Suffering hardships while keeping an eye on the Prize

two of us in  Namibia
@Inlemay (16489)
South Africa
May 17, 2016 12:55am CST
"Youth has no age" ~ Pablo Picasso Happy day to everyone and in wishing you all a marvelous May 17th, I send a great big SHOUT OUT to my hubby who is celebrating a birthday today. As we age, our needs and likes as well as our aspirations change especially when we have accomplished many of the ones we had on a "list" when we were younger. My hubby and I have always had a list of "dreams" a hope that we get "to do" some of the things we missed while raising our children, paying for a home and work till the blood poured out our fingers . . . well not really but it felt like that many a day. Those days of Blood, Sweat and Tears slowly dwindle as you near the retirement age, but another age awaits those that have the tenacity and perseverance to suffer the hardships while keeping an eye on the prize. The prize is a GOOD LIFE! Fun, reading books whenever, traveling if affordable, friends - having more time for the friends that stayed the course of your friendship. “With mirth and laughter let old wrinkles come.” ~ William Shakespeare Today I wish my hubby much Love, much fun in the new year of a new age, much tolerance of the younger generation, much love for many traveling years ahead, much love sharing and caring for each other. “The great thing about getting older is that you don't lose all the other ages you've been.” ~ Madeleine L'Engle happy day to you all.
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@xFiacre (4391)
• Ireland
17 May 16
@inlemay Happy birthday to Mr Inlemay. I'm loving getting older each year and life seems to just keep getting more interesting all the time.
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@Inlemay (16489)
• South Africa
17 May 16
Thats a fact - chat tomorrow
@JudyEv (121004)
• Bunbury, Australia
17 May 16
A very happy birthday to your husband. We have some wise wishes here. Hope they all come true.
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@Inlemay (16489)
• South Africa
17 May 16
we can only hope. thank you
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@TRBRocks420 (75406)
• Banks, Oregon
17 May 16
Happy day my friend and, great picture.
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@Inlemay (16489)
• South Africa
17 May 16
Thank you - weird photo of us hey?
@Jessicalynnt (47789)
• Centralia, Missouri
17 May 16
I do love Madeleine L'Engle , I remember reading A Wrinkle in Time quite young
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@Inlemay (16489)
• South Africa
17 May 16
I have not read that one - maybe I shall ge it
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• Centralia, Missouri
18 May 16
@Inlemay it is really good. as are the sequals, esp the one that kinda sorta has Noah in it
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@Inlemay (16489)
• South Africa
18 May 16
@Jessicalynnt ha ha, I'll avoid that one then
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@jndlponti (2413)
• Philippines
17 May 16
Happy birthday to your husband. I also wish for you to be more happy and healthy each day you are together. I love the last quote you had of Madeleine L'Engle. I will keep record of that quote.
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@Inlemay (16489)
• South Africa
17 May 16
Its a wonderful quote especially for Birthday people
@jndlponti (2413)
• Philippines
17 May 16
@Inlemay yes I notice that too...very good that you found that one.
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@MALUSE (39100)
• Germany
25 Oct 16
You do have a positive attitude!
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@Inlemay (16489)
• South Africa
27 Oct 16
thank you
@DianneN (76164)
• United States
17 May 16
Happy birthday to your hubby! I hope he has a good and healthy year ahead.
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@Inlemay (16489)
• South Africa
17 May 16
that is always a blessing - the healthy life - thank you
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@jaboUK (53532)
• United Kingdom
17 May 16
You epitomise 'joie de vivre' Lany. I always like your quotes, and here's another one: 'For him in vain the envious seasons roll, Who bears eternal summer in his soul'. - Oliver Wendell Holmes. I hope your husband enjoys his birthday.
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@Inlemay (16489)
• South Africa
17 May 16
thank you
@Tampa_girl7 (25386)
• United States
17 May 16
And a very happy birthday to your hubby
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@Inlemay (16489)
• South Africa
17 May 16
He has had a wonderful day - off from work and enjoying every minute of the celebrations
@LadyDuck (151795)
• Switzerland
17 May 16
Happy Birthday to André, I know you are celebrating with the family, I am sure this is a wonderful day.
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@Inlemay (16489)
• South Africa
17 May 16
thank you Anna - will chat tomorrow
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• Preston, England
17 May 16
hope your husband's birthday goes well for both of you
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@Inlemay (16489)
• South Africa
17 May 16
ha ha ha - since I am his half in celebration, i hope so too - thank you
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17 May 16
In old age people's life change to like a child's life. Enjoying .
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@Inlemay (16489)
• South Africa
17 May 16
thank you
@skysnap (17819)
17 May 16
Patience and the hardwork matters. it is small goals that leads to big prize is something I personally find pleasing.
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@Inlemay (16489)
• South Africa
17 May 16
small goals are always rewarding and pleasing - thats Life
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• United States
17 May 16
happiest'f birthday wishes to yer hubs :) love the photo!
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@Inlemay (16489)
• South Africa
17 May 16
thank you - I love the photos we have of us being silly in our old age
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@ison_1 (1252)
17 May 16
Hi Lany, Happy birthday Andre .
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@Inlemay (16489)
• South Africa
17 May 16
will give him the message John - thank you
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• Japan
17 May 16
I love the Madeleine L'Engle quote, which is true, as are most of her writings!
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@Inlemay (16489)
• South Africa
17 May 16
glad you loved her quote.
@miniam (9241)
• Bern, Switzerland
17 May 16
Like your post, thanks for sharing.Wish your hubby the best too
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@Inlemay (16489)
• South Africa
17 May 16
thank you
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