How old is old?

So I contacted my 89-year-old friend again.

She's at home, she said, working on her crossword puzzles.

"I thought you joined the Senior Center?" I asked.

She said, "Oh, it's not for me. They were too old for me!"

Too old?! Lol!

She is 89 years old!!! How old is old?!!

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I guess, age is really just in the mind. Like everything else, it all begins in our mind!

I was just browsing at some of our family pictures. You see, my husband and I just celebrated our 12 years of being married, and that means... well... 12 years!!! Oh my!

Our eldest is already 10 years old, and she has grown big and tall! She was just a baby 10 years ago!!! and that would mean I've grown 10 years older since the day she was born.

But, I feel like I haven't aged! Lol! It's all in the mind. Well, in my mind, I continue to be 27 years old! hehehe

It all begins in our mind.

If my 89 years old friend says Senior Center is not for her, because the place and people in that place, are just too "old" for her. Then, at her age, and I admire her for that, she's remain young, vibrant, happy, excited, eager and full of life.

She isn't old. She won't be.

It's all in the mind.

So how old are you?


22 comments:

  1. I am 36 and I love my number! Hahahaha. But I never felt I went through. Having a hard time weighing my part as a mother and a father of two wonderful kids. Imagine yourself on my part having that kind of situation. To balance my life doing two statuses. A married woman without a partner, a wife without a husband, a mother without a father for my kids. FTW!!!!...great!!!..hahahahaha... :D

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  2. Not to brag or anything, but when random people guess my age, they always go for the younger route.. Hahaha! I'm already in my late 20s. :) And my aunt who is already in her 70's still works.. imagine that! She can't even see herself stopping now, since she gets easily bored at home. :)

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  3. LOL. that's we call hiphop granny... LOL. It's not on how old are you in age but in how you live that longer and enjoy them :)

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  4. nice!I admire people like that, just like my grandfather who just passed away last year.. they always live their life to the fullest! and they're are always young at heart.. :D

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  5. We can also consider that being old could be seen physically but not mentally..:-)

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  6. Congratulations on 12 years of marriage. Age is always mind over matter. If you don't mind, it won't matter.

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  7. I feel old but I think there are advantages to thinking like an old person. Somehow, "as an old person", I feel I'm more resigned to realities I can't change.

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  8. A very good read and very timely. I will be celebrating my 54th natal day on the 28th of this month. And I'm just through preparing my sermon message this Sunday. And guess what's my topic is all about. "How old are you Spiritually?' Yes age is not about number but how you grow with age. The Bible has something for us, and it says, Lord, teach me how to number my days?

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  9. Being old is just a state of the mind. Some people are old in age but were immature while some were just in their 20's yet their disposition in life are better than those in their 40's. So, it's not really how old you are but how you spent the years of your living life that matters the most =)

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  10. So do we need to agree here? age is just a number. What and how we feel for ourselves, counts better.

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  11. Whenever somebody asks about my age ,I say 30.. ahaha, that is it .I am old but still feel young at heart .

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  12. Our age in number is only there probably to remind us how long we have been here living on this earth to encourage us to do something more positive in our lives and not waste it on needless anxiety and unproductive ways.

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  13. So true! Age is but a number. Every day, our body is being reborn. Some parts of us die; and new cells are being formed to replace the old ones. It's how we feel deep down that determines our real age. How young or old we all are really depends on how we perceive ourselves to be. ;D

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  14. I agree being old is in the mind. I don't think that I am in my 30's feels like in my 20's. he he he

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  15. AGE is just a number. We may get older every year but we have to always feel young at heart. We may look different decades ago but what matters is... we still manage to carry ourselves gracefully.

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  16. age is really numbers hahaha one of my older colleague (in age) would always reply like: it's not how old you are but how good your life is... but i say if you're a woman and single at 35, it matters. :)

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  17. I'll be forever 20. Yep, it's all in the mind. I just wish our physical looks would think young too. even just a bit.

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  18. There's a beautiful quote I read on my Twitter stream earlier: "Some people die at 29 and are buried at 92; some are buried at 29 but live to 92". It's what we make of life that ultimately decides our age :)

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  19. 3 years ago I wasn't feeling my age, physically that is. When I was working, new employees would always ask how old was I and I always let them guess. I was stuck for being in my mid 20's when I was already in my early 30's. I wish to go back to those times really. Germany made me feel and look older! hahaha!

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  20. Age is just a number. The secret to being young is to FEEL young :)

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  21. I've always felt older than my age even when I was a kid people would comment that I talk maturely as if I am not a child. While studying meditation, I learned about old souls and there might be some truth to this as energy is not created nor destroyed. So when we die what happens to us? Do we just disappear like we never existed or do we become part of a bigger pool of energy waiting to be reborn again? Who knows...

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  22. After 50, it is time to regress...LOL. Actually anyone can be any age they want...of course, one must still dress appropriately though :)

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