With a wink and smile..

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Old people make me smile.  

I gravitate to them. They remind me of simpler times in my life, when my Grandparents were still alive.

I love it when an old man catches my eye in the grocery store and, with a wink, he pauses for a moment to tell me a joke. A joke expertly delivered, I might add.

When that happens … I know that this moment – this one moment – is his one opportunity to tell his joke to someone new.

I  also know it’s quite possible the  wife is sick and tired of hearing the same joke and, very likely, he made up a reason to go to the store.    It’s  a quest – a quest to find someone new … a reason to get up. To go out. To interact.

People just want to be heard, and I actually quite love it when they choose me.

Categories: Attitude, Confidence at any age, Gratitude, Humor, Life, Life Lessons, Opinion, Random observations, Relationships, Seasons | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 6 Comments

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6 thoughts on “With a wink and smile..

  1. Agreed on all accounts. I gravitate towards older people as well, and I never seem to encounter anyone as “real” as the old men who smile, wink or tip their hats. 🙂

  2. Yes Mikalee, there’s nothing like a tip of the hat is there? 🙂 Happy day!

  3. I meet my 80+ year old grandpa the first week of every month for lunch at Burger King, d@mn my meetings and piles on my desk! For 30 minutes the world stops spinning and I get to tell him a story and hear his witty and very wise response. Priceless. Last month I learned he had a purple heart from WWII. Every month I learn something new about this wonderful man. I’m cherish these moments as if they are our last. Thanks for the blog.

  4. Old people…okay… but, babies, I love babies!!!!

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