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Pomegranates and the Secret Beauty of Getting Older

By Margaret Manning May 16, 2015 Beauty

I love pomegranates. I’m not just talking about how wonderful they taste – although they are certainly delicious. I’m talking about something slightly deeper. Pomegranates remind us that what is on the inside really matters. In fact, as you probably already know, sometimes the ones that look the roughest on the outside are the sweetest on the inside.

They also remind us that searching for inner beauty takes effort. Trust me, it took several attempts, and quite a bit of mess, before I finally figured out how to tap the seeds out, using a spoon!

As women over 60, we know a lot about the secret beauty of getting older. As our bodies have changed over the years, we have been forced to come to terms with the cycle of life. Along the way, we have learned to love and understand ourselves.

Every time you open a pomegranate, I hope that you think of the following quote by Susan Sarandon. “I look forward to being older, when what you look like becomes less and less an issue and what you ARE is the point.” More important, whenever you open this spectacular fruit, I hope you are reminded of your own inner beauty and the secret beauty that you hold inside.

Getting older quote - Susan Sarandon - I look forward to being older

Please let the community know what you think. Here are a few questions that I would like to ask.

Do you think that getting older forces us to get to know ourselves better on the inside? Do you still care about what others think about how you look? Why or why not?

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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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