March 15, 2013

I Can See More Clearly

This is my 70th year of life's adventure.
Yes, I can see more clearly.
What I learned in planning my birthday celebration is that in the planning
and anticipation I found JOY in turning 70.
It didn't thrill me to turn this large number until I started planning for it.
Each decade is indeed a new adventure.
I learned that I need to embrace it and ENJOY.
Each step of the way I am learning from the following quote:
"We are at the beginning of what is possible".
by 81 year old soccer/football player, Lajos Balogh
Yes, I can see more clearly.
I can move forward calmly without worry.
I notice the fragrance of the day and take pure DELIGHT in the unplanned.
Yes, I can see more clearly.

So today is the day I celebrate fully my birth.


Patti said...

Happy happy birthday to you! May your day be filled to overflowing with love and joy...and may it mark the beginning of a wonderful new year of life.

I DO like your attitude. I had the same attitude when I turned 50 last year. Turning 40 was a nightmare, and my entire 40's were bad, as I agonized over some age-related things I was powerless to change (fertility issues). So, when my 50th birthday was looming, I realized that I needed to change my attitude, lest I waste another decade of my life!

Blessings abundant to you,

La Tea Dah said...

Happy birthday, Marilyn! I'm glad you are taking such JOY and DELIGHT in your birthday month!

Rosemary said...

Happy Birthday to a wise and thoughtful woman! Enjoy and celebrate every day!

GardenofDaisies said...

Happy birthday!
I wish I had known at 20 some of the things that I know now. How many of my choices would have been different? Age does bring clarity.

markwwoodlief said...

So wonderful you are finding joy along the journey – very happy birthday to you!

Balisha said...

Happy Birthday to you....

Jeanie said...

The happiest of birthdays to you, my friend. What a grand and wonderful one it is! I'm so glad you are maximizing the celebration and truly enjoying every second!

What beautiful flowers you chose to celebrate you special day! Sending hugs, love and smiles! (From Lizzie Cosette, too!)

Adrienne said...

Happy birthday, dear friend. I know you find much joy and delight in your day - and in the year ahead. Thank you for the encouragement that there is still much for us to anticipate.

beth said...

happy birthday TO YOU !!

having met you in person, TWICE, i have to say that you are the youngest 70 year old i have ever met !!!

Laurie said...

A most happy day to you Marilyn, I love your attitude! I'm approaching 60, and I'm going to take your advice. I'm planning now for my big day. You are a special lady!

relevanttealeaf said...

Wishing you a very HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Marilyn! May the joy continue all year long! ~ Phyllis

Ginger said...

Happy Birthday!

Mary said...

I so hope this has been a wonderful day for you dear Marilyn. I'm not too far behind you and, like you, hope I can reach that number and remain full of grace with the zest for living each day to its fullest.

Many, many happy returns dear friend. See you later this year.

Hugs - Mary (and Bob)

Jeanne said...

Much love and many many more birthday blessings year after year♥

Gail said...

Happy birthday - lovely post, wise words of life well-lived and hope and blessings for all days then, now and beyond.
Love Gail

koralee said...

Happy Birthday!! Pure JOY! xoxo

Ruthie Miller said...

Dear Marilyn,
Well what a great attitude! I love your spunk and persective.
Happy Birthday. Keep up that smiling and seeing things in that light.
Ruthie from:

Steph said...

Happiness and blessings to you!

somepinkflowers said...

fabulous, marilyn~T !!!

simply fabulous
this attitude of yours.

i don't mind
the years either,
the song goes ...

"" I was so much older then.
I'm younger than that now""


S. Etole said...

I hope your birthday was delightful and the coming year full of wonder. The blossom is striking.