“We know we’re getting old when the only thing we want for our birthday is not to be reminded of it. “
Our friend Larry Ramos celebrated his birthday recently. Responding to the birthday greetings we sent him, he wrote:
Thanks for the greetings. Birthday lang, hindi happy. Got lot of things to think of. Getting old, missing you guys, missing my father, “death threat” (matanda na kasi eh). Everyone and everything, pumapasok sa isip ko. Somehow I feel so tired and yet I am afraid to rest forever. Ganito pala ang tumatanda, nagiging lalong feeling senti. Sabi nga ng daughter kong si Larizza, “Don’t think you are getting older, you are just getting wiser”. But the way I look at it, mas wise sila, kasi lagi nila ako naiisahan, kaya feeling ko tumatanda. Anyway, just sharing you how I feel nowadays, parang KSP (kulang sa pansin). Masakit isipin na several years from now “dual citizen” na tayo: Filipino citizen and senior citizen.
Some people may see it as a milestone, but for Larry getting old seems to be one dreadful thought. Are you having the same feeling lately? If so, try to seek solace in the following three-step advice on how to grow old gracefully, which we lifted from eHow.
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