BEING OLD.......DOES NOT MEAN YOU ARE INVISIBLE.......


I AM A WOMAN OF A CERTAIN AGE
I'VE BEEN YOUNG.....I'M NOW OLD 
AND I HAVE BEEN BETWIXT AND BETWEEN


PLEASE DON'T IGNORE ME BECAUSE 
I AM NO LONGER
WRINKLE FREE
LESS THAN PERFECT
HARD OF HEARING
AND COMPOSED OF ACHES AND PAINS


I STILL HAVE SOMETHING TO OFFER
THIS WORLD
AND THIS UNIVERSE
"A sage knows there is both the wisdom of the universe and of man ~~ and finds a balance between the two."

                                                                           Clara Holm, 101



While traveling we often meet the elderly....who appear alone and ignored....PLEASE RECOGNIZE THEM .... ALL IT TAKES IS A KIND HELLO AND SOME SIMPLE CONVERSATION... AND ALL OF US WILL BE THE BETTER FOR IT~~~~

Be blessed today dear friends,

Comments

  1. GREAT post!! I agree with you completely. As I age, I realize I am the same person inside, with the same hopes, and dreams, and hopefully, a better understanding of life! I will definitely take your words to heart, and although some of my hopes and dreams have changed now that I am older, I am much more of a realist in my thinking. I realize that the elderly are still very relevant, and have SO much to teach us! Thanks for the lovely post. Have a great day xoxo Christel

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  2. Dear Jo:-)*

    HOW fantastic is you post!!!
    That's true,you face is not so perfect and yong but you soul and you heart are more wise and do you have more beautiful feelings which do you can share with a world!

    Thank you for you fantastic reminder,dear Jo!

    Hugs and Love from Amsterdam,
    ***Violetta***

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  3. Age is merely a state of being. The older I get, the more I Love old folks...I too will be old.. ahem...Older, and I hope to be more than a "Old Lady" to someone!!

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  4. Wisdom!!!

    Because we all get there, eventually.

    :-)

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  5. Hello Jo... I think this is my favorite post of yours yet! I NEVER call anyone old... I will always refer to them as sweet vintage... age is not a number of years, it is how you feel in your heart... I know young people that could actually be called "old"...because they are cold and heartless, with no care for anyone but themselves...and no respect for those of us who have lived and learned for alot longer... why is it that so many women search high and low for the oldest, chippyiest, shabbyiest (are these words?)most worn treasures with the most faded patina and scratches and dents and rust for their homes and collections, yet make themselves sick over a wrinkle or gray hair or laugh line... some of the most people women I have ever met are those who age gracefully, say NO to plastic surgery or artificial beauty...their inner beauty also speaks volumes to me... so sad our society treats anyone over 40 (probably less than that these days) as over the hill and worthless... I have a great book by Naomi Judd, one of my favorites, called "Aging Gratefully"... that is what I am doing... it sickens her too to see "vintage" ladies portrayed as mousey, frumpy women with nothing left to offer the world... I admire her for speaking out on this... well, as you can see, I could write a book about how I feel about all of this... I love that the Native Americans respect their "elders" and still seek their wisdom and advice and they are looked up to... wish more people would follow their ways... okay, I will get off my soapbox now... YOU look absolutely gorgeous my friend!... xoxo Julie Marie

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  6. Very well said Jo...so true! Reaching out and sharing can be one of the greatest gifts you can give to another and to yourself.

    The last photo is a fabulous photo..You??

    Best wishes for a wonderful weekend Jo!

    Jeanne xx

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  7. Beautiful inspiring post..and well said!
    Blessings!!

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  8. Yes Jeanne....that last photo is me....at the birth of my one and only grandson....It was about 1 o'clock in the morning so we were all a little bleary eyed...but it was an incredibly happy day!!!

    Xo

    Jo

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  9. I so agree!

