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RE: Re: < now elderly wisdom (or any other kind o...

You GO girl - very important to take an occasional mental health day
off. I generally take a personal day around the 1st of April (to avoid
the inevitable purile idiocy of April Fool's Day and to plant my
peppers) every year. Does me a world of good I assure you. Do it...

---------- Original Message ----------------------------------
From: "Theresa- yahoo" <tchessie@yahoo.com>
Reply-To: gardenchat@hort.net
Date:  Fri, 24 Jan 2003 13:16:28 -0800

>Thanks to all for their friendship and encouragement.  It is actually warm
>outside today- still grey and could rain any minute- but who cares.  I
>called in sick to work (probably more like sick of work) and turned off my
>pager. Amazing what not having 9 "emergencies" to solve in the first 2 hours
>of work can do for one's frame of mind.  I'm still sort of under the weather
>for a head cold- but I'll be outside as soon as I finish lunch- even if it
>is just to wander around and look everything over.
>Thanks again-
>-----Original Message-----
>From: owner-gardenchat@hort.net [mailto:owner-gardenchat@hort.net]On
>Behalf Of Melody
>Sent: Friday, January 24, 2003 2:28 AM
>To: gardenchat@hort.net
>Subject: Re: [CHAT] Re: now elderly ramblings< now elderly wisdom (or
>any other kind o...
>Claire: As someone still struggling to find less unsettling territory in
>my life (but relishing the lessons that come with that struggle,
>nonetheless)...thanks for the inspiration of your reassurance...you
>speak very eloquently and really give me something to look forward to.
>Melody, IA (Z 5/4)
>"The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious."
>--Albert Einstein
> --- On Fri 01/24,  < ECPep@aol.com > wrote:
>From:  [mailto: ECPep@aol.com]
>To: gardenchat@hort.net
>Date: Fri, 24 Jan 2003 00:14:09 EST
>Subject: Re: [CHAT] Re: now elderly ramblings< now elderly wisdom (or  any
>other kind o...
>In a message dated 1/23/03 10:39:18 PM Eastern Standard Time,
>tchessie@yahoo.com writes:
>> OK-  somebody quick tell me the secret- how do you keep going everyday and
>> not just want to scream or stay in bed all day!  This has been a
>> particularly bad week- but- man I need to win the lottery so I can retire
>> and play in my garden instead of going to work!  I actually had to talk to
>> my staff about cleaning up after themselves today
>> So- how do you all keep your sanity??
>That is a truly good question and will attract a variety of answers related
>to age.  Passing 50 to 55, one knows that life is filled with reverses and
>that every day is not a great day.  Following this, you also know the sun
>comes up and the clock keeps ticking and you will be here tomorrow.  Looking
>back over your years, you understand the situations that made you crazy at
>or 40, you were equal to.  You just don't know it at the time.  As the years
>go on, you do know you are equal to any disaster that may come your way.  I
>think I can say this with some confidence as you are not writing messages on
>the Internet if you have lost your sanity in your youth.  There is no
>youth is unsettled, aging cures that.
>It all gets easier, you gain more confidence, you find ways to deal with
>problems and if you have a garden and have the peace of a garden you are
>blessed once more.  Painters or anyone who learns to paint along the way
>seems to have the same peaceful outlook.  The sense of responsibility that
>prompted this original message will be the same sense that will carry you
>through the years.  If one asks this question, he is searching and will find
>a way.   The older we get the more likely it is to hear criticism of youth,
>it is so easy to forget.  Asking questions and searching for answers is a
>good thing.  Making decisions is the other problem.
>Claire Peplowski
>NYS z4 Cold here too, but with tons of snow and ice and WIND.  Could
>be alive out there?
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