Having recently celebrated another birthday I thought I would go and see what I have in my collections in regards to getting older. And these are a few of the quotes that I came up with.
For some of us, age has a way of creeping up on us; and this first quote would seem to indicate the way age can come upon some of us.
“Time has laid his hand upon my heart, gently not smiting it; but as a Harper lays his open palm upon his harp to deaden its vibrations.”
Henry W Longfellow
The next one I have found is in point form and has some funny but true points. I have had it in my collection for a long time now. And is titled –
You Know You Are Getting Old When . . .
Everything hurts, . . . And what doesn’t hurt, doesn’t work.
The gleam in your eye is the sun on your bifocals .
You feel like the morning after, but you haven’t been anywhere!
Your little black book only has names ending in M.D.
You get winded playing cards
You join a health club, but don’t go.
Your children begin to look middle age.
A dripping tap causes an uncontrollable urge.
You know all the answers, but nobody asks the questions!
You look forward to a dull evening.
You need glasses to find your glasses
You turn out the light for economy, instead of romance.
You sit in a rocking chair, but can’t make it go.
Your knee’s buckle, but your belt won’t!
Your back goes out more times than you do.
You put your Bra on back to front, and it fits better.
Your house is too big and your medicine cabinet is not big enough
You sink your teeth into a steak, and they stay there!
Your birthday cake sinks under the weight of the candles.
And when the candles are lit, the fire brigade comes
I hope you had a bit of a laugh at some of the points made in this quote, I know I did. And some of them I can relate to. . . Can you?
While not directly relating to ageing these next couple of quotes remind us that there is a purpose to how we live our lives and the way we look at our lives. First is one from Ralph Waldo Emerson.
“Life is a journey, not a destination.”
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Looking at this quote it reminds me that my life is not the focus of my life. It what happens along the way. The experiences I have and how my life impacts on others that is what should be important to each of us. Perhaps that is why I like our next and final quote for today. From Thomas S Monson we have this –
“Life’s journey is not traveled on a freeway devoid of obstacles, pitfalls and snares. Rather it is a pathway marked by forks and turnings. Decisions are constantly before us. To make them wisely, courage is needed; the courage to say no, the courage to say yes. Decisions do determine destiny.”
Thomas S Monson
Decisions not only effect our destinies, they can effect how we enjoy our lives and how we impact those around us. Whether it be a positive impact or a negative one, it is our choice.
But that’s enough from me for now. So I will bid all adieu for now. Till next time.