How I’m Aging

I am aging as we all are, but our differences are considerable. You are going to be (fill in the blank)? And I am going to be 96. Who would have thunk? My intention is that this writing will share more of what I am going through up to and including this moment. What will be tomorrow is NOT my concern.

I feel good, and each day I go for walks and try to write a paper on a subject that Lenette and I have talked about. Usually on topics and issues that occurred in the last day or two or what may occur. We remain very much connected to the events taking place in our country and the world. So much to comment on, and not a thing we can do anything about!

Also, as you have seen, I will share myself because I believe and hope that what I have to say might help you today or in the future. No one escapes aging; even a baby begins the process at conception. So, when and what I share is in your hands. Consider what is positive as a gift and what may be read as a negative, also as a gift.

I have Dry Macular Degeneration and have had it for many years. Until now, it never showed itself, but the process is slow and insidious. I can see well enough without glasses, but reading is becoming more and more difficult. With glasses, I am still able to work at the computer. That allows me to increase letter size and enlarge the stuff I must read. And, if necessary, I use a magnifying glass.

The good news is Hospice has cut me out of their program. I’m just too healthy for them at this point, but they will take me back when we need their help. While I feel good about that, I will miss my visiting nurses. They have been wonderful and have become part of our family. So, this is how I am aging. My love for Lenette is why.

Live each day, enjoy-This day is what counts the most—Only now a gift.

Author: Sy Ogulnick

Sy Ogulnick received a BA from UCLA, Teacher’s Credential from Los Angeles Board of Education and completed phase I (Master’s portion) in a Doctor of Behavioral Science program at California Coast University. Sy leased and operated a summer day camp in LA. He and his wife then purchased virgin wilderness land in Northern CA, where they built and operated a coed summer camp. They moved to Las Vegas, NV, and purchased, built and operated a community children’s program for families staying in a major resort casino in Las Vegas. They have created programs for children nationwide that employed many people and in the process developed successful training programs for personnel. This led Sy to lecture on how to train staff and the creating of community within the workplace. Sy was then invited to speak at professional conferences on how best to hire and train employees, which led to his becoming a consultant in the art of improving relationships in a work environment and eventually to his epiphany that “Leaders are the primary problem and the answer to the personnel issues that arise in the workplace.” Sy has written numerous papers on the subject of interpersonal relationships, leadership and power. He has lectured throughout the United States, has been interviewed by the media and has appeared on many radio and TV talk shows

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