Growing Old: An Encouragement for Women (and Men)

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Bad news folks…we are all getting older!! The creaky bones, heavy legs, achy joints, blurry vision, and a host of other “jewels” that will adorn us throughout our “Golden Years” is either here or just around the corner. For many people, the realization that our bodies are getting older and that our aging is getting more apparent as time goes on, can be a troublesome thought, or sometimes, just downright depressing.

What we older people need is some encouragement !!

Well, I have good news! A friend of mine from college recently posted the following little ditty that I thought would be a good thing to share with everyone and encouragement all of us “old people” (I am going to be 56 in a couple weeks) that we have much to be proud of!

“To all my female friends of “age”… Most of us are going through the next stage of our lives. We are at that age where we see the wrinkles, gray hair, extra pounds. Menopause has already showed up or just waiting around the corner. We see the pretty 25-year olds and sigh. But, we were 25, too, just like they will one day be our age. What they bring to the table with their youth and zest for life, we bring with our wisdom, experience and good hearts. For all we’ve been through earning each gray hair… raising kids, bills and ills and whatever else life brought you/us over the 30s, 40’s, 50’s, & 60’s we are survivors… we are warriors… we are women (and men). Like a classic car or fine wine. While our exterior may not be what it once was, it is traded for our spirit, our courage and our strength to enter this chapter of our lives with grace and pride for all we’ve been through and accomplished. Never feel bad about aging. It is a privilege denied to many.”

Have a great day everyone and remember what Samuel Ullman once said,

“Years may wrinkle the skin, but to give up enthusiasm, wrinkles the soul.”

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  1. I love this. Though I’m only turning 32 next week, I’ve had the creaky bones, achy joints and heavy legs for about 10 years due to health issues. And oh yes, the grey hair and wrinkles have made their appearances. I often find myself looking at those in their 20’s and hell, even those in their 70’s that are out riding their bikes or jogging and missing the days when I used to do those things. I’ll be saving this post for encouragement as the years pass. Thanks for sharing.

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  2. Oh good but what I like best is that I’m closer to Heaven where aging doesn’t exist because when I received Christ as my Savior; this is one of the benefits that came with it! Of course there are many more but since this is the topic, what an expectation!

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  3. I’m 80 years old and I definitely know what growing old is like, but I still have zest for life and enjoy every minute of every day. I count my blessings. To be alive is a privilege. Thanks for sharing the interesting thoughts.

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