“At age 20, we worry about what others think of us. At age 40, we don’t care what they think of us. At age 60, we discover they haven’t been thinking of us at all.” ~ Ann Landers
“It’s an epitome of life. The first half of it consists of the capacity to enjoy without the chance; the last half consists of the chance without the capacity.” ~ Mark Twain
“Research has shown that a strong sense of purpose for seniors had a protective effect. People who stayed in touch with family and friends stayed healthy in their old age. A study on centenarians showed they held on to a definite purpose in their lives through taking care of grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and volunteering”.
Well if that is true…
I am definitely headed in that direction. My purpose for being here on this earth is taking care of other people. That is all I have been doing my entire life. From an early age, I was the keeper of my siblings. When I became an adult I became the “Go to Person”, for everybody in the family that had issues, which they couldn’t deal with.
Sometimes it was overwhelming, but never did I allow it to tear me down.
Now that I am a “SIXTY-FOUR YEAR OLD CITIZEN OF SENIOR TIME”, honestly speaking I don’t feel like one, I don’t think like one, and I definitely don’t dress like Citizen of Senior Time.
Sometimes I think about how hard it must have been on the “FEMALES” in the family. How life made them age much quicker than I have. They didn’t have access to modern health care, so illness was rampant through their bodies.
Those “PHENOMENAL WOMEN” were incredibly strong and devoted their lives to being a good mother and wife.
I wish I could have given then roses while they were here since I couldn’t there is no time like the present:
- Rebecca Lowe Peterson,
- Lucinda Jones Lowe,
- Abbie Feagin Jones,
- Emma Dunham Amos
- Essie Amos, Beaman, Bonner
- Jessie Beaman Ross
- Donna Beaman Lewis
- ALL OF THE WOMEN NOT NAMED