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 have to wear a nine now,
But used to wear a seven.
I 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.
On a positive note 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 or she handles these three things:
a rainy day,
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.
that making a "living" is not the same thing as making a "life."
that life sometimes gives you a second chance.
that you shouldn't go through life with a catcher's mitt on both hands.
You need to be able to throw something back.
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.
that whenever I decide something with an open heart,
I usually make the right decision.
that even when I have pains,
I don't have to be one.
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.
Sometimes they just need a little something to make them smile.
that people will forget what you said,
people will forget what you did,
but people will never forget how you made them feel.
that I still have a lot to learn.
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