Keeping cheerful and young at heart, thankfully to me seems to come easy. I can't explain why, but this is obviously a deep integral part of who I am. As they say, "laughter is the best medicine" and I am blessed to have a husband who not only continues to make me laugh after being married almost 25 years, but also has a young spirit.
We've all played the "staring game" as children, staring at one another to see who gives in first. Well I might no longer have the strength to pillow fight, but I'm a winner when it comes to the staring game. My eyes barely blink, and with my frozen expressionless face - I win hands down!
You have to find things to laugh about, and trying to look at life from a different perspective and find a silver lining in everything is the only way I know how to carry on. Writing keeps me very busy and has given me purpose and a sense of achievement. If it were not for my writing, my story may be a very different one.When I was a little girl, I found a bottle washed up on the sandy shore of the beach where we would spend most weekends and holidays. I opened the bottle and found it quite dry and airtight. I decided to write a note which I placed inside and closed the screw top tight before throwing it back into the sea. I watched for a while as it bobbed up and down and eventually out of sight. I wonder if anyone ever found my message in the bottle. I know it's probably one in a million chance, but If someone out there ever found a bottle with a note in a child's handwriting (a poem making a wish) - maybe send me a message, but I suggest a more reliable and conventional method via e-mail.