Never be afraid or sad over aging and its effects. <br />
Your body may become run down. Your mind may slow. You will get wrinkles, and your hair will most likely whiten, lighten, grey, and/or thin and fall out. This is how it is. However, this is not something to fear or meet with anger or depression.<br />
Every line on your face and wrinkle on your body has been earned. Every smile, every frown, every sob of disappointment and every joyful tear has slowly etched its mark on you. This is not ugly, or frightening, or something to dread; it is not something to make you feel sad or mournful of the past, but a monument to all that you are and all that you have been through. Don't run from that. Wear it proudly.<br />
People are meant to have laugh lines, because they are meant to laugh. People are meant to have wrinkled foreheads, because they are meant to furrow their brows in confusion and anger now and again. People are meant to have lined eyes because they are supposed to squint them in sorrow or glee. To try to conceal that, or puff it out, or smooth it, or reshape it is to deny your history and the fruits of your entire life experience. Don't deny who you are. Embrace it.
accepting that who you are doesn't have to change just because your body is. and even at that if you take care of your body eat healthy and be active you will age more gracefully and feel good.
Well you know you're gradually going to be able to do less and less, and do it less effectively.<br />
The only thing to do is concentrate on what you can still do, not dwell on the abilities you've lost.
Knowing that the alternative sucks.
Hi sylvia07<br />
"Rage against the dying of the light" Dylan Thomas poet!<br />
"your only as old as you act" ;D
B1tch about it!!! LOL.<br />
You know me - I do it all the time. Making people go down guilty trip about it, hahahahaha...<br />
But I gotta say, I love growing old. The many things you figure out, the many things you become at peace with - life seems to get easier somehow.<br />
I say embracing it is the best attitude. Knowing that nothing lasts forever, knowing that everybody gets old is the best way to do it.<br />
As for physically getting older, I just smash the mirrors!!!
I don't know if this is the best attitude but it helps.<br />
My attitude is that all those "beautiful" people who gave me a hard time in my teens because I was not "beautiful" for them to give me the time of day are now growing old and getting wrinkles.
Well the wonderful magician, Harry Houdini, just before he died, promised his wife he would communicate with her after he was buried.<br />
He never did so I don't know if I will ever come back in another "form" or "body". <br />
Consequently, before I spray that fly or squash that snail, I think, then I say... "Sorry Uncle ****".
Well if you just realize it's the only time in your life you can act like a complete nutcase and it's expected of you!
the best way to face old age is kicking, screaming and swearing vengeance on the fates
embrace it... you have no other choice... well besides suicide.. and that's not really an option....
You have earned it...teach them what you know with all the arrogance you have.
you can fart when you want to burp when you want to and blame it on OLD AGE!