Wordless Wednesday...Hardly

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Wordless Wednesday...Hardly

 

Once again it is time to take stock of what I have learned in the previous year.  What’s the use of adding another year to your life if you haven’t learned anything!

 

So what have I learned in the past year? A lot...but here are just a few morsels of life I’ve learned...

 

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~ If you are of a certain age, it does not mean that life stops.  Life goes on until it stops.  If you want something new for you home and you can...buy it. If you want to try something you’ve never done, then as long as you are physically able to, then do it.  Being 70ish doesn’t mean you have to stop and wait to die. 

 

~Treasure every moment you have with your friends and family. I knew that already but this situation we’re in as driven it home even more. 

 

You can’t help getting older, but you don’t have to get old. George Burns

 

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~Life does go on without the NFL or NBA or other pro sports. I used to live for the start of pro sports but the virus and other issues have made me realize that I can enjoy life without them. 

 

~We as a nation are better when we come together than when we complain about every little thing. Other generations have had to endure worse with a lot less. 

 

~I was not made (yet) to have grey/white hair. Yes, I let it go for as long as I could but I was beginning to look like the reverse of Cruella Deville.

 

coloring hair

 

Youth is the gift of nature, but age is a work of art. Stanislaw Jerzy Lec



~Hugs really are important. Over the past 6+ months, I’ve seen my family from a distance but it’s so hard not to be able to give a big hug to my mini-me and little Raffe. 

 

I can only hope that I continue to learn and grow and keep the kid in me alive!!!



The secret of genius is to carry the spirit of the child into old age, which means never losing your enthusiasm. Aldous Huxley

 

And my favorite quote...

 

The one cool thing with getting older is that you can actively choose to just be an eccentric. Greg Behrendt

 

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Wayne Martin
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Good morning Kathy. Never gave it much thought until I aged!

If you are of a certain age, it does not mean that life stops. 

Sep 30, 2020 05:57 AM #6
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Love it Kathy Streib .  My favorite is "The secret of genius is to carry the spirit of the child into old age, which means never losing your enthusiasm. Aldous Huxley"

Sep 30, 2020 06:06 AM #7
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Barbara Todaro
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Good morning, Kathy Streib staying young is a mindset that all aging folks must exercise.....  when I workout, I am surrounded by 30 year olds... I give them pointers to improve their form....

You can’t help getting older, but you don’t have to get old. George Burns

 

Sep 30, 2020 06:33 AM #8
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HI Kathy Streib - For those of us who are of a certain age and realize that most of our years are behind us, your words ring so true.  I loved all the quotes. I remember my dad who was well into his 70's was deciding where to move and had a suggestion to move to a retirement community.  He abruptly stated, "There is no way I am going to live with all those old people!"  So...I identify with George Burns's quote!

Sep 30, 2020 06:35 AM #9
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I learn something new everyday and I always enjoy looking back each day and counting how many circumstances became learning experiences. Thank you for sharing this lovely post. 😃

Happy Wednesday morning from me to you Kathy Streib 

Sep 30, 2020 06:46 AM #10
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Hello Kathy - you had me thinking today of the word hardly and I found this that seemed to resonate with me:  

                                    With all the knowledge and skill acquired

                                   in thousands of flights in the last ten years,                                                                       

                                      I would hardly think today of making

                                             my first flight on a strange machine

                                             in a twenty-seven mile wind,

                  even if I knew that the machine had already been flown and was safe.

                                                                                               Orville Wright

Sep 30, 2020 06:55 AM #11
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Kathy,

Neither one of us has a "certain age" as an epithet to who we are.  I have always felt that age was irrelevant...and we age like fine wine in a barrel of contentment.  Happy Wednesday!  A

Sep 30, 2020 07:29 AM #12
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Kathy those were valuable lessons you learned and I can identify with many of them.

Sep 30, 2020 09:25 AM #13
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Great lessons for us all. I have stopped coloring my hair mostly because it would be a huge hassle and since I do it myself I am fine with letting it go natural.  So does that mean today is your birthday.  If so happy birthday.  

Sep 30, 2020 09:46 AM #14
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Hi Bob- getting older isn't so bad as long as you conveniently forget your age! LOL

I wish that were the case with me! Nina Hollander I saw my mother with silver hair and I'm not ready for that. 

Sep 30, 2020 01:30 PM #15
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Grant Schneider I have no complaints about this year...certainly could have been worse. 

Donald Urschalitz that reminds me of the races they'd have on A1A.

Brian England Larry's looking forward to NCAA basketball too. 

Sep 30, 2020 01:43 PM #16
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One of my grandkids asked, "Nana, what is the real color of your hair?"  I had to explain I hadn't seen it in 30 years, so couldn't really say!

Sep 30, 2020 02:16 PM #17
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CONGRATULATIONS Kathy, on having this blog FEATURED in the Old Farts Club group!  

Sep 30, 2020 02:20 PM #18
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Wayne Martin let's face it...it doesn't occur to us until then. 

Rocky Dickerson I told my husband that if I ever stop loving Disneyworld...just dig a hole for me. 

Barbara Todaro I do believe that it's a mindset!  And I also love to have children around...that will keep you young. 

Sep 30, 2020 04:27 PM #19
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Sheri Sperry - MCNE® I'm with your dad. When we moved to FL someone asked us if we wanted to look at the 55+ communities. We both said that we wanted to be in a community with people of all ages, especially children. 

Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS that is so sweet!  Thank you so very much. 

 

Sep 30, 2020 04:30 PM #20
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Michael Jacobs ok, now you have me thinking about "hardly".  I'm sharing the quote with Larry. 

Ron and Alexandra Seigel you know, I feel the same way. And I really don't like it when people (like my family) want to do things for me because of my age.  (I appreciate it, but don't like it)

Sep 30, 2020 04:37 PM #21
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George Souto except the coloring of your hair, I bet!

Sharon Lee it is and I thank you. 

Myrl Jeffcoat that is so funny. I am scared to see what I would look like!

Sep 30, 2020 04:40 PM #22
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Morning Kathy.

Exactly, age does have limitations on what one can do, but it doesn't mean one just sits down and does nothing.  

Oct 01, 2020 12:18 AM #23
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Those are valuable lessons, Kathy, and ones we can all identify with. Loved the quotes but especially the one from George Burns. We should all keep that in mind!

Jeff

Oct 01, 2020 08:35 PM #24
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Sharon Tara
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Love the quotes you chose!

Growing out the gray is a L O N G process. I never would have believed in January 2020 that I would even consider to stop coloring. But, Covid brought on the perfect opportunity. I'm finally used to my white and looking forward to having all the blonde gone.

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