Thursday, July 23, 2009

Midlife - In all its GLORY!!!

Sent anonymously through e-mail!!! What a hoot!!! I had to share it with you!!

I've seen two shows lately that went on and on about how mid-life is a great time for women. Just last week Oprah had a whole show on how great menopause will be . . . Puhleeeeeeeze! I've had a few thoughts of my own and would like to share them with you. Whether you are pushing 40, 50, 60 (or maybe even just pushing your luck), you'll probably relate.

Mid-life is when the growth of hair on our legs slows down. This gives us plenty of time to care for our newly acquired mustache.

In mid-life women no longer have upper arms, we have wing spans. We are no longer women in sleeveless shirts, we are flying squirrels in drag.

Mid-life is when you can stand naked in front of a mirror and you can see your rear without turning around.

Mid-life is when you go for a mammogram and you realize that this is the only time someone will ask you to appear topless.

Mid-life is when you want to grab every firm young lovely in a tube top and scream, "Listen honey, even the Roman empire fell and those will too."

Mid-life brings wisdom to know that life throws us curves and we're sitting on our biggest ones.

Mid-life is when you look at your know-it-all, beeper-wearing teenager and think: "For this I have stretch marks?"

In mid-life your memory starts to go. In fact the only thing we can retain is water.

Mid-life means that your Body By Jake now includes Legs By Rand McNally -- more red and blue lines than an accurately scaled map of Wisconsin.

Mid-life means that you become more reflective... You start pondering the "big" questions. What is life? Why am I here? How much Healthy Choice ice cream can I eat before it's no longer a healthy choice?

But mid-life also brings with it an appreciation for what is important. We realize that breasts sag, hips expand and chins double, but our loved ones make the journey worth while. Would any of you trade the knowledge that you have now, for the body you had way back when? Maybe our bodies simply have to expand to hold all the wisdom and love we've acquired. That's my philosophy and I'm sticking to it!


Debbie Stevens said...

Good on you Vicki, this was one of those 'female-feelings' I could absolutely identify with!! I guess menopause is a different experience for us all, I'm STILL struggling with symptoms, but this post cheered me up :)
Loved the idea of our bodies increasing to carry all that extra 'wisdom'

God bless!

Karlyn said...

hehe... funny, thanks for sharing. :)

Eileen Williams said...

Great post! I gotta say I related to each one of those observations. Hair is especially interesting because, at midlife, it migrates!

Heidi Caswell said...

Funny, sadly too true. Declaring an open war on aging. If I plan on being around in another 50 years, I've got to start taking better care of my body, or I won't be able to do anything fun.

Vicki M. Taylor said...

Debbie, I've been menopausal now for 18 years and the symptoms do fade. :-)

Karlyn, You're welcome!

Eileen, I can so relate as well!

Heidi, Don't we all have to start taking better care of ourselves. We so take for granted that we'll be around forever until we hit middle age then mortality hits us smack dab in the face!