Thought for the day

‘ One of the many things no one tells you about aging is that it is such a nice change from being young.’

Shamelessly stolen from Doug.

I started my old age when I was forty.  The reasoning was simple.  I was a cancer patient and I thought that was probably the only way I would make it to old age.  But the reason I tell people now, is that I wanted to be young enough to enjoy it. 😀 

Most people in my family live into their 80’s.  My grandmother was 103.  I think making the decision to enjoy old age is wise since we live so long.


6 Responses to Thought for the day

  1. the forester says:

    A couple of years back my wife and I hosted an exchange student from Korea who turned about to be about as irresponsible and lazy as teenagers come. Interestingly, he thought that growing up was horrible, that adulthood would be dry and boring. Perhaps that reflected on his parents back home — but my wife and I were saddened by this view, and tried hard to convince him otherwise. The older I’ve gotten so far (I’m 35), the better life has become, and I expect that to continue. I don’t cherish the thought of advanced old age — losing the ability to drive, to walk, to see, that’ll depress me — but everything else in the meantime should be fun.

  2. Sandra says:

    Grandmother was 90 when she quit driving. She took oil painting lessons when she was 80 and her paintings now grace the walls of all the grandkids and great grandkids houses.

    When I become a generally old pain in the ass, my boys have a plan for me. Adam has a flat shovel, burlap bag and a bayou in mind….alligator bait!

  3. The Bastard says:

    “When I become a generally old pain in the ass”

    When? What do you mean when?!? 😀

  4. Mom says:

    Mark – And people wonder why you are referred to as a bastard! Love you too! 😀

  5. charline (shotsie) says:

    I have been dealing with up and down emotions on “me” ageing. It never fails when I choose to turn it over to God through others I hear something that some how will make me see that there is light at the end of the tunnel or at the very least, but not last “hope” Thanks so much! I sure needed some positive on getting old, old and older!!!
    Now that I am a grandma and my oldest is turning 30 in March not to mention my youngest turning 24!

  6. Sandra says:

    Getting old is so much better than the alternative. 😀

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