|Laughing through the aging process with family.|
How do you embrace aging? Find a reason to laugh along the way. Below are a few situations that have caused me to chuckle while on the path to aging.
This old body of mine
Woke up this morning right on time,
Said a quick prayer for this body of mine.
Gave thanks for my hair, though it’s gettin’ thin,
Even said thanks for the hair on my chin.
Legs got stiff from sittin’ too long,
Stomach muscles no longer strong.
Eyes that used to see so well,
Now need glasses to read the mail.
Still got my mind, sharp as a tack,
But sometimes there’s pain in my lower back.
Woke up today feelin’ real fine,
Gave thanks to the Lord for this old body of mine.
My brother began to enter a midlife crisis zone. His stomach bulged, his wallet didn’t and his hair was disappearing. He vowed to get back in shape. However he had a hard time deciding what shape…a circle, an egg.
“My workout will begin with dips and curls,” he told me. “I’ll dip a potato chip, then curl it up to my mouth.” That plan would work well if he wanted to maintain his round shape.
Failing Eye sight
I had to renew my drivers’ license at the Secretary of State office. The clerk had me read an eye chart. She could clearly see that I was wearing glasses, so why put me through the torture of squinting and trying to read those little letters? But she did.
I pressed my forehead against the desk top machine and tried to adjust my eyes in the appropriate lenses (glasses on). The letters were fading in an out and looked like they were floating. I read them aloud very slowly, A….E…no, B. She stopped me and said, “thank you.”
She took out her industrial sized stamper and stamped my paper work. When I looked at the paper, the large red words read, CORRECTIVE LENSES. I could have just told her that I need my glasses to drive.
What experiences have you had with aging gracefully?