Welcome your golden years with enthusiasm and expectancy!
It’s shameful the way our society looks at aging. The picture that people paint of our elders is one of being slow, mentally unstable, bedridden or otherwise a drain on society.
There are admittedly a few things that go along with growing older that may be thought of as being not so good, but there are also tons of stuff that are beneficial to us from those that are aging.
For instance the elderly have a storehouse of knowledge, if you ask, they could share some incredible stories that would be of great help to you.
Learn to listen to the elderly, you’ll be the better for it. Being older and listening to them adds a certain tranquility and peacefulness to your life.
There was a saying that “The good thing about being old is not being young” but that is not always the case, youth has its good points too.
Honor the aged by being courteous, say sir or ma’am, offer your help to them, be patient, make them feel important, they deserve it.
The older people are more cool tempered they are. Older people have more of an appreciation for life, unlike the young it seems.
Stuff that used to be taken for granted are not thought of in the same way as when you were younger.
We may not be able to run a marathon anymore, we aren’t so swift of foot anymore, but boy we sure can beat the pants off of the younger generation in a marathon of
just being smart.
To dismiss the wisdom of an older person, causes you to miss a lot.
Older folks don’t hang out at the same places or listen to the same music as a younger person because their taste in lots of stuff changes.
We sure have changed a lot in our modern times, used to be, a youngster would speak respectfully to someone who was older.
But nowadays, they don’t speak respectfully to them, but wish they would get out our way.
What happened to those days when doors were opened, seats were offered, kind words were spoken, all for the elderly.
I guess that’s why so many older people don’t go out anymore or stay at the cosmetics counter all day, trying to look young again.
There’s nothing wrong with looking your best at any age but you don’t have to try to recapture the days of your youth over again, just to be able to be accepted you’re perfect the way you are.
IT IS THEIR LOSS, NOT YOURS HONORED WOMAN!
Don’t take the advice of the elderly for granted and treat it as a floor mat. There are hundreds if not thousands of pieces of advice that can make your world a better place, just listen as they speak.
Listen to advice they give like, stay away from your neighbors house, too many visits make enemies.
The elderly say, you shouldn’t burn your bridges behind you, you must show respect to get it, if you can’t speak a kind word about someone, shut your mouth.
Another favorite is, treat the ones that hate you with love, take one day at a time, learn to forgive.
There are many wise sayings that have been handed down to us by people who lived through different situations in life and learn how to survive even thrive in the harshest environment.
Their life experiences can keep us from going down the wrong paths in life and save us a lot of misery and disappointment.
WHY SHOULD WE APPRECIATE OUR ELDERLY MOTHERS
Aside from the fact that we have been gifted with many skills left to us by our precious fore parents.
We owe a debt of gratitude for the prayers she taught us to pray.
The times she took us to the wood shed, making sure she got her point across. We were taught to do our chores, doing them right the first time.
How she steadied our nerves when we were all shook up. We found comfort in her arms during a violent thunderstorm.
Even though she was tired and her fingers were swollen from the toll the years had taken, she taught us how to mend our socks, play an instrument and even preserve vegetables and fruit.
We will never be able to repay all the kindness and goodness that they have given us.
That’s why the aged should always hold a special place in our hearts, especially for the good things they have bestowed on us.
For anyone that doesn’t show honor and courtesy to these outstanding pillars of our society…………shame on you.
What did she give to make a better life for you. The work, the pressure that she endured to ensure a better life for you.
All the sleepless nights and birthing pangs that took the beauty from her and replaced it with lines and wrinkles.
You’re not going to have an enjoyable life dismissing and overlooking her as if she never existed.
Those fake words and tears are the epitome of what’s wrong with us as a people.
We dropped the ball and watched it as it rolled into oblivion, never to look back at this forgotten thread that held our population together!