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Being and becoming...

Sunday, August 26, 2012

Many years ago, I had a youth minister that was all into "Being and Becoming"....seems that's how he ALWAYS looked at life. I always thought he just needed to grow-up...but maybe he really grasped what life was all about.

Now...I think it's more about becoming comfortable with who you are - being kind to yourself. Am (finally) realizing that I AM WORTHY of so many more things that I give myself credit for.

On my start page....it says: I try to start every day with a positive attitude and throw in a helping of quick wit. This past week, along with telling myself that I AM worth this healthy journey...I have found myself smiling LOTS more!!

I've always had a sense of humor - but I'm finding that I can laugh more about stupid things that frustrate me. Like the other day, when I didn't quite make it to the bathroom "in time". Those embarassing times that you know you are getting older and you can't stop what's happening. Then I started to chuckle and shouted...."clean up on aisle FOUR"....but alas, nobody responded! lol

But it got me to thinking about the aging process and that's when the humor really kicks in!! It's certainly not for wimps...

Stop lying about your age and start bragging!

Have you noticed that fewer things seem worthwhile waiting in line?

Some people turn back their odometers - not me! I want people to know WHY I look this way.

If you are dissatisfied with life and want to return to youth...think about Algebra.

Being young may be beautiful.....but being old IS comfortable!!!!!!
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    I have a lot of "Clean Up In Isle 4" moments.........and if I get on one of those sneezing kicks where 8-10 hit me at once then it is isle 4,5,6,7,&8......LOL I could enjoy getting older a lot more if the pain did not accompany it.........and after sitting for too long I get "frozen" in that stance.....but getting older does have some benefits..........SENIOR CITIZEN DISCOUNTS!!! LOL
    2456 days ago
    Gosh, Annie!

    I am going to be thinking of you next time there is a need for a "clean up on aisle four" at my house!

    You never fail to inspire me!

    Thank you so very much!

    2457 days ago
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    It is great to be able to be satisfied with the age that you are right now!
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    2457 days ago
    Thank you for a great blog! I love your sense of humor! Humor gets us through a lot of "interesting times". I hope you are having a great week being and becoming. Thanks again for the smile!
    2459 days ago
    Great Advice!
    Thank you!
    2459 days ago
    Thank you for a great blog that made me smile! I am also learning to 'being kind to [my]self', it is a long process! :)
    2459 days ago
    Oh Annie. How true. We certainly have earned it. When I was talking to my niece yesterday, her daughter & son-in-law stopped by with their 2-7/9 children. I find it hard to believe that all those little kids that I helped to raise are grandparents now.

    I have never lied about my age. I'm glad I've survived this long. Besides my memory is too bad to lie. I'd never remember what I said the time before.

    Thanks for sharing a bit of humor - and reality - with us.
    2460 days ago
    You DO have a great sense of humor Annie! You're so right about it being a great tool/survival method/necessary companion, whatever, of getting older. I'll be 55 in a couple of weeks and was giggling about getting senior discounts at two of the stores I frequent! My hair is turning "wolf gray" and I love it! I earned every silver hair I have!
    I like what your youth minister said too about being and becoming. Very simply and nicely put!

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    2461 days ago
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