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Forever Young

Sunday, April 21, 2013

It takes a long time to become young." Pablo Picasso

In our youth we are carefree,we have no worries. We explore life with abandon. We basically do what we want within reason . We are happy carefree untouched by the world. Well at least the majority of us.

Then in our twenties many of us start careers and family and then . Well and then there is responsibility. There is a loss of yourself as you cater to your boss your spouse and your children. It is easy to lose you in the shuffle. Then you add the stress , bills , sickness, violence, and the never ending housework regular work and constant worry of others. A lot of the fun in your life is gone. You sometimes feel older then your years.

Then in your fifties and sixties something strange begins to happen. you are no longer encumbered by the stress of carriers and children. You are free of a lot of the responsibility of life. You begin to feel young again . younger as you spend more time thinking only of you, your wants and desires. some people take up writing or painting. Some men take up golf or card games with long ago friends or new ones.

You just get up in the morning and are free to do what ever fun thing that comes to mind, money willing. There is time to do almost anything you want , and you can spend the day doing almost anything you want , health willing. Some older folks find themselves free to say what they want anytime they feel like it, the first time in their lives.

They can kick up their heels and do any crazy dance they want , or sing off key any time they feel the desire. People will forgive them , oh he's just having fun he is old.

So if you are feeling old right now just know in time you will be young again of that I am sure .

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    1763 days ago
    I am looking forward to the 60's when i do not have so many day to day demands on my time and I can actually get back into my hobbies full time again. For now i am going to be happy in my 40's and save money so i can enjoy life in my later years emoticon
    1764 days ago
    I could not agree more , feel good to be crazy at my age and not give hoot what people think !! Believe in this day and age , I look pretty normal compared to others !! Hugs K- Just do it !!
    1765 days ago
    Well that is true for some. then for others like us, yes we are in mid 50s kids both married etc. but hubby is on a disability pension and I am on long term disablity. We know his money will come in but long term could mess with us any month, if we don't have my money we dont' have a house unless dad who lives in our basement pays way more, also we have to be around to go to my apointments.
    Then there is the fact that we have to sort of watch after dad adn are not able to do what hubbys dream is till dad passes, sad as that sounds. He wants to travel in our rv but will not be goign far or long cos we are that sandwich generation.
    I know there are many that don't have these issues, but there are many that are caring for elderly parents and putting things on hold. I only hope that I will be well enough to do what we want to do when the time is ours to do it.
    But saying all this, it is nice to think hey what do you want to do today, do you want to go to... or visit... as dad is still able to be alone for the most part. So no I don't like my pain and such but sure I like the less stress in some areas. I don't miss working other than I miss my seniors and am not allowed to volunteer as then I would be classed as able to work. Oh joy. lol
    HUGS and hope you have a great weekend and coming week.
    1765 days ago
  • JACKIE542
    I don't feel as old as I am. So happy I can still do most things. Have a great Sunday. emoticon
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    1765 days ago
    You are only as old as you feel. Everyday can be a "young" day. Try it and see.
    1766 days ago
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