Thoughts AND Quotes This Sunday

20141123-043908.jpg Orange parrot tulips and Veuve. I thought I would share with you an image of a combination of some of my very favorite things on this morning of November 23rd. I am up quite early reflecting on this last year, looking through the photos I have taken, and thinking about time and aging. Aging is such a funny word. Yes, it is my birthday, so it is on my mind more than most days. My friend Barbara, who wrote the foreword for my book, said to me recently she hopes I have time during this busy season to reflect on my last year. So that is what I am doing at this fine early hour. The thing I keep coming back to is what an incredible privilege it is to age. You can do it kicking and screaming, or you can embrace it with grace. I still can hear my dad say to me, “But what is the alternative?” and it just makes me smile and think of him. I also found a few quotes among many about the topic that were interesting thoughts on the subject.

‘Age’ is the acceptance of a term of years. But maturity is the glory of years.
— Martha Graham

“There is a fountain of youth: it is your mind, your talents, the creativity you bring to your life and the lives of people you love. When you learn to tap this source, you will truly have defeated age.”
–Sophia Loren

You don’t stop laughing because you grow old. You grow old because you stop laughing.
— Michael Pritchard

Bottom line, I love that I just turned 51. To some that is young, to some that is old. I just say we love and embrace whatever age we get to be. Cheers to maturity, creativity, and laughter!

Thanks for following along with me. I am honored each and every day.
From Seattle, soon to be headed to WestWard.
Much, much love,
Ted

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  1. Happy Birthday!!! Wishing you a fabulous day of reflection and playfulness. Every year (and day)we get a new chance to embrace the person we have become. Share it with those you encounter.
    Make a wish. Sharon

  2. Cheers to aging gracefully and happy, happy birthday Ted. I love your blog.

  3. Happy birthday to you, and many more! It is indeed a great privilege to age. May we be so lucky!

  4. Sending you only the happiest of birthday wishes this day, Mr. W! I hope it is filled with nothing but peace and all things you love.

    Xoxo from a fan,

    Mary H.

  5. Happy Birthday Ted! Thank you for being the person this world should be filled with.

  6. Ted,

    Happy birthday! I hope you had an amazing day! We, your readers, are glad you we born 51 years ago today!

    Leslie

  7. Barbara Stevens

    Happy birthday to a soul whose intent on living life with joy is inspirational.

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