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Happy National Seniors Day! - Tips from your local Cloverdale Realtor

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Blog by Bettina Reid | October 1st, 2013

National Seniors Day 2013

How great is that....National Seniors Day! I think it is wonderful that we are honouring the more distinguished people in our society with a day to call their own! I say "distinguished" because the older I get the more I realize no matter what I do and how hard I fight it...I will become a senior myself one day. But also because OLD no longer means to me what it did when I was a child, or when I was a teenager, or when I was in my twenties for that matter. And now that I am approaching my forties I realize my grandmother is right. "You are only as old as you feel". Now my grandparents are in their 80's and 90's and still very young at heart. I don't see my grandmother as being old and my grandfather well he's lived a full life so I think it is quite all right when he wants to take things a little slower. He's earned that right. 

My grandparents of course are seniors and I cherish who they are everyday. The stories they share with us and the wisdom they can bestow on us shouldn't be taken for granted. I mean who would have thought there were so many uses for vinegar...not just pickling and to eat on your fries. :) (My grandmother uses it for everything) I have learnt a lot from them over the years. Without my grandmother I would never have learned how to stretch a dollar when times were tough. How to appreciate the little things. How to smile even when you don't feel like smiling. 

Cherish the Seniors in your life not only today but everyday! Remember one day you will be a senior too!

Happy National Seniors Day! I hope it was a good one!