Great Truths About Growing Older


Growing old is mandatory; growing up is optional. For this eternal truth I’ve got a little bit of wisdom to share with some of my young (and young at heart!) friends. Pay attention!  They may help you live longer 😉

  1. Forget the health food. You need all the preservatives you can get!
  2. When you fall down, think about what else you can do while you’re down there. (A reminder – don’t waste the space you’re in, do something with what you’ve got where you are!)
  3. You’re getting old when you get the same sensation from a rocking chair that you once got from a roller coaster. (No matter which stage of life you are in – let go and enjoy the ride!)
  4. It’s frustrating when you know all the answers, but nobody bothers to ask you the questions. (Share the wisdom anyway, you never know who might be listening!)
  5. Time may be a great healer, but it’s a lousy beautician. (So enjoy that afternoon nap, it can help you keep up a youthful appearance!)
  6. Wisdom comes with age, but sometimes age comes alone.
  7. Raising teenagers is like nailing Jell-O to a tree. (And don’t forget what it was like to be 16!)
  8. Wrinkles don’t hurt. (Though it’s important to have a twinkle in your wrinkle!) 😉
  9. Families are like fudge . . . mostly sweet, but better with a few nuts. (’nuff said.)
  10. Today’s mighty oak is just yesterday’s nut that held its ground.
  11. Sapere Aude. (Dare to be wise.)
  12. Laughing is good exercise. (It’s like jogging on the inside.)
  13. Do not regret growing older.  It is a privilege denied to many.
  14. Don’t worry about avoiding temptation – as you grow older, it starts avoiding you!
  15. Finally – At my age, in dog years, I’m dead! (The bright side is – I’m not a dog!)
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4 thoughts on “Great Truths About Growing Older

  1. Regarding #1: James Gregory says that he eats the way he does (which is nothing but good ol’ Southern cook’in) so that he will have the strength to be a pall bearer at his “living healthy” friend’s funerals.

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