Aging with a few laughs!

Thursday, May 30, 2013

Someone sent this to me and I thought how true, I hope you enjoy it.

Well, my jokes didn't come through and they were great sorry! I will try and figure out what I did wrong. OK, I think I got it now, they are at the bottom of the blog.

As I've aged, I've become kinder to, and less critical of, myself. I've become my own friend.

I have seen too many dear friends leave this world, too soon; before they understood the great freedom that comes with aging.

Whose business is it, if I choose to read, or play on the computer, until 4 AM, or sleep until noon? I will dance with myself to those wonderful tunes of the 50s, 60s & 70s, and if I, at the same time, wish to weep over a lost love, I will.

I will walk the beach, in a swim suit that is stretched over a bulging body, and will dive into the waves, with abandon, if I choose to, despite the pitying glances from the jet set. They, too, will get old.

I know I am sometimes forgetful. But there again, some of life is just as well forgotten. And, eventually, I remember the important things.

Sure, over the years, my heart has been broken. How can your heart not break, when you lose a loved one, or when a child suffers, or even when somebody's beloved pet gets hit by a car? But broken hearts are what give us strength, and understanding, and compassion. A heart never broken, is pristine, and sterile, and will never know the joy of being imperfect.

I am so blessed to have lived long enough to have my hair turning gray, and to have my youthful laughs be forever etched into deep grooves on my face. So many have never laughed, and so many have died before their hair could turn silver.

As you get older, it is easier to be positive. You care less about what other people think. I don't question myself anymore. I've even earned the right to be wrong.

So, to answer your question, I like being old. It has set me free. I like the person I have become. I am not going to live forever, but while I am still here, I will not waste time lamenting what could have been, or worrying about what will be. And I shall eat dessert every single day (if I feel like it).


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    Great blog Thanks for sharing..My thoughts about getting old, well "When you are over 50, you can say and do almost anything and get away with it because you are senile" emoticon emoticon
    2094 days ago
    2096 days ago
    I loved this blog. We all need to laugh more. Thank you for the smiles. emoticon
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    2114 days ago
    Gail -
    These are great! You made me smile today!

    Thanks for sharing!

    2121 days ago
    So true!
    2121 days ago
    *snicker* love how could any of this possibly be true for either of us..........?? after all, look at all we have done on the Bibbulmun Trek and now on VCentral Australia....we are superwomen, hear us roar.......sure am glad there are no big cats where we are.....*grin* and hey, we've earned the right to be ourselves and to have fun with it all.. emoticon
    Kindness is an attribute most needed on ourselves.....
    2121 days ago

    Comment edited on: 5/30/2013 4:33:54 PM
    2121 days ago
    emoticon We could all stand a reminder to be Kinder to Ourselves!!
    emoticon And to put Our Teeth where the Cat can't get to them!!!
    2121 days ago
    Very cute, good thing none of this applies to any of us. lol Thanks for sharing!
    (hugs) Noel
    2121 days ago
  • JILL313
    Great blog & Oh so true and funny. Thanks for sharing it with us. It does remind me to be grateful to still be living on Earth as there was a time when I was a teen I thought being in your 60s was so old but now I realize I still have things to do and accomplish before I go to Heaven to meet my heavenly Father. I hope you're having a good day. I've been exercising most of the morning and hope it helps my poor back and knees feel better. Have a wonderful day.


    2121 days ago
    emoticon great ones Gail~~ my toes vote 10 to 1 against me going for a walk every day! emoticon Well~~THAT will be my excuse from now on!
    2121 days ago
    Loved it!! Especially the cat teeth. LOL. emoticon
    2121 days ago

    As I've gotten older, what people think about me has become far less important than what I think about myself. I agree, getting older can be very freeing.

    Terrific blog!
    2122 days ago
    Great Post! Just what I needed today!!! emoticon
    2122 days ago
    Love this Gail! Thanks for sharing ... you and I must be on the same wavelength today! Love, Jackie
    2122 days ago
    So true. I am getting rapidly a head of silver hair. When I got sick and couldn't work anymore I was sad. Then I realized another door opened allowing me to stay home and enjoy life in a new way. We are blessed to have earned silver hair.

    2122 days ago
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