Feeling old?

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Age is opportunity no less,
Than youth itself, though in another dress.
And as the evening twilight fades away,
The sky is filled with stars, invisible by day.
(Longfellow).

We all have our days when we feel old, even twenty something spring chickens! However when you pass the 60 something turnpike it becomes reality that your body, no matter how well maintained, starts to sag and wilt at some of the things your energized mind conceives.
There are three paths.
1)Fight it and be in denial – get face lifts, try every supposed miracle health cure, where inappropriate clothing etc.
2) Alternatively you could throw in the towel sit back in your armchair and turn on the TV.
3)For me the other course seems better, embrace the beauty of each age. Not trying to be something you are not (young)but still living life to the full. Tapping into the wisdom and maturity you’ve hopefully gained along the way, remembering, though glorious in summer, the true strength and beauty of a tree is not truly visible till winter.

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8 thoughts on “Feeling old?

  1. Amen! I’m there with you! We’ve had to drastically change our diet (hubby is the chef) back to how I was before marriage – ate natural foods, to now only eating natural foods (eliminating processed foods, soy, sugar, etc.) but we have always loved the outdoors. These past 15 years, we’ve taken up hiking and long aggressive walks. We now feel like we are back in our 50s, now nearly in our mid-60s and know we are well on our way to our goal of being healthy, active and vibrant in our 70s, 80s, and beyond! Both of our moms are in their 90s….

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