Yesterday was a beautiful day filled with two meals out and lots of wonderful gifts. It was my 73rd birthday!! Whoo hoo! So pleased that the day was a happy one — not all of my birthdays have been happy ones.
I’ve been working on my family genealogy and discovered last night that my maternal grandfather passed away at the age of 62. Hard to believe. I remember him as being very old looking, and I was perhaps 12 years old when he passed. I only have one maternal aunt and one maternal uncle left (the uncle’s wife is still living, but the aunt is a widow, and has been for a number of years.) My mother was the eldest of seven children, and if what I heard earlier today is correct, my maternal uncle has passed. That would leave my aunt as the only one left.
Losing everyone in the next generation up from me makes me feel very old in a way. I don’t feel my age, and don’t think of myself as old, but numbers don’t lie. LOL I’ll just do as my friend Mage does, and PERSEVERE! Stay active, give to others, and live my life to the fullest, each and every day.
Be safe, be well, and please be happy. Your happiness comes from within — it’s a mental reaction to life as you experience it. So much depends on your attitude, and how you interpret the events of your life as they unfold. Choose to be happy. And never miss an opportunity to remind those you love that you love them. If my uncle has passed, I will have lost forever the opportunity to say, “I love you and will miss you when you are no longer here with us.”