When I am Fifty…

When I was twenty, I thought thirty was old,
then I became thirty and it wasn’t so bad.
Lo Presto! Forty came calling and looks good on me,
that now I realize fifty isn’t old at all.

I realized that age flies and are only numbers when you count,
‘cos these numbers don’t depict the essence of who you are
and the miles you’ve walked in life.

I’ll embrace fifty when it does come round
with grace and a lot of gratitude
for to age is a blessing
that many don’t live to see.

Fifty, The Daily Post

Β© Jacqueline Oby-Ikocha


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57 thoughts on “When I am Fifty…

  1. I’ve been blessed to count beyond fifty and age is nothing but a number .I appreciate the wisdom aging brings. I am blessed to be among the living. I always say, if I can no longer count, I am not around. Enjoyed the post and imagery.

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  2. Hi Jackie,

    What is age when one is loved, at peace, healthy and happy? Age only serves as reminder of God’s grace and faithfulness, that one is alive to enjoy this life.

    I’ll admit that there are times when one worries about getting older especilayy when they are yet to achieve certain goals. Still age must be celebrated, regardless of the grey hairs. Indeed, it is a blessing. πŸ˜€

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  3. Hi Jackie,

    What is age when one is loved, at peace, healthy and happy? Age only serves as reminder of God’s grace and faithfulness, that one is alive to enjoy this life.

    I’ll admit that there are times when one worries about getting older especially when they are yet to achieve certain goals. Still age must be celebrated, regardless of the grey hairs. Indeed, it is a blessing. πŸ˜€

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  4. My next big milestone birthday will be fifty and though it is some way off I am a bit frightened. I think it will be OK as long as I have achieved my objectives by the time I am fifty. I worry about being less attractive though as I still look very young and my appearance is important to me. I still don’t have to dye my hair or wear reading glasses but that may change when I hit 50. You look very young not like you are about to turn 50 at all.

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