"Count your age by friends, not years. Count your life by smiles not tears. " ~John Lennon
I turned 45 in January. I spent the day in somewhat of a slump.
I honestly could not believe that I had just turned FORTY-FREAKIN'-FIVE.
I certainly was counting my life through tears.
However, the number of my age is true and I simply just had to face it.
Then, I saw this quote by the great, John Lennon and I had to smile.
My life has been no crazier or worse than anyone else's and full of smiles. I have spent the last 30 of it with two of my very best friends in the world, Debra and Kelly.
I have mentioned them time and again throughout my blogging history but they are worth the mention again.
If I count my age with my true friends, the friends I know outside of Blogger or Facebook, then it totals up to just three...Debra, Kelly and of course, Tamirisc.
Three. I can handle that!
Think of the things three year olds do.
I can play on the swings, while someone pushes me. I can squish play dough while singing silly songs. I can read books while sitting on the big stuffed teddy bear, all the while wearing my tutu and cowboy boots. I can take naps, on the cot,with my favorite stuffed animals and pink blanket that hasn't been washed for two weeks.
I can make mud pies outside with that boy Tamirisc, who is older than me but willing to play. He is very nice.
I can play puzzles with that girl Kelly, who is younger than me but is so smart. She can do puzzles pretty well. She will also want to play school with me because I know she and I want to be teachers when we grow up.
I can make castles out of tables, chairs and blankets with that girl Debra, who is younger than me. We will then hide under them. We certainly will use markers and things to decorate. Someday, I may bring her flowers because she likes them.
Yeah, I will count my age by the friends I have and my life with the smiles they have brought me.
Then tomorrow, when I look in the mirror and see a 45 year old's face, I will smile and dream of what I can do again because I am really only 3.
That is the truth and it makes me happy.