Friday, August 21, 2009

Gratitude Friday: Getting Older

"The Aging Blonds"
Today is my birthday.  

I'm grateful that some people mistake me for being 30 still.  But I can thank my parents and their genes for that.  And I am more open to learning, growing and listening than I was when I was 30.

I'm grateful that I have a healthy, strong body and mind.  Again, a product of my parents and a bit of my "anal retentive" ways.  

I'm grateful that I spend a good chunk of time living life to the fullest (except June, July & August when work swallows me up!).

I don't mind the number, or the "laugh lines" (better known as "the pages of my life" accordingly to my mother in law), or even the few more aches and pains of a body getting a bit more rickety.  

I may no longer be considered a "young lady", but I am certainly not old.  Not sure my personality would ever allow me to be anyway.

So I am celebrating in "Megan fashion" -  heading to Portovenere for a day of sun, sea and fun, and a big plate of vongole veraci!  A dopo...


15 comments:

Diana Strinati Baur said...

happy birthday, my dear, sweet, strong friend. I love you and you are.. well, GORGEOUS!!!! :)

Ti voglio bene, oggi è anche per sempre.

nyc/caribbean ragazza said...

Buon compleanno my fellow Virgo (or are you a leo?)!!

Have a great day.

Anne in Oxfordshire said...

Happy Birthday Megan. I hope you have a wonderful day, with lots of celebrations. :-)

Mary in Umbria said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Megan. May you always exude the joy and verve you do today.

Anonymous said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO MY BEAUTIFUL DAUGHTER! WISH WE WERE THERE TO CELEBRATE THE DAY WITH YOU! WE ARE SO PROUD OF YOU & ALL YOUR ACCOMPLISHMENTS- WE LOVE YOU!!!
M & D

cathi said...

Happy Birthday! I love your website and hope to be able to see your part of the world sometime!

Leslie said...

Happy birthday!!

SmitoniusAndSonata said...

Happy Birthday ! Have a really fun day ....the pasta sounds delicious and the view is bound to be good . And as for being a year older ? So what !

Jill said...

Happy Birthday! I know you enjoyed your day!! Any plans to visit Sicilia??

Megan in Liguria said...

Thank you everyone for the nice wishes! xo

Gil said...

Happy Birthday kiddo! I wrote something long and lost it.

italytutto said...

Belated birthday greetings! Hope you had a wonderful day yesterday.

Divina said...

tantissimi auguri! we have been celebrating andrea's b-day for a full week now, tonight is the last party!- slowly slowly everyone is ending the holidays!

Enjoy!

Lola said...

Happy birthday!
I'm so glad I found you!!

Ciao,
~Lola

Aglio, Olio & Peperoncino

Saretta said...

Happy belated birthday! Hope you had a wonderful day!