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Celebrating Our Stories – My Maturity Manifesto

She is clothed with grace and dignity, and she can laugh at the days to come.
(Sue’s paraphrase of Proverbs 31:25)

     I was thinking about the aging process the other day when Ron sent me photos he’d taken of herons while kayaking on Fernan Lake, east of Coeur d’Alene. I love herons. While I’m not ready to make that commitment, they may be my favorite bird.

     These three heron photos reminded me of my vision for aging well. A ‘Maturity Manifesto,’ I call it. I decided on the words several years ago while planning a 50th birthday party for a special friend.

I will grow old with grace, dignity and a sense of humor.

     You may or may not YET be able to relate to my commitment.

     Wherever you are in your aging journey, I hope you’ll enjoy these ‘Grace,’ ‘Dignity’ and ‘Humor’ herons. It’s never too soon to consider characteristics you’d like to define you as you travel into maturity.

I love and appreciate each of you. Even though we may have never met in person, you’re often in my prayers…

Sue Reeve