It has been well over 2 weeks since posting. But, I am still meeting and noticing people who are aging beautifully. Some actually make you look forward to getting older. There are some benefits; many, in fact. For one, you get a free pass on some things when you get older. For example, older people, especially after a certain age, can say whatever…and get away with it.
Last week, while attending the wedding of my beautiful niece, I had the pleasure of chatting with another over 80 year old diva – my sister-n-laws mother. She was full of life, energy and opinions. Have you ever noticed that some older people have lots of opinions and really don’t care whether you agree with them or not? They sit, observe, and notice things. And, sometimes they comment. I love being around seniors who keep up with current events and have some knowledge of pop culture. For example, after the wedding reception (where we had loads of fun), my 80 year old diva (and she looked the part) remarked that it was the first wedding reception she had ever been to where they didn’t do the electric slide. Apparently, her only dance of the night (even though she walked with a cane) was to be the electric slide. And, since there was no electric slide, she didn’t get a chance to dance. She, again, reminded me that “age is only a number”.
5 More Nuggets
I am almost at the end of my nugget – just a few more to go. Again, the nuggets are based on my upcoming book, 101 Nuggets for Women Who Want to Age with Dignity and Confidence. Here are five more.
- Manage your stress
“Stress is the confusion created when one's mind overrides the body's basic desire to choke the living daylights out of some jerk who desperately deserves it.” – Unknown
- Don’t smoke.
“The best way to stop smoking is to just stop - no ifs, ands or butts.” -Edith Zittler
- Don’t sweat the small stuff.
“Don't sweat the small stuff...and it's all small stuff.” -Richard Carlson
- Keep learning.
“Anyone who stops learning is old, whether at twenty or eighty. Anyone who keeps learning stays young. The greatest thing in life is to keep your mind young.” –Henry Ford
- Stand/sit up straight.
“A good stance and posture reflect a proper state of mind.” -Morihei Ueshiba
Send me your nuggets. I am open and receptive to anything you have to say. And, I am still looking for women who are aging gracefully (with dignity and confidence). Let me hear from you.