Anything Positive About Growing Old

Discussion in 'Retirement & Leisure' started by Terry Page, Nov 23, 2015.

  1. Frank Sanoica

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    THAT I do like! Nice little, Emoticon is it? Where do you find stuff so cute? I would start using them instead of the brash things I usually impose.
    Frank
     
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    I just type in the search engine Pat on the shoulder cartoon images! :)
     
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    I just watched it again!
     
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    What a wonderful family story!
     
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    I think the older I get, the more acceptance I have. Just of everything, the way the world is, how people are, oh yes, and how I am. I'm not so hard on myself, usually.

    When I watch other older folks, maybe people in their 80s, 90s, most of them have such a wonderful presence about them. Like they have learned to roll with every punch. I love that, I can almost look forward to it. Most of the people here (in my apt. building) are older than I am. Some are in there 80s, and 90s. Seems almost every one will say it's a good day because they woke up. I get the attitude that I don't want to grow any older, it scares me sometimes, well, a lot! Like omg, what is going to happen when I can't take care of myself. I mean, what if I can't take care of myself.

    But older folks seem to have that wisdom I hear you get with age:) I love that, and this thread is a great one, many thanks to the OP:) denise
     
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    LOL, Ken, you like your own posts, good for you!!
     
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  7. Denise Happyfeet

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    You're going to be ok if I have to come down there and be your personal trainer until you'll keep doing the training just to keep me away, LMBO!!

    PS no charge either, it's my service-work;)
     
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    Thanks Denise, I walked today but will do better tomorrow. :)
     
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    I agree with all you say here Denise and that is my experience, though I have met a few people in their 80s and 90s who have poor health and they have said to me, "don't grow old it's awful" ................so it does depend on you having good health, or at least being able to accept your bad health.
     
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    Māori lad asks his nan for a dance….watch her smile:)

     
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    When you go to the store the shelves are filled with hundreds or probably thousands of choices.

    When you go to a restaurant you are given a menu filled with choices.

    When it comes to age you either get old or die. It seems there ought to be a lot more than just two choices.:(
     
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    Today the blessing in growing old is not having to go out in the bad weather that is finally starting to worsen here in Louisiana. :)
     
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    I hope you're on high ground, Babs. Stay safe.
     
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    Thank you @Lara Moss and yes I am on higher ground. Our cozy Acadiana cottage is up on blocks and we are not in a normal flood area. I also have had my prayers answered because the rain moved up and we are not getting anything like the weather people have been predicting since yesterday, and I am very thankful for that too. :D
     
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    ^ Good to hear Babs! :)

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    Well this was the actual tread I was looking for tonight. The not so positive thing about growing older is not being able to sleep when you want to...but the positive side of that is on the internet you don't have to stay up alone. :)
     
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    Yes I am always losing threads I want to post in, even my own ;) I have had a problem sleeping through the night for years, but being retired means I can catch up during the day with a doze. :)
     
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    I was going to the DMV to get tags for my truck. The DMV office is in what I think is called a strip mall. As I was approaching the door from the parking area a young woman was passing by on the sidewalk. I hesitated a step to let her get by she looked at me, stopped and opened the door for me. I said thank you but was thinking "do I really look THAT old?"
     
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    We can be completely goofy and everyone just thinks we're cute :)
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    So true Lara.
     
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