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JAMIE’S BLOG – YEAR 6 – YOGA DAY 68 :: women’s history month

9 Mar

Day 68. American Pie.

Yesterday was International Women’s Day. And March is Women’s History Month.

But today I had the pleasure of lunching with a 96-year-old woman who has lived more history than most of us can imagine. 96! Years! Old!

She was beautiful. And shining and brilliant – and even though she walks with a cane she had more poise and strength than most people I run into. On her 96th birthday she was surprised by friends and family with a birthday party, and today she told me that she hasn’t had a party on her birthday since she was 4-years old.

That’s a long time to wait if you ask me. But the wait must have been worth it because this woman was so alive. She told me she not only has children, and grandchildren, but she also has great-grandchildren and great-great grandchildren!

And that’s something to celebrate. It has me thinking a lot about birthdays, and longevity, and surprises.

This same, amazing, 96-year-old also told me a story about how her niece one day out of the blue left a note on her door, asking her if she wanted pie for breakfast.

I wonder how many of us can do that? Not just eat pie for breakfast, but go out of our way to invite the elder mentor women in our lives to enjoy a sweet treat — just because. It makes me want to go leave a note on somebody’s door. It makes me want to eat more pie!

My 96-year-old friend, of course, said yes to the pie — which has me hoping and wishing that could be the secret to a long life!  Or maybe it is more surprise parties? But probably, it has more to do with showing up, shiny and brilliant, celebrating the history we are creating each and every day of our lives.

Then, again… it could be the pie.

More tomorrow.

P.S. Yoga next!

{who are you celebrating?}

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