I am trying to live the here and now life because at 59, I may be heading toward the last leg of my journey. I’m not being morbid, just realistic. The women in my immediate family have not outlived their men. By my age, my mother was already very ill and bedridden, struggling to survive through each new day. That in itself, has had a tremendous impact on how I look at life. I truly cherish each and every day!

I have a sense of urgency about everything I do. I refuse to put life “on hold” until tomorrow, if I can live it today. I get frustrated when I hear people say, “I just don’t have time to have an adventure!” Yes you do! Look at your life like a diet that you’re trying to follow. A good diet allows for a splurge once in a while.

Indulge in life and you will reap the benefits. Don’t talk about the things you want to do. Go out and do them! Say “I love you” to the people you truly love. Don’t assume that they know how you feel about them.

The other night I went outside just to look at the stars. The sky was so breathtakingly beautiful, I felt like I had stepped into a magical world.


I plan to keep on looking for that magic in every day, and if I beat the odds and hang around for another few decades, I will be that eccentric old lady who says, ” Wow, that was quite a ride!”

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