Count your blessings 97



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A group of seniors were sitting around talking about all their ailments while drinking coffee.

“My arms have gotten so weak I can hardly lift this cup of coffee,” said one.

“Yes, I know,” said another. “My cataracts are so bad, I can’t even see my coffee”.

“I couldn’t even mark an ‘X’ at election time, my hands are so crippled,” volunteered a third.

“What? Speak up! I can’t hear you!” shouted another.

“I can’t turn my head because of the arthritis in my neck,” said a fifth senior, to which several others nodded weakly in agreement.

“My blood pressure pills make me so dizzy!” exclaimed another.

“I forget where I am, and where I’m going,” said another.

I guess that’s the price we pay for getting old”, winced an old man as he slowly shook his head. The others nodded in agreement.

“Well, count your blessings,” said a woman, “thank God we can all still drive”!


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  1. That’s actually true and quite frightening.

    2 REPLY
    • I do agree, Ann. Many older people really should not be driving – my dad for one, but he won’t accept it and he is still “allowed” to.

    • I remember when Bob Hawke’s wife Hasel drove to a shopping centre and didn’t remember where she parked her car. She had dementia, but who cares? One of her daughters told this story to a reporter, but didn’t mention anything about that she shouldn’t drive. Where are the GPs in this case?

  2. Yes indeed, if U’ve ever visited India you will see old people dying on the streets in abject dirt & poverty, homeless & starving! We need to focus on the good around us & appreciate how well looked after we are.

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