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.