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Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Life Lesson through the years

Hi!

Indeed, I thought this is a "must share" articles with all my blogger friends who will stop by with their daily visit. There are some quite interesting facts of life which we are bound to go through ourselves as we get older. It is written in hilarious manner with some words of wisdom which we should ponder upon. We always believe that we will all get wiser as we get older, right? True enough, some of us have made many mistakes along the way and this taught us to be stronger and wiser through the years.


I hope after reading this articles, there will be a smile on your face too!


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 kinder to myself, and less critical of myself. I've become my own friend. 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 avante garde on my patio. I am entitled to a treat, to be messy, to be extravagant.

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 and sleep until noon? I will dance with myself to those wonderful tunes of the 50's, 60's &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 gets hit by a car? 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).

MAY OUR FRIENDSHIP NEVER COME APART ESPECIALLY WHEN IT'S STRAIGHT FROM THE HEART!







My Linky love for the first two commenters



MPG


23 comments:

Mariuca said...

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Mariuca said...

Good afternoon Lil, I am here! 8-) 8-) 8-)

Mariuca said...

How old are u btw Lil? Still young right? I mean from ur pic.. :* :*

Mariuca said...

This is my fave sweetie!

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

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Mariuca said...

I love dis post Lil'! Indeed, I am walking away from ur site with a huge smile, thanks for the pick-me-up! :* :* :*

Lil said...

Good Afternoon to you too, lepas ni got to sembahyang Ashar pula, lepas tu I nak masak Nasi Goreng lah! Then check on my sleeping cats at the Shelter, dah jadi routine pula. I do not like routine! :) :* ;) 8-) :* :*
Love to see you around always........

Lil said...

Not that young lah Marzie, younger than you and that is for sure. But I am very young at heart and in the way I think, full of fun and sometimes with mischief lagi! Love to joke and love to laugh. Very playful and like to tease and sampai at one time people call me a teaser when I was really young, boys especially they were fed up of me because I always played hard to get, hehehehe 8-) 8-) 8-) 8-) 8-)

Lil said...

Ya lah, agree with you 100%, love this line, memang pun whose business is it if we choose to do what we like at any time, right??? Even though this is not written by me, I feel I just ought to post it to all because it is really good articles.

:) ;) ;) 8-) 8-) 8-) :* :* :* Meow, Meow .... dear Marzie, see you around..

Lil said...

Happy that I can now make you smile and hopefully all those who visit me can smile too. :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) We need more ppl to smile than to cry!

Lil said...

sorry, what i mean is I am surely much much older than you lah Marzie!
baru baca balik, noted my mistake!

David Funk said...

Lily, this is an excellent post. I have let the past be the past which is something I haven't always done. It is done now though.

And yes, I'm positive more now than ever. A person can't expect to live long if the thought process isn't right or if you are filled with anger or disappointment all the time.

There's trials and tribulations for us all in life, but I think the phrase in the movie Braveheart can sum this up: Everyone dies, but not everyone lives.

Great post, Lily! ;) :)

Mariuca said...

Ooooh David! Braveheart is B’s all-time fave movie he he!

Lil said...

David,
You are most welcome!
Welcome to my comment page again, glad to see you around...
Yes, it is right David, especially the last line .. :) ;)

Lil said...

Good afternoon my dear Marzie... ;) 8-) :* :* :*

Mariuca said...

Good afternoon Lil! I am abt to go out! :)

Lil said...

David,
Thanks!
Welcome to my comment page again, glad to see you around...
Yes, it is right David, especially the last line :) ;) 8-)

LadyJava said...

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LadyJava said...

ohh.. this post is really good Lil. I love it!! .. like GP say.. am smiling away too :)

Lil said...

Hi LJ!
Love to see you around. Am glad that you smile too. Besides some sad tales, am trying to put up something to balance up situation because we must spread some posts to put on good feeling to ppl too.

Just like the song "Smile"
Listen to this dear whenever you are free:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nCpD72b-dfs

This is for you too my dearest LJ with ups and downs with Mama still not well, this one is specially for you. A big hug from me .... lots of love & see you around.. :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :* :* :* :*

LadyJava said...

Thanks sweetie..
Would definitely check it out!
Hugs!

Shemah said...

Hey Lil!! That is such a beautiful post.. I know that i'm still young but I wish to have that attitude until I grow old and grow gracefully.. :)

Lil said...

Hi Shemah,
I pun bukan lah tua sangat, good for you guys who are still young to be reminded such as this post, agree with you,but don't day to grow old gracefully, say it to aged gracefully, we do not like the word "old" do we?

Glad you are here visitng and commenting at my post, in turn will visit your post and do the same. Love to see you here often...

See you around with LJ and Marzie and David and Gagay, and Mona, the more the merrier.

Have a good day, Gong Xi Fatt Cai and "Happy Valentine's day"

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Lil said...

but dont say ....

Snow White

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