Friday, May 22, 2009

50 HAS ARRIVED!!!


Thank you so much for counting down with me! The day is finally here. I AM 50!!! Yikes and Wahoo all at once. I read so many birthday greetings today that the weight of the event hit me. There are literally hundreds of well wishers who have taken a moment out of your busy day to share a wish with me. Your messages make me feel special, treasured and incredibly happy.

Unbelievably it's May 22, 2009, fifty years of life have passed and I am here to talk about it! My mom called me this morning to wish me well and began to tell me all about the day I was born. It's hard to imagine myself so small and now here so many years and so much older and - fingers crossed - wiser! I've done it!!!

My wish for this year is that we continue to grow together discovering our best selves as we make a commitment to our health, wellness and happiness. We WILL do this together! The Sisters in Iron will stick together, moving iron with iron will and happy hearts.

All my love and celebratory hugs,
Your 50 year old Sister in Iron.
Tosca

30 comments:

Anonymous said...

Dear Tosca,

May life bring you Peace and Love that your heart and hand can contain, because Lord knows that you deserve it!

HAPPY BIRTHDAY! BEST WISHES

Josée

lisa-marie said...

I wish you a very HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Tosca!! God bless!

KRISTIN said...

Happy Birthday -
You are such an inspiration to all woman around the world!

Fattie Fatterton said...

Happy Birthday Tosca!!

Ami said...

Happy Birthday!!! Wishing you all the best for the next 50 years! Thank you for being a source of inspiration and pillar of strength. Enjoy!!

Amelie said...

Happy Birthday!!! Wishing you health and happiness! I hope I look even half as good as you at 50!

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday! Thanks for being such an inspiration to so many of us!

susan said...

Have a wonderful birthday Tosca!

Susan

Anonymous said...

HAPPY 50TH!!! We love and support you.

Steffcancook said...

Happy Birthday!!! You should be proud that you are 50 and look better than most twenty-year olds! You are an inspiration and a fabulous cook! I have made about 10 of your recipes and everyone of them is delicious!

Paula said...

Happy Birthday Tosca! Thank you for being the strong role-model that you are. Enjoy this special day!

Anonymous said...

Happy Happy Birthday, Dear Tosca. You have the most wonderful day and celebration weekend! you are the best!

xoxo
heidi in San Jose

sassy stephanie said...

Tosca, 50 never looked more like 30! You are AMAZING! I so love your books and your blog. Your genuine care and concern for others shines though each word. Enjoy your special day!

carolyn Reardon said...

happy birthday tosca!

Lee said...

Happy 50th Birthday, Tosca. Thanks for sharing your experience. I'm six months away from the turning point myself.

Sarah said...

Wow! Happy Birthday and many more. Thanks for sharing your fine self with us!

Dayna said...

Happy Birthday Tosca! If I look half as good as you at 50.. I would be a happy woman!!!

Anonymous said...

Happy birthday Tosca....

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday Tosca! Thanks for all your inspiration. Have a great night and party tomorrow!

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday Tosca! You're an amazing person and such an inspiration! Tina

Anonymous said...

Wow, Happy 50th Tosca. You're amazing and beautiful and a true leader.

Thank you so much for all you do and for inspiring myself and countless others

Bibbs

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday gorgeous...you make 50 look amazing!

Enjoy your special day.

((HUGS))

Berta said...

WHAT DID YOU DO TODAY? Well, there you have it - 50 is pretty cool, ha! You're just walking 'in' to the 50's and in a few short (very short) days, I'm walking 'out' - but that's cool. I'll let you know how the 60's go and what's in store! ENJOY! I'm so happy to be your STUDENT!

Anonymous said...

Happy BirthdayTosca! have many more, you are such inspiration to all of us all ages.

Mickie said...

Happy Birthday and thanks for all you do!

Kasie @ ~The Art of Life~ said...

Have a wonderful, blessed Birthday Tosca!! I can't tell you what an inspiration you've been (and continue to be) to me. Eating Clean has changed my life. Enjoy your special day!

Molly229 said...

What a great message you give Tosca. You continue to inspire on a day when many women would be so depressed and feeling sorry for themselves, you move forward stronger and more determined than ever! Bless your heart!

Helen

Isabelle said...

Happy belated birthday!

You're an inspiration to us all!

Anonymous said...

Amen Sister!!! Happy Birthday to a beautiful woman who gives so much of herself to benefit others - thank you for that.

Renee said...

Tosca, I'm scouring your blog, hoping for ultra inspiration. I just turned fifty too, so this post caught my eye. Happy 50th!

I've had your books for two years, hoping for all good things after zoning out for eight years while watching my husband's lung degenerative disease continue to hinder our days while acting as caretaker to him and mother/nana to many. Life took a turn and I have yet been able to get on track.

With a sudden lifechanging work transfer, and then another two years later, I find myself north of Toronto, lonely, and fairly discouraged. Yesterday I bought your new cookbook at Chapters.

All my best intentions need a boost, as hard times seem to cripple me these days... Maybe life will offer me an ability for a reprieve soon so I can get my act together and concentrate on "this mommy". sigh... I am a very positive person, just need a great big kick about now.

Thanks for this, I'm looking forward to hanging upside down with my kids at the playground in spring. :)