“Our birthdays are feathers in the broad wing of time.” (Jean Paul)
Queen Elizabeth II acceded to the throne in England on February 6, 1952.
I was born November 10, 1952.
That means we have a lot in common right? We are practically related! We are both celebrating our Diamond Jubilee and we both should wear crowns and lots of diamonds.
Well, that is just what I did for my 60th birthday celebration!
Some people do not like to celebrate birthdays. They even refuse to discuss their ages or stick to a silly number like 29 or 39 when asked how old they are. Some just outright lie!
Why do we give up those wonderful childhood parties with balloons, clowns, pony rides, and cakes with candles? The more years we live, the more there is to celebrate!
In a message released on Accession Day February 6, 2012, the now seasoned Queen of England stated, “…this Jubilee Year will be a time to give thanks for the great advances that have been made since 1952 and to look forward to the future with clear head and warm heart.” Jolly good message Your Majesty! I too am extremely grateful for my “advances” and I certainly hope to maintain good health and clear thoughts for the years to come. I have been so blessed with a wonderful, caring family and a host of supportive, kind and intelligent friends.
I am proud to be 60 years old and will do my best to wear it well. Each year is another deposit in my bank of life and I carefully think about how to spend it wisely. I have so much more to learn, to do, and to share. I don’t feel any different on the inside and I just hope that the outside is holding up its end of the bargain. A birthday card that I received from one of my sisters had a cartoon of an older diva on the front announcing:
“You’re fine! Your’re divine!…and no longer 59!”
That’s true and I wouldn’t have it any other way! May all of you have equally special birthdays this year and remember that a celebration of another year passed surely outweighs the alternative.
“When I turned 60 it didn’t bother me at all.” ( Yoko Ono)
And it doesn’t bother me either Yoko.