There are times where I feel my age and times where I definitely don’t. It’s a true story that half the time I can’t even remember how old I am! It really is quite relative to your surroundings not so much the chronological data.
A few years ago my lovely twisted soul sisters gave me an awesome 50th birthday present. I am happy to say that I am still enjoying it and occasionally check it regularly to make sure that I am remembering the ABC’s of Aging Gracefully so below is my update on how I’m doing this year.
AVOID COLLAGEN how does one do this?
BLOOM LATE yes maturing into many things
CELEBRATE comes with focusing on the positives
DANCE AT WEDDINGS you bet we do! All night long
EAT MORE CHOCOLATE try for good quality and only the right quantity
FALL IN LOVE AGAIN every day – love the man
GO GREY well I am excelling at this one!!
HOLD HANDS HUGS go along with holding hands and we do that daily
INSPIRE possibly I am at work and maybe here and there in life
JETTISON GRUDGES there is one I should let go of
KISS LIKE YOU MEAN IT always
LAUGH my favourite laugh is Ron laughing at something funny; always makes me laugh
MEND FENCES this worked I’m happy to say
NUTURE FRIENDSHIPS regularly and in a wide circle
OPEN DOORS maybe figuratively here & there
PERSPIRE WITH APLOMB failing miserably at this one even when I run or play soccer
QUIT WHINING reminded myself of this one again and will remember it daily at work
REKINDLE ROMANCE trying to get quality time together tough but try to do little things
SPOIL BABIES when I can find one I sure do!!
TEACH SOMEONE TO READ At this point not yet but am teaching lots at work
UPSET CONVENTION yes probably quite regularly~~~
VOLUNTEER always have and always will
WEAR RED one of my favourite colours
EXPECT JOY from the simple things like dog love, sun shine and emails from friends
YIELD GRACEFULLY to the pains and aches of being 55 and overdoing it!
ZING yes with my closest and dearest friends
It turns out that this Renee Stewart started the whole ABC idea with one about life and then one about loving. She then added marriage and now aging so I suspect she is about my age! But hey age is just a number — unless your baby son turned 29 today and then you are allowed to feel old!