Monday Motivation: Age only counts if you count it

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Today is my birthday. I happen to share it with the man who said this:


And in the end, it's not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years." Abraham Lincoln


Last year was a ‘big’ birthday for me, although I really don’t feel my age in my mind! I’m not too bothered about gaining another year today, but what I am bothered about is that I don’t feel as though I’m making the most of my years.


Another twelve months has gone, in the blink of an eye, and what do I have to show for it?


I have launched my new business, as well as really trying to make blogging my career, but, other than that, what can I say I’ve achieved in the last year? Not a lot.


Seeing this quote from my birthday buddy, Abe, has given me a bit of a kick today. This time next year, I want to ignore the rise in number, and I want to write about how I’ve given my 42nd year life.



It’s my turn to host The Monday Motivation Linky this week! I would love to read your posts and share them, so please do see if you have something suitable to link up. Remember, we’re looking for posts that have an uplifting, positive, motivational theme!


My favourite post from last week’s linky hosted by Autism Mumma was:

  • This lovely poem, from Liberty on the Lighter Side, all about how sometimes we need to stop and just ‘be’. I think that sometimes, we get so caught up with life and all that goes on, that we forget to stop, take a breath and just live!


If you have a post you’d like to link up, please add it below. It was lovely to see a couple of Instagram posts last week too, so don’t forget you can link yours up here too, and don’t forget to include the hashtag #TheMMLinky on Instagram! Also, grab your badge code from my sidebar over on the right to add to your blog posts.


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Little Mama Murphy (@HappyLittleHugh)

Belated birthday wishes lovely. So excited about your new project too #TheMMLinky

Debs Aspland

Setting up a new business and focussing on your blog (a full time job if done properly) are two really big achievements in one year. Having the confidence to launch a new business or project takes a lot of guts and I am sure it is not something you just said “oh let’s do this” and then it was done. There will have been hours of thinking about it, fearing you were not good enough and then overcoming that fear to launch it. Be proud, Mrs. It’s huge and takes guts to do what you have done in just one… Read more »


You know, it’s all about perspective – look at how much Tink and H have grown in the past year… that’s down to your nurturing of them! Look at how much you’ve achieved with your blog and starting your own business, and the new friends you’ve found through it. I reckon you’ve got a lot to be proud of my lovely. <3 #TheMMLinky


Happy Birthday! I’d never seen that quote before and I really like it. But it sounds like you actually achieved quite a bit last year! Setting up an new biz and starting a new career are pretty amazing things x #mmlinky