The Older I Get

Some people spend their time weaving rugs, embroidering, 
painting, working out, decorating, etc.  Not me!  
While I wouldn't mind doing any of those, here's what I actually do.   
Think up and post things like this on Facebook.  
One a day. 
Can you identify with any of them???

The older I get, the less I believe in "chance encounters". The smaller my "world", the more pleasure I find in very simple things. The quieter I am, the more I perceive. 

The older I get, the fewer “things” I need. The less I speak, the more I learn. The fewer my prayers, the more my worries. 

The older I get, the more particular I am about the books I read.   The more spontaneous the laughter, the more I appreciate it.  The fewer my options, the calmer I feel. 

The older I get, the greater my appreciation for a good cup of coffee. The louder the music, the fewer “repeats” I can tolerate.   The lower the outdoor temperatures, the higher my need for a warm afghan.

The older I get, the more I appreciate a good, clean joke.  The farther down the dementia road my mother travels, the stronger my commitment and compassion grow.  The more viral the link, the less inclined I am to open it.

The older I get, the smaller the house I want.  The larger the crowd, the farther from it I’ll likely be. The more books I own, the harder it is to part with them.

The older I get, the more cautious I am on icy surfaces.  The closer they tailgate, the tenser I become.  The more compartments in my purse, the harder it is for me to find anything in it.

The older I get, the more people my age are dying.  The more ingredients in a recipe, the less likely I am to make it.  The newer my eye glass prescription, the more dust I see.

The older I get, the more intolerant I grow of bad grammar.   The more intolerant of it I am, the more bad grammar “happens”. The shorter the grocery line I’m in, the more likely the cashier is at the end of his/her shift and a new one will come with a drawer to change out, etc. etc.

And I'm not done with 'em!
I work ahead and can carry on indefinitely.
I'm thinking of a book????
With simple, cartoon-like illustrations...


  1. Some of your words and thoughts could have come out of my mouth and mind~!!!

  2. The perspective of years changes everything, doesn't it?

    I'd read your book!! :)

  3. I agree with you in these thoughts as we age.

    1. I agree with YOUR thoughts about retirement in your last post :)

  4. Oh, mercy....I can relate to EVERY ONE of these. :( I'd like an autographed copy of that book, please!


Writing a Song a Week #3

Writing a Song a Week #3
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