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As some of you know, I had a birthday last week. And it was a good day. And I'm thankful for all of your wonderful well-wishes here, and elsewhere. They meant, and mean, a great deal.

And now I am thinking about age. Chronological age, yes. But also about the age we feel. I love the quote above, from Satchel Paige. Isn't this an interesting question to think about? How old would you be if you didn't know how old you actually are?

And I'm not sure how I'd answer this question - which is probably what makes it so good. On some days, I feel like a girl, full of energy and imagination and youthful spunk. On other days, I feel exhausted and edgy and, well, old. I am beginning to think this is life; oscillating between up and down, rainbow and gray, youth and age.

I can't change that the years are piling up, but I know I can do things - and vow to do those things - that will help me stay as young and healthy as possible for that little girl in the fabulous fringe boots above and for her big sisters, for her daddy, and for myself.

How old are you? How old do you feel? Do you believe that there are things we can do to stay youthful and healthy despite our increasing chronological age? How often do you think about your age or getting older? How often do you think about doing what you can to stick around as long as possible for your kids and other loved ones?

How Do You Doodle?

ADR Friday Loves 10.05.12