Getting older is wonderful. This weekend, I end my decade in the 50s. Awww. . . it’s been a tremendous ride along the sharp curves, bumpy roads, and smooth sailing of ten more years of life. As I sift back through some of the highlights of my years past 49, I decided to share a photo montage with inspiring quotes about aging. So tighten your seatbelt and hang on for a colorful ride with this almost 60-year-old. Woooo hoooo! The best is yet to come!
“The longer I live the more beautiful life becomes.” ~ Frank Lloyd Wright
Logan, My First Collie
2010 College World Series With My Nieces And Nephew (l-r Christine, Erica, Adam, Stephanie)
“Age is an issue of mind over matter. If you don’t mind, it doesn’t matter.”
2012 Nephew Adam, Concordia Football
“Those who love deeply never grow old; they may die of
old age, but they die young.” ~Ben Franklin
2013 With Brothers Dan And Doug At Niece Stephanie’s Wedding
2015 Devouring Friend Kristi’s Homemade Wheat-Free Bread
“Grow old along with me! The best is yet to be.” ~Robert Browning
2017 Corraling Great Nieces (l-r) Laney, Addison and Haidyn
“You can’t help getting older, but you don’t have to get old.” ~ George Burns
2017 40th High School Reunion
Pet Therapy With Ayrabelle
2019 Bowling With The Girls
“In the end, it’s not the years in your life that count. It’s the life in your years.” ~Abraham Lincoln
August Dog Show With Maisie
Or to quote my Dad, ” Getting older is not so bad, when you consider the alternative!”
Loved your photos and quotes. Happy Birthday!!!!!
Your dad was a wise man, Sandra. Thanks for the b-day wishes. Praying for your surgery recovery.
Thanks for sharing these photos and quotes! You are going to prove that 60 is the new 25–except you will be Sooo much wiser!????
Well, now that’s a great perspective, Lisa. Love it! Feeling younger and wiser even as I type this.
Love the montage of photos through your last ten. I agree with Mr. Wright- the more beautiful it becomes!
Thank you, Nancy. Yes, there is much beauty and fun ahead. Wooo hoooo!
Love the quotes, Beth! As I near 70, and only feel like I am 50……they are great quotes to remember. Thanks for the post!
Meg, so glad that you are living life feeling at least 20 years younger. Way to go! Keep savoring each day as it comes.
Truly a wonderful life! My turn to take you for a birthday coffee, my friend . ????????
Thank you, Jean. Yes, a b-day coffee with you sounds lovely. 🙂
Love these quotes! Thank you for sharing!
Thank you, Terry, and thank you for your friendship and encouragement which helps keep me young.
Fun~!! Love the journey and the quotes!1
Thank you so much, Vickey. We’ve both got lots of fun and adventure ahead!
Becoming an elder is a ripening process. Each decade is a great benchmark on our earth walk. It is holy and to be celebrated.
I marked my 70th year with a seven mile hike at over 9000′ at Twin Lakes with golden aspen leaves on the trail. It is a treasured memory and supports my commitment to living with vitality each day I AM given.
Chuck, what great words. I applaud you for marking your 70th year with such a grand and beautiful hike. At 40, I climbed Pikes Peak and hope to add several more adventures on birthdays ahead. I share your perspective on living each new day with vitality.
Beautiful pictures and beautiful words! ❤️
Thank you so much, my friend. Much beauty and beautiful words to enjoy in this new decade.
Happy Birthday Beth!! Here’s a fitting quote from MN’s Charles Schulz
“Just remember, once you’re over the hill you begin picking up speed.”
Enjoy the next 10 speeding!!
Nancy, I love this quote by MN’s Mr. Schulz. Here’s to picking up speed without getting a ticket. Thanks for sharing!
Happy happy Birthday Beth! Welcome to the 6’s with me!! Love you tons!!
Carrie, we’re just getting started, my friend. Savor the gift of each new day. Love you too!