Aging.....It's All About Attitude

Maxine is my Idol

Time waltzes on

Just as with any unavoidable fact of life, aging can be what we make of it. It truly is all about attitude and how well or poorly we handle it. It's a process, our own journey...and simply, it is the natural course we're guided through by Mother Nature and Father Time. It's a good idea to consider them your friends.

For whatever reasons, celebrating another birthday has never thrown me for a loop. Not meaning to be smug, age is really just a number. Our chronological age represents the number of years we've traveled the earth......just a gauge to remind us how long we've been here and to imagine how much longer we might remain.

It is a fact by the way, that with each year, we become more than just another year older. Birthday gifts may not be necessary. All we need do is glance back to recall the numerous gifts we acquire by living each moment to it's fullest. Positive thinking, fond memories and gratitude create a sense of peace and contentment, no matter what the numbers say.

A few of my friends in my age bracket have always seemed to me to be terribly obsessed with anything to do with the aging process, most especially their own! I distinctly recall a time a friend of mine was approaching a particular age and I realized she had fallen into a depressive state the more she talked about it. I suggested to her that we make some plans to spend her birthday doing something interesting and fun. I added that I felt she should be the one to decide where we would go and what we might do.

When the day arrived, I still hadn't heard from her, so of course I called her to ask what the heck she was doing? She began her woeful song about being tired and feeling lonely...and blah, blah blah, so she decided she's just stay home. Yeah, I know, you're probably thinking the same thing I thought. "Does any of this make any sense?"

Well, I told her to get herself presentable and I'd pick her up in an hour. The moment I walked through the door she said to me, "I don't know why we should go anywhere or do anything.....I'm going to be 60 years old tonight at 10 o'clock!!"

I shoved her purse in her hands and said, "Yes, I know. There'll be a clock where ever we go....and you can STILL turn 60 at 10 o'clock, but wouldn't you rather be enjoying yourself with a friend?" I'm not sure she understood my point, but we went out and had a great time. It's really quite simple to handle the years if we welcome them with a smile.

And we mellow.....Oh, how we mellow.
And we mellow.....Oh, how we mellow.

In the beginning....

When we are young adults just beginning our journey and looking forward to all we aspire to be, there's a built-in sense of excitement and anticipation. We were sure of what we wanted and how to achieve it. We didn't give much thought to the possibility of obstacles or failure. We were fairly confident we could cross each bridge successfully as we reached it.

It is more than interesting that when we're young, we learn well what it is we do not want and hold firmly to the trust we'll know precisely how to avoid any pitfalls or negative outcomes. In short, we're pretty cocky in our youth. We heed few warnings from the voices of experience. This, I have come to believe, is as it should be. The reality is that each and every one of us must learn for ourselves through the choices and decisions we make....we must take wing, to fly in our own direction.

We each will fall more than a few times, perhaps even crash and burn. So, up you go, brush off the dust and try again. This is the fascinating thing about the years passing by. We get so damned much smarter and more experienced at the things we like to do. Before we realize it, we're experts.


Wisdom of Experiences....

Know how precious love is before you lose it.
Know how precious love is before you lose it.

We cannot know until we know.

There's a certain amount of caution that begins to creep in and we come to terms with learning to be alert and proactive. We grow in tolerance and awareness, not only in our own life but the lives of all whose paths we cross. These are good things. They are some of those gifts we earn going forward.

How enlightening to come to a place where what really matters is very clear and the foolishness of what does not, is calmly abandoned. To see with older eyes becomes more perfect vision and to hear with ears that have learned to listen creates a sweeter, more soothing sound.

Using every resource to our avail, we build our little world around hopes and dreams for ourselves and those we love. If all goes as planned, we arrive at a place of comfort and wealth of spirit. We can appreciate the simplest joys that support us through trauma and sorrow. We are proud when we rise above.

A great blessing that comes with age is that our senses become acute and more precise in weeding out the undesired and uncultivated from the blossoms. We do not settle to be common but to have common sense, for as we age, our judgement becomes sound and practical.

Yes, aging is an attitude peppered with knowledge and confidence. We should not wish to go back, but forward and free from the burdens of doubt and confusion.

Whatever regrets we may carry along, whomever we must go on without, we can be assured to do it all... not with struggles but with gratitude for having experienced that which life presented us. Why would we allow ourselves to begrudge this magical process called aging?

Slowing down only to "Remember When"

Sadness cannot survive laughter
Sadness cannot survive laughter

A Few Small Annoyances.....Nothing Fatal

In the aging process, our bodies begin to speak to us now and then, often angrily protesting what we might push it to do beyond it's better judgement. We can usually be wise enough to listen and respond with some tender loving care and kindness. Our image in the mirror has changed, but beyond the image is a vast memory filled with the gifts of living every moment as productively and graciously as possible. Everything changes and thank Heaven for most changes. It is this free-flowing movement of change, which keeps us going.

No thanks, I don't wish to start over. Right where I am, is precisely where I should be. I've walked the miles, cleared the way and offered my strengths to the weaker. I have made my statements, protected my investments and had my turn on the roller coaster. The road has been long, winding, fabulous and sometimes, rocky. Looking back never seems to be a good idea, except to reference a hard-earned lesson.

And so, like you, I have marched onward and upward and followed the rules. All the beautiful lives that have touched mine, I pray I've given back to, in love and friendship. When we gather up the treasures as well as debris, which will we embrace tightly and which will we let go? The answers are our own choices and protected secrets.

Aging, so kindly gives us the time and the patience to waste not a moment, or pass by sweet opportunities. We are able to relax, however we don't very often, for we don't want to miss a thing....there's much to do and we want to do it.

Whenever your birthday will approach again...and whatever number it presents.....I wish you, the happiest and most exciting ever. Believe this. You are at the most wonderful age of your life.

Funny Inspiration....Good for your Health!

© 2012 Paula

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fpherj48 5 weeks ago from Beautiful Upstate New York Author

Hey GF!....As your older SFAM, I will happily inform you, everything gets better with each passing year. Yes, I recall that 50 is nifty....Take it from me.....60 is the new 40!! In reverse has never been so great!


