Last night I went to a 50th birthday for my friend Lisa. The theme was “70’s Style.” I had a vintage dress that I wore to a Halloween party a few years ago when I dressed as Marcia Brady. That and a pair of white go-go boots, a head band around my forehead and a denim vest made my outfit look like I stepped out of the 1970’s.
I was born in 1970 so for most of that era, I was just a kid and I don’t remember too much of it but the costumes last night were fantastic. Mr. and Mrs. Roper from the television show, Three’s Company, The Village People, Captain and Tennille, go-go dancers, they were all there last night.
My favorite part of the evening was when the birthday girl thanked everyone for coming. She told us that this party was a way for her to get everyone she loved, family and friends included, all together in one place at the same time. She assumed the only way this would ever happen otherwise would be at her funeral. A bit morbid of a thought, but so poignant to think about. Throwing this big party for herself was a beautiful way for her to show everyone how much she loved them and to see how much she is loved in return. I was honored to be included and am so happy to be a part of her life.
It really makes you think….celebrate life while you are here to enjoy it. Live in the moment and relish every moment. Take advantage of all you can. Life is too short to have it any other way!