Saturday, August 25, 2012

Let Me Eat Cake!

I hear so many people these days bemoaning another birthday.  “I just want to crawl in a hole and forget I’m getting older,” they say,  “why celebrate one more year closer to death?"  They point out the wrinkles and the gray hair.  They talk about the “good ole days when they were young and beautiful.”  They cry about all of the calories in cake and ice cream.

Well I say, that’s bulls*#t!  Every birthday is a reminder that we’re still alive.  We’re another year closer to perfection!  And one gigantic chunk of birthday cake and a scoop of ice cream is NOT going to do that much damage, compared to lying face down in a salad, whining about belly fat and falling asleep alone in front of the TV at eight!

We celebrate birthdays because we still can!  Life is short.  A birthday is a joyous occasion!  So I say, every year we should celebrate another chance to be grateful for this wonderful life!  Today is my birthday, I’m sixty one years old, and I’m happy to be here!  And yes...cake will be eaten!



  1. Happy birthday and I AGREE - enjoy your day!

  2. Thanks BB! By the way, I love your blog!

  3. Hello, Just found your blog and like your message about not identifying with an age but rather just be yourself. I am 10 years older than you and beginnig to think I am the oldest blogger. I get my hair hightlighted once every 6 months and consider myself a blonde but my granddaughter tells me my hair is gray.

    Those of us with a young spirit need to keep the message alive that age is just a number and has nothing to do with what is possible.

    happy Birthdat!!!

    1. Thanks, Angele! I will check out your blog too...stay in touch! C