So, you’re 70! I’ll open with a few laughs:
You now can look forward to being Eighty!
Be happy, you’re younger than Joan Collins and Clint Eastwood!
If your laughter lines are anything to go by, you’ve had a fabulous fun-filled life!
At this time of life, Death doesn’t scare you!
Because after 70 you’ve had time to grow accustomed to your mortality.
Of course, old age is accompanied by aches and pains and lack of mobility.
But you are more content now than when you were younger.
Remember what Bette Davis said:
“Old age is no place for sissies!”
We are fortunate that we have the internet, it enables the shops to come to us and we order online.
Email, Facebook, Twitter and Blogging enable us to join the conversation of the world.
I can still get about or should I say LIMP about!
I’m fortunate I am a writer. You can still write whatever age you are.
Of course we fear dementia and Alzheimer’s. An early symptom is the loss of smell-so I keep sniffing-so far, so good.
We know the quality of life begins to fall for people in their 70’s, but as long as you have your marbles-you cope.
When you’re in your eighth decade, inhibition diminishes, you realize you’re not going to live forever!
A new fearlessness dawns and you fully enjoy your moments and you’re not afraid to speak your mind.
Our only fears are the possibility of a long and painful illness and the fear of being a burden on anybody.
So you hope to keep a semblance of health until the end.
A friend of mine, at 75, summed it all up. He said:
“I’ve tried to be all I can be…
I’ve accomplished as much as I can…
I find that I like me better now than I did when I was younger…
I am proud of what I am today…
My life is drawing to a close and I can honestly say I am happy…
What more could anyone ask for?”
If the biblical “Three Score and Ten” is to be believed, then everyone over 70 is living on borrowed time.
So, Enjoy Everyday!
Life Is Beginning!