My old friend is 97

 

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My Old Friend

My old friend is 97 today.

He walks slowly,

gently slides along the floor,

and shuffles with ease.

 

I follow him

at his own pace.

I learn something

special and kind

from a generous soul.

 

I learn that if you move slowly,

you can breathe

and be more mindful

of your life.

 

I learn that if you move slowly,

you can think

more gracious thoughts

and acknowledge good in others.

 

I learn that if you move slowly,

you will see people simply,

be more patient, more giving,

and develop deeper friendships.

 

I learn that if you move slowly

you will be quieter inside,

be more peaceful,

and have an open heart.

 

I follow my old friend

down the hall,

through the corridor,

to the other side,

out the front door,

and into the warm sunshine.

 

Read more about my old friend at HubPages:  http://marktulin.hubpages.com/hub/How-Do-You-Live-to-97-and-Beyond

 

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