My daily outlook, the manner in which I lead my life, my philosophy that keeps me in the hunt, is knowing that my age is just a number. I decided to muse on this topic because when reading your marvelous messages, some of you, label yourself by a number, unfortunately, in a negative manner. You are permitting your age to hold you back. You allow a number to stop you from exploring. You begin to feel invisible, less relevant. It becomes a vicious cycle. As we approach 2018 I implore upon you to be proud of all accomplishments, walk tall as an older wiser woman, and feel exuberant, lively and excited about your life. Don’t let a number hold you back in 2018.
Do you know the definition of age?
The definition of age is a measure of time set in stone.
As a group of women over 50 we are definitely not women set in stone. We are the wisest of women on the planet because we have earned our Ph.D. in life.
A very popular online magazine wanted me to write for them. I turned them down because at the end of each of my stories I was required to disclose my age. The incident got me thinking: Does my age define me or define my lifestyle? I started to smile as I thought about a day in the life of Honey Good…In the course of a day, I may feel many different ages depending on what is thrown my way. I may feel from 30 to 50 to 100 depending on what is taking place in my life.
A few days ago I looked into our refrigerator. I had been very busy being busy, so busy, I forgot my husband and I needed to eat. Therefore, I had no choice but to drag myself to the market. I parked my car, yanked the stuck cart out of the rack and pushed it into the market feeling 1,000 years old because I was bored with my task. Then, my iPhone rang. It was one of my grandsons needing my advice and suddenly, darlings I was dancing down the aisle, feeling like I was 30 years old. After I hung up I said to myself, smiling, “Age is just a number.”
And for the most part, I know age is just a number. I am a rebel. I step out of the box. It is an intoxicating feeling. Only illness will stop me. I have one life to live and I intend to live each day on my terms. That is my wish for you as you enter the New Year.
Here are my terms for living life in 2018
- Age is not a number. It is an attitude.
- Practice gratitude. Grateful women are happier women.
- Explore and be challenged. Put fear on the back burner.
- Choose vital and visible friends. Avoid dull people. You can’t choose your family. You can choose your friends.
- Be an independent thinker, a nonconformist.
- Spread love and kindness.
- Resolve to live through the ebb in the tides of life.
- Take care of your body so you can use it for a very long time.
- Be passionate. Ride your wave.
- Have time for solitude, to connect with the inner you.
So, please delve into positive territory darlings, without any number (age) attached to your persona as you enter the New Year, 2018. Examine your life and your lifestyle. Love yourself. Pat yourself on the back and say “my age is just a number. 2018 will be another year to soar.”