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
you. 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 mustache.
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 drag.
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, even the Roman empire fell and
those will too."
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
But mid-life also brings with it an appreciation for what
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?
Maybe our bodies simply have to expand to hold all the
wisdom and love we've acquired.