Jill Weatherholt

Writing Stories of Love, Faith and Happy Endings While Enjoying the Journey

Birthdays and Hammocks


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What better way to wallow away the lazy-hazy days of summer than in a comfy hammock. Well, today you have an excuse to lounge all day because it’s National Hammock Day.

Today is also my 51st birthday. Yikes! That’s hard to wrap my head around. When my parents were that age, I thought they were old. I don’t feel old.

Despite the number, I’m thankful God has blessed me with better health now, than I had in my twenties and thirties.

Below are a few of my favorite quotes on aging:

Wrinkles should merely indicate where the smiles have been. ~Mark Twain

The years teach much which the days never knew. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

A man is not old until regrets take the place of dreams. ~ John Barrymore

Grow old with me! The best is yet to be. ~ Robert Browning




Author: Jill Weatherholt

My name is Jill Weatherholt and I’m a writer. I have a full-time job, but at night and on the weekend, I pursue my passion, writing. I write modern stories about love, friendship and forgiveness. I started this blog as a way to share my journey toward publication and to create a community for other new writers. Raised in the Washington, DC area, I’ve lived in Charlotte, North Carolina since 2004. I hold a degree in Psychology from George Mason University and a Certification in Paralegal Studies from Duke University. My first book, SECOND CHANCE ROMANCE, published by Harlequin Love Inspired released on February 21, 2017 and is available on Amazon and Barnes and Noble.com. I was the first place winner in the Dream Quest One Short Story Contest in the Winter 2014-2015 competition. In 2014, I placed second in Southern Writers Magazine Short Story Contest. I was also a top ten finalist in Southern Writers Magazine Short Story Contest in 2012 and 2013. I’m a 2010 and 2012 winner of the NaNoWriMo Contest. I love to connect readers, visit me at jillweatherholt.com

137 thoughts on “Birthdays and Hammocks

  1. Such a baby! Make the most of every day as the years speed by unbelievably fast.


  2. Happy birthday, Jill! You are still just a spring chicken! Love the quotes, especially Emerson’s.

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  3. You have a lovely blog and I hope your birthday was great! Your post is beautiful and inspiring.


  4. Belated Happy Birthday Jill! 😀🎉 Lovely post with some great quotes and yes, isn’t every new birthday a blessing! Hope you had a chance to join in with the National Hammock Day!! A perfect excuse to laze about.

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  5. Im way late for the hammock party and wishing you a happy birthday Jill but I turn 52 this year so a hammock does sound wonderful to me too.

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  6. Happy Birthday Jill! Nice to hear your health issue has improved (1993). Wishing you much continued success and happiness…

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  7. Happy Belated Birthday! I love those quotes. I do not feel 38. Whenever something bad happens I look around for an adult. I keep forgetting yeah that’s me now. 😉


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