Thursday, January 29, 2009

It's not how old you are.......

Can you believe this? It has been less than a week and here I am posting again.... the "spirit" has moved me. At my age I am grateful for anything that will move me. How about another decade?

Today is my 79 birthday. No way I would live this long. But here I am and I intend to make the most of it. My favorite quote is "It's not how old you are....it's HOW you are old."

Most days I can't wait to get up in the morning...would you believe 4am? I just spent two hours on the internet catching up on the news, checking out my favorite bloggers, and a bunch of other things. Now I will start the morning exercise routine, have breakfast, and get ready for a few hours of fresh air on the golf course.

Golf is still my passion. I will play 18 holes with two friends in an hour or so. Back to the house for lunch, and run some errands before my nap...never ever miss the nap. " The untroubled sleep of the pure of heart"...read that somewhere.

Then some reading, dinner and an AA meeting, where perhaps I can share my experience, strength, and hope with another alcoholic. Whatever the day brings, I always seem to have something or someone to be enthusiastic about....that is the secret to happiness for me.

Of course I've had my share of loss and dissapointment over the years, including some serious health issues. But as we say in AA , I do not regret the past nor do I wish to shut the door on it.

All I have is today...and today I choose to be happy.

I wish the same for all you.

3 comments:

OldOldLady Of The Hills said...

So good to be reading you Bud....AND.....

A VERY VERY HAPPY BIRTHDAY to you! Lordy....these numbers do seem rather scary, don't they?? (My next--in June--I am one year behind you...I'll be 78....WHAT??? How did that happen? LOL!!

I agree with you, I see no point in regreting the past because there is nothing you can do about it and it is a part of what makes you who you are....! Take each day as it comes and try to enjoy what there is to enjoy!
I must say, I have never looked forward to getting up in the morning....Motnings have never been my Best Time...Evening. So I guess one would say I'm a night person....lol!

I LOVE that you have such a passion for Golf, still....And how great that you can get out there and play 18 holes just about every day....TERRIFIC!
I love that you have an excersize regime evrery morning....What is it, Bud? I mean, what excersizes do you do? Because of my Health Issues I am unable to excersize as I used to....I hope you had a great round of Golf, today, my dear....!

Thanks for your kind words, Bud....I am so glad you came by.

kenju said...

Bud, I'm sorry that I got here a day late to read this. I can vouch for the fact that you do not look your age (or act it, I think) and considering your history with drink - it is amazing how well you are doing for your age! Apparently you got out of it in time for your body to recover, and I wish you many more years to golf and blog!!

Ginnie said...

I'm jealous that your other "admirers" got to wish you HAPPY BIRTHDAY before me !!
Ellen would be so proud of the way you've gotten on with your life, Bud. I swear I think you are going in reverse...how do you do that??
I'm raising a glass of no-cal flavored water to you. Bottoms up!!