Daily Archives: November 20, 2012

Blogging the alphabet ~ G

G ~ Gift of Getting Old

Getting old is a gift!

It means I am still around to watch, listen and learn from the next generation. Back in the years of ‘growing pains’ (who remembers them?) I was often asked: What will you do when you are old and grey?

I wanted to be like granny.
With a gleam in my eye and bright in mood,
outlook, style, and ability to do good.
To know I am loved, always ready to giggle
while sharing life’s lessons without sounding smug.

Gloriously free to dance and sing
around the room,
quite out of tune
with nobody near to scream or sneer
at how I move or what I wear.

Sure, over the years my heart has been broken. A heart never broken will never know the joy of being imperfect. I have lived long enough to have my hair turning grey, to have my youthful laughs forever etched into deep grooves on my face. No matter what…..

I have fun in my heart to warm my soul.