Pondering

crop field under rainbow and cloudy skies at dayime

It’s been a few days (weeks, months actually) since my last post. In perusing through some of the writings I’ve found this wonderful title and thought I’d share it in hopes this may be encouraging and humorous… if not both, at least one aspect. I have no idea where I gleaned this, probably Facebook, not from whom. I’m letting ya’ll know it’s not original, only my comments, which shall appear in parentheses.

TEN REASONS WHY GROWING OLD IS WONDERFUL …

First ~Eventually you will reach a point when you stop lying about your age and start bragging about it. (or at least not grimacing when mentioned)

Second ~ The older we get, the fewer things seem worth waiting in line for. (This also applies to going to the store to obtain)

Third ~ Some people try to turn back their odometers. Not me; I want people to know ‘why’ I look this way. I’ve traveled a long way, and some of the roads weren’t paved. (And in my world sometimes they were uphill both ways)

Fourth ~ When you are dissatisfied and would like to go back to youth, think of Algebra. (I don’t want to go back. I mean, and do that whole younger thing again after escaping the first time? And I enjoyed Algebra. Stop dissing Algebra would you?)

Fifth ~ You know you are getting old when everything either dries up or leaks. (no comment)

Sixth ~ I don’t know how I got over the hill without getting to the top. (ditto, and both ways)

Seventh ~ One of the many things no one tells you about aging is that it’s such a nice change from being young. (see explanation in eighth and ninth)

Eighth ~ One must wait until evening to see how splendid the day has been.

Ninth ~ Being young is beautiful, but being old is comfortable. (Being comfortable is nice)

Tenth ~ Long ago, when men cursed and beat the ground with sticks, it was called witchcraft.

Today it’s called golf. (it’s still witchcraft … just sayin’)

And, finally ~ If you don’t learn to laugh at trouble, you won’t have anything to laugh at when you’re old.

And there you have it, life in ten lessons, or thereabouts. Stay tuned hopefully, I’ll write more later.