The aging process has you firmly in its grasp if you never get the urge to throw a snowball. ~Doug Larson
Guess what I got last week? A Save the Date notification of my 45th high school reunion. When I first read it, I thought, “Oh, there is a typo,” until I made some mental calculations. How could it be that so many years have passed? After all, wasn’t it just last week I was a teen?
In all those years since I was a student I have only attended one college reunion. I guess it’s because I am more interested in living in the present.
I’ve maintained some friendships in my home town as well as my college town over the years so I haven’t let go of my schoolmates completely.
About a year and a half ago, I had a book signing for my award-winning memoir at Ukazoo Books in Towson, Maryland, the town where I grew up. It’s the setting where most of my memoir takes place. It warmed my heart to see some faces I hadn’t seen in decades.
Life has been kind to me despite very tentative beginnings and I am extremely grateful for that. I feel very young at heart and try to do all in my power to stay healthy. There are lots of theories of how to achieve that, but moderation in all things is the key, in my opinion.
An exception to the rule is allowing oneself to do kid-like things frequently. What’s good for the heart and soul is guaranteed to be good for our health, including residing since 1975 in the snowy mountains.
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