Results 1 to 5 of 5
  1. #1
    Super Star Member J_J's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2003
    Posts
    17,342
    Location
    JACKSONVILLE, FL
    Tractor
    Power-Trac 1445, KUBOTA B-9200HST

    Default For all the gray or white hair people

    This was sent to me and I thought that some of you can relate to this.

    I would never trade my amazing friends, my wonderful life, my loving family for less gray hair or a flatter belly. As I've aged, I've become kinder to myself, and less critical of myself. I've become my own friend. I don't chide myself for eating that extra cookie, or for not making
    my bed, or for buying that silly cement gecko that I didn't need, but looks so avant gard on my patio. I am entitled to a treat, to be messy, to be extravagant.

    I have seen too many dear friends leave this world too soon; before they understood the great freedom that comes with aging.

    Whose business is it if I choose to read or play on the computer until 4 AM and sleep until noon? I will dance with myself to those wonderful tunes of the 60 &70's, and if I, at the same time, wish to weep over a lost love ... I will.






    I will walk the beach in a swim suit that is stretched over a bulging body, and will dive into the waves with abandon if I choose to, despite the pitying glances from the jet set.


    They, too, will get old.
    I know I am sometimes forgetful.
    But there again, some of life is just as well forgotten. And I eventually remember the important things.


    Sure, over the years my heart has been broken. How can your heart not break when you lose a loved one, or when a child suffers,
    or even when somebody's beloved pet gets hit by a car? But broken hearts are what give us strength and understanding and
    compassion.. A heart never broken is pristine and sterile and will never know the joy of being imperfect.



    I am so blessed to have lived long enough to have my hair turning gray, and to have my youthful laughs be forever etched into deep grooves on my face.
    So many have never laughed, and so many have died before their
    hair could turn silver.




    As you get older, it is easier to be positive. You care less about what other people think. I don't question myself anymore.
    I've even earned the right to be wrong.

    So, to answer your question, I like being old. It has set me free. I like the person I have become. I am not going to live forever,
    but while I am still here, I will not waste time lamenting what could have been, or worrying about what will be. And I shall eat dessert every single day(if I feel like it).

    MAY OUR FRIENDSHIP NEVER COME APART ESPECIALLY WHEN IT'S STRAIGHT FROM THE HEART!




    MAY YOU ALWAYS HAVE A RAINBOW OF SMILES ON YOUR FACE AND IN YOUR HEART FOREVER AND EVER!
    J.J.

    When I works, I works hard. When I sits and thinks, I goes to sleep.

    Git er done.

  2. #2
    Platinum Member
    Join Date
    Jun 2006
    Posts
    835
    Location
    Northern Alabama
    Tractor
    2012 Kioti DK45SE, 1994 JD LX176

    Default Re: For all the gray or white hair people

    YES!!!! I resemble those remarks! Let's hear it for the gray and silver hair!

  3. #3
    Gold Member
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Posts
    274
    Location
    Central Kansas
    Tractor
    B7800

    Default Re: For all the gray or white hair people

    Getting closer every day.Can relate to many mentioned.If it wasn't for grace
    of God i would not be here to slow down and live and enjoy life. Like watching
    your children grow up and get married and receive grand children. Thanks
    for the reminder injoy life and praise God. Framer

  4. #4
    Veteran Member Steve_Miller's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2004
    Posts
    1,249
    Location
    Nova Scotia, Canada
    Tractor
    2006 Kioti CK30HST

    Default Re: For all the gray or white hair people

    Great read J.J., I just got this awful picture in my head of that tight bathing suit on you though.

    Steve

  5. #5
    Elite Member
    Join Date
    Oct 2004
    Posts
    2,923
    Location
    limerick pa lycoming county pa
    Tractor
    kubota bx23

    Default Re: For all the gray or white hair people

    I also resemble this thread also.

    But I have to say I almost went blind just thinking of JJ or even me in spedo

    tom
    If it ain't broke we will help you brake it
    If it is broke we will help you get it fixed!


    https://www.facebook.com/joseph.t.mussington

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
© 2014 TractorByNet.com. TractorByNet is a registered trademark of IMC Digital Universe, Inc. Other trademarks on this page are the property of their respective owners.