I'm getting old. Okay, I'm getting older. We're all getting older, and hearing that when you're in your 20's, you think, "Yeah, yeah, I'm not old yet." But as we do get older, the thought of getting older seems to be something you always want to put in the back of your mind, somewhere where you don't have to think about it.
Milestones in life make you think about time passing, such as graduating High School or College, getting married, having a baby, having your "baby" go to school for the first time, or having your "baby" graduate from High School and go off to college! I think for me, passing the half century mark made me think about it even more. Fifty?? How did THAT happen? Even then, fifty came and went in a flash!
Some of us may hit those milestones and be startled that so much time has slipped away, that we push the thought out of our minds just to get back on the train again moving forward. We want to hang on to the good things that have passed and we often dread the unknown future. It seems to be more disheartening when our bodies remind us of our aging. The longer we live, the more change we experience.
Change is hard for us in general, but change doesn't have to be a bad thing, it can be a good thing. Being able to accept a change is releasing and then knowing that something better can come along, is uplifting. When change happens where we need to let go of something, it may be a bit more difficult. We like to hang on to the old things, but you never know, a better thing may be on it's way! My friend and radio show co-host, Anne-Marie, is great at seeing things positively. She always sees and expects that better is coming, her favorite saying is, "Ask God for this or something better!" Here are some things to look forward to no matter what your age:
Remember, you don't have to reach 50 to see positive changes as you get older, life is a continuum. Your aging gifts can be noticed when you're 18, 25, 35 or 90!
So think about your life now, where you've come from and what you have gained through the years. Add to the list above and write down what you've discovered.
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