Random Acts of Kindness

Today, on my 76th birthday, I found in my mailbox a single York Peppermint wrapped in a note that wished me Happy Birthday. I had received one last year on my 75th, and the previous year on my 74th. The tiny candy came from an 88-year old, 13-year resident of our senior community who, as it happens, has been routinely giving these mints to everyone on their birthdays for years.Happy Birthday

When I found Jane to thank her, she said: “As principal of my elementary school, I gave every child a small token on their birthday. I didn’t want anyone to feel unnoticed on their special day. Being way beyond elementary school doesn’t diminish the need of all my fellow residents to feel recognized.” Continue reading

Paradox of Aging

Life happens, and life is chosen.  Both are true.

And they are true for most of one’s life.   With, I would say, an emphasis on the making good choices part.  However, as one who is aging into an elderhood I did not foresee,  I have become more definitely aware of  the “life happens” part.

“Aging” is not a word people like to use these days… Continue reading

Gratitude has no age limit

In this November month, whether we occupy our first, second, or third chapter of our lives, or in the transition zones in between, let us remember that we can always choose to be grateful.

Journey through lifeSometime it is easy, as in when friends show up in varieties of ways to demonstrate that we are supported in this world. Continue reading