A TRUISM AND THOUGHTS TO PONDER

This was sent to me by my youger sister ( 2 years). I love the entire sentiment of the writing....but as those of you out there that know me...I fight the aging thing with tooth and nail. i am talking about the outer, visible part. but as for the rest of the piece I am in total agreement. I promise that I will catch up with everyone but right now it is: too much to do, too little time, and short on energy!!! The story of my life summed up in a few words...how sad is that. LOL!! I would never trade my amazing friends, my wonderful life, my loving family for less gray hair or a flatter belly. As I've aged, I've become kinder to myself, and less critical of myself. I've become my own friend. I don't chide myself for eating that extra cookie, or for not making my bed, or for buying that silly cement gecko that I didn't need, but looks so avante garde on my patio. I am entitled to a treat, to be messy, to be extravagant. I have seen too many dear friends leave this world too soon; before they understood the great freedom that comes with aging. Whose business is it if I choose to read or play on the computer until 4 AM and sleep until noon. I will dance with myself to those wonderful tunes of the 60 &70's, and if I, at the same time, wish to weep over a lost love ... I will. I will walk the beach in a swim suit that is stretched over a bulging body, and will dive into the waves with abandon if I choose to, despite the pitying glances from the jet set. They, too, will get old. I know I am sometimes forgetful. But there again, some of life is just as well forgotten. And I eventually remember the important things. Sure, over the years my heart has been broken. How can your heart not break when you lose a loved one, or when a child suffers, or even when somebody's beloved pet gets hit by a car? But broken hearts are what give us strength and understanding and compassion. A heart never broken is pristine and sterile and will never know the joy of being imperfect.  I am so blessed to have lived long enough to have my hair turning gray, and to have my youthful laughs be forever etched into deep grooves on my face. So many have never laughed, and so many have died before their hair could turn silver. As you get older, it is easier to be positive. You care less about what other people think. I don't question myself anymore. I've even earned the right to be wrong. So, to answer your question, I like being old. It has set me free. I like the person I have become. I am not going to live forever, but while I am still here, I will not waste time lamenting what could have been, or worrying about what will be. And I shall eat dessert every single day(if I feel like it). MAY OUR FRIENDSHIP NEVER COME APART ESPECIALLY WHEN IT'S STRAIGHT FROM THE HEART! MAY YOU ALWAYS HAVE A RAINBOW OF SMILES ON YOUR FACE AND IN YOUR HEART FOREVER AND EVER! FRIENDS FOREVER!      

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penny59
penny59

i love that ..thanks for sharing... hugs .love marie
deleted_user
deleted_user

I hope to always be your friend, but my hair will be dyed, I will keep using the crease release on my face and get a face lift if I win the millions. I like the person I have become too I just thinks she would look like crap in gray hair. Yes I eat the extra cookie guilt free but I could never go to bed if it wasn\'t made..UH..I to will stay up till 4:00 on the puter without guilt. I love to dance but not to the sixties, I am more of a 70\'s or 80\'s kind of gal, I like to rock and dance all the time. I would not walk the beach hanging out for sure, I don\'t want those little flat belly bitches talking about even if their turn is coming. Forgetful...me...lets see who am I writing to. My heart has been shattered and I grieve hard and long, which does make me more understanding to someone who is feeling pain, I feel theirs. I am glad I have made it to this age, but I hate getting old, sorry. And of course I will eat dessert, we can always start again on Monday. Very touching Debbie I loved it. Naomi xo