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Sunshine625 5 weeks ago from Orlando, FL

The more I age, the more my attitude expands. I tell all my friends once I hit 50 years old I do NOT care about the opinions of others, I am going to say and do what I please. Fifty sure is nifty! As is 53. Almost 53.5. OMG, watch out world!


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fpherj48 5 weeks ago from Beautiful Upstate New York Author

Hello Paul, Good to see you again. You are one of the good guys. Never let age determine your attitude or actions. Be "brave" and defy the years! LOL


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Paul Kuehn 5 weeks ago from Udorn City, Thailand

Paula, I couldn't help but revisit this excellent hub. Yes, aging is definitely all about attitude. Even in my retirement by not being out and active with students or others, I keep myself going by convincing myself that I am making a contribution to society with my writing and advice I give others. I am sharing this article with HP followers and on Facebook.


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fpherj48 5 weeks ago from Beautiful Upstate New York Author

Heavens NO! Personality clashes? Here? I just can't believe it. LOL Sorry, I just had to say that.

Sounds terrific that you've already published a book! Bravo. Congratulations! Continue the good work.

I have noticed your hub about stuff and meant to stop and read a few times. I will at some point tomorrow.

I have a started hub on ice. Perhaps your encouragement will spark my poor sleeping muse!....Thanks Jodah!


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Jodah 5 weeks ago from Queensland Australia

Paula, the Creative Exiles is going well. we have published our first book of Poetry. The next we intend to do will be short fiction. We allow, poetry, short fiction, and memoirs mainly....so you can fit most forms of creative writing in there somewhere. Quite a few hubbers or ex-hubbers are members. There have been a few teething problems/personality clashes but all seems quiet at the moment.

The other site started by LTM, iMom and Me....seems to have stagnated. It ay pick up again, don't know. About your writer's block..didn't you read my hub on How to Write Stuff?


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fpherj48 5 weeks ago from Beautiful Upstate New York Author

My dear Australian friend. True confessions: I had to re-share a hub because I'm in the worst writer's block of my free-lancing career. I have a list of topics & notes but my muse is seriously comatose. So I'm trying to be patient as I nurse her back to health.

The reality is, I know I could write every day if only we were truly "free" to write willy-nilly...(you know, whatever the heck strikes us.) But I see that as just a futile mission in terms of being featured or worth the graces of google.

Am seriously thinking of my own blog. How's it going with the new blog you are a part of with creative pieces? (or is it strictly poetry?)

I'm not happy with all the strict guidelines & limitations here. How can a writer even subject their muse to such an imprisonment? Know what I mean? Especially now, knowing that when the move to Niche sites is completed, all our hubs that didn't make the cut will be unfeatured forevermore. :(

Glad you enjoyed this piece on embracing aging....Yuk. We do what we must. Yes, Jodah, I too see the names & faces of those dear departed friends of ours, the list of which seems to have grown incrementally before our eyes. We smile & hurt at the same time. Proves to remind us of how very precious each new day is and keeps us movin on.

Thanks for the visit. Stay well. Paula


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Jodah 5 weeks ago from Queensland Australia

What a wonderful hub on the benefits of aging, Paula. I can't believe I haven't read this before but thanks for re-sharing. The sad part was I saw in comments the names of some dear hubbers who have since departed us. I guess that is one of the unfortunate results of aging that none can escape. Nice job.


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fpherj48 14 months ago from Beautiful Upstate New York Author

Elsie...That's it! You have the right attitude! Here's to a brand new week!! Write on.


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Elsie Hagley 14 months ago from New Zealand

Very true aging is all about attitude, laughter is one of the best medicine.

So live your life and never worry about the years passing by.

Your body will tell you when to slow down otherwise enjoy your age while you can.


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fpherj48 20 months ago from Beautiful Upstate New York Author

Lady E.....LOL. Since there's not a damned thing we can do about the fact that time marches on, we may as well jump into step and join the parade!


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Lady_E 20 months ago from London, UK

Thanks. It is all about the attitude and I like that you wrote this Hub with an inspiring attitude. I still feel so young in my heart.

I listened to someone recently, saying they were celebrating the 10th Anniversary of their 20th Birthday. :-)


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fpherj48 20 months ago from Beautiful Upstate New York Author

skye.....Your words bring me such love and hope....a peace within comes through when you remind me of how much God loves us. I return blessings to you and yours. Have a wonderful Spring.....and stay "younger than Springtime".....


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skye2day 20 months ago from Rocky Mountains

Hello sister. I absolutely loved the tone you wrote your hub of love on aging. Done very nicely! God truly blessed you with a gift of writing. Your words flow like fresh living waters. I praise God for each day as it is another in which to grow in understanding and effectiveness. I do not think God lets us rest from growing up. He loves us too much that we should think we got there. Until we leave this earth let us shine in the light of Gods love. The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom but fools despise wisdom. Proberbs 1:7

The workers are few but the harvest is ripe. May God bless you and yours in all of your comings and goings Paula. In His glorious name Jesus Christ, I pray. Love, Skye.

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fpherj48 20 months ago from Beautiful Upstate New York Author

You are one CRA___ZEE.....funny lady! Thanks!


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Sunshine625 20 months ago from Orlando, FL

How old are you now? JOKE! Happiest Birthday Ever to Effer!


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SAQIB6608 2 years ago from HYDERABAD PAKISTAN

Loved this Hub. Go on fpherj48 !!!

As We grow in years.. I believe in the maxim:

"we live in deeds, not in years"


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fpherj48 2 years ago from Beautiful Upstate New York Author

Trust me GF....you are.


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Sunshine625 2 years ago from Orlando, FL

I tend to have an attitude, but it's not about aging...OK, yes it is! I don't wanna grow up, I just wanna be a Toys R Us kid! :)


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fpherj48 2 years ago from Beautiful Upstate New York Author

Oh you are most welcome, Cam. One of those many lessons I learned during my struggle to get here is, "encouragement" is a most sacred gift we can give.

