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I've seen two shows lately that went on
and on about how mid-life is a great time for women. Just last week
Oprah had a whole show on how great menopause will be....
I've had a few thoughts of my own and would like to share them with
Whether you are pushing 40, 50, 60 (or maybe even just pushing your
luck) you'll probably relate.
Mid-life is when the growth of hair on our legs slows down. This
gives us plenty of time to care for our newly acquired moustache.
In mid-life women no longer have upper arms, we have wingspans. We
are no longer women in sleeveless shirts, we are flying squirrels in
Mid-life is when you can stand naked in front of a mirror and you
can see your rear without turning around.
Mid-life is when you go for a mammogram and you realize that this is
the only time someone will ask you to appear topless.
Mid-life is when you want to grab every firm young lovely in a tube
top and scream, "Listen honey, the Roman empire fell and those
Mid-life brings wisdom to know that life throws us curves and we're
sitting on our biggest ones.
Mid-life is when you look at your-know-it-all, beeper-wearing
teenager and think: "For this I have stretch marks?"
In mid-life your memory starts to go. In fact the only thing we can
retain is water.
Mid-life means that your Body By Jake now includes Legs By Rand
McNally - more red and blue lines than an accurately scaled map of
Mid-life means that you become more reflective... You start
pondering the "big" questions. What is life? Why am I
here? How much Healthy Choice ice cream can I eat before it's no
longer a healthy choice?
But mid-life also brings with it an appreciation for what is
important. We realize that breasts sag, hips expand and chins
double, but our loved ones make the journey worthwhile.
Would any of you trade the knowledge
that you have now for the body you had way back when?
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