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Do you think you make the most of life..

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~Lynda~ Report 29 Apr 2013 16:32

..or are you a moaner but do nothing about it?


SheilaWestWilts Report 29 Apr 2013 16:48

Probably not - but I don't moan about it though.... :-D


~Lynda~ Report 29 Apr 2013 16:55

Glad to hear it Sheila :-D

I only asked the question, because lately it seems that I hear more and more people moan, about something trivial, that if they made the effort they could do something about it, but choose not to, so I assume they must like moaning :-0


Mayfield Report 29 Apr 2013 17:12

Now I'm older I find I do moan about a lot, I think it’s because when you are younger you think the world can be changed for the better, but as you grow older you realise that what goes around comes around. Politicians are a*******s drugs companies don't want to find a cure for things, when a drug that controls something can be sold for a lifetime, war is good for making money and sods law is a real scientific fact!

(Grumpy old man)

Hayley   Empress of Drama

Hayley Empress of Drama Report 29 Apr 2013 17:20

Live every day like it was your last, your on this earth just the once ....Nah I dont think I am moaner :-D :-D

Shirley~I,m getting the hang of it

Shirley~I,m getting the hang of it Report 29 Apr 2013 17:41

I do moan and chew the cud a bit if something bugs me. But I will do something about it too. Family leave me to do the chasing for refunds etc and I am usually successful too as I arm myself with facts before I go in to what is sometimes a battle.

Edit may be i winge more than moan cos i do something about it.


GlasgowLass Report 29 Apr 2013 18:05

My cup is always half full !


Kay???? Report 29 Apr 2013 18:12

I whinge about things I cant change,

moaners are bad company.. :-D


GoldenGirl1 Report 29 Apr 2013 18:23

I get frustrated about things I used to be able to do
and can't anymore, so yes I do moan about it, but
not for long as it's pointless.



Barbinsglos Report 29 Apr 2013 19:04

After a lifetime of working on the buildings in all weathers, my OH is just happy to spend his days pottering around the garden , when the weather is good enough and his, get up and go has got up and went. He is nearly 72, going on 90.

I have moaned and spent time feeling, is this it now !

So I went out and booked us two lovely foreign holidays for June and September, came home and broke the news.

Lovely to have something to look forward to and actually he is happy to go. So from now on I am going to make more decisions myself and go for it !!!!


GlasgowLass Report 29 Apr 2013 19:14

Good for you Barb,
Why should you hang around vegitating waiting for someone else to get their Get Up And Go back?
You have taken the initiative, and I hope you both thoroughly enjoy life and your planned holibags!

Gwyn in Kent

Gwyn in Kent Report 29 Apr 2013 19:18

Wow ,Barb... Good for you.

My in-laws are in their 90s now and totally alert and good company, although a bit more frail with advancing years. Mother-in-law coaxes F-in-L to go with her into town at least a couple of times a week. They have a coffee, chat with friends and pick up a bit of shopping and feel better for getting out of the house.

On their kitchen wall they have the following words and they certainly are positive in their outlook.

Nun's Prayer

Lord, thou knowest better than I know myself that I am growing older and will some day be old. Keep me from the fatal habit of thinking I must say something on every subject and on every occasion. Release me from craving to straighten out everybody's affairs. Make me thoughtful but not moody; helpful but not bossy. With my vast store of wisdom it seems a pity not to use it all, but Thou knowest Lord, that I want a few friends at the end.

Keep my mind free from the recital of endless details; give me wings to get to the point. Seal my lips on my aches and pains. They are increasing and love of rehearsing them is becoming sweeter as the years go by. I dare not ask for grace enough to enjoy the tales of other's pains, but help me to endure them with patience. I dare not ask for improved memory, but for a growing humility and a lessening cocksureness when my memory seems to clash with the memories of others. Teach me the glorious lesson that occasionally I may be mistaken.

Keep me reasonably sweet; I do not want to be a saint-some of them are so hard to live with-but a sour old person is one of the crowning works of the Devil. Give me the ability to see good things in unexpected places and talents in unexpected people. And, give me, O Lord, the grace to tell them so.



Barbinsglos Report 29 Apr 2013 19:19

Thanks GlasgowLass

No grass gonna grow under my feet anymore :-D :-D

Shirley~I,m getting the hang of it

Shirley~I,m getting the hang of it Report 29 Apr 2013 19:20

Good for you Barb . My OH seems to accept he is past it now at 79,I know he has health problems and i support him all the way . he has given up driving so its down to me now.
I got in touch through friends reunited some 8 years ago with my old best friend from grammar school and we have visited then every year, except last , in Wiltshire. we live in Kent.
Was thinking no way can I do that drive on my own as its 4hrs plus and OH has given up. No way do I want not to see my friend and her hubby again so thinking we can do the drive in stages staying overnight in a motel .

He is moaning about this but I aint giving up seeing my friends especially as she had some health scares too last year.

So I wont listen to his moans .I will try my utmost to be on even keel as long as we can

Gwyn in Kent

Gwyn in Kent Report 29 Apr 2013 19:33

Shirley that's a great outlook.
You have spoken on here of your OH's on-going problems, but there is still alot that he CAN do, so it will be good to continue seeing your friend.

Could they drive part way another time and you could have a meal together somewhere about half distance between you?



~Lynda~ Report 29 Apr 2013 19:35

Good for you Barb :-D

Luckily we have always been spur of the moment people, so am happy to go with the flow, but I think it's always a good idea to have things planned, so you have things to look forward to, next month we have Grand Design exhibition to go to, a couple of days out, and a couple of birthday parties. We also spend a couple of days out by the sea, most weeks, going there blows the cobwebs away.
We're just deciding where to go on holiday, but every time we think we have decided one of us comes up with yet another place, so that's an ongoing saga :-D

As Hayley says "Live every day like it was your last, your on this earth just the once" Make the most of it :-D

Shirley~I,m getting the hang of it

Shirley~I,m getting the hang of it Report 29 Apr 2013 19:46

Thanks Gwyn

I am all for thinking to do the journey is stages. we dont have time constraints so it can be broken down

2 years ago OH drove from home to the Fleet services on the M3. we had a toilet break and a coffee and continental brekkie then I drove to the next services we usually stop at. The traffic was horrendous and I was glad to pass over the driving to him. we have to turn off at Stonehenge and make our way into the country from there, they live in a small village of Coulston.

The return journey was done the same way I did the middle bit.

I know its a very busy drive with lots of traffic so I am thinking of all ways to do it but not in one go .


~Lynda~ Report 29 Apr 2013 19:55

Shirley, Travelodge, have got some good deals on at the moment, rooms for £19.00 a night, is it possible for you to stop off for the night? Premier Inn also have some deals on, but are more expensive.

Shirley~I,m getting the hang of it

Shirley~I,m getting the hang of it Report 29 Apr 2013 21:07

Thanks Lynda . i will certainly be looking at all the possibilities if we get an invite this year . It will probably be around Sept as that has usually been the time we visit.


StrayKitten Report 29 Apr 2013 21:23

i moan about everythingggggggggggggggggg, but usually in a fun way lol,

but i do embrace life, <3