December 15, 2016

Getting Older


I had a milestone birthday so there is no denying it. 
I am officially old! 

Social Security income is a benefit;
An aging body is a sad hard challenge. 
Try to stave it off and you may have a tiny bit of success
But you cannot deny fate. 

Wisdom? Perhaps a little.
More like painful insight, lessons from living long enough
to know that there is no magic wand
and no perfect ending.

14 comments:

  1. Happy Birthday and may your future be filled with many joyous moments and love,
    Merisi

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  2. Happy birthday and welcome to the club. May you see there is always good and careless times filled with joyous and healthy years ahead

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    1. Sorry, not careless, I mean carefree

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    2. Sometimes careless times are the most fun! ;-)

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  3. ...I also pasted that milestone.

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  4. This is so true. I hope you had a wonderful birthday.

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  5. That time slips by fast. I still hear a young man talking, but see it very different in the mirror

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  6. The most important thing to know about turning 70 (I beat you by three months) is that we are still here and living life!

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  7. The years do go by so quickly, we should all do our best to enjoy every moment.

    I do hope you had an enjoyable and happy birthday.

    All the best Jan

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  8. I am 66 and determined to enjoy to the fullest however many years (or days) I have left. Counting my many blessings helps!
    Happy Birthday!

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  9. Every day you're still alive is a gift!

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  10. I say any birthday is a reason to celebrate. You've made it another year! Much better than the alternative...

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