I'm a self-encouraging woman. Most people think I dream too much. So, excuse me while I return to my dreaming.........smile. Peace, Paula


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cam8510 2 years ago from Columbus, Georgia until the end of November 2016.

That was awesome. I was going to paste in my favorite part of this article, but there were too many awesome statements. This is very encouraging and helpful stuff. Thanks Paula.


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fpherj48 2 years ago from Beautiful Upstate New York Author

LOL.....I know....I always recognize my own kind. The only part of school I enjoyed was the social aspect. However, I was straight A's.......my teachers bored me to death.......and I'm sure a few of them wanted to choke me. There were times I would have let them, just so I didn't have to listen to them drone on about stuff I already knew...........LOL


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arksys 2 years ago from Adelaide, Australia

too late... lol :P


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fpherj48 2 years ago from Beautiful Upstate New York Author

Hi there Irfan....That's correct, I would not wish to go back. For all of my stages in life, experiences, highs and lows.....once was enough.

You realize I hope that statistics have clearly shown that individuals who "hated school," are some of the smartest, brightest and most talented individuals of all. If you take time to think about this, Irfan.....highly intelligent people do not deal well with confinement, repetition & rigid scheduling. Their huge brain wishes to be free to discover and create and think "out of the box."

Don't let this go to your head.......LOL


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arksys 2 years ago from Adelaide, Australia

interesting that you would not want to go back and do it all again. coming to think of it... i wouldn't in most cases either. ughhhh i hated school.

thanks for sharing... up!


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fpherj48 2 years ago from Beautiful Upstate New York Author

Glad you enjoyed it. Thanks for stopping by. As young as you look...you have YEARS before 'aging" becomes something to deal with......be young...be happy.....and practice this. As you age, you'll have "Young & Happy" down to a Science. It will just be habit! LOL


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Easy Exercise 2 years ago from United States

fpherj48,

Delightful! What a true joy! Thank you! Voted up!


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fpherj48 2 years ago from Beautiful Upstate New York Author

Hello, Tom...nice to meet you. Bless your Young Heart! I know exactly what you mean! Good luck always......Paula


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Tusitala Tom 2 years ago from Sydney, Australia

At seventy-eight I can identify and concur with most of what you have to say, fpher48. I have been socalled 'retired' (no longer in paid employment) for eighteen years now. During that time - and that time continues - I have been happier and more productive than in any time in my life. And I still feel my 'biggest moments of success' are ahead of me.


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fpherj48 2 years ago from Beautiful Upstate New York Author

Vellur &

Arun

Thank you for stopping by and for your input. I always appreciate interaction with readers. Have an age-less day!!


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ARUN KANTI 2 years ago from KOLKATA

Your interesting hub reminds me of the famous quote 'Aging is not lost youth but a new stage of opportunity and strength.' Thank you for sharing.


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Vellur 2 years ago from Dubai

Great hub and thoughts on growing old. We must be thankful for what we have experienced and move on without regrets. Great write, voted up.


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fpherj48 2 years ago from Beautiful Upstate New York Author

Andy.....Please accept some advice from an elder......don't be so hard on yourself. Both of the quotes that have inspired you are awesome and very wise words to remember. There's another one that's a personal favorite of mine, "Once we KNOW better, we DO better." (Maya Angelieu).......Which of course means we get one chance for everything in life, to first trip over our own feet...and then we need to straighten up!

One more thing....never use the word "drooping" associated to any body parts!! We're perfect, just the way we are....Peace, Paula


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fiftyish 2 years ago from UK & Southeast Asian Region

Nice Hub Paula ;)

I have to admit, I did go through a bit of a midlife crisis, but I'm pretty sure it's all done and dusted now. Who said: "When you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change?" Wise words indeed.

On a positive note, I'm probably fitter now than I was 25 years ago. Someone once said: "The slower we move, the faster we die". I've always been mindful of that which is probably why I'm in good shape for my 52 years, although my drooping face probably would reflect that LOL :)

Andy Aitch


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fpherj48 2 years ago from Beautiful Upstate New York Author

Awwwww Ed.....you silver-tongued devil you. Flattery will get you everywhere.....PLUS an "I Love you!" LOL.


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ahorseback 2 years ago

And by the way , It would seem to me one would have to be old to write about aging young lady !....heehehe


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fpherj48 2 years ago from Beautiful Upstate New York Author

Well now, Yves......I don't know that I would go so far as to say, "I have my act together.".....LOL...although I sure do put forth the effort . Somehow I've landed in a comfortable place and it's a peaceful feeling.

By your profile pic, it's clear to me that "aging" has been very kind to you. Round is the precise shape our thighs should be! Peace....Paula


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savvydating 2 years ago

Yes, there is a lot to be said for aging well. I remember myself as a cute 21 one year old bimbo. I was, seriously. Now, through the miracle of time and challenges, I've gotten wiser. On the other hand, I was looking at my aging thighs in the mirror the other day and thinking to myself..."Hmmm, my rounded thighs are cute. Right?" I haven't answered the question to my satisfaction yet. Nor has anybody else. I keep hoping the answer will be, "Yes, you bet." But my practical self says, Get on the treadmill, if you're that worried about it." I guess I'm not.

Lovely hub article. Aging well is the best thing we can do for our children. They love it when mom and dad have their act together.

Up & awesome.


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fpherj48 2 years ago from Beautiful Upstate New York Author

Dzy....It's OK! "The pen is mightier than the sword.....or a hundred mile walk!"


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DzyMsLizzy 2 years ago from Oakley, CA

Wonderful! I've long held the philosophy that "age is but a state of mind."

Trouble is, I was always a 'late bloomer:' I've got it all backwards. In my youth, I was shy, timid, fearful. Raised with strong roots and given no wings, I was in my mid 40's before I "found my voice." Relegated to history by then, were the political protests of the 1960s, and the changes that were able to be made.

