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Aging gracefully

Sunday, July 27, 2014

I agree that aging can be hard, but the saying "GROWING UP SEEMS TO BE GIVING UP THE JOYS OF BEING YOUNG AT HEART/ FEELING ALIVE " doesn't have to be true. At 68 years old, I have seen enough people suffer, to understand why some day this might ring true even for me. However, the chance of it coming true for me is essentially nil, for I have the example of my mom who suffered with heart problems, RA, memory problems and a broken heart, yet still looked forward to enjoying another day. Even after suffering a stroke that left her paralyzed on one side, she still had the joy of being young at heart, feeling alive and kept her wit even while in pain and unable to move. She thanked us for caring for her, and always enjoyed a humorous joke until the end. Caring for her was most rewarding for me and my wife because she enjoyed life so much.
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PURPLEPEONY 7/29/2014 2:03AM

    Your mom had a beautiful spirit! emoticon

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COOP9002 7/28/2014 1:20PM

    thanks for sharing. love your attitude and heart.

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LADYRH 7/28/2014 7:26AM

    emoticon for sharing, you are quite right. We are only as old as we let ourselves be.

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BEFIT014 7/27/2014 8:02PM

    "I may grow older but I won't grow old"

My dad, at 76, still runs, plays tennis, swims & plays golf on a regular basis. I only hope I can be like that!
emoticon for your mom!

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GODDREAMDIVA1 7/27/2014 6:48PM

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GODDREAMDIVA1 7/27/2014 6:48PM

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SQUIRRELMOMMA1 7/27/2014 6:11PM

    She had the right idea. Being young at heart and not letting things get you down, I think, is key here.

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1CRAZYDOG 7/27/2014 5:55PM

    Thank you for sharing this sweet message.

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GEORGE815 7/27/2014 5:47PM

    Don't like that saying. Who said it?

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PATTYKLAVER 7/27/2014 5:46PM

    I was lucky enough to be raised by parents who were always young at heart. I, too, am forever grateful.

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