“Getting Older”

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“Getting Older”







As I've aged, I've become kinder to myself, and less critical of myself. I've become my own friend


I have seen too many dear friends leave this world, too soon;  before they understood the great freedom that comes with aging.


Whose  business is it, if I choose to read, or play, on the computer, until 4 AM, or sleep until noon? I will dance with myself to those  wonderful tunes of the 50, 60 & 70's, and if I, at the same time, wish to weep over a lost love, I will.


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. They too, will get old.


I know I am sometimes forgetful. But there again, some of life  is just as well forgotten. And, I eventually remember the important things.


Sure, over the years, my heart has been broken. How can your heart not   break, when you lose a loved one, or when a child suffers, or even when somebody's beloved pet passes? But, broken hearts are what   give us strength, and understanding, and compassion. A heart never broken, is pristine, and sterile, and will never know the joy of being imperfect.


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 many have died before their hair could turn silver.


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.


So, to answer your question, I like being old. It has set me free. I like the person I have become. I am not going to live forever, but while I am still here, I will not waste time lamenting what could have been or worrying about what will be. And I shall eat dessert every single day (if I feel like it).





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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

Good morning, Joe Petrowsky  this is surely a great reminder of how every aging adult should think and live.... by enjoying and feeling comfortable every minute.... 

Feb 05, 2020 03:06 AM #1
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Good morning Joe. I like your line of thinking here. I like my gray hair and waking up on the right side of the grass. Enjoy your day!

Feb 05, 2020 03:31 AM #2
Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor

Having reached my 70's I can totally relate to the sentiments in this post, Joe. I care less and less what people think of me. I just wish I could eat dessert every day without it landing on my hips! :)

Feb 05, 2020 04:07 AM #3
Sham Reddy CRS
H E R Realty, Dayton, OH - Dayton, OH

Makes so much sense, thanks for sharing!

Broken hearts are what   give us strength, and understanding, and compassion. A heart never broken, is pristine, and sterile, and will never know the joy of being imperfect.


Feb 05, 2020 04:32 AM #4
Sheila Anderson
Referral Group Incorporated - East Brunswick, NJ
The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133

Good morning Joe. I am with you. If you are lucky you grow to appreciate your good fortune. Nice job.

Feb 05, 2020 06:11 AM #5
Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

This reminds me that I need to go to the store for more ice cream. So what if it contains a little fat or calories.

Feb 05, 2020 08:02 AM #6
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Hi Joe - many things that used to bother me don't  bother me at all.

Feb 05, 2020 02:00 PM #7
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Hello Joe - perspective.  It can come at any time,  It's especially nice when it is recognized.  

Feb 08, 2020 06:38 AM #8
Raymond Henson, SRES, GRI
eXp Realty of California, Inc. (lic. #01878277) - Elk Grove, CA

I do like my gray hair or what is left of it and I love desserts!  Even better, I love seeing my boys grow up and spending time with the grand kids!  Thank you for the post.

Feb 08, 2020 06:56 AM #9
Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD
ViewHomes of Clark County - Nature As Neighbors - Camas, WA
REALTORS® in Clark County, WA

Hi @Joe, not sure if I've been missing your posts, or if you've been in AR less, but happy to find this one. And yes, we both love the freedom and wisdom that accompany this age in life.  We are exactly where we are supposed to be...

Feb 08, 2020 07:23 AM #10
Anna Banana Kruchten CRS CRB, Phoenix Broker
HomeSmart Real Estate BR030809000 - Phoenix, AZ

Hi Joe Petrowsky getting older is a blast! Great to see you in the rain!

Feb 08, 2020 10:01 AM #11
Mimi Foster
Falcon Property Solutions - Colorado Springs, CO
Voted Colorado Springs Best Realtor

I like everything about this post . . . except for maybe the gray hair . . . I'm not quite ready to embrace that yet. Wonderful, truthful post that touched my heart.

Feb 09, 2020 08:14 AM #12
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Hi Joe:

I really enjoyed this heartfelt reminder about what getting old should be about, and how to embrace it. I don't like the ache and pains!


Feb 10, 2020 10:33 AM #13
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams Fox Cities - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Good points Joe, there are many advantages to being older, and it sure beats the alternative.



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