Carolyn L. Braun (

Getting older …

Today is my birthday so I thought I would make some observations on aging  – or in my case – getting older (and hopefully wiser).

  • Now that I have the time and money to eat whatever I like, I can’t because I don’t eat as much. It doesn’t seem fair.
  • I am offered senior discounts and I no longer resist. I think I’ve earned them.
  • It’s okay to take a seat when it’s offered when waiting in line. It’s make the other person feel better and it’s much easier on the joints.
  • You truly understand that you will not live forever so time is of the essence. There are clearly less days ahead of you then are behind you.
  • Now that you are able to buy things, ‘stuff’ is no longer as important. What is important are things that money can’t buy – such as spending time with your spouse,  (if you are lucky enough to still have one), your family and your friends.
  • The law of averages is now working against you.
  • When you look in the mirror, you don’t see how much you have aged. You see what you want to see, (I’ve always wondered why my friends – who are about the same age as I am – look so much older.)
  • It’s okay to use the 15/45 method when doing yard work – 15 minutes working, 45 minutes sitting on the deck, drinking coffee or some other beverage, and watching the birds.
  • It becomes less important to ‘mince your words’ and easier and easier to ‘tell it like it is.’
  • It isn’t your actual age that defines you. It’s how you think and how you feel.

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  • Don’t be surprised when older adults ‘rock out’ at a concert. Just like the younger folks, we might feel the effect the next day – it’s just a different effect.
  • Most older adults have been through many life events. From those events, they have gained valuable wisdom that they are happy to share. Just ask them.
  • There is a special bond with high school classmates that can never be broken. Getting together with them is the quickest way I know to become children again.


  • And, most importantly, don’t dread your birthday. After all, you are just one day older and you get another number – which is easy enough to forget.

Thanks for reading! 

Images downloaded from the internet.

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