Monday, July 08, 2019

A Senior Citizen's Reflection on Being Progressive

The following is copied from the Internet where it can be found in numerous versions.  It has been around since 2012 yet is becoming more and more meaningful. Not sure who the content can be credited to .


Senior citizens are constantly being criticized for every conceivable deficiency of the modern world, real or imaginary. We know we take responsibility for all we have done and do not try to blame others.
HOWEVER, upon reflection, we would like to point out that it was NOT senior citizens who took:
The melody out of music,
The pride out of appearance,
The courtesy out of driving,
The romance out of love,
The commitment out of marriage,
The responsibility out of parenthood,
The togetherness out of the family,
The learning out of education,
The service out of patriotism,
The Golden Rule from rulers,
The nativity scene out of cities,
The civility out of behavior,
The refinement out of language,
The dedication out of employment,
The prudence out of spending,
The ambition out of achievement

And we certainly are NOT the ones who
eliminated patience and tolerance from
personal relationships and interactions with
others!
And, we DO understand the meaning of
patriotism, and remember those who have
fought and died for our country.

Just look at the Seniors with tears in their eyes and pride in their hearts, as they stand at attention with their hand over their hearts, as the American Flag passes by in a parade!

YES, I’M A SENIOR CITIZEN!
I’m the life of the party…..Even if it lasts until 8 p.m.I’m very good at opening childproof caps…..With a hammer.I’m awake many hours before my body allows me to get up.
I’m smiling all the time,because I can’t hear a thing you’re saying.I’m sure everything I can’t find is in a safe secure place, somewhere.I’m wrinkled, saggy, lumpy,and that’s just my left leg.I’m beginning to realize that aging is not for wimps.
Yes, I’m a SENIOR CITIZENand I think I am having the time of my life!Now if I could only remember who sent this to me, I wouldn’t send it back to them.Or, maybe I should send it to all my friends anyway.They won’t remember, even if they did send it
.
Spread the laughter 
Share the cheer 
Let’s be happy 
While we’re here.


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