Happy Things, Intentional Living, Words & Meditations

Now We Are Thirty One

August 30, 2013

“Now We Are Six”

When I was one,
I had just begun.
When I was two,
I was nearly new.
When I was three,
I was hardly me.
When I was four,
I was not much more.
When I was five,
I was just alive.
But now I am six,
I’m as clever as clever.
So I think I’ll be six
now and forever.

I am thinking of A.A. Milne’s Now We Are Six and wondering what that would look like for those a bit more seasoned,Now We Are Thirty One. Even though it would be lovely to be six forever, my six year old doesn’t seem to think so, here we are much older and hopefully much wiser. I know I won’t be thirty one forever and I realize how relative age is, I am thirty one yet still think of myself as a child, perhaps because I haven’t set aside all those child like ways, there’s a few things I’d like to keep forever. I don’t know if someone has said this before and I want it to be true forever, act like an adult but imagine like a child. I want to hold onto to that fleeting wondrous imagination that I see in my daughter. Let us all not forget how beautiful the dreams of children are. Let me continue to dream of wonderful things till the day I go to see the most wonderful things. So I think I’ll dream like I’m six, now and forever.


I did have an excellent birthday with my little family; little kisses in bed, flea market adventures, birthday date night, good food, drink, and dessert (Bee’s Knees, of course). I am so happy to be the age I am and to grow older with the family I have. I am thankful.

I have been rereading Keep a Quiet Heart by Elisabeth Elliot, maybe it felt appropriate for this new season, as my friend Lizzie described it as entering a new decade. I am praying for that, a quiet heart for this chaotic, noisy mess, on that is content in all things, has peace in all things, and loves in all things. Im ready to leave the cacophony for a more settled life. There is something so beautiful in the settling, when you realize life is much more satisfying when enjoyed bit by bit, drip by drip instead of racing, racing, busy, busy, never stopping. I am happy to be learning this, I wish I had known this in my twenties, but it’s good to be learning it now. New decade, new mentality. :)

My last thing I wanted to do in this post is to announce who won the print I was giving away for my birthday. The following picture gives the information, thank you friends for the bride hay wishes and the love, I am truly thankful.


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  • Reply Gracie September 2, 2013 at 10:29 am

    Yay!! I’m so excited. I love you, and you are a rockin 31.

    • Reply Ellie September 2, 2013 at 11:06 am

      I’m so glad you won and thank you, I will hold our print ransom till I see you again. I love you too!

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