Saturday, March 25, 2017

Aging Beautifully

What is really beautiful needs no adorning. We do not grind down the pearl upon a polishing stone. ~Sataka, quoted in Maturin M. Ballou, Edge-Tools of Speech, 1886



As promised, here is a picture of my Valentine's Day roses. Though they have lost their vigor, they have not lost their beauty. The rose petals no longer soft and bright. The petals now rough and faded yet they still speak love to me.

We are like the roses.
As the seasons of life pass, our beauty changes.

We may or may not have lost our vigor.  I can remember being very tired in my 20's.  As a mother of 4 young children, there was little time to rest.  Life was busy and hectic and I loved it.  Sleep was unpredictable as was being able to shower or brush my teeth.  Now that my children are grown, there is time for rest and sleep, showering, and even brushing my teeth.

to be continued...

I will be writing a series of posts on Aging Beautifully.  I hope that you will join me and celebrate our beauty within and without (not without without but rather on the outside).

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20 comments:

  1. Gina,
    What a great idea for a series!! Looking forward to it. I hear you on being more tired when I was younger. I worked full time night shift so I could spend as much time with my 2 sons and lived on only 4-5 hours of sleep a day for about 10 years until they were older!! Thanks so much for stopping by! No, I dd not make the egg garland...one came from Big Lot's and the other was bought at Michaels.....
    Hugs,
    Debbie

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    1. Oh my, Debbie! That is very little sleep. We mothers do what needs to be done, don't we! {{HUGS}}

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  2. Lovely roses. You could maybe put them in a pot pourri bowl. I keep topping up mine every year.

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    1. Elizabeth, that is a great idea. Do you add a fragrance oil to them?

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  3. Dear Gina,

    Lack of sleep and motherhood, oh my! Thank goodness we have babies when we're young! Your blogging idea sounds wonderful.

    Love,

    Marqueta

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    1. Marqueta, when I read about women that give birth in their 50's or older (I guess through in vitro), I think better them than me! I would not have the energy!!! xo

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  4. Yes pot pourri sounds like the way to go with your lovely roses. I do that with mine as well, a lovely reminder of what they were.
    Looking forward to reading some more of your series :)

    Diana

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    1. Diana, I am going to save the dried petals for this very purpose! xo

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  5. Beautiful roses even as they fade,

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  6. I like your idea for posts on Aging Beauty. I take care of myself and have been blessed with good health...and being healthy makes you beautiful. (right now I'm sick so I don't feel very healthy or beautiful but this will pass...soon I hope!) And I love roses! Hugs, Diane

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    1. Diane, I'm sorry to hear that you are not feeling well. I hope you are on the mend soon.

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  7. I love your quote that we are like roses that our beauty changes over time, look forward to your next posts!

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  8. I so love wilted roses, they're even much more beauty then when they're in full bloom, aren't they ?
    As for us, I so love your quote which put me in such high spirits, thank you dearie, I'm in my 40's but I'm already thinking of such things - sometimes - and it's nice to joke about them :) !

    Wishing you the best of weeks
    I'm sending blessings across the miles

    XOXO Dany

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    1. Blessings to you, Dany! You are a spring chicken! I'm 57 and am enjoying life more and more.

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  9. I will look forward to this series you are doing, Gina. It sounds so good! You are such an encourager.

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    1. I'm not so sure about that Dianna but thank you anyway. xo

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  10. This is a wonderful series Gina! I love how you are tying your thoughts in with the fading roses. There is still use for them - potpourri an excellent idea! - and a beauty still to be enjoyed! Amazing that your Valentine roses have done this well! Hugs to you today :)

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    1. Marilyn, I am amazed as well. The little package of flower food that came with the roses was good stuff!

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We all have our “good old days” tucked away inside our hearts, and we return to them in dreams like cats to favorite armchairs. ~ B. Carter