Again, the continuation of my Credo for Aging which is based on my upcoming book, 101 Nuggets of Truth for Women who Want to Age with Dignity and Confidence.
“Speak your truth quietly and clearly; and listen to others, even to the dull and ignorant, they too have their story.” – Max Ehrman
- Watch your thoughts.
“Watch your thoughts; they become words. Watch your words; they become actions. Watch your actions; they become habits. Watch your habits; they become character. Watch your character; for it becomes your destiny.” -Upanishad
- Update your look.
“A smile is an inexpensive way to change your looks. – Charles Gordy
“Meditation brings wisdom; lack of meditation leaves ignorance. Know well what leads you forward and what hold you back, and choose the path that leads to wisdom.” -Buddha
- Don’t believe everything you hear; or everything you tell yourself.
“Take a day to heal from the lies you’ve told yourself and the lies that have been told to you.” – Maya Angelou
- Be relevant, be helpful, and “do you”.
“Whether you're winning or losing, it's important to always be yourself. You can't change because of the circumstances around you.--Cotton Fitzsimmons
- Be authentic.
“Living an authentic life requires the ability to be true to our own wants, needs and desires and not live our lives by the opinion of others. Being authentic is the ability to make self-honoring choices and stand firmly in who we are in our core. Being true to ourselves gives us the insight and compassion to see others for who they are, not who we expect them to be. It frees us up from the judgment of ourselves and others and it gives others the freedom to be themselves as well.” – Victoria J. Reynolds
- Be enthusiastic.
“None are so old as those who have outlived enthusiasm.” – Henry David Thoreau
- Dance, sing, love
“Dance as if no one is watching. Sing as if no one is listening. Love as if you have never been hurt.” –Unknown
- Drink water.
“Water is the only drink for a wise man.” –Henry David Thoreau
If you have some nuggets (or comments) or quotes you would like to share, I welcome them. As always, I am open and receptive to anything you have to say. Still, I am looking for women who are aging gracefully (with dignity and confidence).