The calendar demands that I get older, but I feel no differently this week than last. The gradual nature of aging — 1/365 at a time — gives me the chance to fix little things before they get big. Nipping what I can in the bud!

Part time work has put me on the other side of mandatory scurrying. And life in the slower lane simmers a body down, giving my brain the room to function on all, dare I say, 8 cylinders! Getting older feeds a growing wisdom, and the mental mandate to use it wisely.

Funny, but about that new wrinkle I found this morning? So what so what. Feeling a certain after-the-birthday calm today. Feeling grateful.