Friday, December 30, 2011

Pondering Voltaire as I Turn Older

Happy birthday to me, Suzy Bogguss, Tracey Ullmann, Matt Lauer, Meredith Vieira, two of the Monkees (Davy and Michael), and the late Rudyard Kipling.

Today I will reflect on the words of Voltaire:

"God gave us the gift of life; it is up to us to give ourselves the gift of living well."

Since my birthday is on the cusp of the New Year, I am always mulling over the best ways to live well, and I continue to do so.

I'll start by having lunch with family--that's always a good way to spend my time. :)