Don’t waste time on the obvious when it comes to aging

Now is the time to take time to smell the roses, even if you have to buy them. Click To Tweet The obvious is boring!  Now is our time to be outrageous! dance whenever the music of life strikes you Outrageously Happy We’ve all heard the saying – dance like no one is watching – but have you ever done it?  Probably not.  Now is the time to dance, sing and yes laugh out loud as though no one can see or hear you.  And now is the time to do it with caring even if someone is watching. Outrageously Adventurous take every opportunity to do what is least expected of you Another familiar phrase is – take time to smell the roses – well have you?  Now is the time to step into the garden doesn’t matter whose garden, but step in and step to take in the fragrance of life.  Were you the kid who was afraid to pick the apple hanging over the fence from the neighbor’s tree?  If so go find a tree and take the apple.  It is the privilege of age that will allow you to get away with it. Outrageously relevant Don’t look longingly at

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Beware of the Anti-Aging Curse

No matter where you look, everyone is obsessing about aging and is on some anti-aging crusade.  Aging is, always has been and always will be a fact of life.  But the pharmaceutical companies are making a killing out of our refusal to age.  No one these days thinks that aging as graceful and they are not about to do so willingly.  With all the lotions and potions as well as plastic surgery available if you can afford it, you can look 10 if not 15 years younger than you are. How old is old? So is the anti-aging movement a blessing or a curse?  Does everyone need or even want to look like they are their daughter’s or even son’s friend instead of a parent?  Well, let me tell you what I’ve learned?  Some people need and do want to.  These are not movie stars.  Simple everyday people like you and me are having to resort to and use the anti-aging remedies just to stay employed long enough to be to afford to retire. Young old people. However the same is true for the younger grow trying to demonstrate their wisdom.  Just watch one of the commercials for men’s hair color.

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Just glance at life in the rear view mirror but don’t stare at it

Looking at life going forward and inward may result in seeing a  better future   Looking back has some of us focusing on the wrong things While it is common to look at your life in review as I wrote in an earlier post it is important not to do so with regret.  Which is a thing too many of us do as we get older.  Looking back needs only a glance to remember the good things and experiences we had.  Yet when we look back at the things that we feel were not good or bad experiences we dwell on them.  That must be why they say happiness is a fleeting thing. It doesn’t have to be! You can make it last when you resolved to hold dear the good and shed the bad. This is one of the benefits of meditation.  I will be the first to admit am not great at meditation, or so I thought because my mind is constantly jumping from this, to that, and to another thought. Keeping my mind still seems an impossible task.  But I have learned there are different types of meditation and if you have the same concern I had,

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