TODAY IS THE OLDEST YOU'VE EVER BEEN, YET THE YOUNGEST YOU'LL EVER BE, SO ENJOY THIS DAY WHILE IT LASTS.
Observations on Growing Older (and for you youngins' - you can see what you are in store for!)
Your kids are becoming you... and your grandchildren are perfect!
Going out is good.. Coming home is better!
When people say you look "Great"... they add "for your age!"
You forget names.... but it's OK because other people forgot they even knew you!!!
Your spouse is counting on you to remember things you don't remember.
Your spouse sleeps better on a lounge chair with the TV blaring than he or she does in bed. It's called their "pre-sleep".
Remember when your mother said, "Wear clean underwear in case you GET in an accident"? Now you bring clean underwear in case you HAVE an accident!
You used to say, "I hope my kids GET married... Now, "I hope they STAY married!"
You miss the days when everything worked with just an "ON" and "OFF" switch..
You tend to use more 4 letter words ... "what?"..."when?"... ???
What used to be freckles are now liver spots.
Now that your spouse has retired ... you'd give anything if he/she would find a job!
Just having a little fun today about growing old. I have said many, many times that growing old is not for sissies. And yes it is better than the alternative. But they doesn't mean it's easy or that you don't ever think about it.
I realized something about myself, if I concentrate on the negative worries then I worry. I get nervous and unhappy.
If I concentrate on tomorrow - it's really something I have no control over what so ever. Life can change on a dime. So it's kind of futile. A waste of my time.
However, if I concentrate on today and the positives that I have right there and then - I'm happy!! I can't change what has happened in the past. So when I do something wrong - I pray and ask forgiveness. It's tough some times believing God can forgive me for all my sins, but that is guilt. I have to push past that and believe that God forgives even me and wants me to be happy.
And the really wonderful thing is - he wants that for you too!
THOUGHT FOR THE DAY:
"People deal too much with the negative, with what is wrong. Why not try and see positive things, to just touch those things and make them bloom?"