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Getting Older

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

My dad used to tell me when I was young that "You are only as old as you feel." This is a statement that I have taken to be like a motto to me. In a couple of months I will celebrate my 56th Birthday. When I say that I will celebrate it. I mean celebrate it. My family and friends tease me about the gray streaks that are becoming more prominent in my hair now a days. My DH has even asked me if I wanted to have it colored. I told him that why should I hide my gray. I have earned every single gray hair in my head. After all I have been married to DH for 21 years (lol)

Though I grow olde. I don't feel old. Though there are parts of my life that if I could do over again. I would do so. I am pretty much happy with the way my life has been. So a little advice for those of you who think you are getting old. Old is actually a frame of mind. If you can still get around and think for yourself. You are not old just really experienced.

Both of my folks are gone now. I am sure you all have heard this before if not here it is. The older I get the smarter my parents and their advice got. Listening to them more would have been one of the things I would change if I could.
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  • JAKEANDNELLIE
    Debbie -
    I can vouch for Mari (SPHAPPYHIKER) feeling young - we walked together this morning and I couldn't keep her off the playgrounds in the parks!
    I'll be 61 in March - and I'm really enjoying my life at this point! I figure I earned each of these gray hairs - and each is named after a first grader in my classroom through the years!
    Spark has helped me become so much more active and healthier - I feel younger than I did years ago!
    Stay positive!
    Sheila
    3760 days ago
  • BARBARAROSE54
    Great advise Debbie. I truly believe you are only as old as you feel, and if you feel young go ahead and live it up !
    3760 days ago
  • no profile photo CD3992584
    How true! Your outlook is wonderful!! emoticon
    3761 days ago
  • RICH530
    Debbie, words to live by to say the least!!! Although I do cover the grey that is all I do too!! I work with 4 & 5 year olds and will as long as I can keep up with them!! I play with my grandchildren every day and love every minute of it!!

    I do have you beat in both age and married years but I couldn't have said it better!!

    Enjoy your celebration to the fullest!!!! You have earned it!!!

    Hugs,
    Lee
    3761 days ago
  • DBELLE39
    Great words of wisdom Debbie. Hope your celebration continues for years to come!
    3761 days ago
  • NICKI109
    Very well written. Thanks for the reminder that we are only as old as we chose to be.
    3761 days ago
  • ASH72461
    if you have gray
    you have earned the right to wear it proudly if you chose too after all we all get older every day
    keeping active helps us to stay feeling young
    i choose to moveand play with the kids and grandkids as long as i can emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
    3761 days ago
  • CHERIRIDDELL
    You are so right!
    3761 days ago
  • no profile photo CD6324333
    How true. I try to feel young everyday. Although I do color my grays, that is the only thing I do cover up. I don't wear makeup.
    3761 days ago
  • BRITTVFAN
    I couldn't agree more.
    3761 days ago
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