In honor of my hundredth post, I am crowning each and every one of you Queen for a Day! Thank you so much for reading Friend for the Ride.
Thank you for your comments.
Thank you for your guest posts.
Thank you for reading even if you are as silent as a guard at Buckingham Palace.
Do you remember the old TV show, Queen for a Day? I used to watch it with my great-aunt, who was nuts over it.
I keep thinking I’m going to pick some ordinary day and pronounce myself queen, not in a bossy way, but in an I have permission to just goof and not feel guilty way.
The older I am, the more I feel pulled between getting things accomplished and easygoing fun. They say this is a classic problem among women–that we are slow to pamper ourselves and when we do, we feel guilty. Perhaps men actually feel the same way.
Holidays are meant to encourage us to relax, but between the planning and executing of holiday festivities, relaxation often flies out the palace windows.
What about you? Are you getting better at indulging your Inner Queen as you grow older?
Here’s a hundred royal wishes that we truly learn to spoil ourselves before we’re a hundred!
Photos at the top and bottom: It’s fun to look through this old booklet and see the pictures of a very young queen taken on Elizabeth’s Coronation Day, June 2, 1953. Photos in the middle are from Queen for a Day.