I’ve been absolutely bowled over and humbled by the 60th birthday messages I’ve received on my very special Big 0 day! Not only from friends and family who’ve contacted me personally, but also on Facebook.
Thoughts on Turning 60
Thank you everyone who sent me messages, flowers and presents – I’m truly grateful, and feel very celebrated. Although I have to admit I’ve been dreading turning 60! Don’t ask me why, but being in my sixties sounds so much older than being in my fifties. Perhaps it’s because it’s the pensionable era. I don’t know.
Thank you Facebook too – it’s at times like this that I’m so appreciative to be reunited with people around the world who I can’t see in real life.
Aside Note: If you’d like to see pictures of what we got up to on the actual day and more of the beautiful Cape Lodge – check out the pics I’ll soon be putting up on the Lifestyle Fifty on Facebook page. (Please “Like” or “Follow” the page on Facebook too, won’t you?)
Anyway, thinking about being another year older I’ve decided that I’ll hang on to Dolly Parton’s words on turning 60:
“I’m not sixty, I’m ‘sexty’!” she said.
And if you’re 60 or over I hope you’ll put on a bit of lippy and a pretty dress – and remember that quote every time you feel a little invisible.
By the way. You are so Not Invisible!
60th Birthday Messages
If you’re stuck for ideas about what to write in a greeting card for someone turning 60 (or older for that matter) I thought it might be a good time to share some funny 60th birthday wishes, and some heartwarming messages too.
Funny 60th Birthday wishes
- “You’re not 60. You’re 18 with 42 years of experience.” Anonymous
- “The best birthdays of all are those that haven’t arrived yet.” Robert Orben
- “Our birthdays are feathers in the broad wing of time.” Jean Paul Richter
- “Whatever with the past has gone, the best is always yet to come.” Lucy Larcom
- “You can’t turn back the clock. But you can wind it up again.” Bonnie Prudden
- “Youth is the gift of nature, but age is a work of art.” Garson Kanin
- “The more you praise and celebrate your life, the more there is in life to celebrate.” Oprah Winfrey
- “The older I get, the more I realise that just keeping on keeping on is what life’s all about.” Janis Ian
- “Age does not diminish the extreme disappointment of having a scoop of ice cream fall from the cone.” Jim Fiebig
- “The key to successful ageing is to pay as little attention to it as possible.” Judith Regan
- “Middle age is when a narrow waist and a broad mind begin to change places.” Anonymous
- “Some people, no matter how old they get, never lose their beauty – they merely move it from their faces into their hearts.” Martin Buxbaum
60th Birthday Quotes
The quotes above are shared from a handy little book entitled: Keep Calm You’re Only 60 by Summerdale Publishers 2011. If you’d like to have a few more smiles you can find out more and buy the book by clicking on the picture below … .
60th Birthday Present Ideas
If you’re looking for humorous gift ideas for the woman who has everything, you might like these …
… or how about a funny T-Shirt – These come in different colours, just click on the pictures to find out more.
Thoughts on Turning 60
I’m very fortunate to have just had a wonderful birthday in South West Australia with He Himself.
Dave treated me to champagne, a night away and dinner, and the lovely hotel management at Cape Lodge made sure there were birthday balloons in the bedroom.
Just the thing for a late night game of hand-balloon-tennis in the bedroom (seriously, yes, we did, with our shoes as the net). #sonotsixty!
When we lay on the bed exhausted by balloon tennis, after a lovely meal and a couple of glasses of champas, I started thinking about what turning 60 means.
Although my thoughts are not deep or philosophical, here’s what immediately came to mind.
- It’s a great privilege to have another birthday, no matter what number it is.
- I really do subscribe to the idea that you are as old as you feel.
- Some mornings when I get out of bed and feel my joints creak and ache as they get into their working positions, I do feel my age, but at heart I am still 25. How about you?
- How lovely it is to be past the age where I cared what everyone thought of me. These days I might pay heed to helpful advice or constructive criticism, but deep down I don’t give a fig what people think about me. I believe their business is not my concern 😉
- It’s great to know that I’m actually over the empty nest syndrome and that my children have grown into kind, independent adults who need me sometimes, but only on their terms and when they say so. This lets me off the hook from any overbearing feelings of responsibility which of course I felt when they were smaller (and in their teens!).
- I’m happy to be 60 because it’s leading to the years where I’ll have a little more time to pursue different interests, and perhaps stretch my capacity a little more. I’m looking forward to using this extra time to become more helpful to the Lifestyle Fifty community and our ‘near’ society as a whole.
- When can I get my free bus pass?
- Now I’m sixty I can wear purple and swear! LOL! There is a funny side to getting older.
- Now I’m sixty I’m more than ever aware that time is not a given.
- I’m going to focus everyday on making the most of the everyday minutes, paying attention to nature, being in the moment with my loved ones, and not wishing my life away in any respect.
Are you sixty? Even if you’re not … what thoughts about getting older and not wasting mid-life could you share with us in the comments?
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