I have woken up this morning to discover yet ANOTHER shooting in America. As I write this, 26 people are dead.
This gives me food for thought…why am I complaining and whinging about Menopause?!! Having hot flashes, being moody and generally going through all the symptoms you deal with daily with menopause is nothing compared to being shot dead. I have just read one of the dead is two year old child…that child will never the opportunities I have had, and will have in the future!
Those that know me, will know that I hate guns (and wars!) – I will never understand why America has such freedom with gun laws (oh, I get it is in their constitution – but that doesn’t make it right!) – but that is not what I want to talk about today.
I want to start today by talking about something positive about getting older and being menopausal (don’t laugh, it is easy to fall into a trap of feeling down about it all!!). I am going to try to stop complaining, and realise how wonderful my life actually is and can be! I am lucky enough not to live somewhere where I am likely to get shot by some random person, so I need to take advantage of that today, and tomorrow, and for the rest of my life!
So, my thought for today is that getting older brings with it the knowledge that I can make my life better – no – not too much wisdom (otherwise I wouldn’t still enjoy glasses of wine and dancing around my loungeroom to 80’s music!).
I know enough now about life and myself that I know the only person in the world that can make my life get even better is myself. Yes, I have a lovely husband, fabulous family and friends, but they are not going to do it for me! After all, they have their own lives to worry about.
I know that if I am not enjoying something, I need to make changes. I am not afraid anymore to make those changes in my life! I am going to enjoy every bit my life has to offer! I am possibly one of the luckiest people in the world!
No, I am not rich, I don’t live in some fancy house, I am not famous (actually, that is a great thing! I can’t think of anything worse than being famous and having people follow you around commenting on your life!) – but I have opportunities, I have people that love me, I am not sick with some horrific diseases and I don’t live in some war torn country.
This – all of it, makes me lucky.
So what if I have wrinkles, my hair is showing signs of greys (well, on the roots before I head back the hairdressers – then there will not be a grey in sight!), I have hot flashes, I get moody (actually, that might affect those around me more than myself – sorry all!).
I am one lucky Middle Aged Girl! Are you?