In Florida, May is one of the best weather months. In May most of the "snowbirds" have gone North. It's also the month of my birthday.
Yesterday I went walking with a friend. We walked the waterway park and at the end, went to swing at the play ground. WELL, all the swings were occupied by children! Darn it. But, there were always the slides. As we climbed up the jungle gym to get to the top, a small child darted up past us and was on the ground before we were on the platform.
My friend stated with a smile, we are old, we are grandmothers. I beg to differ. I am not old. I am a grandmother. I ascribe to the notion that goddesses never age! We had a great time flying down the slide and laughing our buts off.
You're only as old as you feel. If you keep moving and enjoying life, you are never too old to dance, or swing or fly down a slide. Joy is ageless. There are days I have to search for joy. Yesterday I found her.
Most of the time she's right under the surface, easy to access. Some days I have to search, but she's there if I look in the right place. This past week has been challenging, full of disappointment and difficulty.
As I have said many times, happiness, is a choice. Joy is certainly a by-product of happiness. Once in a while it feels good to just be mad, champion a cause or stomp your foot. It's when you hold onto that anger long term, it changes your life. It changes who you are as a person, it changes your DNA.
So, change your mind. It's not always easy, but it is always worth it. Fantasizing the freedom to change my mind, change my life and entertain the possibility I might just be wrong.