Leigh Anne Tuohy for AARP: Aging with Purpose: Now is the Time to Give Back

August 10th, 2011

By Leigh Anne Tuohy
Aug 9, 2011

As I mentioned several weeks ago, my birthday was fast approaching; well it will arrive this week! However, last Wednesday morning my doorbell rang and when I answered the door, there stood a deliveryman with the most breath taking floral arrangement. I just knew he was at the wrong house, but much to my surprise he said delivery for Mrs. Leigh Anne Tuohy. “Oh my, that’s me!” The card read: The first gift of birthday week, Love Sean. Wow…..birthday week, I like the sound of that! And each day since when I awake, the birthday fairy has come during the night and left me a wonderful gift.

These kind gestures by the big birthday fairy that sleeps next to me each night has eased the pain of being another year older. Growing old is inevitable, how you face it is controllable. I have decided we can be great at any age! I’m not going to moan and groan myself into the grave. I can moan about being another year older or be grateful that I am still here!

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