Thursday, March 20, 2008

"My partner gave me the book "50 Things To Do When You Turn Fifty" for my birthday. I am enjoying reading it. So far I like all the articles except for one. Written by a plastic surgeon, it recommends having plastic surgery to retain your looks. Excuse me, what happened to ageing gracefully? I can't imagine deliberately going under the knive just to remain looking young. I like the wrinkles and wisdom that shows on older faces that isn't there in the young. Most young look unformed, immature and almost without personality at times, whereas those who have lived for a few more decades have real character in their faces. If you take away that character what does that say about the person?" I whisper.

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Tuesday, March 18, 2008

I am 50!

"Today is my 50th birthday. To some that might seem old, yet the way I look at it, I have another lifetime to live. All my family has lived to into their 90's or 100's. I am just a young pup compared to that! My family all chipped in and gave me a new computor, which I really needed. My daughter also has sponsored a little girl in Kenya in my name through Plan Canada. I couldn't be more thrilled. Years ago I sponsored a little girl in Sri Lanka. I was sad when she reached the age that sponsorship ends. I will enjoy getting to know this new little girl. Plan Canada has wonderful opportunities for people to give who can afford to sponsor a child. You should check it out," I whisper.

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