Last night sipping red wine with my two sisters, Julie, my youngest sister casually said this, “Be fluent in sarcasm.” It resonated with me. Not only because she is one of the funniest and most carefree people I know, but because we were discussing the topic of growing older and responsibility. Even though we’re getting older, it’s important to have fun and grow older with a light heart.
I’ve been doing a lot of personal reflecting this week likely due to the fact that my 15 year high school reunion is this very weekend. The oldest of three girls, I have been sometimes labeled as the bossy and serious type. More conservative than my younger siblings. Sometimes it’s rough being the first. <insert sarcastic tone here.> It might just be, however, where I get my competitive streak.
Happiness, laughter, and love keep us young. Be fluent in sarcasm. Major in happiness. Grow memories. Don’t take life so seriously. Live a little so shut off your cell phones, disconnect your computer, and do something this weekend you love.
This weekend I’m toasting my youth. While I like to reminisce I’m not going back.
How are you staying fluent in sarcasm? And is it working?