Thursday, December 15, 2011

I am 60 today

Well, I made it.  It is my 60th birthday.  Before I even got out of bed this morning, I thanked God - for another sober day, another sober birthday, a good clean life.

So, I will get to a 6:30 AA meeting this morning.  Then I will go to mass.  Then to the pool for 60 lengths - 1500 meters.  Then to the spa for a mani - pedi, etc.  My boyfriend is taking me to one of my favorite restaurants tonight.

I am more grateful than words can express.  Although my life is not where I thought it would be, it is more wonderful than I ever could have dreamed.  Because the things I do not have are not really the important things, but the things I do have really are important.

I keep thinking about my mother this morning.  She died when she was 57.  If I want to complain about how old I am getting, I think of how she would have loved to have gotten old.

So, I have another sober day, and another opportunity to be of service to God and my fellows.  And what could be better than that?

Thank you bloggers for being such a wonderful part of my life.  xoxoxox, Mary Christine

18 comments:

Syd said...

Happy birthday, MC. Glad that you have a wonderful day ahead. Enjoy this special day!

Hope said...

Happy, happy birthday MC! I hope you have a wonderful day!!

Debbi said...

My mother died at 59-1/2, and I just turned 60 last spring. It seems strange, doesn't it, to outlive our mothers? Happy birthday, sounds like you have a great day planned.

Mary LA said...

Happy happy birthday Mary Christine -- your mother would be so proud of you!

atomic momma said...

Happy Birthday! I hope you have a great day - you deserve every bit of love and pampering and celebrating today. Here is one of my favorite quotes for you:

"it's not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years." Abraham Lincoln.

Lou said...

I've outlived my father by 8 years already. It's a strange feeling.

But that's what clean livin' will do for us..LOL

Eat a rich dessert tonight!

Annette said...

Happy Birthday MC! Have a beautiful and blessed day. Sounds like you are off to a good start!

wendy said...

Happy Birthday. Hope you have a great day.

Ms Jones said...

Happy 60th birthday sweet lady! Yes, God is good and the life we "get" to live "now" is awesome. Have a wonderfully blessed day.

shadowlands said...

Happy Birthday Mary C. Precious child of God.

Kelly said...

Many many Blessings!

dAAve said...

Happiest of birthdays to someone who really deserves it.

That's a great picture too!

Daisyanon said...

Happy Birthday MC. 60 is wonderful, trust me!

Simply Me said...

Happy Birthday! Sounds like the perfect day, enjoy!

I love the entire post, but the "I am more grateful..." paragraph really hit home for me. Also when you wrote,
"Because the things I do not have are not really the important things, but the things I do have really are important."
That is exactly the paradigm shift thought process I have had for the last two years for my birthday, and they have been the best ones yet! :0)

shadow0301 said...

Happy Birthday, MC. May you have many more. Thanks for sharing your life with us.

Anonymous said...

Today i am 60 as well. I searched for "I am 60 today" and your blog appeared. So happy birthday to you and to me and i hope we both have a good day.

Elizabeth said...

Happy Birthday! I hope your day was beautiful and that you are enjoying yourself at your favorite restaurant with your man!

Thank you, as always, for such awesome posts. So uplifting and full of gratitude.

Patty said...

Happy, Happy Birthday Mary! XXOO