Have you met any S.O.B’s lately? I mean the good kind. The feisty, spirited ones, kindly referred to as, Spunky Old Broads.
These are the ladies who live life to the fullest, regardless of their circumstances. They have learned to push forward, find humour and share their spirit with those around them.
You might think of comedians Lucille Ball or Bette Midler or the infamous Mayor, Hazel McCallion. My Grandma King was one of those people. Her life had been hard, but she dwelled only on the happy memories from those times. She shared her stories and turned them into learning opportunities. She fought hard even at the end of her life.
I’ve been fortunate to meet other Spunky ladies – Liked my mom’s cousin Linda, who makes me laugh every time I see her, Virginia who ran her first marathon at the age of 50 and who shared her message of hope with those who were also dealing with severe depression and Shelle who travels the world for business and still takes the time to make me laugh and be my mentor.
Beverly’s Hot Tips For Celebrating Spunky Old Broads Month:
I love these three suggestions from Jaipi Sixbear:
- Go nude sky diving with ten friends
- Try mud wrestling
- Break out the Harley and wear your purple giant polka dot dress and red hat with birds nest and feathers to the grocery store
I want to be an S.O.B. I am not there yet. I take things way too serious and I fret about the little things. But, I believe that it is never too late to learn something new, try something different and strive for all that life has to offer. So until I get to be over 50, I am going to remind myself to let go and laugh a little more and maybe one day I will be known as an SOB.
If you have some strategies to share – comment on this posting!