Age is Only Number

I was devastated a few years ago, (I was just  a young 59 years at the time), I was shopping in a pharmacy and it happened to be seniors day.  Yes, you get a 10% discount on everything you buy.
It suddenly hit me; I was a senior.  I didn’t want to admit it. Suddenly visions of depends, walkers, funeral insurance, and nursing homes swirled in my head.  The sales clerk gave me my discount and I slowly walked to my car feeling all of my 59 years.

When did I grow old?  I didn’t see it coming; I always felt so young.  Lucky for me I always felt my cup was half full rather than half empty and I always had a positive outlook on life and a sense of humour.  Heck, age is just a number, right?

I have four children, six grandchildren and two great grandchildren who fill my life with colour and wonder.  Today I’ve been married to my childhood sweetheart for fifty-two years. (sigh) I guess that qualifies me as a senior.

Today’s seniors seem younger than our grandparents of the past.  It isn’t unusual to live to one hundred or more, (something I’m aiming for).  I found there really is nothing to worry about.  Look at aging as positive stage in your life.  When you live a healthy life style, you’ll feel liberated to do whatever you want to.

 

6 responses to “Age is Only Number”

  1. Absolutely Petra…In my world I add together so I am now 12 yrs old this is a great source of amusement with my grandchildren, my kids just think I am a little crazy but when my grandson(17) said that’s what makes you a great nan ….I can live with the crazy tag…lol

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    1. Ha, ha.. so I guess I’m only 15..I love it. Thanks Carol, I’ll have to pass it on to some of my friends:)

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      1. It is fun as sometimes my grandchildren are older than me and one clever clogs told me I would be 200 and something I can’t remember… until I was 21 again so he got told that I would still be on his shoulder and tweek his ear if he misbehaved…lol

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  2. lol..you’re never too old to give a tweak now and then. I’ll be 7 yrs old next year, haha

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  3. I love being this age 57. No longer worry what people think (Can be as corny as I want) I love to spend time with grandkids. We laugh alot. I excersize which really helps, and I give myself permission to rest when I need to. Thankyou Petra for your thoughts, you’ll always be my beautiful big sister.

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    1. I know, Life doesn’t seem to slow down and reaping the rewards of many grandchildren and great-grandchildren is such a joy. Also now you have the time to indulge yourself exploring other activities out there. You’re catching up to me,ha, ha… Love you lots.xxx

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