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April 17, 2013

O for Old age


Old age? for some of us, it could be retirement, for some, a time to spend with the family, for others could be to pursue something that they have always loved to, may be education, a hobby, or some activity to bring meaning to their lives. 

Many fear old age, how many of us actually attain said a great author.  So true, none of us can give a guarantee, as to how long we will live, but definitely we can make choices to grow old gracefully.

As we grow older, it is easier for us to be positive, to care less about what others think, it does not matter whether we are accepted, for we know in our hearts that we are not born to entertain others. 

Problem solving gets easier with age and experience; we become more generous and forgiving towards self and others. We relive beautiful moments, and we also recreate by visiting our favourite places, we renew our lost forgotten friendships, and we dare to try new recipes, as we have rich experiences cooking, and feeding our loved ones.

We have learnt so many lessons, that life has offered to teach us in different ways leaving us wounded, broken, shattering our hopes and dreams; for it is these hurtful experiences in life that give us strength, understanding and compassion.


Today I know my parents are not alive; my elder sister is also not alive, my only son whom I loved so much is no more, but  I am lucky to be alive, to be alive enough to keep learning, to be alive enough to smile and laugh, to be alive enough to see my daughter grow; to be alive enough to see my hair turning grey.  

I am enjoying the company of myself, knowing that I am getting older, wiser, exploring my full potential,  bringing meaning & fulfillment to my life.“The best thing to save for your old age is yourself”. I like this quote below:

Age is an issue of mind over matter. If you don't mind, it doesn't matter. ~ Mark Twain

Be Blessed & Be Happy !
 
Today I'm on O of the Blogging From A to Z April Challenge.
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12 comments:

  1. I am so sorry for your loss, G!! Hugs to you!
    Agree with each and every word you have mentioned... with age we make peace with things around and enjoy the blessings and joy of life each day.

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    1. Thanks for your affirmation, its nice to hear and reconfirm what you think, thanks for commenting !

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  2. A great post. With age we do accept our age and become wiser. Hugs.

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    1. Thanks ! I am learning so much in this month, I have not thought about old age, this challenge has provoked me, thank
      you, I feel good to be affirmed by great authors ! love your blog.

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  3. Aww...everyday philosophy of life so beautifully explained.
    My favorite quote about aging.
    Do not regret growing older. It is a privilege denied to many.
    — UNKNOWN

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    1. Thanks for your affirmation, I liked your favourite quote too !

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  4. So true loved it !
    Sorry for your loss but like you told age is also a gift which one shud happily accept
    Good luck

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    1. I am glad you liked my post, thanks for your comments !

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  5. Yes, every passing of a loved one is a reminder of our own mortality. We can only learn to the years we are given to the fullest!

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    1. So true corinne ! I am glad to be alive, and to be able to contribute in a small way ! thanks for inspiring me !

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  6. I feel old age is the best time to enjoy companionship and friendships. I cant wait to head to mine :)

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    1. So nice to hear ! I am looking forward to, thanks for commenting !

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