Saturday, October 22, 2011

Aging Gives Us A New View

Eleanor Roosevelt said it best, "Beautiful young people are accidents of nature, but beautiful old people are works of art."

Why is that?  Because, as we age, we develop......

  • A keener perception of reality
  • Less interest in material stuff
  • More interest in having new experiences
  • Increased acceptance of self
  • Increased wisdom
  • Sharper capacity for humor and wit
  • Increased spontaneity
  • Increased appreciation for friendships
  • Increased desire to do for others
  • Increased sense of fairness
  • Increased creativity
  • A refined value system.

Living a long life asks for a mighty steep climb, but it's absolutely true that the "new view" up here is worth every minute of the exhausting struggle.

 "The years teach much which the days never know."  ~Ralph Waldo Emerson