Secrets are tantalizing. And to think I finally cracked the code on the secret to living happily ever after.
Do you feel like you need a life-lift? Do you think that if a few things in your life would change you’d face each day with more hope and joy?
Life doesn’t have to be bleak, daunting, and depressing for those of us who are over 60. Filling our days with happiness and purpose makes life a bit more exciting as we grow older. After all, every single person on Earth has a singular purpose. Discovering it will lead to a longer, happier, and healthier life.
Over the course of our lives, we are taught many lessons. We learn that some people can’t be trusted. Most of us discover, the hard way, that life isn’t “fair.” We learn that most black and white issues are actually colored by rainbows of complexity. Unfortunately, many of us respond to these “lessons” by becoming more cautious and risk-averse.
Once, a friend of mine asked me, “What are you giving up for Lent?” And although I’m not Catholic, I liked the idea of giving up something that doesn’t fit with who I want to be, so I had a ready answer for her.
You have probably found that after reaching 60 you have a little more time to do things you have always wanted to do but never got around to pursuing. Many of us have more time for family, friends, hobbies, travel, and other pleasures.
Like many women my age, I spend hours in front of my computer every day. As the founder of Sixty and Me, it’s rare for me to type fewer than 2000 words before lunch. But, despite the fact that I am completely comfortable with technology, I still love my leather bound journal.
There is something about putting pen to paper that takes me to another world and makes all of my fears and worries fade away, if only for a moment. Do you feel the same?
As a single woman over 60, I am keenly aware that it’s often tough to feel confident. I sometimes feel like I have to put on my boxing gloves to get out there and stay relevant. After all, we live in a world that equates beauty and talent with youth.
What’s on your spring cleaning list? Organizing the pantry? Putting together a big donation of gently used clothes? When it comes to refreshing your environment (and life) this spring, don’t forget these important health and safety reminders:
I don’t know about you, but I didn’t really get the concept of acceptance until I hit 59. At that point, I could finally see that my senior years were inevitable. I wasn’t thrilled, but I was willing to put up with them. Mainly because I had no choice.