As I Grow Older

  When I was in my younger days,
  I weighed a few pounds less,
  I needn't hold my tummy in
  to wear a belted dress.
 
  But now that I am older,
  I've set my body free;
  There's comfort of elastic
  Where once my waist would be.
 
  Inventor of those high-heeled shoes
  My feet have not forgiven;
  I used to wear a five and a half,
  and now I wear a seven.
 
  And how about those pantyhose--
  They're sized by weight, you see,
  So how come when I put them on,
   The crotch is at my knees?
 
  need to wear these glasses
  As the prints were getting smaller;
  And it wasn't very long ago
  I know that I was taller.
 
  Though my hair has turned to silver
  and my skin no longer fits,
  On the inside, I'm the same old me,
  Just the outside's changed a bit.
 
  
  I've learned that no matter what
  happens, or how bad it seems today, life does go on,
  and it will be better tomorrow.
 
  I've learned that you can tell a lot about a person
  by  the way he/she handles these three things: a rainy
  day, lost luggage, and tangled Christmas tree lights.
 
  I've learned that regardless of your relationship
  with  your parents, you'll miss them when they're gone
  from  your life.
 
  I've learned that making a living is not the same
  thing as making a life.
 
  I've learned that life sometimes gives you a second
  chance.
  I've learned that you shouldn't go through life with
  a  catcher's mitt on both hands. You need to be able
  to  throw something back.
 
  I've learned that if you pursue happiness, it will
  elude you.  But if you focus on your family, your
  friends, the needs of others, your work and doing
  the very best you can, happiness will find you.
 
  I've learned that whenever I decide something with an
  open heart, I usually make the right decision.
  I've learned that even when I have pains, I don't
  have  to be one.
  I've learned that every day you should reach out and
  touch someone. People love that human touch - holding
  hands, a warm hug, or just a friendly pat on the
  back.
         I've learned that I still have a lot to learn.
  I've learned that you should pass this on to someone
  you care about. I just did.
 
  Sometimes they just need a little  something to make
  them smile. I've learned that people will forget what
  you said, people will forget what you did, but people
         will never forget how you made them feel.
 
         Gentle Hugs!

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