Wednesday, January 30, 2013
I have been thinking about the saying to grow old gracefully. It seems that now there are many people I care about having health problems that may just come with age. My husband and I were talking about this yesterday and it got me to thinking. I know that by us eating healthy and exercise we will be so much better off but there will be changes that are a normal part of our lives and the people we care about. Some people feel a loss when they retire and no longer have that career that gave them identity. Some it is not being able to do all the physical things they once did. Change is the only definite thing in life but can be hard to go through. My birthday is next month and I'm in the 60's so I am wondering how can I grow older gracefully. I do know that the only thing in life I can control is my attitude. My goal now will be to choose to enjoy today right where I am and do not use my energy worrying about what tomorrow might bring. There are no guarantees that I will even be here tomorrow. I want to be thankful for all things. Choose not to focus on things I can not change but work to improve the things I can. I would like to be a person people want to be around not a grumpy old lady that talks about her problems all the time.
Any other ideas on how to grow old gracefully??? I've never been here before and can not find a book "Growing Older for Dummies"...LOL