Every single day at work I am reminded that I am 53 years old. And while I am not grateful for the reminder every single time, many times it is a wonderful thing! Frequently I am shaking my head at the naivete of the younger people surrounding me, the ignorance of life and the world around us. Funny too, I am not ever the most worldly or traveled person in the room. Never. But oh just to exist on the planet for 53 years .. the knowledge that comes with that is startling when compared with many young adults of today. And while I wouldn't mind looking like I did at 20, 30, even 40, I wouldn't want to go back. It's been said that as we age and women in particular approach a certain age *ahem* they can be the happiest they have ever been. There is something to that I think. But when I was younger, you might not have been able to convince me of that. Ah .. experience is a wonderful teacher. I hope when you are here, you will be able to embrace it as well!