Women Celebrating Birthday Milestones and Feeling Blessed
Celebrate a Birthday Milestone With Fresh Flowers
Women and Milestone Birthdays
Birthday celebrations are wonderful ways of acknowledging our existence, proclaiming that we made it through one more year.
For women, birthday milestones can cause mixed feelings of joy, coupled with apprehension about publicly revealing what birthday it is that they've reached.
Unfortunately, we are influenced by the negative perceptions and messages our society promotes about women getting older which affects a woman's comfort level in celebrating her age. These perceptions tend to cause women to hide their real ages.
As a result, some women are comfortable stating her age as "thirty-five" or "forty-two" for several consecutive birthdays.
For some reason, getting older does not hold the same meaning as it does for men.
Aging men most often are associated with positive attributes such as "handsome," "experienced," "attractive salt and pepper graying hair," having power, money and influence.
Celebrate Your Decade
What decade are you currently celebrating?
Celebrating Life and Counting Our Blessings
When a woman reaches any decade, unscathed by all the circumstances that could have interrupted, derailed, or hindered her, it is truly a milestone to be marked by celebration. And if she overcame a derailment on her journey, it gives her even more reason to celebrate.
Whether you're turning 30, 40, 50, 60, or 70, celebrate your decade milestone by counting your blessings.
As we age gracefully, we grow into taking less and less for granted. We are more aware of God's grace and presence in our lives. We are keenly aware through our own experiences or those of our friends and family, that tomorrow is not promised.
Unexpected diagnoses and illnesses bring us into a reality that makes us cherish and care for our bodies with more attention. It becomes imperative to make fitness and health priorities as we age and approach decades beyond our thirties.
Reaching these milestones begins to represent a maturity defined by experience, natural beauty, wisdom, appreciation, triumph, and gratefulness.
The following poem is offered in tribute to all women who will celebrate a significant birthday this year, especially those who have recently encountered, persevered, and overcame a personal challenge.
May God bless you as you celebrate another year and count your blessings. Enjoy your birthday!
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Birthday Balloons and Gifts!
"At the Age of Celebration"
I celebrate today with . . .
No Color to hide my gray,
No Chemicals to straighten my hair,
No Flatteners to hold me in,
No Acrylics to extend my nails,
No Botox to puff my lips,
No Silicone to enlarge my breasts,
No Fat to flavor my food,
No Diets that I will fail,
No Smokes to light and inhale,
No Cancer to take me out,
No Heart Attacks
No Depression to take my joy,
. . . in my prime, celebrating naturally and joyfully,
counting my blessings and thanking my lucky stars.
A Lush Bouquet of Blooms
© 2013 Janis Leslie Evans