Do you ever assume that you will be too old for something? Occasionally, I find that I have subconsciously decided that I might, some day, be too old for this or that…
The holidays can be hard on many of us, no matter our age.
As the years go by, there are a lot of reasons we can slip into being sad or lonely or depressed when the days get shorter and the temps start dipping.
The effects of living on this earth for more than half a century have begun to take their toll. But I refuse to believe that accepting “aging” and becoming less active is my only option. However, no matter how hard I have tried to convince myself I like to exercise, I just don’t enjoy it.
It seems that I have grown to be very satisfied. There isn’t much that I need or even want beyond what I have or can procure easily at this point of my life.
When someone asks me how I am, I say, “I have no complaints.” No matter where I am – grocery store, bank, real estate closing table, church – my statement of having no complaints usually gets a response…
The story we are telling ourselves is crucial to living our ThirdThird, ages 60-90, with grace and purpose.
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?
When my mother was the age that I am now, I had five children, ages 11 to 3. I was home schooling all of them, making food from scratch, and living my best earth-mother-type life. And, I had a neuro-muscular disease…
Some things I have mastered. Mostly, things that I’ve done over and over, often with little attention. Things like driving a car. Or riding a bicycle. Or brewing a pot of coffee. No need for deep thought or remembering details… just do it and it somehow comes out well.