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Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Don't Regret You're Wrinkles

Question: Why are wrinkles so attractive on a pug or bulldog, but not on a human?




Not sure, but maybe we should re-think it a bit.   On the same day our dear Norbert passed a lovely lady, Bob our bulldog's breeder, passed away at the way too young age of 47 after a long struggle with cancer.   I never had the chance to know her well but I admired her greatly, she was a truly conscientious breeder, a major animal lover, and a gifted trainer committed to positive reinforcement.   Before she passed away she posted this on her face book page: 



I often remind myself of this quote when I find myself be-moaning any changes I see in the mirror and while I'm not  ready to give up the un-wrinkle pads Weasley's is posing with or my sunscreen and moisturizer,  I'm determined to view my wrinkles in a new light.   With any luck I, and all my loved ones will have time to earn many more.

Note: Tomorrow I promise a fun and silly post!  I am determined to move forward into 2015 with a new commitment to living in the moment and appreciating every day, as a worry wart this a major challenge for me but the rough start to 2015 only shows me how important a goal it is.

12 comments:

  1. Oh gosh, 47 is way too young ...I'm sorry.

    I'm trying to accept my wrinkles, too. Some days I do a better job than others!

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  2. To age gracefully is indeed an art :-)

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  3. When you are a child, 47 sounds like an old lady. When you actually reach 47, you still consider yourself young. Much too young to leave this world :-(

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  4. This is so immensely true. It will forever trouble me how society, especially in the western world, has set out to make it seem as though aging were an illness to avoided at all costs and hidden when it did occur. Of course no one wants to look older than their years, but when age does come calling, we should wear our wrinkles, crow's feet, laugh lines, and grey (or white) locks with pride and joy. They're proof that we made it this far and that we're still here to greet the dawn each morning - hopefully with a smile on our face.

    ♥ Jessica

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  5. I have saved that picture to my downloads and will look at it whenever I feel disgruntled about getting older. My own mum died from cancer at the age of 58. We should celebrate the passing years. So sorry about Bob's breeder, that is way to young.
    Lynne x

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  6. Forty-seven is way too young. Growing older can be fun.

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  7. I'm sorry to hear about the passing of Bob's breeder. The quote is so true. It's really a privilege to be able to grow older. I still use un-wrinkle cream, too, but it has become easier to accept growing old, mainly because my happiness is more about happiness of my fur babies :-)

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  8. That is such a meaningful thing for all of us to realize. I lost my dog, K, at age 8. At one time, when she was very young, I exclaimed "I hope she never gets old!". Now, I regret those words. She'd be 10 now, and I'd love to have her here. Similarly, I lost my mom quite young. She'd be elderly now but how I wish she were here!

    Thank you for reminding us all...

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  9. That is very sad about your friend,,, The words she posted had so much truth!
    We want to live each moment with you too!
    love
    tweedles

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  10. So very sorry to hear about your friend. :( But that is a great statement she posted... words to live by. Life is too short as it is, and the time we get with our furbabies is a crime when it comes t shortness.

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