Awhile back I asked for suggestions on topics of interest to you all and one of them was aging with style.
I think that today might just be a good day for me to share some thoughts on that topic.
Aging with style is a mindset, like so many things in life-it is a choice, an intentional action, a cohesive thought on where you are going and how you are going to get there.
I sort of think of it as boarding a train, we wouldn’t just hop on a train without knowing where it was taking us, or not having packed.
So today I am sharing with you some of the items that I have packed for my new train ride into the future.
I must be honest, I am not so crazy about this new route.
All of my children have officially flown the coop, in fact they are thriving without me.
(Can you imagine that-they don’t need my guidance anymore! Shame on them…)
So this has left me with time to “fill.”
Hmmm…I don’t like that notion of filling time-because in my heart I know that it should be savored, devoured, explored, grabbed, gobbled up and made use of-not filled.
Life is short, life is precious, life is wonderful.
Do Not Coast Through Life At Any Age Never Ever!
“Insanity is coasting through life.” Morgan Freeman
I remember looking at my parents at the age that I am now and thinking that they had
That the train had stopped and they most likely were just going to coast from here on out.
I say to myself now “what a foolish girl you were.”
I mean seriously who wants to coast for the last 30 years of their life?
I know they had hopes, dreams and adventures to still be taken and it is holding onto those dreams, fulfilling as many that are reasonable that helps a person to age with style.
Those Hikers In Colorado-They Have HOPE!
While we were hiking in Colorado at a whopping 11,000 feet my husband and I had to take a little
breather. As most of you know we live in Texas at a high altitude of 430 feet.
The available oxygen at 11,000 feet is considerably less than at 430 feet.
Well as we were leaning against a tree, several spry 80 plus year old’s passed us without so much as
a huff or puff.
It was these older hikers dreams and hopes… that were keeping them vital and active -it is crucial to do so to age with style.
Never, ever adopt the attitude of I can’t, if there is a dream that you want to follow DO IT!
New Dreams, Exploration, Spiritual and Mental Growth
As I look in my suitcase that I have loaded up for the next years of my life I see I packed
new dreams, exploration, spiritual and mental growth, letting go, new styles, acceptance and
I’d like my train to take me to that new mountain to climb, let me explore the new possibilities which
exist in life and God please grant me the opportunities and sight to see them.
Look Forward With Hope
Focus on looking forward to the future with hope of new experiences, joy in the present and gratitude for what was. Take those moments of sadness that some of the journey is behind us and replace it with complete joy for the moments, memories and delight in what was and what still can be.
Love the life you have, no matter what “phase,” you are currently in.
New Role Model
Delight in being a new role model for other woman, family members, and peers.
Give your time with a generous heart.
Be a woman with a lilt in her step who lives with intention, hope, encouragement and delight in her own life and by doing that she is able to be mindfully present in the lives of others, as well as her own.
Prayers of Thankfulness
Let all prayers begin with thankfulness for the many blessings that we have had.
For those heartaches, disappointments, losses, and ill-health which have paved some of the path of life, make them lessons which make us stronger and not bitter.
Attitude is Everything (great read – Huffington Post by Dr. Hyder Zahed)
Are we going to have to push ourselves?
You bet we are, but just remember how when you were a kid and pushed yourself
so hard to run down the street, jump rope, ride a bike, swim and in the end it felt so good.
This will too.
Please Join Me~