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  • Old Age, I decided, is a gift. shopping list
  • I am now, probably for the first time in my life, the person I have always wanted to be. shopping list
  • I would never trade my amazing friends, my wonderful life, my loving family for less gray hair or a flatter belly. As I've aged, I've become more kind to myself, and less critical of myself. I've become my own friend. shopping list
  • I don't chide myself for eating that extra cookie, or for not making my bed, or for buying that silly cement gecko that I didn't need, but looks so avant garde on my patio. I am entitled to a treat, to be messy, to be extravagant. shopping list
  • Whose business is it if I choose to read or play on the computer until 4 AM and sleep until noon? shopping list
  • I will dance with myself to those wonderful tunes of the 50's, 60's, & 70's, and if I, wish I will walk the beach in a swim suit that is stretched over a bulging body, and will dive into the waves with abandon if I choose to, despite the pitying glances from the jet set. shopping list
  • They, too, will get old. shopping list
  • I know I am sometimes forgetful. But there again, some of life is just as well forgotten. And I eventually remember the important things.. shopping list
  • Sure, over the years my heart has been broken... shopping list
  • But broken hearts are what give us strength andunderstanding and compassion. A heart never broken is pristine and sterile and will never know the joy of being imperfect. shopping list
  • I am so blessed to have lived long enough to have my hair turning gray, and to have my youthful laughs be forever etched into deep grooves on my face. So many have never laughed, and so may have died before their hair could turn silver. shopping list
  • As you get older, it is easier to be positive. You care less about what other people think. I don't question myself anymore. I've even earned the right to be wrong. shopping list
  • So, to answer your question, I like being old. It has set me free.. I like the person I have become. shopping list
  • I am not going to live forever, but while I am still here, I will not waste time lamenting about what could have been, or worrying about what will be. And I shall eat dessert every single day. (If I feel like it) shopping list
  • MAY OUR FRIENDSHIP NEVER COME APART ESPECIALLY WHEN IT'S STRAIGHT FROM THE HEART! shopping list
  • MAY YOU ALWAYS HAVE A RAINBOW OF SMILES ON YOUR FACE AND IN YOUR HEART FOREVER AND EVER! shopping list

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    " It was excellent "
    lunasea ate it and said...
    How wonderful...and very thought provoking, Michelle. Thank you so much.

    I love the photo of your dad - it makes me smile. *hugs* Vickie
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    trigger ate it and said...
    Saved and printed Michelle thank you for posting.
    Great photo of your Dad.

    Michael
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  • lilliancooks 6 years ago
    Thanks for sharing the poem and the photo! Your Dad looks like a happy, sweet man! :)
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  • lilliancooks 6 years ago
    Thanks for sharing the poem and the photo! Your Dad looks like a happy and sweet person!
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  • suecake 6 years ago
    Loved it.
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    lanacountry ate it and said...
    Thank you for this, Michellem!
    The picture of your Dad is WONDERFUL
    also! Bless you!!
    High 5 and a great weekend to all! :)
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  • zena824 6 years ago
    A great post Michelle...
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    momo_55grandma ate it and said...
    Has a lot of meaning to a lot of people {Thanks bunches so true momo
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  • shandy 6 years ago
    Michelle, this is beautiful and so true. Many of us live our lives caught up and day-to-day "stuff" that we do not even realize what we are doing. Beautifully said and a reason to remember to slow down and smell the roses! =D
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  • justjakesmom 6 years ago
    AMEN!!
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    krumkake ate it and said...
    Oh YES, and amen! I've attained that age where so many things that USED to be important, no longer are. As I recently added to my bio, "Live, love and enjoy every minute you are BLESSED with"...pettiness and bad moods are a waste of time, and I don't have time to waste anymore, so don't tell me what I should be or do...I've learned I am happiest just being myself. Great post, Michelle - and a great reminder to all of us that life is short...let's enjoy it!!!
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    leslierose_64 ate it and said...
    so touching... :)
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    ahmed1 ate it and said...
    Saved too!!
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  • dandelion 6 years ago
    THX for being so real :)
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    wynnebaer ate it and said...
    Ain't that the truth!!!!
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  • pops 6 years ago
    Love it Thank you

    If you want happiness for an hour take a nap
    If you want happiness for a day, go fishing
    If you want happiness for a year,inheriate a fortune
    If you want happiness for a life time help somebody

    Blessings to all
    Pops
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    cookinggood ate it and said...
    AMEN!
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    cherylannxo ate it and said...
    Hello Michelle, that just made my day! My BF always complains when I spend too much time on the computer (sometimes till 1 a.m.) And I love my silver streaked hair. It may be down to my waist, but I always tie it up. I am going to print this out so I can make a needlepoint sampler out of it. I thank you for sharing this. You have my 6 (Oops,5). Bless your heart, and have a good night....Cheryl
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    elgab89 ate it and said...
    I love it! Thank you for posting it!
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  • michellem 6 years ago
    This made me cry when I read it..so special.
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