Reflections from the other side of 46:
- Do not salt home-made fries without wearing your glasses, or you won’t be able to see the salt coming out of the shaker.
- Do pay attention to what you are doing in the kitchen; placing your hand on a burner that is still hot will cause extreme pain.
- The floor keeps getting farther and farther away.
- The print on books and menus keeps getting smaller and smaller.
- My glasses keep getting more and more expensive.
- Light bulbs are not as bright as they used to be.
- Your joints suddenly acquire a strange resemblance to Rice Krispies. (Snap, crackle, pop!)
- I thought I’d finished with exceptional mood swings and acne once I passed my teens.
- It is NOT unreasonable to have the air conditioner on when the outside temperature is below 30!
- An “all-nighter” now is not.
- They say, “That which does not kill us, makes us stronger.” I’m not convinced.
- Don’t say, “It could be worse.” It usually gets there before it gets better.
- Experience is the best teacher, but not always the most comfortable one.
- Love grows bigger, better, deeper and wider each year.
- So do your relationships.
- Your sense of humor gets better, too.
- And always, no matter what age you’re at, “these three things remain: faith, hope and love. And the greatest of these is love.”
Have a great day everyone!