Pondering Age and Aging
Compared to most people on MDA, I'm an elder; in my 60s, and today my precious granddaughters turn 10 years old--old!--strange term for people under fifty. I've always said it's the kids and grandkids that make us feel old, otherwise I still feel very young. Then I look at my soon to be 45 yo daughter, and her girls, and my soon to be 30 yo son, and think--Jeeezus, how did I get this old! I'm on the downhill side of living, which is actually very fine, since I'm a very fortunate person who has a far better life than I deserve. Still I want these years to be even better than my early, I will live forever, years; so I work hard at good health, eating primal, thinking about what matters most and letting go of the crap than so easily bogs down a life.
Anyway, my little grandbabies have become "yo" girls, who are definitely entering the preteen phase with a glee. It seems like only yesterday, I mean literally only a little while ago, they were infants, but what a lot of fun to watch these fraternal twins, night and day different, growing, and to be so proud of what a great job their mother is doing.
Enjoy your life--this one is all too short. One day you look back and think, why did I waste so much energy on bs, negative people, and worry over things that really are not that important.
Also, Happy July 4th!
This time, like all times, is a very good one, if we but know what to do with it. Ralph Waldo Emerson
Any given day you are surrounded by 10,000 idiots. Lao Tsu, founder of Taoism