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Sunday, September 11, 2005

Growing Old and Growing Up!

Sigh! Sumapit na naman po ang araw na kung saan ako ay mag-aaddition ng isang taon sa araw-araw na paglakad ko sa mundong ito. Nag-leave ako sa opis para ipasyal ng konti ang pamilya sa SM at mag-celebrate ng konti privately with my family. Sinabay ko na rin ang paghahanap ng idea na magandang isulat sa blog, pero parang engrossed ako sa mga bata habang pinapanood ko silang naglalaro at nagtatawanan, habang naglalakad sa mall at habang kumakain. They're so enjoyable to watch. Kakatuwa to be children that once I've been. Kahit simple lang ang celebration napasaya ang mga bata at syempre mas masaya ako pag masaya sila.(Tatay na nga ako!) Malapit na pala akong mag-forty and I can't help wandering If I could just stay cool and satisfied for the rest of my life just as today. But that was just a wish, that could never come true cause I've set myself to continue moving on, harvest learning, and contribute as long as I could. Growing forward...ika nga ni Blue. Masarap din paminsan-minsan ay balikan mo yung triumph and kapalpakan mo sa buhay, napapangiti kang mag-isa, huwag ka lang hahalakhak ng malakas at baka may dumampot sa iyo.

Reminiscing those youthful years lead me to realize how quickly time flies and how, in some way, one wants it back. Approaching the middle of life cause people to think. Especially when you notice wrinkles and laugh lines in your face. Strength is fading as well as speed. Hard muscles turning soft and hair is decreasing...mostly.(tabi-tabi po!) Being young has it's physical advantages that everybody love to enjoy until we can. But we get older and these advantages also slips away. For some, I can noticed the tendency to hold on "staying young". How they spend much time and money on some anti-aging hormones, hair loss remedies or plastic surgeries just to look and stay younger, like once before. There's nothing wrong with staying healthy, or in good shape and keeping oneself alert with what's happening in the world....but being obsessed with staying young physically could rob one of enjoying the sweet feeling of moving on. Because, again...the reality is we get older and don't really stay young, we cannot cheat time no matter how advance our technology nowadays. By undergoing such unnatural process, we are just trying to create an illusion (mostly for ourselves) that we are exempted in physically fading away (so to speak). I honestly think that it's more beneficial for us to rather spend most of our time not in making ourselves "look good to feel good"..., but to be really good and equipped, to nurture those gained wisdom from the years to be passed on to youth. Because spending time fighting the natural process only steals from our enjoyment of it...


Just a thought.....Have a blessed day!

Verse-Meal
Proverbs 3:13
Blessed is the man who finds wisdom, the man who gains understanding

7 Comments:

At 1:20 PM, September 14, 2005, Blogger Bluegreen said...

Dyaran! 40 ka na hehehe. Akalain mo. Life is just beginning! Wag lang po mag-iisip bata uli at pag age 40 na pero isip bata, di na bagay hahaha! Keep growing forward. And mind you hindi excuse ang "getting old" when it comes to your purpose in life. You keep going kahit inaatake na ng rayuma hehehe. Sabi ni Pastor, dapat be prepared for the long haul. Maybe hindi na kasing active or flexible in younger years pero hindi excuse yon sa pagsasangkatuparan daw ng iyong layunin sa buhay. Di nga ba si Col. Sanders, nasa age 60 na ata nung nag start sya ng business at sikat na sikat na ngayon ang KFC di ba?

SO prend, keep growing forward....cheers!

 
At 6:34 PM, September 14, 2005, Blogger bing said...

nothing wrong with being forty.. di ba sabi ng iba, life begins at forty? he he i once wrote an entry titled SO WHAT IF I AM FORTY? last May (this year) which was my birthday... it dealt with women who were hiding their true age once they reach forty. so weird para sa akin, cuz there are other important things to look forward being forty.

 
At 2:24 AM, September 15, 2005, Blogger atoy said...

welcome to the club where reasons and logics prevails over emotions. Pamilya muna bago ang sarili although nagkamayroon ako ng mahigpit na karanasan na muntik ng wumasak ng pamilya ko. I had to let go kasi nga may mga anak ako eventhough sa puso ko alam ko na hindi ko siya malilimutan.

 
At 7:23 AM, September 15, 2005, Blogger TEACHER SOL said...

Growing old and groe=wing up, haha...kakatapos ko lang balikan sa entry ko ang HS days ko kung kelan nangodigo ako, nakakatawa pag naaalala mo ang mga pangyayari. Very ironic kasi teacher na ako ngayon, haha.

Unwinding here, just came back from back-to-school-night, whew! Oo nga pala, I feel safe here kasi you got the VFS logo too.

 
At 8:05 AM, September 15, 2005, Blogger Flex J! said...

Blue,
Nagkamali ako ng sabi sa yo...39 lang pala ako........LOL!

Anyways.....m getting forward!!

Bing,
Thanks for reminding me ..there are other things to look forward to...

Atoy,
Thanks for dropping by bro...good thing we are bounded by friendly ideals...God Bless and keep on choosing the right choices...

Teacher Sol,

Mam! ang sipag mo naman sa night school....papaturo sana ako sa Math...hina ako don eh...hehehe

 
At 2:45 PM, September 15, 2005, Blogger Ka Uro said...

40 ka na ba jun? bata pala ako sa yo ng limang taon. kasi nung nag-40 ako pa-minus na ang bilang ng idad ko! nyehehe. "Because spending time fighting the natural process only steals from our enjoyment of it..." galing ng ending tol.

 
At 1:35 PM, September 16, 2005, Blogger Flex J! said...

KU,
Mas magaling ka tol...mas malalim....

See you in SM.....papirma rin ako ng autograph...

 

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