There are a few things every woman over a certain age (in my case over 72) should have in order to enter the 2nd half of life with confidence, style, and grace.  In this post, I list 18, based on my own experiences. A few I have; others I am still working on.

  1. An attitude of gratitude. 
  2. A healthy self-image.
  3. A positive attitude.
  4. A little black dress that makes you feel and look gorgeous.
  5. A good bra to give “the girls” a boost.
  6. A good body shaper to wear under that fabulous black dress, thus hiding a few flaws.
  7. Good teeth and a dazzling smile.
  8. At least one sexy pair of comfortable shoes.
  9. Two good (leather) purses.
  10. A strong, healthy mind and body.
  11. A “drop-dead” gorgeous (recent) photo of yourself.
  12. A strong savings account.
  13. At least one good girl friend who knows all of your secrets.
  14. A healthy, vibrant companion who shares some of your interests – i.e., walking, traveling, dancing.
  15. Something (or someone) you are passionate about.
  16. A big screen TV.
  17. Several pairs of reading glasses.
  18. A Smartphone or an Ipad.

If you’re wondering why I have listed 4 – 9, the best answer I can give is this: These things make you look better. And, when you look good, you feel good.

What do you think? Did I miss something? If you would like to add to this list, please do.