Now that I've found my voice, and have learned enough to participate in such political processes, I physically cannot. Go on a hundred-mile march? My body would say, "You talkin' to ME??" I must content myself with articles and posts on FaceBook, trying to urge other, younger folks to action before it is too late for them, as well.

Voted up, interesting and useful.


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fpherj48 2 years ago from Beautiful Upstate New York Author

skye.....I feel I've gained a new friend! I couldn't be happier or more grateful it is you.

I am astounded by your passionate faith and the graciousness and gentleness by which you share it. You are a living example of a true and loving Christian.

Thank you once again for showing an interest in my work. I want to take a moment to visit your site. So nice to meet you and I hope to get to know you better. Peace, Paula


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skye2day 2 years ago from Rocky Mountains

fpherj48, The reality is, that each and every one of us, must learn for ourselves through the choices and decisions we make....we must take wing, to fly in our own direction.' I love what you wrote here. Yes and Amen. sister.

Growing up is not an easy task. Again I thank God for HIS grace and mercy, new each day. How I survived to this age is purely His Grace on me. I am humbled at His love. Keeping our thoughts on things that are pure and lovely is vital for our health. Phil 4: 7-9 We never do graduate but with time, trust. forgiveness and FAITH in Jesus it gets easier and we come to know true joy. A choice we make in this lifetime. An attitude of gratitude!! God Bless you fpherj48!

Another fantastic read. Thank You. Love, Skye


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LongTimeMother 3 years ago from Australia

We have foxes but I've never seen a coyote in real life. I can understand not wanting to attract them to your yard. :)


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fpherj48 3 years ago from Beautiful Upstate New York Author

LTM.......Now that's a husband who thinks ahead!! Wish I had a hen house! Have always wanted to raise chickens...(for eggs)...but I've been advised that we live much too close to the woods, where coyotes & fox live!!! Thanks for stopping by! Peace


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LongTimeMother 3 years ago from Australia

lol. Until a few weeks ago, the only time I was reminded I was growing old was when I caught a glimpse of wrinkles - still not convinced they're mine.

But my husband is in the process of building a new hen house and designed it so it is raised from the ground and we can collect the eggs from outside by opening the top of laying boxes that project out of the hen house at waist height.

"We're not always going to be able to bend down," he announced. The new hen house is obviously intended to last for another 50 years!!

Loved your hub. Voted up. :)


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fpherj48 3 years ago from Beautiful Upstate New York Author

Au fait....Thanks so much for such great compliments! Have I told you lately that I love you? LOL...........The way I see it....what is the point of attempting to fight a total inevitable? Go with the flow, bend, duck, deflect a little and hang on tight. There are just as many "positive" aspects to growing older, as there are to being young. They're simply VERY different. Fortunately, "mellowing" comes along for the ride!!

Hail! to the dignified "older woman!!"


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Au fait 3 years ago from North Texas

Paula, this article is so full to brimming over with wisdom! Nor would I want to go back and do anything over for any reason. It's funny how age can add incredible perspective on so many things!

Voted up, beautiful and awesome! Pinned to my 'Psychology' board because I believe how one deals with the issue of aging and life perspective is a psychological process.


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fpherj48 3 years ago from Beautiful Upstate New York Author

a 5 yearold? ABSOLUTELY!! Carefree and not responsible to pay the bills! That's a GOOD age!


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Sunshine625 3 years ago from Orlando, FL

It's the heat Effer. I spend too much time in the sun rejuvenating my rays. LOL

Can I act like a 5 year old? ;)


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fpherj48 3 years ago from Beautiful Upstate New York Author

GF.....It's very hard for me to think of you as "feeling 75." But the truth is, we all have those nasty days. Knowing you, you'll get through it with flying colors....and emerge feeling like a 21 year old. You are not allowed to behave like a 21 year old, though! That could be a problem!! LOL.........Hugs!


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Sunshine625 3 years ago from Orlando, FL

Yo Effer, Age is just a number is so accurate. I feel about 75 today and I have quite an attitude too! :))


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fpherj48 3 years ago from Beautiful Upstate New York Author

ED

You know, you're not the first who has suggested that I was born an old soul......It is always possible.....and I'm happy to be in such great company!! I have a son named "Ed".....for Edmund...(after his Dad) and btw...MY Dad was ED too (for Edward).....and now I have a friend named "Ed" a.k.a ahorseback! How lucky can a girl be??

Audrey....

Well sweet Singing Lady.....you are either coming back again because you like this hub......OR...you are simply a very NICE, kind, thoughtful friend.....helping to keep my HP account active and "visited" while I am away?........either way.....that makes me a lucky lady and I'm honored. You are tooo sweet! Peace & Hugs...Paula


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vocalcoach 3 years ago from Nashville Tn.

Hello Paula - Well, this is my 3rd time here and most likely not my last. Something about the positive pluses of aging that keeps drawing me to your fantastic writing. You are magnificent girlfriend and gee - well - I'm so darned lucky to know you! Up again and again and again+++ and sharing of course. Big hugs!


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ahorseback 3 years ago

Hi Paula , No one could have stated this hub better than this ! I've always thought of myself as different somehow , Yet I share the same sentiments as you , were we perhaps born as old souls ? I would not ever go bacck either , anyway .......a beautiful lady with a beautiful outlook !........Ed----sharing


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fpherj48 3 years ago from Beautiful Upstate New York Author

pinto....so glad you agree! If we believe in the positive.....we live in the positive. Bless you.


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pinto2011 3 years ago from New Delhi, India

You are quite right when you say it is all in our attitude, as we do not carry our age, but attitude. Life is always green if we carry the right attitude to look at it.


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fpherj48 3 years ago from Beautiful Upstate New York Author

Dexis...Hello! Thanks for stopping by. I love new visitors......especially those who agree with me!! LOL


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DexisView 3 years ago from New England

It is all about attitude...absolutely! Nicely put!


