INTERNATIONAL DAY OF OLDER PERSONS

Monday, October 1st: Today is INTERNATIONAL DAY OF OLDER PERSONS! Sponsored by the United Nations, the theme of the 2012 commemoration is “Longevity: Shaping the Future”. Celebrate the wisdom, knowledge and achievements of our elders, giving them the respect and attention they deserve.

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon states, “Longevity is a public health achievement, not a social or economic liability. On this International Day of Older Persons, let us pledge to ensure the well-being of older persons and to enlist their meaningful participation in society so we can all benefit from their knowledge and ability.”

Do not regret growing older. It is a privilege denied to many. ~Author Unknown

Nobody grows old merely by living a number of years. We grow old by deserting our ideals. Years may wrinkle the skin, but to give up enthusiasm wrinkles the soul. ~Samuel Ullman

There is always a lot to be thankful for, if you take the time to look. For example, I’m sitting here thinking how nice it is that wrinkles don’t hurt. ~Author Unknown

To know how to grow old is the master-work of wisdom, and one of the most difficult chapters in the great art of living. ~Henri Amiel

The sun shines different ways in summer and winter. We shine different ways in the seasons of our lives. ~Terri Guillemets

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2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. lavesta
    Oct 01, 2012 @ 05:51:48

    I wouldn’t have it any other way, Trisha. Honestly:)

    Thank you for sharing…

    Reply

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