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Old Age!!!!

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by turkeylad, Jul 4, 2009.


  1. turkeylad

    turkeylad PetForums VIP

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    Old Age!!!

    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 kinder 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 avante garde 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.
    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).
     
  2. Patterdale_lover

    Patterdale_lover PetForums VIP

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    I'm no where near getting old, but that was a great post!
    Hats off to you :D ;)
     
  3. rona

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    We are coming from the same direction with this :D
    I'm of the same mindset :D
    Great post
     
  4. vickie1985

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    amazing post, more people should think like this :)
     
  5. Tula

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    Wow thats 2009 for me all rolled into one fab post!!
     
  6. marion..d

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    yeah its a good post. enjoyed reading it again
     
  7. Happy Paws2

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    That sound just like us, who cares, Hubby and I have our bus passes (no children to worry about) so we can go where ever we like when we like, with out worrying about anyone else, or out for the day with the dog. I'm the same, I stay up later on the computer or catching up with the TV, and get up when I like (not early very often).

    Live after 60 is great, would not change it for the world.:thumbup::thumbup::thumbup:
     
  8. Classyellie

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    Great post! I love it....:eek:
     
  9. turkeylad

    turkeylad PetForums VIP

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    Glad yopu liked that!!
     
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    Great post ;) :D
     
  11. suzy93074

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    Great Post TL and very true xx:)
     
  12. sullivan

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    My old neighbour of 84 use to say[ quote.] my body may feel 84 but my mind doesnt think the same way. Enjoy life, love and laughter for as long as you can lifes to short to waste time worring about our age.
     
  13. JANICE199

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    TL thats the best post i've EVER read. xxxxx:D:D:D
     
  14. Varkhond

    Varkhond PetForums Member

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    Great post, life is not lived before after 30 i hear. Can't wait haha. :D
     
  15. sullivan

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    Im seven years past it then mate..lol
     
  16. JANICE199

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    lol life begins AFTER 50......trust me i know.;):D:D:D
     
  17. turkeylad

    turkeylad PetForums VIP

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    Life begins when you decide to own it and live it too the full.!!!!
     
  18. Sampuppy

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    FANTASTIC!!!! what a great thread - you are a true inspiration to anyone who is getting older (of course i'm only 15 right now) - I'm just about to put the cozzy on and go for a run down to the sea!!!! - belly will catch up eventually :D
     
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