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2/12/2008 5:12:09 AM

From: Sergio J. dela Fuente
Date: Feb 7, 2008 4:22 PM
Subject: Fw: The Gift of Aging....
To: Undisclosed-Recipient

Aging, I decided, is a gift.

I am now, probably for the first time in my life, the person I have
always wanted to be. Oh, not my body! I sometime despair over my
body, the wrinkles, the baggy eyes, and the sagging butt. And often I
am taken aback by that aging person that lives in my mirror, but I
don't agonize over those things for long.

I would never trade my amazing friends, my wonderful life, and my
loving family for less gray hair or a flatter belly. As I've aged,
I've become kinder to myself, and less critical of myself. I've become
my own friend.

I don't chide myself for eating that extra serving, or for not
making my bed, or for buying that silly cement gecko that I didn't
need, but looks so avante garde on my patio. I am entitled to a treat,
to be messy, to be extravagant.

I have seen too many dear friends leave this world too soon; before
they understood the great freedom that comes with aging.

Whose business is it if I choose to read or play on the computer until
4 AM and sleep until noon?

I will dance with myself to those wonderful tunes of the 60 &70's,
and if I, at the same time, wish to weep over a lost love ... I

I will walk the beach in a swim suit that is stretched over a bulging
body, and will dive into the waves with abandon if I choose to,
despite the pitying glances from the jet set.
They, too, will get old.

I know I am sometimes forgetful. But there again, some of life is
just as well forgotten. And I eventually remember the important

Sure, over the years my heart has been broken. How can your heart not
break when you lose a loved one, or when a child suffers, or even when
somebody's beloved pet gets hit by a car? But broken hearts are what
give us strength and understanding and compassion. A heart never
broken is pristine and sterile and will never know the joy of being

I am so blessed to have lived long enough to have my hair turning
gray, and to have my youthful laughs be forever etched into deep
grooves on my face. So many have never laughed, and so many have died
before their hair could turn silver.

As you get older, it is easier to be positive. You care less about
what other people think. I don't question myself anymore. I've even
earned the right to be wrong.

So, to answer your question, I like aging... It has set me free. I
like the person I have become. I am not going to live forever, but
while I am still here, I will not waste time lamenting what could
have been, or worrying about what will be. And I shall eat dessert
every single day. (If I feel like it)




Leofina Jane Galleta
2/13/2008 1:55:13 AM

Wow, nicey nice article uncle,:-)

anyway, just want to greet you a very HAPPY PUSO DAY! bless your most kind heart, uncle,:-)

Imelda Alibuyog
2/13/2008 11:48:35 AM

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2/13/2008 8:49:58 PM

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Imelda Alibuyog
2/18/2008 10:37:33 AM

hello atorni ayan moooo yahoooooo!awan tao agawidakon

Naimbag lattan nga oras yo apo

Leo Beligan
2/20/2008 6:22:28 AM

Imelda, addaak ditoy likod ti balay nga agur-uray.

Imelda Alibuyog
2/20/2008 2:06:32 PM

waaahhhhh!addaka gayam dita atorni umayak koma agistorya ditoy ket! maipanggep diay Apayao,ngem maminsanto ket diak pay mapagsasaro toy utekko,,,nagulo iti kargana sika.

Imelda Alibuyog
2/23/2008 4:31:36 AM

kasta met kenka observer nga awan karga ta utek mo no di alaeng manginsulto iti padam a tao...hmmmp! apay a makidiskutirak ngamin iti maysa nga IDIOT...pweeee! itumprak pay! makauma iti kinaidiot dagiti masalsalapon nga idiot...

Leo Beligan
2/23/2008 6:24:16 AM

Sori Imelda iti daydiay immay dimmagas. Mabalin gayam nga ikkaten.

Imelda Alibuyog
2/23/2008 9:31:32 AM

Sori met atorni,kadaytoy sungbatko ken dayta nga nagmaskara iti Observer...paunay dagiti pada a naparsuan kabsat awan maaramidda no di manginsulto...nagmayat koma no awan iti pinnasaktan iti rikna.

Have a happy week end Atorni!

Leo Beligan
3/8/2008 7:47:25 AM

Imelda, naimbag nga panagbakasyon mo dita Pudtol.


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