Older???

Discussion in 'General Conversation' started by Angelkitty, Aug 22, 2007.

  1. Angelkitty

    Angelkitty New Member

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    I thought that you would like this one:
    >
    > The other day a young person asked me how I felt
    > about being old. I was taken aback, for I do not
    > think of myself as old. Upon seeing my reaction,
    > she
    > was immediately embarrassed, but I explained that
    > it
    > was an interesting question, and I would ponder it,
    > and let her know.
    >
    >
    >
    >
    >
    > Old Age, I decided, is a gift.
    >
    >
    >
    > I am now, probably for the first time in my life,
    > the person I have always wanted to be. Oh, not my
    > body! I sometime despair over my body, the
    > wrinkles, the baggy eyes, and the sagging butt. And
    > often I am taken aback by that old person that
    > lives
    > in my mirror (who looks like my mother!), but I
    > don't agonize over those things for long.
    >
    >
    >
    > I would never trade my amazing friends, my
    > wonderful
    > life, my loving family for less gray hair or a
    > flatter belly.
    > As I've aged, I've become more kind to myself, and
    > less
    > critical of myself. I've become my own friend.
    > I don't chide myself for eating that extra cookie,
    > or for not making my bed, or for buying that silly
    > cement gecko that I didn't need, but looks so avant
    > garden on my patio.? I am entitled to a treat, to
    > be
    > messy, to be extravagant. 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 and sleep until noon?
    >
    >
    >
    > I will dance with myself to those wonderful tunes of
    > the 60&70's, 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 I
    > eventually 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, well not too much.
    > 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 a bout what will be. And I
    > shall eat dessert every single day. (If I feel like
    > it)
    >
    >
    >
    >
    >
    > MAY OUR FRIENDSHIP NEVER COME APART
    > ESPECIALLY WHEN IT'S STRAIGHT FROM
    > THE HEART!
    >
    >
    >
    >
    > FRIENDS FOREVER!
     
  2. oldgrowler

    oldgrowler New Member

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    Great post angelkitty. Really enjoyed it. Thanks for sharing.
     

  3. Flintman

    Flintman New Member

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    Good post Anglekitty, aint it true when we get mature, how that post fits us just right. Now i aint saying im old i'm sayin im just more mature. LOL
     
  4. AwShucks

    AwShucks New Member

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    Guthrie, Oklaho
    Gosh Trish, you must have really changed since Keystone. LOL
     
  5. Angelkitty

    Angelkitty New Member

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    Yea i must confess. You Okies changed me. Darn it now i am a softie. :smile2::smile2::crazy::big_smile::tounge_out: Naw i am the same ol person. with no gray hairs.