Monday, May 4, 2009

Don't grow old !

Today I'm having a "don't grow old" day. My Dad always tells me that his mom would say that to him. Like we have a choice! I don't like growing older. Sure I have the aches and pains you would expect, only I didn't expect so many at my age. I thought that they wouldn't start until my late 70's or 80's. Do you ever want to go back in time? I have that thought often, the opportunity to go back but have the wisdom I have today. But of course it's all the years of experiences that have brought us this wisdom. I do dream of going back to a time when I didn't have asthma. That's a big dream of mine but I know that can't happen. See if I had the wisdom I have today I would have lived a different life. I would have been more into fitness, or did allot more hiking up in the mountains. The beauty in the forest is always awesome to me. We have been going to Mammoth Lakes every summer for many years now. I use to be able to hike in the mountains but not anymore. I am lucky to walk the steps to the cabin. I sit and read while everyone else is out seeing all the beauty around us. I still love going every summer and the beauty will always remain fresh in my mind. Today I am thankful for the fact that I feel better then I did a year ago. That's a good thing! Is there a lesson to be learned, sure! Take care of yourself today, go out for that walk, ride your bike, play in the yard with your kids because today you don't know what tomorrow will bring.

2 comments:

Keetha said...

As my husband's grandmother used to say, "There is nothing golden about the golden years."

Headless Mom said...

I'm trying! If I live to be as old as my grandmother was I need to take care of myself better.

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