Thursday, December 16, 2010
Am I just getting old? Oh! I hope so!
I have friends and acacquaintances who fight getting older like it was a death sentence. They dress young, they try and act young, heck some of them even trade in wives, husbands, cars, and/or jobs in an effort to find someone or something that can make them "feel" like they did at 25. My question is, why? Been there. Done that. Got a tee shirt!
I found a quote from Longfellow this morning that I wanted to share:
"For age is opportunity no less
Than youth itself, though in another dress,
And as the evening twilight fades away
The sky is filled with stars,
invisible by day."
Neat thought, hu? One worth some consideration I think.
So, before you reach for that bottle of hair dye or make an appointment with the plastic surgeon for a lift or a tuck....I hope you'll take some time to realize once you hit a certain point in life, it's a whole new ball game and that ain't a bad thing at all. You need to realize that you are getting a do over!
You can use all your experiences, your knowledge of the world, your connections and your money (if you have any) to do ANYTHING your heart has dreamed of! Pretty heady stuff.
Tell me now, does being "old" sound so bad when you think of it that way? I think it's sounding pretty cool, actually.