I’m Older now

The Passage of Time

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I was filling out a survey and had to list my age. I started to put 61 like usual, when I realized I had just had a birthday a few weeks ago. So, now I’m 62. I don’t feel any different just from the passing of one day to the next which marked my birthday, but apparently I am now one year older. Interesting to think about. I didn’t automatically become one year older, but day by day, over the last 365 days, I had gradually become older and now the date marked the passage of those days. When you don’t notice the passage of time, change doesn’t seem to occur. When you think about growing older each and every day, time seems to settle on top of you and weigh you down. That seems to give a depth to the concept I never thought about before. Despite my minor infirmities and the date that defines my age, my mind is healthy and alert and eager each and every day to continue to learn and to do. And so, I think I will go back to my thinking of before…birthdays are unimportant. They are just another day in the life of many days. In the day-to-day living, a day is just a day…the way to show the difference in morning and night. That way, I can enjoy each day as it comes and not think about the future. It is yet to come.

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About estherlou

My husband and I married in 1970. I am the mother of 2 and grandmother to 5. I am a retired wedding cake decorator. I like watching Netflix on the Wii. I am catching up on all of the old tv shows I missed when they were on prime time! Right now though, I am reading and writing blogs, watching tv, making jewelry and rosaries, selling in my Etsy store and playing solitaire. I am home bound and add in my physical therapy exercises to my daily routine. I will blog about my progress or anything that catches my attention at that moment. See you around and thanks for stopping by!
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3 Responses to I’m Older now

  1. cuhome says:

    “…They are just another day in the life of many days. In the day-to-day living, a day is just a day…the way to show the difference in morning and night.” This is lovely. Oh, and happy birthday!

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  2. Happy Birthday. I am 62 as well and just started my post on aging. I’ve decided to accept it and find as many positive things about it that I can. I , too , like particularly your observation ;”They are just another day in the life of many days. In the day-to-day living, a day is just a day…the way to show the difference in morning and night.” Excellent!

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  3. hugmamma says:

    Welcome to the second year of your sixth decade. In August I shall be moving forward myself…to 63. Like you, I feel there’s still so much to experience…so much to do. Getting the body to keep up is the trick. If I could only learn to partake of the physical comforts less…like culinary delights, and the physical necessities more…like exercise, I would be ahead of life’s game. But hey! As long as I draw breath, I keep trying…

    happy, happy birthday…and so many more…hugmamma. 🙂

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