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"Good friends are like quilts-they age with you, yet never lose their warmth."

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 or sleep until noon? I will dance with myself to those
wonderful tunes of the 50s, 60s & 70s 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, eventually, I 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, 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)!
 
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What a fabulous outlook!
 
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Thank you ljptexas!! Words to LIVE by Big Grin
 
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What a way to start my day-reading this post!
 
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Thank you, I couldn't agree more. You only have one life if you don't enjoy it look how much time you have wasted. Let's celebrate freedom every day.


Kayla

"All that we see or seem is but a dream within a dream"
-Edgar Allan Poe-
 
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Me and You BOTH! You have outlined most of my philosopy on life!
Hugs!
 
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After reading that, I'm just sitting here smiling!!! Thank You!!! Smile
 
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Perfect!!! Wink
 
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Ditto to everything that you wrote.

Wanda
 
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Thank you.
 
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How I agree! Tomorrow I have a dozen old friends coming over for lunch and games. We get together once or twice a month and our afternoons are filled with laughter and joy. I've known some of them 40 years. We taught together 25-40 years and have seen each other through joys and sorrows. We all love being our age and this could have been written for us. TFS
 
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What a wonderful outlook on the aging process !! I'll remember it when I turn 80something next month!!


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This is wonderful! I totally agree!
 
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Thank you!! Very true words. I find I don't stress out much anymore - wastes too much time and energy and doesn't change anything...coming from a definitely Type A personality this has been a huge change.
 
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Love it!!
 
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Neat, Neat, Neat! Chris
 
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you go girlfriend!!!!! thanks for sharing.
 
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Lovely!


"Inside every Girl Gone Wild is a quilt loving grandma waiting to come out" - Gabriel Rutledge
 
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I love this.

I quoted some parts of it to my ever concerned DS #2 and he told me, 'Get real, Mom'. lolllll
 
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I love that, do you mind if I share it with a friend.


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After the day I put yesterday, your words are true and thoughtful what a great help they are.
♥♥


" Prayer is for the soul what nourishments is for the body."
 
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