Age is merely a number. It shows opportunity for life experience. It does not limit who you are, what you are, or when to stop mentally or physically being active.
Life should be shared as you have more friends, business contacts and wisdom to share.
Work to mix up your life. Stay interested and interesting. Invest time making new friends and as a point friends both older and younger. The more people you interact with the more engaging and fun life can be.
Above all, strive to not live your life vicariously through your television set or computer. Remember life is for the living. Look at each day as a wonderful new opportunity.
Yes we all have aches and pains, but work to move through them. The more stimulated your mind is and the more active you are the more you find that you do not have the time to address the pains of life and aging. Great athletes even very young ones perform at the highest levels working through pain. Work to take a no excuses attitude.
Socialize with people who are positive and add fun, laughter and enhance your life. A positive attitude goes a long way to combat sickness!
Look at age and birthdays and work to reflect each year on 3-5 new things you learned about life, yourself, new skills, friends and move that forward. Look at each year as an opportunity to gather and collect. Age is about building not destruction.
When you are the interesting and fun people to be with everyone, regardless of age wants and enjoys being with you. Take time for others. A healthy attitude is wildly contagious.
In this technology driven world we live in communication is so easy. Yes it does change and takes some keeping up, but make the effort. Through it you can stay connected with all of your friends and family as well research. However on that note, work to choose 1-2 hours maximum on the computer and do not let technology run your life. It is there to augment. Communication is still best done face to face.
Love is patient, love is kind. Age can be patient and can be kind. The great thing about age and being considered senior or older is that the button keeps getting pushed back further and further. Sixty is now considered middle age.
Staying active mentally, emotionally and physically helps keeps you fit and does not allow age to catch up with you.
Same with appearance. While one at all ages should dress according to some age guidelines. Clean classic lines are always in. Taste is always good
Above all stay in control. Don’t let your age and the number of candles on your birthday cake define who you are and provide you with reasons for not doing, rather look at it as time to take charge and make a difference.
Aging does not mean slowing down nor does retirement. The more active you are, the more that you will find that you have more energy.
Staying physically and mentally active are both equally important. These do not have to cost a lot of money. Explore the world around you, appreciate life and give gratitude for each new day.
To be sure age does bring change. It can be changes of jobs, moving, loosing loved ones and dear friends, it can mean facing new medical issues, changes with family. Most important is to grasp out and reach as far forward as you can to adapt in positive ways to the change. Sometimes that means rising to levels you never thought you would have to reach for or are possible.
Age is not about sitting back in a rocker or reclining chair and taking the sedentary approach to life – “ Oh I so much when I was younger, not much reason to anymore. Do you need a good kick to get you going? Think of so many people who have passed early in life. Consider the many children who are ill and what they would give to lead a healthy life and may never had the opportunity.
Age is a gift of life. Life should be savored. Remember a healthy appetite for life serves everyone well no matter what your age.
To you, to living, to life and educating the world on your life experience.