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    Pondering Age and Aging

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    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

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    Amen!

    When I look back at the stress I caused myself by worrying about things that ultimately didn't matter, it's just sad. I'm 46, and I actually love being this age because I feel like I have a much clearer picture of life and priorities. I just feel so much more at peace with myself.

    I don't know if life ever gets easy, but your attitude matures and you see the big picture instead of the minutiae.
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    It's my birthday today, too, and I'm turning 51. Best wishes to your granddaughters. I don't have any yet, but I look at my adult sons (21 and 18) and wonder where the years go.

    Amen to making the best of life at any age!
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    Quote Originally Posted by marthat View Post
    It's my birthday today, too, and I'm turning 51. Best wishes to your granddaughters. I don't have any yet, but I look at my adult sons (21 and 18) and winder where the years go.

    Amen to making the best of life at any age!
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    Happy Birthday to your grandkids, and to you Marthat.

    js290-I sure hope so!
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    I'm 68 - maybe not quite the oldest person here. This is not my birthday. However, I count the 4th of July as the date I began using the Primal Blueprint. (I don't label my self as Primal, Paleo or anything else.) I do not feel old any more. Oh, my hair is still gray (not as gray as a year ago) and thin on top (not as thin as a year ago), my short term memory is not what it used to be (but better than a year ago) . . . . I could go on.

    Happy birthday to all who are having them, including the USA.
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    Hedonist: Happy Do-it-your-way Birthday!
    Marthat: A very happy birthday to you, too
    js290: I expect to live into my 90s based on family trend, if I don't get run over by one of the 10,000 idiots. But years without good health is awful, so I do want to keep going pretty much as I am now if at all possible. I'm not giving in a minute before I have to.

    I love this time of life, though I wouldn't mind swapping out some parts from the 1970s version; still a classic is a classic. We 1940 models are still very cool (we even invented the term "cool").
    This time, like all times, is a very good one, if we but know what to do with it. Ralph Waldo Emerson

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    Quote Originally Posted by RitaRose View Post
    Amen!

    When I look back at the stress I caused myself by worrying about things that ultimately didn't matter, it's just sad. I'm 46, and I actually love being this age because I feel like I have a much clearer picture of life and priorities. I just feel so much more at peace with myself.

    I don't know if life ever gets easy, but your attitude matures and you see the big picture instead of the minutiae.
    I give you an Amen to your Amen! I really loved my 40s, it was the time for me when I truly grew up and let go of too many "shoulds."
    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

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    I do not feel old any more. Oh, my hair is still gray (not as gray as a year ago), my short term memory is not what it used to be (but better than a year ago)
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