My word for this year is LEARN.
So it just makes sense to use this Year of Sundays to reflect on 52 of my most significant Life Lessons. Some may seem more significant than others, but each one has changed how I live my life in powerful way. I’d love to hear if and how any of these same lessons have surfaced in the classroom of Your Life.
And i’m there.
Stick with me here. There’s a point. And I can’t wait to hear your opinions.
I’m a Southerner. So I’m accustomed to being called Miss Lisa by my friends’ children and young adults, even. I’m a consumer. So i’m used to some business people referring to me as Ms Richey. I even understand that some people under 40 might have a tough time figuring-out how to refer to me.
HOWEVER, this week a medical professional (who was new to me) told me I reminded him of his mother – and I was just.plain.sad. I get that at 55, it IS biologically possible, but come on. He could have at least said I reminded him of his favorite art teacher or aunt or Sunday School teacher, but his MOM? ugh.
This aging thing is a sticky-wicket. I LOVE being 55 and I so look forward to being 80+. I celebrate my gray hair and wrinkles. I’m thrilled that:
- I’ve seen most of The Best Bands in concert;
- I was going to JazzFest before it was cool;
- still believe in thank you notes and not texting one person while I’m with someone else;
- I’m learning to stop myself before I say anything like, “What an odd name for a band.” or “Doesn’t that 1/4 inch disc in your ear hurt?” and especially, ” Do you realize that glorious eagle tattoo coming out of your belly button will one day be a very disappointing blob?”
I’m not sure why this whole, “You remind me of my mom” thing stung so much, but it did. So I’ll just pay attention to it, while trying not to let it zap my spirit.
In the meantime, I’d love to know how you handle being of That Age?