Anything Positive About Growing Old

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  1. Babs Hunt

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    What great posts on a great topic! :) After reading all your posts I just want to grab a pen and some paper and make a list of the pros and cons of being older. Right off the top of my head I think it all pretty much balances out for me right now. I have a lot more peace in my life now than I ever did, don't worry about things as much as I used to, and don't want as much as I used to either. On the other hand I am starting to have more health problems, can't do as much as I want to do sometimes, and often wish life would just slow down a little so I could catch up with it (until I realize it is only some things I want to catch up with). I like having "me time" now and being able to say "no" without feeling guilty and I like myself much better now too because I know who I am and what I believe now more than I ever did before. I love the fact that my enquiring mind is even more enquiring with age. I haven't come to terms yet with my aging body, my hearing loss, thicker lens in my reading glasses, or losing my teeth slowly but surely...but I know in time I will make peace with all these things too. There have been many seasons in my life and this is just another one, although it is the final season too and since I know this...I want to make it one of my best as far as it is in my power to do so.
     
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    I've enjoyed reading you all too. I think growing old is bittersweet ...there are roses and there are thorns. I'm glad I'm here, but I miss those who are gone. I'm more realistic, more honest, and less worried than I've ever been in my life. I have a peace about things....I'm loving every day in a very real way...but there is always a wistful feeling of knowing I'm in the last phase of my life.

    I appreciate things more than I ever did...and I just keep on walking..hopefully with a smile on my face.
     
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    What happens if one clicks "like" on one of one's own posts? Just curious, not intending any pat on my own shoulder, and even if I did, it would give a bad impression!
    Frank
     
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    You're not given that option here, as far as I know. On Facebook you can, and I sometimes do.
     
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    th (56).jpg Here's your very own pat on the shoulder @Frank Sanoica...feel free to use it anytime!:D
     
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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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  12. 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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