Tuesday, August 25, 2009

As I rapidly approach my..um..the begining of the second half...

..uh....of my life ( I am planning on living to 120.. - just to be clear..) I look for reasons to be happy about this whole "aging" process..


Here are a few that have been sent previously in emails circulating around the inter-web.


Reason to be happy about being old (er)..


{photos do not correlate with the text - I just love old people pictures...I just didn't think I'd be in them..so soon..}

Kidnappers are not very interested in you.


People call at 9 p.m. and ask, "Did I wake you?"



There's nothing left to learn the hard way.


Things you buy now won't wear out.



You can eat dinner at 4:00


You can't remember the last time you laid on the floor to watch television.



You consider coffee one of the most important things in life.


You got cable for the weather channel.


You have a party and the neighbors don't even realize it.


You quit trying to hold your stomach in, no matter who walks into the room.



You have an age advantage whenever you need it.



You are not expected to keep up with technology or understand it.



You get travel and entertainment (and restaurant) discounts.


Your investment in health insurance is finally beginning to pay off.


These are not my hands, and they're not your hands, but I think they are the most beautiful hands a person could have..


The babies held, the tears wiped away, the clothes ironed, the meals cooked, the love dispensed in those hands...

Beautiful.


I hope your days are filled with respect for old(er) people..one day, with a little luck and love, we'll all be there.


-me

14 comments:

debi said...

Beautiful post! Love the pics too!

The Feathered Nest said...

Oh Colleen...what a great post sweetie!!!! Just beautiful, as are you ~ I hope your week is going wonderfully! xxoo, Dawn

Gaston Studio said...

Got you beat by 7 years! Great post with telling photos. Let's all grow old gracefully.

Pen Pen said...

I'm there! People ask me if they woke me when they call at 9 am... I've stopped holding my stomach in... had that little party at my house last week, and no one even noticed. Big LOL... love the photo's. I love old people too!

Heather said...

love it! lol.

Lori R. said...

I love old people...ummm... my peers too!!! Thanks for the cute, precious post... I can relate on so many levels...

wendy said...

Love your post.The pictures are wonderful.Have a great week.

Connie said...

Good post. " I just didn't think I would be one of them" Love it !!!! Keep them coming..........

Just Breathe said...

Love all the pictures. You did an excellent job with this post.
You go for those 120 years girl!

Jan said...

I like the eating dinner at 4:00 part! LOL! I love this post!
Take care!
Jan

June said...

We complain about aging. But it's better than the alternative. Keep making us laugh. Nobody does it better!

Laurie and Chris said...

Oh my this is so funny!! It seems when you work with the public you lose a little patiance with some ealderly people!! :)

Karen said...

Since my parents have become elderly I've come to respect these older people so much more!

All My Yesterdays said...

Great post. And I'm there with ya!
Age is a privilege, I know....

Keep us smiling!

Vicki

Oh, and thanks for the great comments on my blog...Keeps me posting (O: