Today is my 47th birthday. I am a firm believer that we are only as young as we feel and act. My actions come directly from the way I feel; so, today I will begin to make changes. I will stop the negativity I let others bring into my life. I will stop allowing other people make me feel unimportant. I am who I am and I will be proud to be me. Yes, I laugh too loud, say bad words in the wrong places, use bad grammar in my pronunciation, wear the wrong shoes with my outfit, have a few too many wrinkles, and have let my middle section expand a little more than I ever wished for, but damn it I Am ALIVE and living it at a young 47.