What is left of my small family (most of them) and a solid group of friends have really made an effort to let me know that my birthday is remembered and celebrated. I get cards, telephone calls, and e-cards from those who can’t visit me personally, and cards, gifts, and dinner on the town from the local group. More fuss has been made over my birthday since I retired and moved to South Texas than at any time since my Sweet Sixteen party when my father danced with me!
It’s really beautiful to feel that I am loved that much! And that may be why, as I turn 70, I feel younger, rather than older. Of course, I can credit 6 months of stationary bike riding (and some walking), a spectacular recovery from a spinal diskectomy, fusion, and extended antibiotic treatment, taking care of myself with a few necessary meds and a shelf full of supplements, and having something to do. I can also credit having no chronic debilitating diseases. I have been extremely fortunate. 🙂
Writing has always been a natural and easy way of expressing myself. I have self-published in text form my one fantasy e-novel (see the “Feline Fairy Tales” link under Blogroll in the sidebar on this page.) And writing songs that I can perform in church has developed into a well-defined part of my personality–I am a resident singer-songwriter in my small church, as well as Secretary of the Board.