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fpherj48 3 years ago from Beautiful Upstate New York Author

TT....Thank you for visiting and for this thoughtful comment. Compared to the extremely active and adventurous "girl," I was all my life....I too am feeling the various pings and pangs, that limit many things I used to love to do. But, there are any number of activities to replace what we did years ago....

Pamper yourself and enjoy you twilight years, any way you can. Peace.


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TIMETRAVELER2 3 years ago

This was a lovely tribute to aging and I enjoyed reading it immensely. I'm now in the twilight of my life and hurting a lot almost daily, but I don't mind being old, except for the pains that limit my activities all too often. Thanks for this one.


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fpherj48 3 years ago from Beautiful Upstate New York Author

Yes...Kelly...I agree with Patty Inglish. You're one hot chick for 45! Take the compliments and LOVE them. and keep walking around that block!...

Patty...Thanks for poking your head in! Nice to hear from you.


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Patty Inglish, MS 3 years ago from North America

It must have been a nice block in a great neighborhood, because you look marvelous!


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RealHousewife 3 years ago from St. Louis, MO

This was just perfect! I just had my 45th birthday and I don't care and I am not ashamed of that number or the next. It's funny because I don't feel like that number really means anything except it's obvious I have been around the block a couple of times:) lol

GREAT and yeah UP+++!!!


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fpherj48 3 years ago from Beautiful Upstate New York Author

You and me both, janshares! Amen ! It's a ride!


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janshares 3 years ago from Washington, DC

Thank you for your cool, steady wisdom, fpherj48. I'm so loving the confidence and contentment that getting older has brought me. Voted up, awesome, and beautiful.


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gmwilliams 3 years ago from the Greatest City In The World-New York City, New York

Very good message here. One must approach aging or rather saging with eloquence and anticpation. Aging is nothing to be feared but to be embraced and savored to its maximum.


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fpherj48 3 years ago from Beautiful Upstate New York Author

jtrader....Always nice to see a brand new visitor! Thanks for stopping by. When don't learn lessons through our own personal experiences...we can never be sure of their validity and value! I see you agree!....Peace.


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jtrader 3 years ago

I like your cartoon. We do all have to learn for ourselves. We have to experience our own failures and successes.


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fpherj48 3 years ago from Beautiful Upstate New York Author

Audrey....Hello! and Happy New Year!....Thank you so much for such a positive comment!

Psst...girlfriend......if our bodies could keep up with our minds......we'd be incredibly dangerous. Evidently, Mother Nature knows what she's doing....OR, she's just a spiteful old witch!!! LOL


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vocalcoach 3 years ago from Nashville Tn.

Oh Paula - This is a magnificent message! Attitude is the key to the fountain of youth. If I hadn't made mistakes along my journey I wouldn't be where I am now - and I love where I am at this point in my life. So viva all my wrong choices:)

If my body could keep up with my mind - what a party we'd have together. I am very inspired after reading this. I love the way you write and am so glad I have treated myself to this treasure.

Thank you dear Paula and have an awesome New Year. Voted up and across and passing this on.


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fpherj48 3 years ago from Beautiful Upstate New York Author

teach! Hi and Happy New Year to you and yours! I wish you health and laughter and enough strength to ride the waves of some small troubles.....Enjoy each and every day!! Keep doing what you do because you do it SO WELL!!!


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teaches12345 3 years ago

Thanks for the look at aging with grace. I love your style of writing and how you make things look so positive (and with fun). You are a lovely person -- will always be!


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fpherj48 3 years ago from Beautiful Upstate New York Author

LOL....Stephanie, you're so funny!......Maybe, our body is telling us that we simply shouldn't be doing some of the things our mind would like us to???.....I'm just guessing. Glad you agree that there are special moments to treasure at every age and stage!.....Thanks for the visit.


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Stephanie Henkel 3 years ago from USA

I love how you think! :) There are moments to be treasured at every age as our lives evolve from one stage to another. The only tough part of aging is that my body doesn't want to do all the things my mind would like it to ...another reason to live life now and enjoy each moment!


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fpherj48 3 years ago from Beautiful Upstate New York Author

Hi sgbrown.......And this is the perfect time of year to fine tune our attitude about a whole lot of things, isn't it? Maybe adjusting our perspectives on things should replace the old, boring "resolutions!"...


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sgbrown 3 years ago from Southern Oklahoma

Wonderful! They say you are only as old as you feel, that may not quite be true, but your attitude is 90% of it! We are all going to age, we migt as well make the best of it. This is such a wonderful hub! Voting up and awesome! Thank you for re-directing some of my attitude! :)


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fpherj48 3 years ago from Beautiful Upstate New York Author

BRAVO to your Mom! Rest assured, you will follow in her footsteps....."Attitude" is in your DNA! Thanks for visiting and commenting! Come again.


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Specialk3749 3 years ago from Michigan

Great hub! I hope that as I grow old, my attitude will help me "stay" young. My mom is the best example of this. Even though she is 72, she has a great outlook on life and it makes her appear younger.


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fpherj48 3 years ago from Beautiful Upstate New York Author

Well, Miss Tammy Arts & Crafts Lady....good thing you have BOTH! wisdom and looks!


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tammyswallow 3 years ago from North Carolina

Excellent hub! As I join the ranks of the aging, I find it is more beneficial to have wisdom over looks. This is a great resource for men and women!


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fpherj48 3 years ago from Beautiful Upstate New York Author

whonunu

OK....I give. Right, things are not exactly how they used to be....but "change" can be a good thing too. In fact, CHANGE is a daily occurrence. Hang on and ride the waves....It's a natural process. Honest.

VEE!!!!

Maxine ROCKS, doesn't she? I have a kitchen towel with her picture on it and it says, "Hello, How are you? Good to see you. NOW GET THE HELL OUTTA MY KITCHEN!!" LMAO! She says it perfectly, so I don't have to!!

Midget!

What a lovely and positive way to look at this! Yes! You are so right. We ARE "one up" on the youngsters!


