Today is my mom’s birthday. I’ll go ahead and relieve the suspence now– I’m not throwing her a surprise party. I made that mistake one year before finding out she hates surprise parties. She does like the attention to her birthday, I think. Perhaps just not that much concentrated attention.
Some people would rather forget the anniversary of their birth entirely. Why? We’re all so excited for our birthdays when we’re young. What happens? Remember, it’s not easy to get old, but there are far too many who never got the gift you have been given — the gift of growing older. Happy Birthday, Mom.
Age is an issue of mind over matter. If you don’t mind, it doesn’t matter. ~ Mark Twain
May you live all the days of your life. ~ Jonathan Swift
Old age isn’t so bad when you consider the alternative. ~ Maurice Chevalier
Birthdays are good for you. Statistics show that the people who have the most live the longest. ~ Reverend Larry Lorenzoni
Everything I know I learned after I was thirty. ~ Georges Clemenceau
The heyday of woman’s life is the shady side of fifty. ~ Elizabeth Cady Stanton
At twenty years of age, the will reigns; at thirty, the wit; and at forty, the judgement. ~Benjamin Franklin
Pleased to look forward, pleased to look behind,
And count each birthday with a grateful mind. ~ Alexander Pope
Very early, I knew that the only object in life was to grow. ~ Margaret Fuller