Forever Young

If wrinkles must be written upon our brows,
let them not be written upon the heart.
The spirit should never grow old.
~James A. Garfield~ 

There is a fountain of youth:  it is your mind,
your talents, the creativity you bring to your
life and the lives of the people you love.  When
you learn to tap this source, you will truly
have defeated old age.
~Sophia Loren~

Age is a matter of feeling,
not of years.
~George William Curtis~ 

You don’t stop laughing because you
grow old…You grow old because
you stop laughing.
~Michael Pritchard~

We don’t stop playing because
we grow old.  We grow old
because we stop playing.
~George Bernard Shaw~ 

Don’t just count your years,
make your years count.
~Ernest Meyers~

Youth is a gift of nature,
but age is a work of art.
~Garson Kanin~

Today is Norm’s birthday so let’s all celebrate and raise our glasses – Happy Birthday Norm!  The photo above was taken 16 years ago at his birthday party.  Gadzooks – time flies!  Although we can’t stop the clock and our bodies do bear the signs of the passing years, we continue to grow, learn, love, laugh and keep our hearts and spirits forever young. In some ways our spirits get lighter and brighter as we grow older, as we get wiser and understand better the preciousness of our lives.

Norm manages to keep himself young because he lives life fully – no moss growing under his feet!  He loves to golf and is often out on his bike or at the gym.  That’s why he looks so good!  He’s a great cook and isn’t afraid to try a new recipe and put his mark on it.  He makes a mouth-watering lasagna and yummy oatmeal cookies.  Normie loves to laugh and is a great entertainer – he tells a joke better than anyone I know.  He keeps his creative spirit healthy by working with wood, making beautiful furniture.   He’s always up for a new game, and I bring this up because he has become an avid Bananagrams player, a game I have been trying for years to get Ed to play – unsuccessfully I may add.  He’s curious, eager to learn new things.  Norm has many friends because he IS a good friend.  He is truly interested in other’s lives and is a good listener.  I am blessed to have him in my circle of friends.  [Thank you Betty]

The more you praise and celebrate
your life, the more there is
in life to celebrate.
~Oprah Winfrey~

And, in the end, it’s not the years
in your life that count.  It’s
the life in your years
~Abraham Lincoln~ 



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3 Responses to Forever Young

  1. Barbara Beale says:

    Happy birthday Norm! Roar you leo roar!

  2. Betsy says:

    I loved the wonderful quotes, photos and words!! He definitely seems Forever Young! Norm (in the event you read this a few days after the posting), hope you had a GREAT birthday, and wishes for many, many, MANY more!

  3. Norm says:

    Hi SE…thank you so much for putting together the birthday wishes. It’s amazing that I discover so many things about myself through the eyes of other people…I’m very flattered and also very fortunate to have friends like you…see you soon…hugs and love from Norm!!!

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