Thursday, February 10, 2011

Appreciating the Aging Process

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There are a lot of things about aging that I don’t understand. But there is one thing I have figured out the reason for, and it is the eyesight thing. Y’all over 40s know what I am talking about (don’t look like you don’t!!!) Hey, I was one of those who thought that whole “you turn 40 and your eyesight changes” stuff was a bunch of bunk….then my husband turned 40! The man who never needed any kind of glasses began to hold menus way out in front of him when we went out, he didn’t notice things right in front of his face…the list could go on and on and (but I am kind, and stuff, so I will stop there). Anyway, he started having to buy reading glasses to be able to do detailed tasks. Of course, at first, I didn’t understand this phenomenon (because I didn’t turn 40 near as soon as he did) and I didn’t really have any great appreciation for it…until…I figured out why it happens!


God, being a loving and merciful God, provided this little aging gem for our good! Yes, He did! He created this aging far sightedness to save marriages! YES! He gave us all a way to not be able to see how our partner ages in great detail! Heck, when these “over 40 eyes” come along you stop being able to see the crows feet staring back at you! IT is  a built in TV filter (like Martha has on her show)…but for the rest of us! So, the next time you lament how things aren’t looking as lovely as they once were… just remember the closer you stand the less your “over 40” eyes can see!


Weekend Bloggy Reading

31 comments:

Jen said...

I like the theory!

Cathy said...

LOL! This pair of 45 year old eyes need readers too. I decided to cave and buy a pair when I realized my arms weren't long enough. :)

ShannonPinNOLA said...

Funny you should come by this theory, because I just commented about this to my DH. He's recently begun wearing contact lenses (another one who can NOT believe his perfect eyes have failed him). He said "I can see you now. You were a blur up close before". Can I tell you how much I did not LIKE hearing those words. LOL

Jima said...

Too cute! I love it (and so true!)

Tammy said...

I Like it :) I had to bite the bullet just last month and now I am wearing glasses. My first real clue was when the eye doctor ask me if I was still driving at night :/

Mrs. Tuna said...

Old age also caused us to stop eating in candle light resturants, we need better light to see the menus.

Miss Char said...

I've always professed that the day I turned 40 I went blind and immediately needed bifocals...now I know the reason. Thanks Michelle.

Town and Country Mom said...

So true. Whenever anyone my age or older tries to tell me I haven't aged, I am sure it's their diminishing eyesight! And that blessed farsightedness is totally God's provision to keep us--the Mister and me--looking good to each other.

Linda said...

Too funny!!! I made it to 44. I can no longer hold my arms out to read I am going to have to some readers but I love your perspective on the whole thing!!
Blessings

Hines-Sight said...

Hey, My eyesight is going down hill. It's so funny. I was really noticing it yesterday then I read your post today.

The Cannary's, est. 1985 said...

My arms have gotten shorter since 40, but at 50 I am still hoping I can put off glasses for a little longer...now, the silver hair? That's been here a while...for hubby, too!

Kittie Howard said...

What a cute theory! Can't beat the Southern approach.

I'm dropping in from the Friday blog hop and am your newest follower. I'm at: www.kittiehoward.blogspot.com

Crystal Jigsaw said...

Great post! This is so true; I'm 41 now and noticed a very slight decline in my eye sight. Nothing serious or warranting glasses, but I find myself squinting at writing on the television, and sometimes enlarge pictures just to see details! I never used to do that. Scary thoughts!!!

Found you through Friday blog hop.
Have a great weekend, CJ xx

Brenda Susan said...

Hi Bella, I'm a new follower from Friday follow over 40 and I love this brilliant insight!! So true, I look forward to reading more of your blog.

Melissa said...

That's a great way to look at it! I'm just about to order a new (stronger) pair of reading glasses, so thanks for the encouragement. :)

Stopping by from Amanda's party!

Wendy @ Ramblings from the Sunshine State said...

Ugh, I do not want glasses! Thankfully, 40 is 12 years away. Oh god, that doesnt sound that far after all!

Visiting from Serenity Now!

Facing50Blog.com said...

Don't get me started! The bonus is my eyes are so bad now I can't see the wrinkles I have or the grey hairs (I thought they were blonde)
What a fab blog you have. I am your newest follower having discovered you from the Follow Friday 40 and Over hop. I look forward to my visits here.
Please drop by and maybe follow if you fancy a laugh. I'd appreciate it.
Carol from
www.facing50withhumour.blogspot.com

Mama Hen said...

I have to get my eyes checked! You have a new follower! Hopping by from the blog hop! I look forward to following your blog! Come visit Mama's Little Chick when you can and say hi! Have a great day!

Mama Hen

Laura, Happy Homemaker UK said...

I actually had been thinking the same thing when looking in the mirror the other day - that my husband probably hadn't noticed the new little aging :) XOL

Amanda @ Serenity Now said...

Haha! Wonder if this sometimes applies to the younger set as well? I've noticed I have to wear glasses now to see the TV. :s

Thanks so much for joining my Weekend Bloggy Reading party. :)

bettyl said...

Now, that's a positive way to look at things!

Richella said...

SO funny. And as a 47-year-old, I can really relate! What a great way to look at things!

Renee Ann said...

That's a great perspective! I must admit the world looks like a more beautiful place to me when I take my glasses off! I'm visiting with the Weekend Bloggy Reading Hop from Doorkeeper. Blessings!

Mary Joy said...

LOL Too cute! I love your sense of humor!

I too am over 40 and can completely relate! :D

Visiting from Amanda's party!

Building Home with Him,

Mary Joy

Farrah said...

I guess I'll find out in a few years. I like the theory as well! I hope you're having a great weekend girlie!

Red Nomad OZ said...

Haha! That's a GREAT way to look at it ...

Have a wonderful weekend - I know I will now that I realise my loved one has a built-in airbrush!!!

Linda@Coastal Charm said...

This 52 year old knows just what your talking about...wearing my glasses as I type:)

Blessings,
Linda

Beverly @ The Buzz said...

Love it! Now I understand why my husband thinks my 52-year-old can compare with those of magazine models! I thought it was just the eyes of love. Now I know he just can't see me clearly!

Holly said...

Funny! Guess what, it happens even if you've worn glasses or contacts nearly your whole life! I started out with glasses at age 9; I've always been near-sighted. But in the last year or so (I just turned 40) I've noticed that I have to hold things farther and f1arther away to read the small print

Melissa said...

I will be 41 tomorrow. I am NOT loving the aging process but I am loving that I am more secure in who I am and that my husband is older than me! HA!
Thanks for your sweet comments on my blog! You are always so encouraging!
Happy Valentine's Day! :)

Cynthia @An Accomplished Woman said...

Love the theory!!! Of course, I am writing through smudged reading glasses!!!Ha ha

I am sure you will make a lovely menu!!

Cynthia