Thursday, April 3, 2014


As I've aged, I've become kinder to myself and less critical of myself. I've become my own friend.

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 midnight, or sleep a bit later? 

I will dance with myself to those wonderful tunes of the 50, 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 or a skinny frame-whatever comes.. and will dive into the waves, with abandon, if I choose to,
despite the pitying glances from the jet set.

They, too, if lucky...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 and those that continue to bless me, be forever etched into grooves on my face. So many have never laughed honestly at themselves  but bitch at the world around them and try to be a master puppeteer controlling others.. 

Wake up!  So many have died before their hair could turn silver!

As you get older, it is easier to be positive if you do not have mental issues.  Care less about what other people think.

I don't question myself anymore. I've even earned the right to be wrong... but forever I will speak up, speak my mind and offer what I believe I've learned.

So, to answer your question, I like being older. 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 and carbs and red meat or... whatever, every
single day (if I feel like it).

Ok, I'm on a healthy diet and not stupid!  just saying... my life is mine.  Got it? ;)


(no!  I did not write this but did change a dozen words or so.  A friend forwarded this to me from another site to me and it's nice to see there are others who think as I do.)    :)

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