Don’t ever apologize…

When an individual reaches that "certain age" it's easy to fall into the trap of apologizing to others and to himself or herself for being old.. Ok, so we do have brain farts. That's not necessarily an indication of anything age-related so much as a reminder that we've failed to challenge our our brains and let them get lazy. It's no different for any other part of our bodies. legs that don't take us for leisurely walks from time to time get cramps, too.  

Garson Kanin had the right idea. He is reported to have said, "Youth is the art of nature, but age is a work of art." Think about it. along with age comes all sorts of personal benefits. The older you get the richer and more fulfilling your life can be – if you embrace it for what it is. With age comes a certain dignity and wisdom that many youngsters would die for. You don 't have to work so hard doing busy work or chores and can, finally focus on dozens of creative activities. By the time you've reached that "certain age" much of the drudgery of life has long since faded away, most daily tasks have pretty well become second nature and you've eliminated all the excess fluff and "must dos". Finally, you can spend your time and energy doing what you decide are important, relaxing or challenging.

When you reach that "certain age" you discover that actually, you're really not that far from the days of your youth. You even enjoy getting carded…seems like the older you get the more that happens.

There is nothing wrong with age,..the only time age matters is in cases of fine wines, cheeses and masterpieces.  When we reach that "certain age" we discover we have a lot to celebrate. When we can say I've been here for more than half a century we join a unique class. Dignity and worth are enhanced exponentially with age…ask any collector of arts, antiques and other valuables.

So, raise your head high when asked for your ID. You've arrived! 

Author: 7577JMM

Retired - Published Author, Editor, Webmistress, Artist, Musician