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.
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