It’s been a week, and I’m now aware of how I feel!
Over a week ago, I wrote this How dare you Sir please read it so that this post will make sense and then come back.
Okay, you read it, and now you’re ready to read about how it feels to be called or grouped in the OLD category.
So after much-needed time to ponder about this fool grouping me in the old category, I must admit that I was bruised, but I’m over it. It takes a lot to bring my spirits down, so trust and believe me when I say the fool didn’t do that. But his words did awaken a sleeping beast inside of me.
The Beast With IN
When the beast awoke, I began to step up my nightly routine, and my skin loves me for it.
Not only that, but I started to think about what the word OLD means to me.
My meaning of Old~ Giving up on me.
- Stop wanting to adventure out and see new things.
- Discontinue meeting new people that are vibrant and filled with positivity.
- No longer desiring to cook healthy, work out and be an active part of my kid’s life and my community.
- Last but not least, no longer feel the need to impress my spouse or myself.
And Lord help me if I start wearing big thick white sandals while wearing panty holes!
As long as I don’t fit on this list, I know the BEAST is still awake, and I am not old. We can’t naturally prevent aging. Over time our bodies will change; our hair will become a little greyer, our skin will have a few more wrinkles, and our minds will be wiser.
Despite all of that I’m a BEAST and will forever be a BEAST until the day I die. And honestly, I forgot just how much of a beast I am until this fool indirectly reminded me of who I AM.
TURN IT AROUND
When we find ourselves in our feelings because of what someone says, we often discover that this has nothing to do with them. Instead, we’re in our feeling because we are projecting negativity onto ourselves. AND that’s what I was doing.
By the grace of God, I will be 47 in 5 months, and that number scares me because I don’t want my number to be up. I don’t think 47 is old, but it represents the fact that I’m getting older. And getting older means you are a little closer to death.
Death is the only thing that shakes this BEAST!
You could have chosen any blog to read, but you chose mine, and I’m honored!
41 Replies to “FOOL Awakes the BEAST”
I don’t have an answer to how I define OLD but I admit that I feel it sometimes, but not other times. I don’t know if that means I’ve given up– or learned my lesson about certain things?
You know I felt old the day I saw this guy at the basketball game. A few days prior I pulled a muscle in my back so I was waking crooked. I felt like an old jacked up mess!
Think of the good things that old age brings with it. Experience and Knowledge. You can very well have a quiet laughter when you see the younger generation making those mistakes which you have allready gone past.
Oh for sure! I’m beyond blessed to have reached this age and hopefully I will continue to reach higher. Teaching the younger generation is something I love and yes they def make me giggle 🤭
I can totally relate, but have come to realize that we are as old as we feel. Great post, Belladonna .💕
Amen Grace!!!! That sums it up perfectly. However when my back is out I feel 102 😭😭😭
I can totally see how🤣, but it’s ok as long as you spring back into action once the pain is gone.💕
Girl it’s a struggle 😂
It sure is 💕🙏💕
Well said! So relatable!
Thank you KK!
I always hate those boxes with the age ranges. What do they achieve?
Me too! They accomplish nothing!!! Just leave us alone with those stupid boxes LOL
FUNNY! But sistah, age ain’t nothin’ but a number. The aches come with the territory, but what you do about those aches is the thing. 😲 LOL 😂 You got this you beast you! 💪🏼🏋🏻♀️🏃🏻♀️
Those aches are somehting serious!!!! Will take you right out. LOL
Honey chile, you don’t have to tell me. 😣 Just take care of yourself and don’t overdo it kiddo! 🥊🥋🥊
You don’t have to tell me twice! I have no problem kicking my feet up 😁
Whoomp there it is! 🤜🏼🤛🏼
“By the grace of God, I will be 47 in 5 months, and that number scares me because I don’t want my number to be up. ”
Wow what a blessing! Scary but also a blessing
Yes you get me, it’s scary but also a great blessing.
A big amen!
Wow! Wonderful post as always dear Belladonna!
Thank you very much
You are welcome, dear Belladonna.
When I hit the fifty-year-mark, I stopped counting the passing years. Alas, to no avail! Best to embrace it all 😀
Thank you Rosaliene. We are blessed to reach a New Year.
I love being old!
Great things come with age.
They do. And though WHO now defines anyone around 80 as old, I think at 61 I have earned the title of being old. I love this as it l can do whatever I want, wear what I like and don’t have to worry about what people think of me.
May every year you add turn on more lights so that will every passing year you see there are no scary monsters here (here being where I am)
May you be blessed with many birthdays. May you soon “heal your fear-based thoughts.” I bless you.
Amen! Life is great and I’m indeed enjoying everything that comes with aging.
That guy was an asshole, and unfortunately, he’s really good at it!
Nah, you’re far from old Bella. You’re just getting started.
I knew I liked you 😂
When Don Lemon made his comment I thought of this jerk! Then I read your post today and again I thought of this ass.
Some people should just shush. Unfortunately, they’re usually the ones who can’t.
and that’s the whole truth!!!!!!
Old is really within how one feels.
And remember death can come at any age.
I am forty-seven but people judge me by my appearance thinking I am young and twenty-seven. I am not old but I am not as young as I appear to be by many.
Sometimes the older some people get the more alive they may become.
We are all different and there is no set standard when it comes to us within individuality.
And just because we may get ticked off by certain things some people say it does not mean our feelings are hurt it just means we were irritated by their ignorance because everyone does not feel or think the same way.
You have to live out your own truths regardless of the opinions of others.
True we can die at any age but God and I have a deal going 😂
Yes it takes a lot to hurt my feelings and honestly only my kids can do that. Thank you so much for you in going support and wonderful comments 😍
You are very welcome. I enjoy your blog and your high-spirited energy. 😺😻😸
Thank you so much! I appreciate that