    JO my best friend is 84 years old and i am not kidding! When I was first married we lived beside an older widow and she became my best friend and a grandma to my son. After 10yr she moved to another city to be near her daughter and i still kepted in touch. NOw i moved 3,000 miles away and i still call her and send her bd cards. I love her! I always get on well with older people!
    Pamela xo

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  10. Honey so happy I came by here today because this is an awesome post. You by the way are a beautiful grandma. Congradulations!
    We should all take notes from this and remember to always let someone older know that they still are so important in our lives.
    Hope your doing well...come by and enter my small giveaway.
    Love ya honey
    Maggie

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  11. Josette, I agree with you. I have friends younger and older than me, and I learn from each of them.

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  12. Hi Josette,

    What a wonderful post! I have and have had friends lots of years my senior and I love and have loved them all! Each and every one of them has taught me so much that I consider their friendship a blessing! Age is Just a number and everyone has a story to tell. :)
    Hugs

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  13. Hi Josette,
    I am really enjoying your post. Such beautiful words to share. You and your Granddaughter are beautiful.

    hugs
    Sissie

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  14. Nice to see a picture of you - your a pretty lady and I am going to have another grandson in a few weeks.

    I agree - we need to have patience with all ages! We either were young - or we will be old!

    sandie

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  15. This is such a beautiful post JUST LIKE the people that it represents. I LOVED my Grandmothers more than life and I have always loved the company of the elderly and their special tolerance of things that bother the younger generations. NOW that I'm entering those years I understand "The more relaxed age of taking time to smell the flowers"... Love it and LOVE THEM!!! I'm SO happy you chose to FOLLOW me! I'm your newest Follower also... Hugs to you, Donna

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  16. This is an issue close to my heart!!! Our old people are important members of society! Full of wisdom, often lonely, years of memories etched in their beautiful faces.
    I find they love to chat when you say hello, whether at the Post Office or grocery store, I can tell they are often starved for conversation.
    What is a few minutes of your time, given with kindness, to a still valuable member of our society? A great post!

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  17. this is sucha wonderful topic that you've touched upon...i often feel very sad when i see old ladies at the doctors or making their way around marks and spencers with no one by their side.!

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  18. JO IS THAT YOU IN THE LAST SHOT? YOU ARE GORGEOUS! WHat a smile dearest! And that little baby? Grandchild? Oh, I love the elderly, and I so enjoy having friends that are older than me; they are wise indeed. Lovely thoughts for the day my dear, Anita

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  19. A wonderful post and great advice. So many of the elderly are along and a few words from someone means the world to them. A smile always is good too and costs nothing to pass one on to someone. Hugs

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  20. So glad I checked out your blog...This post almost brought me to tears. I always said my age would never bother me, but turning 50 this year was tough! How ridiculous! Did anyone see the Oprah episode on women aging recently? Talking about we have come so far in science to stay healthy and live longer, but them we punish ourselves for actually doing it! Fighting wrinkles, gaining weight...we just don't allow it in our society! Crazy!
    Anyway...thanks for making me think!
    Lovely blog; I will be back and thanks a million for following my blog!
    --Lee Ann

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  21. Oh Jo... This is so Well said. Thank you for Sharing this. You reminded me of my Grandfather.I Loved Visiting with him so Much. I Loved listening to him talk about growing up on the Farm in Minnesota. How they lived Everyday.His Wisdom was beyond Measure. He was such a Wonderful Influence on My Life! I only saw him once may be twice a year but I am so Grateful for the Time we Did have together.He passed away quite a few Years ago but shall always remain in my Heart and his Wisdom will be Passed down through the Generations following him.
    Thank you for this Post and the Memory of my Grandfather.
    Hugs
    Jill

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  22. Ya know, just today I was out doing a few things, and I smiled at people that didn't smile back, I accidentally ran into people and when I said "sorry" they acted like I didn't exist. I came back to work feeling just awful, like "what am I invisible?" Reading this post helps me. Thanks, I hate feeling invisible.

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