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MHOYLE2 SparkPoints: (10,005)
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10/2/11 8:36 A

Is my friend some days and other days not so much!

ABBEMINE SparkPoints: (0)
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9/30/11 12:32 P

Time is my middle name now. I am retired as well and love doing things when I want and how I want. I'm 59 and never thought I would enjoy this retirement as much as I do. We should all be thankful for TIME!!!

GLORYGIRL6 SparkPoints: (0)
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9/30/11 8:11 A

waits for no one, it keeps going and going and going.

Edited by: GLORYGIRL6 at: 9/30/2011 (08:12)
DWROBERGE Posts: 361,942
9/27/11 8:49 P

marches on.

BRITOMART Posts: 8,255
9/26/11 10:15 A

Annaeliza, it sounds like you have met the profound truth that the time spent doing something worthwhile, well, and thoroughly is not time wasted. Multi-tasking, never slowing down, and rushing through time are the bug-a-boos of the modern age, and it's "about time" more people figured out that time is really all we have, so filling it full to bursting is, in a way, very much like overeating.

You're onto something, there, woman!

DWROBERGE Posts: 361,942
9/25/11 9:25 P

marches on.

ANNAELIZA SparkPoints: (0)
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9/24/11 10:57 P

I think I was misleading in my first message. I meant to imply that I no longer hustled like I used to in getting things done quickly. I really don't feel like I have to. I make time for the things I want to do. Some activities are things I did at 20 and still enjoy doing, like riding bikes and playing cards. I keep busy and I enjoy doing,but I just don't bust a gut to get the house cleaned before I do it. And, I take way too much time doing routine things. I didn't do that when I was younger because I couldn't afford the time. People depended on me and I had responsibilities. Now if I want to take my time doing ANYTHING: I can. That still doesn't make being a slow poke right. The reason for the message was,I recognized that being slow was becoming a habit and I couldn't really afford it. Because it also slows your thinking and your reactions. It also gives the impression that you can't handle your own life and affairs. I really am not one of those senior citizens who want attention or help because they are lonely or want things done for them. So, I guess it is hustle time again when I want it to be. I just need to want it more often.

MOE122 SparkPoints: (6,338)
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9/23/11 10:16 P

I don't have enough time.

2BFREE2LIVE SparkPoints: (432,547)
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9/17/11 2:21 A

You are only as old as you feel. I feel like I am thirty something and I will be 61 next month. Your life is what you make it, you can only live once make it count. Check out my page. I am very active and do not have enough time in the day to do all that I want to get accomplished.
Think young and don't grow old because you don't have to. Live like there is no tomorrow.

ANNAELIZA SparkPoints: (0)
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9/8/11 10:45 P

Thanks for the info on your senior citizens. I am trying very hard to utilize my own observation about myself. Have made some progress in my daily tasks. Who knows maybe I'll burn more calories? Hubby and I got our bikes out again. Wish us luck with this crazy Indiana weather. Turning 50 is a real trip, both emotionally AND physically. But, it is a special kind of freedom too. If you have made it to 50 in this day and age and you are still sane enough to accomplish more, you are to be congratualated! Congrats!

PANACHE62 SparkPoints: (0)
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9/8/11 12:23 P

Great point! I volunteer at a senior center (not a daycare). We are for people "age 50 and better" (a phrase I hate), but mostly the only ones who come seem to just be waiting. Shuffling physically and emotionally off this mortal coil. The people in a class I teach are in their 50s, 60s, 70s and 80s. I'd say they are ALL fitter and faster and more active than I am at 49. In my mind the only good reason to slow down is because you can't go fast--not because you can go slow.

ANNAELIZA SparkPoints: (0)
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9/5/11 11:49 P

Today I realized that time is really a four letter word that means "slow". Because I am retired, I waste time doing things slowly because for the first time in a long time I have the time. I never used to be so pokey in getting things done!! Even on my feel good days, I don't hustle to do anything. I truly believe I have let this laid back attitude affect my weight. My mother used to say "You have to set stakes to see you move!" So, I worked very hard to be very quick and efficient in my movements and my methods. I never had a weight problem while working & raising a family because time was precious. The light bulb just came on that time is still precious and I still have a lot of things that I want to do and at 70 I just might be running out of time.

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