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Life After 60 Isn’t Perfect? No Problem – It’s Still Amazing!

By Margaret Manning June 27, 2015 Mindset

Life after 60 isn’t perfect. In addition to the everyday concerns that exist in your younger years, you also have to deal with a weakening body, living on a pension and changing social roles. With all this going on, it’s easy to be discouraged. I even know women who are quite bitter about their life after 60. They look at their life and ask themselves “This is it? How, after 40 years in the workforce did it come to this?”

But, here’s the truth – life doesn’t have to be perfect to be amazing. I’m not sure who first put this in exactly these words, but, they are completely true.

Life doesn’t have to be perfect to be amazing

No matter what your personal situation, if you are over 60 and you are reading this, you have a lot to be grateful for. For starters, you’re here! Reaching age 60 is something that has only recently become “normal.” For generations, we would have been lucky to survive past our 40s.

In addition, despite the fact that we had to battle discrimination along the way, our generation has enjoyed unparalleled freedom.

I’m not trying to be preachy here – I also get down in the dumps from time to time. But, every time that I do, I remind myself of just how lucky I am to be here today. Do you feel the same?

Let’s start a conversation about this. Please answer the following questions and “like” and share this article to keep the discussion moving forward.

Do you agree or disagree that we have a lot to be grateful for as women in our 60s? Why or why not? Do you think that the pursuit of the “perfect life” prevents us from appreciating the wonderful gifts that life has given us?

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I agree. A lot of people still don’t make 60. My husband was one of them.

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Margaret Manning is the founder of Sixty and Me. She is an entrepreneur, author and speaker. Margaret is passionate about building dynamic and engaged communities that improve lives and change perceptions. Margaret can be contacted at

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