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Tuesday, November 05, 2013

Got this funny from

"Bicycling with Granddaughter

Out bicycling one day with my eight-year-old granddaughter, Carolyn, I got a little wistful. "In ten years," I said, "you'll want to be with your friends and you won't go walking, biking, and swimming with me like you do now."

Carolyn shrugged. "In ten years you'll be too old to do all those things anyway."

(Received from Penny Bartnicki.)

It's funny how we look at aging. Yesterday I was chatting with the interpreter for our deaf student while he was in the restroom, and she said how one student had delared that she was old. "How old do you think I AM?" she asked. The student answered, "You're GRANDMA old." She;s 27! But we considered, in the city schools one encounters girls who have had children at age 12 or, yes, it is feasible...

Seems each decade beyond ours is "old". But I found as I reached each decade that it really wasn't - I certainly didn't FEEL old.
And at 60 I still don't feel OLD. Just...not as supple and limber as I used to be - I used to be able to sit on the floor and get up with no problem...used to be able to touch my toes to my nose...
But I still feel the wonder and delight of living things, of things cute and beautiful, of learning, of PLAYING...
This body will indeed deteriorate and return to the earth, but my spirit will live on...Meanwhile I'll enjoy doing what I can while I can and remain young at heart.
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    I have been trying to explain this to others for years now, I think of when I was younger and thinking of older people, not even having a glimps of an idea that they would not feel as 'old' as they look, that is one of the secrets and blessings of getting older, you do not necessarily feel 'old'!
    1443 days ago
    Another great blog, Sheli!!! It's true that you are only as old as you feel. Life is Grand!!! Enjoy each day as it comes. You are such a blessing to so many people!!! Thank you!!!
    Blessings and hugs,
    1447 days ago
    Reminds me of my old friend Pat...we used to go dancing together, we'd take her grandkids to the park for a picnic and flying kites. I joked with her about the kids growing up and no longer wanting to "play" with us! I'm 60...and she must be 74 about now. She had to go into a nursing home a couple of years back.

    I read a line in the book I'm in, on my Kindle...about "twinges in our hinges" as our age progresses. I am just so thankful to still be kicking, tho not as high as I used to, and like the arm swings that led to a three day hiatus in my activity...I swung farther than my joints are meant to go now.

    A young spirit can be maintained at any age and you're a good example Shel. Be blessed my friend!
    1448 days ago
    Great blog! I have a young brain in an old body. I would still like to be able to do a cartwheel like I could in my younger days. I tried one in my thirties, I think and my arm gave way and I did a face plant into the back yard, lol. I am too chicken to even try to attempt one now.
    1448 days ago
    Yes at 61 and grandmother (Nana J) as I am called by my grandchildren. I do not feel old at all I actually thing my grands make me young as I spend time doing things with them. They give me a young spirit!! emoticon
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