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midget38 3 years ago from Singapore

This was so lovely! I think that age is but a number too. What is most important is that we live our lives to the fullest, and cherish the fact that as we grow older, we are one up on others in terms of experience. Thanks for sharing! I am passing it on.


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Victoria Lynn 3 years ago from Arkansas, USA

Effer, you are so inspiring. I need to remind myself of this hub when I lament those newly sprung wrinkles in the mirror. LOL. You write so gracefully about aging gracefully! I love Maxine, too. What attitude!


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whonunuwho 3 years ago from United States

I'm often astounded by the figure and face that I see before me in the mirror, after all, I feel like I'm still 23 and have the world before me to explore and make my way. Then the pains of aging set in and I'm given that old reminder that things are not quite like they used to be. nice hub, and so true. whonu


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fpherj48 3 years ago from Beautiful Upstate New York Author

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Looks to me like everyone is in agreement....which makes me quite happy! Here's to all of us past the common definition of "young." May we keep love in our hearts, fun in our spirit and determination in our attitude!!.........Happy New Year/2013!!


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newusedcarssacram 3 years ago from Sacramento, CA, U.S.A

The way you have written this hub is simply awesome. Actually you have shared a deep thought here...age is just a number nothing else.

Voted up...


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vocalcoach 3 years ago from Nashville Tn.

Hi Paula - I'm a very old horse. I may not look it, but what you see are good genes. Now that I've confessed, let me say I'm proud as can be of every year, wrinkle, sag, snort and fool I've made of myself.:)

And, I'm not stopping. In fact I'm just getting started!

You couldn't have written a better hub with it's grand title and all. I'm right there with you sister. Through every sentence and paragraph I'm sitt'in here nodding my head up and down with approval.

I will leave this world with a big smile on my face! I'm so glad you wrote this! Up and sharing. Hugs.


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elle64 3 years ago from Scandinavia

So welle written- And so many good points, Happy new year.


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Mhatter99 3 years ago from San Francisco

You are so right! There is little of value I can add. Thank you for this.


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fpherj48 3 years ago from Beautiful Upstate New York Author

LOL...well, Glimmer......asking someone my age if she'd like to "start over"....is a bit like asking someone if they're hungry, after they've gone through the "All you can eat" buffet" 3 times!! I'm sure you can agree with that!!......LOL


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Glimmer Twin Fan 3 years ago

Awesome and voted up! I love that you don't want to start over. I don't either. It's amazing what we learn during life's trials and tribulations and I can't imagine having to learn that stuff all over again. Great hub.


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fpherj48 3 years ago from Beautiful Upstate New York Author

Sharyn...Good to see you! I'm wishing you and yours a very wonderful Holiday Season....enjoy every minute!


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Sharyn's Slant 3 years ago from Northeast Ohio USA

Love every word Paula! Aging with an attitude, definitely. The whole "aging" thing is growing on me lately and not bothering me like I thought it would. I love the fact that I can say what I feel, NOT do something if I do not want to, not worry about what others think, and I more rapidly am gaining wisdom daily (so I have all the answers, ha). And one thing I notice is that I laugh at stupid things more easily. I guess I realize more and more that there are SO many things I cannot control. It's a relief to not worry about those things. I also realize lately that I have lost that desire to "always have the last word." I look at situations differently and it seems that there are so many times that it is not worth my time and effort to be engaged in "crap." I want no part of it.

Thank you for sharing your amazing words of wisdom. I hope many read this closely, there is much to learn. I hope you have a wonderful holiday!!!

Sharyn


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fpherj48 3 years ago from Beautiful Upstate New York Author

Wisdom comes with age...trial and error....falling and getting back up.....making mistakes and getting hurt....causing trouble and paying for it......snapping out of our youthful FOG.....

Ain't it a bitch??? By the time we learn, we're too effin old to do much about it, but PREACH.......Yawn............


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Jools99 3 years ago from North-East UK

Paula, As always, a wonderful hub. You write with such wisdom but also a heart dollop of wit :o) All of my wrinkles are in the right places as well!


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fpherj48 3 years ago from Beautiful Upstate New York Author

Vinaya....Thank you visiting! I wish you and yours a Blessed and Joyous Holiday Season!


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Vinaya Ghimire 3 years ago from Nepal

Paula, what a terrific hub.

Everyday we grow old, this is a reality no one can escape. Thanks for sharing your beautiful thoughts.

Merry Christmas and a very Happy New Year.


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fpherj48 3 years ago from Beautiful Upstate New York Author

Well....Leslie....Yes, my body does do the scream thing, especially when I abuse it or overdo it. That's pretty much my only constant reminder that the years have done gone on by!! Don't hate me, but I have never, even once, experienced a hot flash....and I've been on total PAUSE for years. Runs in the family....my Mom, sister and I, all breezed through the change.

We sure do share some things....I should be dead at least 4 times over, hon. Every day gets prettier and brighter!

On the Horizon? I suppose.....it's in April.....Having an enormous Bash this year. I'll be 65. and I remember every day of it! LOL

Thanks Babe...I love your comments.


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ImKarn23 3 years ago

Start over??? God forbid! lol...i think i'd rather die, quite frankly..

Other than a few hot (or should i say hot(ter)) flashes and my body SCREAMING at me (justifiably..) - i love being old(er)! lol...

the word you used was 'calm' and i find that to be the best word to describe the difference between now...and THEN...(brrrrrr...)

I should be dead at least twice to date so to me - every day is a gift and i try to acknowledge it as such!

Love your 'tude Paula - we have loads in common, me thinks...(am i to deduce a birthday is on the horizon? lol..)

OH - and i agree with Ruchira - you're new pic is HOT...or should i say HOT(ter)...

xx


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fpherj48 3 years ago from Beautiful Upstate New York Author

LOL...Oh Jaye....you're way too generous. I happen to believe "attitude" is the KEY to just about everything positive in our life....all of us....and while I know this can keep us young, mentally & spiritually....I'm afraid the rest of it is 95% "genetics."

