You know you are getting old when…

Life gets more interesting with every passing year. With age certainly comes great wisdom as they say. The things people don’t say about getting older gives rise to interesting experiences. Every stage of life brings awesome challenges and change. The opportunities in the first few decades of life can be exciting and quite frankly, fun! As we get older the fun and frolic takes on a totally new meaning.

You know your getting Old when…

  • You nap on Saturday afternoon, even when you are not planning on going out Saturday night.
  • Your have to ask your teenager to manage anything that has a micro chip.
  • The cashier offers you a senior citizen discount.
  • Hair now grows everywhere but on the top of your head.
  • You used to be the youngest person in the room and now you are the oldest.
  • There are three decades between you and your cube mates.
  • You just ordered breakfast for dinner.
  • The clerk asks you to step a side so the manager can answer your questions and not hold up the line.
  • You just left the party at 845 pm so you can make to your 9:30 pm bedtime.
  • You have to take a day off to schedule all your doctors appointments.
  • You just bought your underwear from Costco and your excited about it.
  • You just order decaf coffee for your second cup of the day.
  • You wake up on Sunday morning at 530 am and it is your day off.
  • Your prescriptions come in the mail in a  cardboard box.
  • You have to take notes in a notebook at your doctors appointments.
  • You bought a compass for the dash of your car.
  • The music in the elevator was popular when you were in high school.
  • You shut off the lights to save money not for romance.
  • Everything hurts and what doesn’t, does not work anymore.
  • Prunes have become a staple of your breakfast and never, never
  • Sneeze unless your close to the bathroom.

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It is easy to let aging get you down. With this stage of life, your body might not work the same as it did when you were younger. It is true, life becomes less complicated or you have figured out how to live it without as much stress as when you were younger. Without a doubt, the engine leaks, the tires go flat, battery drains easily, exhaust pipes get clogged and body has dents.

Even so, care for the car as a “classic”. Keep it in on a rainy day, take it out for a Sunday drive, wax and polish it carefully so it won’t scratch, change the oil regularly, patch the leaks, and recharge the battery.

Enjoy it, cherish it and make sure to create as many memories as you can on your road trip.

Published by John Chianelli, Writer

I am second. I will share my experiences, as a child of God, husband to Daniel, father, best friend, brother, son, leader, professor, writer and photographer. My intention for this blog is to be random, with no plan, no list, no direction and no expectations. Very different from how I lived my past life. My journey has been blessed by the mercy and grace of God and unwavering love. I hope you enjoy reading and sharing my experiences of hurts, laughter, discovery, friendships, Christ, and my family. Temenos is a safe circle where you can be yourself with peace of mind. Temenos originates from a Greek word which refers to a universal instinct to create a protected, safe space in which to heal, restore and regenerate yourself. My temenos circle is a place to be still and seek Jesus. It becomes my place to pray, reflect in the word of our Lord to shrink, grow in him, and heal my soul. What is your temenos circle? By: John Chianelli ©John Chianelli and Temenos Circle. 2016-2011. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this blog's author and/or owner is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided the full and clear credit is given to John Chianelli and Temenos Circle with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.

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