What Does a Year Older Feel Like?

Saturday, November 19, 2011

There was a time when I would say that I felt no different, but that's no longer the case.

I notice that I use my hands more now when I'm trying to get up from a seating position. I don't remember when I started that habit.

There are fine lines on my face; where did they come from?

As the weather cools I am aware that I have knees and other joints, and sometimes they pain a bit.

Oh the joys of growing old . . . and I'm not being sarcastic, since there are joys.

I have more wisdom, patience and understanding now, or at least I think I do.

I realize how important it is to tell someone how much I care before it's too late.

I'm learning the art of letting go of stuff, both materially and emotionally. For example today at the car dealership I found out that my warranty expired on October 29th. My car radio was shorting since the beginning of October. If only I had gone earlier. I fussed with myself for about 15 mins and then I recognized that fussing made no sense. It wouldn't change anything. Guess I will be without a radio until I can afford to fix it. Time to move on.

So what does a year older feel like? It feels painful sometimes, but overall, it feels good to be alive. I can spend time with my daughters and grandson. I can share holidays and celebrations with family and friends. I can still be productive as I work towards my goals and dreams.

For me, a year older feels like an immense blessing for which I am very grateful.
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    I like your attitude working towards your goals and dreams......just beautiful! emoticon emoticon
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    Enjoy your day.
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