Well it happened! I turned 60 around ten days ago and believe it or not nothing unpleasant occurred in the process! I didn’t suddenly gain more wrinkles, have to purchase a walker or a hearing aid, nor did I wake up with any new aches and pains. I felt exactly the same as if I were still 59! In what was a week of 60th birthday celebrations, I got to commemorate this milestone with three different events.
My BFFs took me out for a long lunch at a very upmarket Asian fusion restaurant located right on Burleigh Beach. It involved an exquisite 6 course banquet, a bottle of vino and lots of laughter and love amongst friends.
On my actual birthday I enjoyed an intimate dinner out with just family and a couple of close friends to an Italian Restaurant. On a balmy summer night we sat out in the restaurant’s garden courtyard with glimmering fairy lights, and once again enjoyed delicious food, a few wines and great company. The night culminated with the appearance of a decadent cake that was heaped with fresh fruit and sparklers on top. I felt so blessed to be surrounded with such wonderful family and friends.
My daughter, unfortunately couldn’t make it to dinner, but told me weeks prior that she had a birthday treat organised for me and to keep a certain night free. Much to my excitement a card arrived in the mail containing two tickets to the show Matilda in Brisbane, a menu to a top restaurant near the theatre and even pre-paid parking at the theatre. How spoilt was I?
The dinner was amazing, as was the show Matilda. If you have a chance make sure you get along to see it. Afterwards we both slumped into bed contentedly exhausted from our big night out at a nearby hotel that I had arranged.
My never ending 60th birthday celebrations finally came to an end. After doing my research I have discovered that there are many benefits on becoming 60, such as:
At the end of the day age really is just a number, but I’m amazed how society and the government authorities perceives ageing and why on earth I suddenly need personal shopping services or dentures for that matter! It got me questioning how turning 60 could suddenly categorise me as being a deserved recipient to so many services and discounts. I guess I just have to go with the flow!
So it is with great enthusiasm and excitement that I can now embrace my “sexy sixties”. What one thing do you think is an advantage of turning 60?
This post is part of the Lovin’ Life Linky with a Lovin’ Life Team of the “ageing positively” kind who are as keen as I am to promote the Lovin’ Life mindset. The Lovin’ Life Team includes:
Kathy Shade is a 50 something year old who is married with 2 children who has spent most of her life being a housewife, mother and working as an Accounts Administrator in the public school system. She enjoys living life to the fullest and loves to keep fit and active by maintaining a healthy diet and exercising regularly. Some of her interests include reading, movies, travelling, cooking and blogging! Her friends would describe her as being a 'have a chat' with an outgoing personality and zest for life. Kathy also has a great love of shopping and is known for her bargain hunting prowess!
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