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Being Grateful

Being grateful is one of the keys to finding positivity and happiness at any age. We all know this instinctually. But, how can we increase our gratitude? This is the question that we will answer in this section.

Thanks for the Journey! Learning to Love Your Body in Your 60s
2 months ago

Thanks for the Journey! Learning to Love Your Body in Your 60s

Are you learning to love your body? Do you really appreciate your body now that you are in your 60s? This are the questions posed in a beautiful article written by one of our Sixty and Me bloggers, Elizabeth Dunkel.

In it, she says that her body has “Walked everywhere, run on beaches, hiked on mountains, skied and skated. It has walked cities, strolled through museums and sat in cathedrals and concerts around the world.” Read More

I Have My Own Teeth… and 7 Other Things this Woman Over 60 is Grateful for
3 months ago

I Have My Own Teeth… and 7 Other Things this Woman Over 60 is Grateful for

By  •  Mindset

Did you know that writing gratitude lists boosts your mood and improves happiness? I sometimes forget this in my day-to-day grumblings about hangnails and hay fever, but today, I’ve dusted off my gratitude list. Read More

Saying Thank You to Others Can Change Their Lives – And Yours!
3 months ago

Saying Thank You to Others Can Change Their Lives – And Yours!

By  •  Mindset

Do you appreciate a word of praise? Do you like giving praise where it is due?

When I was working full time, I realised the importance of praise and encouragement. Even now at my ripe old age, if someone tells me I am doing a good job, I feel elated. It spurs me on to do better things. Read More

6 Ways We Can Use Random Acts of Kindness to Help Others and Heal Ourselves
3 months ago

6 Ways We Can Use Random Acts of Kindness to Help Others and Heal Ourselves

There is something about a random act of kindness that feeds us as much as it feeds the recipient.

Remember the movie, “Pay It Forward?” In it a young boy wonders how it would be if he did something nice for three people and asked those three people to do something nice for three more people? Pretty soon thousands of people were doing nice thing for other people by paying it forward. Read More

Why Cultivating Gratitude Is a Reset Button for Positivity After 60
4 months ago

Why Cultivating Gratitude Is a Reset Button for Positivity After 60

By  •  Mindset

The rice paddies that stretch out from the house are flooded now, reflecting the sky with big puff-ball clouds that turn pink, then orange, then white as the morning sun rises. Read More

The Power of Being Grateful for the Small Things
4 months ago

The Power of Being Grateful for the Small Things

Every morning, I have a strange habit. As I am taking a shower, I think about the miracle of modern life. As the water rushes over my body, I remind myself how amazing it is that we have hot water flowing into our homes. I feel grateful for the electricity that lights my home and keeps me warm. As I cook breakfast, I try to remember times when I have been hungry – and the people around the world who still are. Read More

Want to Be More Grateful? Do This One Thing in the Shower Every Morning
4 months ago

Want to Be More Grateful? Do This One Thing in the Shower Every Morning

I have a pleasant ritual that I do in the shower every morning that wakes me up emotionally and helps me to feel better about my life. This ritual doesn’t involve a special type of shampoo or happiness soundtrack. It’s a trick that I do in my mind to feel more grateful. Read More

Embrace the 5 Love Languages and Stop Taking Things for Granted in Your 60s
4 months ago

Embrace the 5 Love Languages and Stop Taking Things for Granted in Your 60s

It is so easy to take things for granted – the ground under our feet, waking up in the morning to a new day and, far too often, our relationships. It is so easy to be critical or to notice what is missing or makes us crazy about our partner, parents, children, friends or coworkers. Read More

5 Gratitude Practices to Help You Get Through Tough Times
4 months ago

5 Gratitude Practices to Help You Get Through Tough Times

I’m struggling with a bit of low grade depression these days. A combination of several recent events, a friendship that ended, some good old-fashioned family drama, a sense of feeling misunderstood have all contributed. Read More

How to Give and Receive Gifts Graciously During the Holidays
4 months ago

How to Give and Receive Gifts Graciously During the Holidays

By  •  Family

With Christmas approaching, presents, trees, decorations and even the gorgeous lights in the different towns we visit sometimes seems a little pointless. So many other people are doing the same thing! It’s almost overload. Read More