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Heartwings Love Notes 842 - The Mixed Blessing of Aging

Heartwings says: "Aging can be sageing when we keep on growing."

Just recently I attended a small reunion for my high school classmates. I was impressed with their fortitude and vigor. As we visited
together I enjoyed renewing my acquaintance with theses women with whom in our teens I had shared time, space, and teachers. It
was quite special to be with my contemporaries. I found that even after all these years we still had much in common besides our
age and the school we had attended.

The life paths we had taken had varied widely, yet we all shared a dedication to improving the world and being of help when needed.
Born when we were, we had grown up with different mores and rules of behavior than those of today. As a result we have had to
make many adjustments. When people do not grow with the changes that accumulate around them, they become bitter and crabby.
It seemed to me that none of us had.

No doubt we all had our share of aches, pains and limitations. At our age some of that is to be expected. However I didn't hear
anyone complain about their health even though one of us used a walker and another had both vision and auditory issues of a
serious nature. One of the blessings of age can be the ability to deal creatively with one's limitations. Patience can come more
easily when one has lived a long time.

The benefits of accumulated years are a kind of grace that can make up for the increasing changes that as we age limit activities not
to mention movement. Speaking for myself, I would say that patience tops the list of these benefits—not only patience with others
but also patience with myself. In addition, being able to wait out a difficulty, the knowledge that time helps heal as well as facilitate,
and the ability to listen to and soothe those who live with greater immediacy and impatience are some of the benefits I cherish as I
grow on in years.

May you age gracefully and with joy.

P.S. How are you coping with the aging process? Do you have any tips or suggestions? I so love to hear from readers, you are my
delight and my joy.

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Blessings and Best Regards,
Tasha Halpert
 

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