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    Just saw Quartette.

    A great film about getting old.

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    25 Good Things About Getting Old

    August 27, 2008



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    1. You don’t have to care about fashion, but if you want to, you have decades of styles to choose from.
    2. You’ve had a long time to learn to just be yourself.
    3. You know that one gray hair is no big deal.
    4. You don’t have to care what other people think about you.
    5. People expect you to be somewhat eccentric, so go ahead.
    6. People will ask your advice.
    7. You haven’t died before your time or been cut down in your prime.
    8. You’ve had a lot of experiences.
    9. Some people will think you’re wise, and you might actually have some wisdom.
    10. You’re no longer expected to pick up the check.
    11. Most likely, you have a better understanding of people than you had when younger.
    12. You can ignore fads, because you’ve seen them come and go and come back again.
    13. You understand what’s it’s like to be every age you’ve been, if you make an effort to remember.
    14. People offer you help more often.
    15. You’ve witnessed things that younger people have only heard about.
    16. You know that it’s really not important to rush.
    17. You’ve learned to enjoy the simple pleasures in life. (If you haven’t, you probably will when you retire and can’t afford the complicated things in life.)
    18. Everyone ten or more years younger than you looks fantastic.
    19. You know what you want to be when you grow up.
    20. People give up their seats for you.
    21. Your children are grown and you know how they turned out.
    22. You’ve learned a lot about yourself.
    23. You know that one wrinkle is no big deal.
    24. You have a lot of great memories and are making more every day.
    25. You no longer feel the need to be thought of as cool. What you are is enough.
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    I am forwarding this to those on my Seniors email list because it is so well written.



    Please send back. ( I did ) It's neat. Don't delete this one, you'll laugh when you see the return message.

    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 4 AM, or sleep until noon? 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, 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!
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