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, I'm 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, I'm finding new things to keep me busy. For example, I volunteer at 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 to help out various charities from time to time. This is sometimes exhausting, but so rewarding.

Yes, my sixties doesn't seem so bad after all, even with those health problems brought 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 about 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 waiting to be found.

Growing Old…A Privilege was last modified: January 29th, 2018 by Dianne67
Published in Senior Health

8 thoughts on “Growing Old…A Privilege

  1. tomtwodogs

    A lovely blog indeed Diane, yes take each day, or even decade in your stride many never make it to old age, and we all must have lost so many friends or relatives along the way. I also feel very thankful to be still here, so don’t worry about getting dementia, no amount of worry EVER changed tomorrows result ! so try and push it out of your mind if you can , its just a negative thought..

    I retired when I was sixty five ( some six years ago now ) and life has never been better, I have all the time now to do the things I wanted to do when I was younger, which include walking, fishing, cycling and canoeing, and I will NEVER give in to age, after all its just a number ,.. and not an attitude !

    We don’t stop doing things because we grow old !
    We grow old because we stop ….Doing Things ! … like you said maybe a bit slower these days, but hey I can still get where I want to go,…. so welcome to the seventies when you get here .

  2. roseinbloom

    Diana, Thanks for your very positive blog. I am older than you by more than a decade and slowing down is what we tend to do unless we work hard at staying fit. I have started a fitness program of aerobics and all kinds of other things, stretch, balance, weights for muscle building. As I head for another decade I hope to see what improvement I can make. I have made significant improvement in the four months that I have been on the program. You are also lucky to have your husband with which to grow old. Diana, I also have your same fears so not growing old is not all bad.

  3. vonMichael

    Good Morning to all of you,

    ever day rhat is given to us is a privilege up to m mind. Most of us
    don’t realize it this way, most take it as a matter of course. Similar to luck
    which is realized after one has have it. Michael

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