I’ve been challenged to answer this questions – “What does Aging Gracefully mean to me?”
Honestly, I was doing just fine until menopause came along and wrecked my world!! That’s me on the left with my BFF from childhood. We are 52 years young. Both of us are embracing aging quite successfully – not sure how much grace is in there, but we still feel young, look young, and act silly!! I can only speak for myself though. I don’t complain of getting old…just hate going through this awful stage in my life where your body wants to do weird things and you have no control over it….otherwise, I’m fine…really I am.
endured quite a lot in the passed 3 years, but I am a survivor and will
not let something like “aging” get me down. How can I, I’ve got Brody to raise, right? If anything, a toddler will sure keep your aging at a stand still, or better yet, who’s got time to think about it with a wild one running around. I guess, I really hadn’t thought about aging until this question came up. I honestly had to think about it and not even sure I answered the question right.
Taking care of yourself and not hiding the fact that you are getting older is far better than sweeping it under a rug and pretending it’s not happening. Growing old is inevitable so why not embrace it! That’s my motto!
“Aging is not lost youth but a new stage of opportunity and strength” – Betty Friedan
I suppose it’s also great to come
from good genes. My mom, a wonderful down to earth lady is also taking aging quite well. like me, not much grace is in there, but she’s definitely doing something right. She is doing all the yard work (huge yard), house cleaning, cooking, helps take care of her great-grandchildren, and still manages to find time to quilt. I’m proud of her and look up to her.
What does Aging Gracefully mean to you? Are you embracing it or hiding it?
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