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I can't be shamed into thinking that I'm running out of time because I'm 32 - Lydia Forson

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Ghanaian Actress Lydia Forson turned 32 years old today and she's enthusiastic about it. In a birthday message to preach about the need for people to be open about their true ages, she said:
"I’m 32 years old today- yes- let me spell it out for you 32. .
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I’m not going to let anyone shame me into thinking I shouldn’t say this out loud, or believe that it’s a sign that I’m running out of time, for what I do not know. Because for many instead of looking at age as a thing of pride we’ve shrouded it in negativity. .
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I lost a friend this morning to cancer and it just dawned on me that she didn’t get to have this opportunity. So I’m going to scream my age out loud and wear it with a badge if I have to. Why? Because 32 years is how many mornings I’ve woken up and nights I’ve gone to bed. .
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32 is how many years I’ve inhaled and exhaled without skipping a beat, and more than anything it’s the number of years I’ve been able to say I’m alive, when others couldn’t. And for this I’m so grateful to God for my life and how far I’ve come. .
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I look back at the person I was on this day last year and not only do I not recognize her anymore, but I’m grateful she’s gone. For the first time in my entire life, I finally feel centered. .
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I can’t put into words what this means, but what I can say is that it’s probably the happiest I’ve been in a very long time. For years I concentrated and chased all the wrong things, thinking once I had them I’d finally feel complete; until I realized how unimportant they were and how very little they contributed to my life. .
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When you finally embrace or own who you are, you find peace and a sense of calmness and that’s when your life really begins. It’s been a long road with many obstacles that I’ve had to fight through, but this only brought me closer to the true meaning of life. .
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So as I continue my journey, I pray to live a more honest, forgiving, selfless, peaceful and whole life. A life not based on anyone else’s idea of what it should be like. Today I may not be where I want to be but I’m exactly where I’m supposed to be."


9 comments:

  1. Marriage ain't an achievement... Some couples wish they were single.. It's not a by force thing.. I don't know why Nigerians have this mentality that when you marry you're now somebody.. You rush in to rush out. Most important thing is to be happy.. Married or not!!

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    1. Nope you are wrong. Marriage is important ooooh,mabinu,but it ain't a do or die affair. If you marry the right person,u will have no regrets

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    2. With God, your spouse and you, Marriage is sweet! Pray for divine guidance. Let GOD build your home for you.

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    3. With God, your spouse and you, Marriage is sweet! Pray for divine guidance. Let GOD build your home for you.

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  2. Take your time... All the best to her.

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  3. Please enjoy your age darling. YOLO! Some people haven't lived up to 32 so count every year as a blessing.

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