I know exactly what you are referring to in terms of the shift in priorities. In fact, for me, it's one of those things that actually causes me to scratch my head and ask myself, "Who WAS that girl who thought that this silly matter or that insignificant issue was the absolute end of the world??!! LOL.. I now, simply wallow in mellow...and I love it. The kick in the ass is, we now annoy people because we DON'T get annoyed over much of anything!! That cracks me up!

Good to see you, girl...it's been since your flash fiction. Are you working diligently, putting them altogether?? Hope so.......Have a wonderful Holiday Season, Jaye.........Paula


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Ruchira 3 years ago from United States

Paula,

First of all, I love the new pix of you :) looking young and smashing as ever!!

Secondly, aging sure depends on your attitude and let me tell you girl, you are aging just the right way!

Awesome topic and will agree with you 100% on the above. voted up and sharing it across!


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JayeWisdom 3 years ago from Deep South, USA

Lovely read, Paula....It must be your positive attitude toward growing older that keeps you looking indecently young (as evidenced by your HP photo)!

With each new year of living, I find much less importance in things I once considered crucial to my happiness and vice versa. Although I now look and feel my age (and some days even older), these facts don't bother me as much as I once expected. As I've been seasoned by age, I've also mellowed--a combination that serves me well.

Here's a toast to becoming comfortable in one's skin and with one's years! Cheers!

Voted Up++++

Jaye


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fpherj48 3 years ago from Beautiful Upstate New York Author

Koffee.....Yes, very true...and if we don't feel well....we can still feel young. Helps to heal us faster!.....Thanks for the visit. Always good to see you!


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KoffeeKlatch Gals 3 years ago from Sunny Florida

You are as young as you feel. To me age is nothing. I'm happy I'm in this stage of my life. Very enjoyable read.


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fpherj48 3 years ago from Beautiful Upstate New York Author

Table 80....I sincerely THANK YOU. What a compliment. I am duly flattered. So glad you stopped by to visit! Peace & Joy....


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fpherj48 3 years ago from Beautiful Upstate New York Author

Til...you mean, about being technically challenged?? ROFLMAO!! OMG, it's WORSE than I admit!!!


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Taleb80 3 years ago

For more than two years, I read Hubs here.

This is one of the best I have read.

I find my self, & for first time I do it, encouraged to vote four votes (Useful, Awesome, Beautiful & Interesting)

Thank you for sharing this piece of art.


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tillsontitan 3 years ago from New York

God bless your DIL, seems she did a good job ;) I don't for a moment believe half of what you say about yourself you know!


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fpherj48 3 years ago from Beautiful Upstate New York Author

Til...Stop it! You are way too kind and sweet! You may be interested in knowing my DIL came over to "teach me" how to scan photographs into my photo gallery.....and she was great. She talked to me like I am 3 years old, just like I asked her to.

When we were all done, she asked, "So, you think you can do this now?" I told her it's nice that she only lives 5 minutes away!.....


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fpherj48 3 years ago from Beautiful Upstate New York Author

Jackie....Good for you....can't let age "bother" us. It's too much fun, pushing it aside!....


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allexia26 3 years ago

Great hub, are you sure you don't want to take that roller coaster for one more ride lol.


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tillsontitan 3 years ago from New York

Well GF, the alternative to aging is definitely not a pleasing one ;) "aging is an attitude peppered with knowledge and confidence" I may adopt that as my daily mantra....you are so full of wisdom and life and it shows in your wonderfully written hubs. Depth my dear GF, along with your tremendous sense of humor is an uncanny knowledge! Oh, btw, LOVE the new profile picture...you must smile every time you look in the mirror you gorgeous thing you!

Voted up, useful, awesome, interesting, and shared!


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fpherj48 3 years ago from Beautiful Upstate New York Author

WOW....you're what I call a man with ATTITUDE!!! Compliments to you for your incredible Zest for life and living. I see you will not a single issue with the aging process! Good for you!! Let people "think" what they will.......you can jog past them and wave, as they sit on a park bench, discussing how nice it WAS to be young!! LOL


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Moesky 3 years ago from Amsterdam

Wrinkles and grey hair aside, I don't see my life any other way than how I've always seen it - as a journey with no visible end in sight. Give me another road to start on, another mountain to climb, another river to cross. Friends are counting off to their retirement and winding down; my son is just starting on his adult journey with all the abandon you mention in your article. But while I enjoy immensely the traits of wisdom and personal insight that comes (as you said) with aging, my son inspires me to take to the road again in search of dreams and adventures I didn't get round to in my youth.

I started training last January, could do trampoline somersaults by February; now I'm running regularly and physically I'm fitter than I ever remember being; and I'm pursuing a new dream as a songwriter and musician... some people think I'm being unrealistic but I think it doesn't matter how old I am, if I want to do something I'm going to have a go regardless of age - and if there are new mistakes to make and new failures to discover, then I'll deal with them as a continuation of the lessons of life.

Great article, but I have to go now - the roller-coaster is coming round again...


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Jackie Lynnley 3 years ago from The Beautiful South

Age has never really bothered me, but then hopefully I have a ways to go. Grandchildren are the best part of age for sure. All the fun and none of the responsibility!


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fpherj48 3 years ago from Beautiful Upstate New York Author

WOW, Paul...Thank you. Your compliment is one of the BEST! I am humbled. I hear you...about children. With grandchildren (TWINS!) nos. 11 and 12, due in July, I can safely say I am more often than not, surrounded by kids! Even today, I have 2 little boys here, home (sick) from school. You know, Paul, there's something miraculous about being at Grandma's. Their parents have no idea how healed they become, once they've been dropped off!! LOL....


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Paul Kuehn 3 years ago from Udorn City, Thailand

Paula,

I don't know how you do it, but it seems like almost every one of your hubs is awesome. Aging is all about attitude as you say. If I wasn't around young people all day long and didn't think I was young, I certainly wouldn't be as active and energetic as I am. Voted up and sharing on Facebook and with followers and Pinning.


