Tuesday, September 21, 2010

When I Am Old

When I’m old:

I shall stay up late reading good books.
I shall not underestimate the power of words.

I shall write every day.
I shall not assume someone wants to hear what I have to say.

I shall travel to as many places as my budget allows.
I shall not wait for wealth before I start my journeys.

I shall skinny dip in the backyard pool.
I shall not be ashamed of my ragged worn out body.

I shall share a bottle of wine with good friends on a regular basis.
I shall not substitute substances for friendships.

I shall dance every time I get the chance.
I shall not step on the toes of others just because I’m old and can make demands.

I shall wear stylish hats.
I shall not wear a cloak of disappointment over dreams not achieved.

I shall take pictures every day until my eyesight fails.
I shall not forget that faith requires believing in the unseen.

I shall play with children.
I shall not suppress my inner child.

I shall grow old, but I shall not grow up.

9 comments:

The Church Lady said...

I second that motion! Especially the skinny dipping part! hee hee.

Jan n Jer said...

I'm right there with you girl!

MarieElizabeth said...

Perfect!

karisma said...

Oh Man! Am I OLD already?

oreneta said...

I'm with ya sister!

Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy said...

I love this, Hula!

Marcie said...

Why wait until you grow old?? Why not right now?!?! Love this inspirational post!

Trailboss said...

Indeed! Do them all and often!

the parishioner who doesn't do anything said...

I LOVE it; LOVE it!