Grateful for every second I am given to participate in the greatest show on earth they call ‘Life’.
Yesterday I turned 26, and despite a few initial and primarily superficial reservations about getting older, I know that every year teaches me something valuable; and whether and how I learn those lessons is up to me. Every year brings me closer to expressing my whole and authentic self and there isn’t a better feeling than knowing you’re closer to being who and what you were chosen to be.
We live in a society that idolises the triviality of youth, and subsequently reviles at the honour of ageing and the insight, vibrancy and self-confidence that comes with it. It’s vital to not let a system, culture and a distorted view of reality devalue getting older. It’s a pleasure, and as Oprah once said: To deny your age is to deny your life!
“People get all screwed up and afraid of aging when, in fact, every year should be a celebration. You should be celebrating every year that you are given. I don’t understand women lying about their age and everybody dreading getting older. It means you’re still here! To deny your age is to deny your life. I stand here 59 years old and so happy to claim every single part of the journey of those 59 years.” Oprah Winfrey
Thank you to everyone for your kind messages and well wishes. I’m feeling so blessed and highly favoured ;-)