As You Grow Older...
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A Glass Half Full

We tend to focus on the negatives of growing older.  But if we can laugh at ourselves, aging is not so bad.  Especially considering the alternative.

It’s in our own best interest to concentrate on the positive.  As my mother often said when I was a moody teenager, “Nobody likes a sourpuss.”

So here is my list of what’s good about being older. 

  • We have come to terms with who we are
  • We can flaunt our age rather than hide it
  • We can pretty much say what we think
  • We can be role models and mentors
  • We have learned from our mistakes
  • We get senior discounts
  • People give us seats on a crowded bus
  • We nurture only the friendships we value
  • We don’t have to negotiate who stays home when the kids get sick
  • Although we forget some things, some things are better forgotten
  • And perhaps best of all, we have the unconditional love of our grandchildren

 

 

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Marilyn

"We don’t have to negotiate who stays home when the kids get sick"

As my brother and I get into our sixties we now have to negotiate who stays with mom, who at 85 has become so childlike...

Yujine Yinoway

I agree with you 100%. Especially those 2 points.
We can pretty much say what we think. (I do this too often)
We nurture only the friendships we value.

As I have prostate cancer since 1998, I won't be bothered by ladies anymore and found it very comfortable. I can look at the core right off the back and won't be cheated by cosmetics anymore.

If you have time come and enjoy wisdom that had been collected by Ekiken Kaibara and published in 1704 at his age of 82.

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