Sunday, July 10, 2011


To myself I am only a child playing on the beach,
while vast oceans of truth lie undiscovered before me.
- Isaac Newton

Someone I hadn't seen in quite a while (and who I hardly know) looked at me yesterday and said, "And your mom said you turned 50! Well, don't you know, it's all down hill now." Wink, wink.

Well, I refuse to head down whatever hill she's winking about! And not because I feel the need to rebel against the passing of time or botox away my little wrinkles...but because there is so much to learn and to discover! I'm still learning things about myself, for goodness sake! And after me, there's the whole rest of the world! So I'll choose to live each day I'm given as a new beginning and to keep pursuing truth and love and faith and the many vast, vast oceans that lie undiscovered before me.

Really, the nerve of some people.


  1. Happy Birthday to you! This week i turned 50. Honestly it is hard to believe! I agree we have to live every day ..... :-)

  2. 50 is just a number right? I'm not far behind you and I like your attitude! Great quote!

  3. I will be 40 this year and it's just a number! You are only as old as you feel :)

  4. I heard that 50 is the new 48... happy birthday!

  5. Great quote.. love the water pictures.
    I'm with Hair bows and Guitar picks... you're only as old as you feel. :)
    I found your link at Fresh Mommy Blog. :)

  6. Agreed, life is all about experiences. I also refuse to believe there is a hill so I will never be on either side of it!

  7. I love that quote!
    And some folks just don't engage their brain before putting their mouth in gear!

  8. Happy birthday and it certainly is not all down my experience...things get better after 50.