Not Fair

Aging has been an interesting adventure. Forgive the morbid tone as it sounds a bit like the “end” but, if it is, I’m certainly not expecting it. (Hoping for at least a couple more decades- God willing).

There are pros and cons on this “maturing” journey, but sometimes it’s important for me to remember and dwell on the positive when a small, but annoying negative rears its ugly head (more on that in a second).

I believe decisions are easier to make now that I’m older, based on life’s experience that’s been accrued over the years. That comes in handy.

Since I’ve aged, I don’t have to collect change out of my couch and am able to buy everything on my grocery list. I’ve worked hard to get to that point.

Blah, blah, blah…there’s more to be thankful for, but I can’t get over something that happened this week! A new age spot appeared on my face. It’s to be expected, with all the time spent in the California and Far East sun. However, the same week, a pimple also emerged on my chin.

Are you kidding me?! A scourge from my youth and now a mark from aging, both able to cohabitate on the same face? It’s the worst of two worlds and highly unfair. Pick one, mother nature!

I wouldn’t have normally noticed the pimple in the middle of the night, but I was up- using the restroom. I had to stretch out my back, too, because it was a little tight. That’s when I caught a glimpse of a blurry red spot, on my chin, in the mirror. I couldn’t make it out as much as I squinted, so I put my glasses on.

Hmm.

I think I better go dwell on more positives. This is going downhill fast.

“Old age isn’t so bad if you consider the alternative.” Maurice Chevalier

“She is clothed in strength and dignity, and laughs without fear of the future.” Proverbs 31:25

“At age 20, we worry about what others think of us. At age 40, we don’t care what they think of us. At age 60, we discover they haven’t been thinking of us at all.” Ann Landers

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