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Again, our very own talented writer, Brenda has come up with another amazing word prompt "Age" which could go in different dimensions and here's how I have responded to it.
Firstly, I think that the most important thing about aging is acceptance because you'll get old anyways whether you feel good about it or not. So exercise, eat healthy, engage in beauty regimes as much as you can and live a beautiful life. Look out for opportunities that will enrich your life instead of retiring and shutting off from the world.
They say life gets harder as you grow older and I kind of understand that. I mean just yesterday I was a kid and my only concern was watching my favourite cartoons or getting new toys. But today I woke up stressed about an endless list of things.
"Old age may have its limitations and challenges, but in spite of them, our latter years can be some of the most rewarding and fulfilling of our lives".-
Then again, people from ages of 60 and beyond experience a lot of life changes. Physical and health challenges, retirement, children all grown and leaving home and a lot more. Every stage of our lives dishes out it's own challenges. Learning to handle and adapt to these changes and exploring things around you will lead to a healthy life.
Aging - A poem.
Things I used to do with ease
Has become a herculean task.
I can't change my own car tire.
I can't walk fast let alone run.
Joint aches when I lift a finger.
My energy is gradually fading.
I'm not as strong as I used to be.
My face has lost volume and tone
The tightness is gone.
Purple veins abound my skin.
Wrinkled and fragile all over.
I feel betrayed by cruel mirrors.
Or a crappy vision it might be
That can't possibly be me, I said.
When did these changes happen?
Too often my memory fails.
I do wish I was younger
But no one has a time machine.
I have accepted the beauty of aging.
The characters it adds to my face.
The grey hairs and sagging eyelids.
The contentment within.
"Old age, believe me, is a good and pleasant thing. It is true you are gently shouldered off the stage, but then you are given such a comfortable front stall as spectator."--
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