LULU WROTE: Formerly cute young guys and men noticed me. Now they notice my daughters. The old white-haired retirees are crazy about me, however.
LADYBUG WROTE: Now that I’m 48…I’ve started to allow myself some of the small pleasures I cheated myself out of for the first 45 years. I wish for all the years back of when I wasted time wishing I was one of the “pretty women” and allowed myself to enjoy the fact that we are all one of “the pretty women”! Do not cheat yourself of today what you are not guaranteed to have tomorrow!
JULIA WROTE: Formerly…I would use bathroom time to brush teeth, use the toilet. Now, I stand there plucking grays and strays.
Formerly…I would grab a tub of ice-cream, sit on the couch and not think am I eating the serving size of a tennis ball???
Formerly…I could go on with these thoughts for hours, now–I’ve got my kids science project to oooh and aaaah over. See, the present ain’t so bad.