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fpherj48 3 years ago from Beautiful Upstate New York Author

Linda Sue....Trust me gf...you are not the first to say I'm like Maxine. It's very true. In fact, we often thought Maxine's creator was trying to copy our Mother.....they're like clones....and "they" say I'm getting to be more like my mother everyday.

I said I would never "freak out" about my age......I never said it's fun to start SHOWING one's age! I haven't considered the extremes....lifting, tucking, etc.....but I try every other which way!!

Thank Heavens for AVON! LOL..........


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Sunshine625 3 years ago from Orlando, FL

I love Maxine! She's a hoot and holler! Actually reminds me a bit of you. Well, probably more than a bit :) Luckily not all people freak out about aging like celebrities do and start pumping botox, lifting, tucking and ironing their skin to look younger again. Major FAIL. I'm excited about my milestone bday in June. I will NOT freak out like Demi Moore did. No way Jose, not my style. Fantastic, up"lifting" hub! :))


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fpherj48 3 years ago from Beautiful Upstate New York Author

Alastar.......I'm happy you approve!! You will even more so when you actually start aging!!.....

drbj......and a LARGE thank you! So glad you like this.....I will read Getting Older Aint' for Sissies.....LOL...love the title. True, one must face it courageously! LOL


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drbj 3 years ago from south Florida

What wonderful truths you have written here, Paula. If I had not seen your name as the author, I would have thought I had written this. Truly! You echo what I have always believed and still practice.

I have tried to say the same thing many times in my own words and those of others (see "Getting Older Ain't for Sissies").

Growing old is mandatory. But growing up is optional. Brava, m'dear and a large UP!


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Alastar Packer 3 years ago from North Carolina

You said it right and then some Effer!


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fpherj48 3 years ago from Beautiful Upstate New York Author

Linda...You are just too sweet. Thank you for the compliments.....I'm humbled. It's good that you could feel my "heart," because I believe in every word I wrote.


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lrc7815 3 years ago from Central Virginia

Paula, this is so beautiful. Like you, I appreciate where I am now, at 57. All the mistakes I made along the way only make it sweeter. This is one of those pieces of art that summarizes my feelings better than I ever could have. You did an amazing job and I could feel your heart in every word. Voted up and sharing!


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fpherj48 3 years ago from Beautiful Upstate New York Author

Alastar....If we had only known then, what we know now....we'd have known that one day we would be the ones with the wisdom, talking to the stubborn, cocky youngsters that WE were then!!........Did I say that right? LOL!! Just read it slowly!


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Alastar Packer 3 years ago from North Carolina

Oh but isn't it true about not heeding the warnings in youth from those with experience. But, like my teenage redneck Tomcat who has to go outside all the time maybe it's just the way of nature. Your take on the wisdom of maturity is wonderful, Paula. As a wise Unc once opined to the wild youth: "You see that cemetery over there, son?" 'Yeah', I replied. Then he said, "A lot of people got there a lot sooner than they thought they would."


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fpherj48 3 years ago from Beautiful Upstate New York Author

Carol......Hope you landed safely after jumping up to click your heels!! LOL......Sounds like you can handle more than one celebratory drink! The only watering hole I'm familiar with in this neck of the woods, is pop's Inn......she'll be there waiting for us. Let's hope she has overnight rooms...ZZZZZZZZZZZ


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fpherj48 3 years ago from Beautiful Upstate New York Author

Nell....The older we get...the more we get away with!! Go for the gusto, girl. Live it up. The very worst they will do to us, is take us home and tell us to get to bed....OR, take us to a nice, comfy rest home.


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fpherj48 3 years ago from Beautiful Upstate New York Author

pop.......I'm so unconcerned with "age"...I had to ask my husband how old I am..........Or is there another reason for that?


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Nell Rose 3 years ago from England

Hi paula, yes I totally agree with you, its the attitude and not the age! I would love to go back and be young again, then I thought, well to be honest the idea of doing all that again? lol! the one thing I suffer from with age is presumption! seriously, I presume I can't do this, or should do that, its the one thing I have always suffered from, well no more, from now on presumption has gone out the window and yes I will do what I want! haha!


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fpherj48 3 years ago from Beautiful Upstate New York Author

carol....The way I see it...why fight a battle we cannot win. We can hold him off, distract him, ignore him and dislike him....but, the best thing is to just accept his presence and be nice. He's less mean that way!!.


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fpherj48 3 years ago from Beautiful Upstate New York Author

Whether we look forward to it or not, GF, it happens.....and you are correct in knowing that fretting and worry only gets us there quicker. You see, I know what age I am, but I flatly refuse to grow "old." Stubbornness and an open mind and heart is the best anti-aging medicine!!


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MartieCoetser 3 years ago from South Africa

Aauuuww, fpher, this is all so-so true, and I agree wholeheartedly with you. But still, I don't look forward to aging. But that's going to happen. In fact, it was and IS happening all the time. I can but only take care of myself and my health the best I can do TODAY, and I can enjoy life the best I can do TODAY. Tomorrow and aging will take care of themselves and I will take care of them when they happen....

I should have appreciated myself more when I was younger. I should have taken better care of myself. But guess what, I've taken my age for granted and did a lot of things I should not have done. But oh well, what's done is done.... I don't cry over spilled milk, because it will only makes me look old and ugly and pathetic.... :)

Merry Christmas to you and yours, my dearest Paula :)


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breakfastpop 3 years ago

I love the tone and message of this hub. I appreciate where I am now and I feel much freer to be me. Voted up and awesome!


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carol7777 3 years ago from Arizona

I really just plain enjoyed this and I think I will jump up and click my heels. Seriously you put it well and very clear...so Lets have a celebratory drink tonite at the closest watering hole.


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fpherj48 3 years ago from Beautiful Upstate New York Author

Yes, bil, we tend to grow out of that "gawky stage"......the one where we trip over our own feet every other day? Thank heaven!


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billybuc 3 years ago from Olympia, WA

It's all about having 'TUDE. I love where I am now; I was such a mess when I was younger. I love this message, Paula! Well done my friend!

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