They Say Wisdom Comes With Age….

by Jan on June 2, 2009

The definition of wisdom: “Accumulated knowledge of life or in a  particular sphere of activity that has been gained through experience”.

Well let’s see, here are just a few mid-life tidbits of wisdom I have accumulated through my life’s experiences thus far:

  • When everyone looks younger than you it’s because they are.
  • It’s OK to trust your life into the hands of a doctor that looks like your youngest child. And it’s OK to ask if they brushed their teeth and washed behind their ears. They understand.
  • Russian Tea is going to be the new “it” beverage soon. Get a jump on it and dig out that old recipe. I just had to look up how to spell recipe.
  • When your knees betray you and you can’t get up gracefully from that chair, lie and say  you just went on a 10 mile run. Or groan as you struggle to rise and say “Phew, those were good ribs”.
  • Pretend menopause is a game show and you win money for every hot flash or bladder leakage.  Then take yourself out for ice cream and a hair shampoo.
  • Arguing with hubby not nearly as fun…cause you can’t remember why you got angry in the first place.
  • It’s OK to listen to the Allman Brothers and feel really cool again.
  • Don’t wear a bikini.
  • Ding Dongs don’t taste the same nor do Ho Ho’s.
  • And the most important to practice everyday:  Regretting the past is a waste of time. Forgive yourself.

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