Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Still kicking!



I am sorry that I have not been posting as much lately.
My thoughts are still here with you, but my body is being pulled elsewhere.
Soon I will be back , but until then I want to share this will you!
Have a wonderful weekend and I'll see you back here for Micro. Monday and Musical Monday.

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 avant 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) and celebrate birthdays, every single one!

27 comments:

  1. You and I do indeed think alike, my friend! My post for the day deals with exactly the same thing! I hold good thoughts for you every day, Peggy! See you this weekend! Much love to you!

    Sylvia

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  2. Very inspiring. I'm trying to decide how to live my life now at age 58. I'm glad I stopped by here today.
    Thank you.

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  3. Hey! Me too!! Thanks for that, Peggy!

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  4. good ideas in your post, I needed this today. thanks.

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  5. Hope all is well Peggy. I did enjoy this post very much, and it is perfect!

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  6. Sylvia;

    OMG, we are alike. We have done this before too! That only makes me smile.
    Thank you for all your good wishes and love that keeps coming my way and I send it back to you.
    See you Sunday!

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  7. Gregj;

    Thank you so much for stopping by my blog. I'm glad you found something worthwhile in my post.
    Have a great weekend!

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  8. Cheryl;

    You're always so thoughtful and say just the right thing.
    Thank you for the good cheer,I needed it today! :)

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  9. Joanie;

    I'm glad you came by and liked the post. The only part, I didn't agree with was the swimsuit part!
    Have a great evening .

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  10. Lin;

    Kind of reminded me of the Erma Bombeck post about using your good glasses and other things you love, instead of just saving them for good!
    Much love to you!

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  11. Here, here!

    And I am spending today and the next 2 days with "Senior Fitness Games", which is a most un-Olympic like 3 days of games for BIG kids. From checkers to horseshoes, walking track to bowling, we'll do a lot.

    And they just about wore me out!

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  12. Hope;

    I bet they wore you out,
    sounds like fun though.
    By Friday night, you're gonna need a good soak in a warm tub! :)
    See you soon, my frined!

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  13. This is pure poetry, Peg! I love it... and agree with it. I had my desserts tonight and will have to exercise for it though.

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  14. Kay;

    You sound good, rested from your trip and eating your dessert.
    Good for you!

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  15. Thank you Laoch;

    Beautiful weather we're having!!!

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  16. good girl I'm ight beside you on that one sweety hope to see you soon again. Larry. ]

    Skipping rocks


    Thanks for being you

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  17. Amen, sister!! I hope all is okay with you. Keep in touch.

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  18. Mare;

    Thank you Mare for the Amen;
    I'm good, have Dr appts this month .
    I guess it's just part of life.
    Love you friend!

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  19. Awe Larry, speaking of sweet, that's you!
    I'll be over to read your
    Skipping Rocks.

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  20. I hope you're doing ok Peggy, this is very inspiring.

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  21. Yes peggy I've always been a romantic little devil who has a softside. But I use to be onry toolol seeyou when i see you again.
    Larry

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  22. Larry;

    We are all onry little devils from timeto time
    That's what gets us though hard times...
    I think you're well rounded.
    See you soon my friend!

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  23. Thanks Sarah;

    Always enjoy your comments!
    Have a great week!

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  24. You take care of you Peggy, and do what makes you Happy. I think at this stage of Live, We've Earned it.

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  25. That's a great one - worth posting (and reading) again and again.

    I haven't been posting much either lately; things aren't good these days. But better days are coming, and I'm looking forward to seeing more of my blogging friends again!

    Take good care of yourself Peggy - eat dessert!!

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  26. I love this post, Peggy! Yes, I've earned my gray hair and my 65 years!

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