Now that I'm 70,
I welcome life's slower pace.
Years of childrearing are behind me.
Grandchildren are enjoyed and then returned.
My love of family is pure, without expectation.
Each day, I seek periods of solitude.
I walk the trails.
I'm in tune with my surroundings.
My mind lingers on thoughts and ideas.
My body feels alive.
I'm refreshed by books and nature and exertion.
Time with friends is precious.
I no longer waste time on disagreeable people.
I'm patient, but I know my limits.
I've learned to turn away, to say no.
I'm not a saint.
I can't solve the world's problems.
I don't feel guilty.
Each stage of life has its rewards.
I'm liking the age I'm at.
All that I've learned in other stages
helps me to live life now more fully.
|My D-i-L's photo of me dancing to Honky Tonk Woman|
I'm no longer self-conscious.
I can finally dance to the music.
Whatever age you're at, tell me something good about it!