"Years may wrinkle the skin, but to give up enthusiasm wrinkles the soul."
I celebrated a birthday this week. My 51st.
Thinking back over this year I realized that last year at this time, I had not yet ventured into the blogsosphere. It was odd when that thought hit me. Because today this space, and those with whom I share it, have become so important to me. Part of my daily life.
My enthusiasm for writing has been reawakened.
My eagerness to create, and learn new things has been stimulated.
The warmth I feel towards friends (both new and old) has heated up.
My passion for all that revolves around building strong families has found expression.
My devotion to story-telling, and multi-generational interaction has deepened.
I'm thrilled that I've found bloggers that are my age. And love the blogs of younger moms with bright, beautiful, energetic children! I sit with poets and philosophers while I sip my coffee. I've visited corners of the world and played in friends' backyards. I've cried and laughed heartily with folks I've never actually hugged.
And I am enthusiastically trying many new things!
You've gotta love the joy on the faces of those sweet girls in that photo! (They are the girls my daughter gives her days to ... she's their nanny!) I love it when she shoots me a photo filled with their adorableness in the middle of the day. And I LOVE visiting blogs where the faces of beautiful children light up the screen. It's with that kind of joy, enthusiasm, warmth, passion and devotion that I hope to live my days.
THANK YOU FRIENDS OUT THERE FOR SHARING YOUR ENTHUSIASM WITH ME!!!