Berthaday Girl…

Yesterday was my birthday…and after testing some soil samples taken from my back yard…it’s official…I’m older than…dirt

Funny thing is…I don’t feel…that…old…well…maybe my body does…but…something about me doesn’t…

Bertha…says it’s her…that she’s the part of me that still feels young…and…I suppose she’s right…or she couldn’t still be wearing those ridiculously high heels that she wears…or sporting that spandex without getting jeers and sneers at Wally World…and…she’s still pretty agile when she jumps onto her soapbox…so…I have to admit…she’s definitely young…

She goes on to tell me…that age…like beauty…is in the eyes of the beholder…and…that I get to choose how I see myself…and others…

I can look past the…gray hair…bald heads…wrinkles…extra pounds…deteriorating bodies…

I can look deeper than the surface…and…when I do…I can see the spirit…

It’s my choice…

Today…I want to look deeper…I want to see and feel the vitality that surrounds me…I suppose I should start…by looking in the mirror…

Jane

One Hundred Year Old Lessons…

Yesterday was the 100th day of school…and…K-2…including teachers…celebrated by dressing up like they were 100 years old…they also had several fun activities…

Seems as though the significance has nothing to do with the fact that there are only eighty days left in our school calendar…but…is all about…celebrating that they can count to…100

And…count they did…by ones…by tens…as they glued 100 Fruit Loops and 100 macaronis onto a giant poster of the number…you guessed it…100…

I visited Kindergarten…they were listening to instructions…they were diligent…they were sorting…by shape…by size…by texture…they glued…they cut…and…they had tons of fun…but…most important…they were learning…or…at least reviewing…practicing what they have already learned this year…and…that’s actually no small feat…for just 100 days…

Bertha…reminds me…that’s how it can be in my life…my lessons…although challenging…can be fun…I can laugh…I can be silly…I can dress up like I’m 100 years old…

And…maybe I did…

Jane

PS…Maybe it is true that…everything I needed to know…I learned in Kindergarten