Monday, October 31, 2022

What does it feel like to be old.... Old Man's Cave Hocking Hills State Park.. #Wisdom #Jokes #Travel at My Quality Time Blog.....


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 What does it feel like to be old?

The other day, a young person asked me: - What did it feel like to be old?
I was very surprised by the question, since I did not consider myself old. When he saw my reaction, he was immediately embarrassed, but I explained that it was an interesting question. And after reflection, I concluded that getting old is a gift.
Sometimes I am surprised at the person who lives in my mirror. But I don't worry about those things for long. I wouldn't trade everything I have for a few less gray hairs and a flat stomach. I don't scold myself for not making the bed, or for eating a few extra "little things." I am within my rights to be a little messy, to be extravagant, and to spend hours staring at my flowers.
I have seen some dear friends leave this world, before they had enjoyed the freedom that comes with growing old.
-Who cares if I choose to read or play on the computer until 4 in the morning and then sleep until who knows what time?
I will dance with me to the rhythm of the 50's and 60's. And if later I want to cry for some lost love...I will!
I'll walk down the beach in a swimsuit that stretches over my plump body and dive into the waves letting myself go, despite the pitying looks of the bikini-wearers. They'll get old too, if they're lucky...
It is true that through the years my heart has ached for the loss of a loved one, for the pain of a child, or for seeing a pet die. But it is suffering that gives us strength and makes us grow. An unbroken heart is sterile and will never know the happiness of being imperfect.
I am proud to have lived long enough for my hair to turn gray and to retain the smile of my youth, before the deep furrows appeared on my face.
Now, to answer the question honestly, I can say: -I like being old, because old age makes me wiser, freer!-.
I know I'm not going to live forever, but while I'm here, I'm going to live by my own laws, those of my heart.
I'm not going to regret what wasn't, nor worry about what will be.
The time that remains, I will simply love life as I did until today, the rest I leave to God.

Thought For Today:: "Yet the land we are to possess is a land of valleys and hills. It is not all flat or downhill. If life were always smooth and level, the boring sameness would weigh us down. We need the valleys and the hills. The hills collect the rain for hundreds of fruitful valleys. And so it is with us! It is the difficulty encountered on the hills that drives us to the throne of grace and brings the showers of blessing."

Time for a joke....

A teenager boy had just passed his driving test and asked his Dad about using the car. His dad said he’d make a deal. “You bring your grades up from a C to a B average, study your Bible, and get your hair cut, then we’ll talk about the car.” The boy thought for a moment and then agreed. After about 6 weeks the father said, “Son you’ve brought up your grades and I’ve seen you studying your Bible, but I’m disappointed you haven’t cut your hair.” The boy said, “ You know Dad, I’ve been thinking about that and I’ve noticed in my Bible studies that Samson had long hair, as did Moses, and John the Baptist, and there’s even strong evidence that Jesus did too.” The Dad replies, “Did you also notice how they walked everywhere?”

Have A Great Day...............

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