what are your thoughts and feelings about yourself growing old?

Philippines
November 29, 2012 8:29am CST
What a nice question, isn't it? So timely that I just posted about where to stay when I grow old. Well, growing old is much much better than dying young, right? At my age it's exciting! Seeing my grandchildren ,me busy with my garden and cooking. Oh! what a life! I don't want to think about illnesses accompanying old age,I already outgrew the fears behind it. Thanks to ACTS 2:38. just happy thoughts before I retire would be so wonderful. How's yours?
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• Philippines
30 Nov 12
when im old, i want to be a groovy old woman.i would be retired from work but still look pretty. i am going to spend time playing or taking care of my grandchildren. i am just scared that nobody would take care of me since i am a single parent and i got only one kid. i wouldn't want to put the burdens on my one and only daughter. i just hope and pray that if time comes that my body wouldn't allow me to move around already, i woudn't have illnesses that really require someone to take care of me. i prayed that i would just die in my sleep silently to avoid causing burdens to my daughter.
• Philippines
10 Dec 12
since you are a single mom, i rather would say that thinking yourself a burden when we grow old is not good. Besides, we should not forget that Love begets Love. What we planted is what we sow. So, let"s just pray that when we grow old, everything will go on smoothly and peacefully.
@lcday123 (15)
• United States
29 Nov 12
I think growing old is also a mind set. I am also a grandmother in my 60's (I stll cringe when I say that). I refuse to stop doing the silly, adventurous things I did in my 20's. I ride a motorcycle, I body surf in the ocean, I love tubing behind a boat, I like para sailing. I also like the normal gardening and cooking. There is no better feeling to me than preparing a meal for my husband or kids than having them go back for seconds or thirds. I don't fear dieing or getting sick either. After the passing of my parents I lost that fear. I know I will see them again someday and that gives me great comfort. But honestly, if I had the disposable income, I would have a facelift and a boob job, maybe some liposuction too but I don't think they can suck out that much fat in one session. Looking in the mirror is hard but I have earned everyone of those gray hairs.
• Philippines
30 Nov 12
wow! Thank you for such a nice idea when I too will reach the age of 60. For an energetic person like you life is so wonderful, that even in growing old there has to be action. I love it!
@sender621 (14956)
• United States
29 Nov 12
when i was younger i could not wait to be a grown up. i wanted to be older all of the time. now that I am older growing old just seems to come with life. we have to take each day one at a time and enjoy what cimes our way.
@leeandrew (1226)
• Philippines
29 Nov 12
Nice question indeed! It made me think what I really think of getting older. I think I love it that I'm getting older each year... it's not that I want to get old old but the process of getting there is priceless. With all the lessons you learned each year and the beautiful experiences that God had allowed you to through. Then the wisdom you acquire with every lesson learned... may it be learnt in hard way or easy way!