Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Top 10 Pros and Cons of Aging

Yesterday I wrote a letter to that evil Aging Process, requesting that she please take it easy on me.  Well, the ladies over at Strong Spouses...Army Strong left me a comment and a great suggestion for my Top 10 list today:  "Maybe it can be about the top joys of aging to help you find a little light in it!"  What a great idea, I thought.
So I sat down to compose my top 10 list of not-so-bad things about aging, and you know what?  I honestly could not come up with 10!  Isn't that sad?  Therefore, I had to slightly alter their idea.
Thanks for the suggestion ladies!  Here are my...
Top 10 Pros and Cons of Aging

10)  CON : Age is gradually stealing my memory.

9)  PRO: Age is gradually offering me wisdom.

8)  CON: My body doesn't bounce back from illness, injury, or a tough workout as quickly as it used to.

7)  PRO: I take better care of myself and my health.

6)  CON: I've seen a lot of friends come and go in my life.

5)  PRO: I can recognize which friendships to hold on to and which ones to let go.

4)  CON: I wonder where the years have gone.

3)  PRO: I no longer take time for granted.

2)  CON: I'm watching myself change on the outside. And I don't like it.

1)  PRO: I've learned who I am on the inside.  And I like it.

What are some of your pros and cons of aging?  Do you have more pros or cons?


  1. I love #5 and #1 for sure. I find myself much more sure of who I am now at 30 than I was even 2-3 years ago. I'm excited to see what I'll be like at 40, although I'm okay if that birthday takes it's time getting here. =)

  2. You know, this post was really beautiful! Thanks for sharing. :)

  3. Good list! I totally agree with #5: PRO: I can recognize which friendships to hold on to and which ones to let go. A few years ago I had a group of toxic friends, and I'm so glad to have them out of my life. Back then I didn't realize how toxic they were into there was total chaos & drama! Now, I can spot a toxic friend a lot faster and know how to handle them.

  4. Awe! Thanks so much for thinking of us. We will be happy to make a list as well. We like the #1 Pro! IT's definitely the truth. We probably didn't feel that way in middle school. Have a great tuesday!

  5. 4 and 2 would definitely make my con list!

  6. What an awesome post! love them all...especially 1 & 5.

    Con: My black hair is turning gray at an alarming rate.

    Pro: Each strand of gray represents the good that comes from friendships, laughter, children, family, home and love! I am blessed...

    thank you for the reminder.

  7. this is a really great list!

  8. What a beautiful post- I feel charmed to have found your blog today :)

  9. That is a good list. Sometime I look in the mirror and am reminded I'm not as young as I feel. Thanks for visiting my blog. I'm following yours now, too.

  10. This is definitely one of my favorite top 10's. I started going gray at 16 so physical aging doesn't freak me out too bad but the thought of eventually, not being able to take care of myself all on my own, that does freak me out.


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