Today marks my seventieth birthday. It’s been an interesting run through life at this point and I am hopeful there are more wonderful times yet to come. I think having a good sense of humor helps us get through the ups and downs of whatever the years throw at us thus the title I selected for this blog post.
I’m tempted to expound upon the humor of being seventy as the blog title illustrates. For instance, “I’m now eighteen with fifty-two years of experience”. Or, “I’m too young to be seventy.” And how about, “I’m 70 in years but 20 in spirit!”
Humor aside, I think author Victoria Erickson has a good take on aging for all of us, especially writers:
Happy Birthday! Wishing you a joyous year of new adventures.
Thank you! 🙂
Lovely Erickson quote, Jack. And Happy Birthday! I hope you do something young in spirit to celebrate 🙂
Thank you, D. I think I will! 🙂
“I can see what connects…” is indeed a gift. When you can see the story in a number of seemingly disparate stories, that’s when you get a good one. Quotes and moments spread across time that congeal.
Well said, Phil. Thank you for the post.
Wow! Seventy years young! Congratulations, hope you had a great day, Jack. 😙
Thank you, Ali. Had a wonderful day. 🙂
Love the quote! Have a great birthday, Jack!
Thank you, Julie!
Happy Birthday, Jack. I know I’ve already said this elsewhere, but three times is lucky, so I’m told. Victoria Erickson’s quote is just perfect, and one to remember when we’re feeling that old-age isn’t something to be desired! I’ll be catching you up very soon.
Thank you, milliethom. Can’t get enough happy birthday wishes! 🙂
Reblogged this on Musings on Life & Experience and commented:
This makes sense and is heartening to someone in their 70’s.
Thank you, partriciaruthsusan!