The Pyrenees---Southern France

The Pyrenees---Southern France

Friday, November 19, 2010

Growing Older

photo by Missy13d69
           Certainly it would be nice to be younger.  Not twenty-something-and-still-stupid young, but being transported back to my thirties might be nice.  The thirties...years when my metabolism was still alive and breathing...

           However, being the age I am (I tell my students I'm in my 70's and they believe me; that either indicates how trusting they are, or it indicates what I truly look like), I now am more aware of what is important and what is not.  I'm more comfortable with myself and have accepted what I have morphed into over the years.

          I just read Tammy Goodsell's blog on the advantages of old age.  Some will make you chuckle (as you nod uh-huh) and some will make you become introspective. Check out her post from Thursday, November 18.

         And how about sharing (with her or me or, preferably, both) what is the #1 advantage to growing older, in your opinion?


  1. Hi Sioux! Yes, I loved Tammy's take on it all, too. I don't know if I can come up with just one advantage to growing older! Now THAT'S something I never thought I'd say when I was ...what...younger?! LOL
    The way I look when I go out in public sometimes is just appalling, yet I truly don't care! My favorite line of Tammy's is: "What you lose physically, you really do gain emotionally." Powerful stuff!!

  2. Hi Sioux,
    Love the photo!
    I think what I've gained most from growing old is wisdom.
    Donna V.

  3. cute pic!!! in my opinion, the best advantage I am finding thru this ageing process is... self-confidence! I may not look as fresh and dandy as I used, but I certainly FEEL like it and some people, actually see me better! the way we looks is so relative and totally influence with the way we feel.
    ps - thanks a LOT for your comment in my post - I am very glad you liked it! my brave guy is feeling better day by day ;)

  4. Awww...!! Thanks for the nice surprise! Love the picture. In fact, that's another advantage. You can make silly faces, and everyone knows it's because you're fun!

  5. People think you are (fill in the blank) because you (fill in the blank) and you don't give a care what people think. Self confidence increases like weight, and while I don't like one, I love the other.


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