Growing Old…A Privilege

I have been sitting here pondering what to do this new day given to me…and such a sunny day! as i age, i am thankful for each new decade i get to experience.

Used to dread the thought, as most of us do, of getting older, but after many health experiences past 5 years, im thankful to be able to age.

As well, each new decade brings new experiences, some good, some bad, but still an experience. For example, at age 63, i find i am slowing down somewhat. Could be just from all my recent surgeries, but even so, slowing down. And, i find i tire more easily.

But, regardless, it is so great to just wake up and enjoy all the good things life brings us.

Many folks die way too young, not getting the chance to grow old. Growing old is an experience we are lucky to have, if we get the chance.

Now in my sixties, im finding new things to keep me busy. For example, i volunteer an oldies music list, 50′s n 60′s music, to the music director of a local radio station, for a show broadcast friday nights. It is fun, and gives me something i enjoy doing. As well, i volunteer helping out various charities from time to time. This is sometimes exhausting, but so rewarding.

Yes, my sixties dont seem so bad afterall, even with those health problems bought on by aging. i am looking forward to my 70′s, and the new experiences they will bring. Life is so precious, i am thankful and grateful God has given me the chance to age, i have enjoyed going through the decades of my life so far, and if i get the chance , looking forward to the next decade.

Hubby is now retired, we are enjoying just going off, sitting on a bench in the park, and relaxing. Enjoying all the sounds of nature, and having this time with each other. I do worry of getting dementia, or even having a stroke down the road, but still if we are lucky enough to have the chance to grow old, we are so fortunate.

What is that saying..” Grow old with me, the best is yet to be “…..hope to be able to experience the next decade, and all that the “growing older change” offers, be it good or bad.

So wonderful to wake up , especially on a sunny day! makes all those problems of aging seem minimal, and for some strange reason, a sunny day seems to erase all those problems of aging!

Get out and enjoy life, and each new decade, for there are new experiences just awaiting to be found.

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  1. Rockflower

    The trouble with getting old Dianne is , none of us have done it before, So very often we don’t know if we are just aging, slowing or have a medical problem. Many things don’t taste the same to me, is this because modern farming practise, new manufacturing standards, chemical additions etc have really changed food……or are my taste buds just wearing out? Have Home Depot and Cosco stores become bigger every time I visit one? Doctors, policemen , soldiers younger? Is print smaller, phone sound poorer,? OK it all takes some working out LOL!
    Still age is a privilege we should never lose sight of that. Keep busy, keep curious and keep moving while you can. As various things may become beyond us emphasize what you can do and be thankful for the years you had doing what is no longer possible. But above all keep a sense of humour because that really helps……

  2. vonMichael

    Growing old is a privilege you see it correctly. As a (Roman) Catholic I give you my view on this interesting question
    that goes like this.
    To every new born baby its curriculum vitae is written in invisible letters on its back. It is not in the poewer of humans
    to read it and the privilege is a substantial part of this timetable.